Oh Yeah…Audiobooks

February 16, 2012

In 2002, I joined Audible and began binging on Audiobooks. We had recently moved to a new house which tripled my commute to 30 minutes, so I retasked the 15″ woofers in my 16 year old little truck to the spoken word. I felt like I was making the most of my car time, and […]

Kindle Fire: The Curated Content Device

December 13, 2011

I had one primary goal when I ordered a Kindle Fire: it would free up the iPad to leave home during the day for my wife and kids to use. (Okay, okay, stop looking at me like that. I also love shiny new things. Like you don’t?) While the iPad has held a steady place […]

Six Days With the Kindle Fire

November 21, 2011

Since the first Kindle was released, Amazon has offered a device that’s the perfect storm for this tech-loving book lover. Or is it book-loving tech lover? Either way, I’m a lover, and tech gadgets and books sit high on my affinity list. Put all that together, and I took a serious look at the Kindle […]

Review: Launching Missional Communities

February 3, 2011

One of the questions that I am ever revisiting is the question of what form should a church take to stay engaged in our culture. It’s the question that took hold of me as I began my transition out of student ministry in a megachurch in anticipation of being involved in church planting. It’s the […]

Hey Publishers

October 20, 2010

Hey publishers, I would like to think of us as friends. I read lots of books, and most of them I purchase so I can mark them up and revisit them. Several of you have been kind enough to send me free books to review. That’s neat, especially when they are books that interest me. […]

hands on with kindle for mac

March 19, 2010

Four months after releasing Kindle for PC, Amazon dropped a Kindle Reader for Mac this week. I installed it last night and played with it for about five minutes. That’s all it took to learn what it could do. When Kindle for iPhone was released, I was pleased. It doesn’t replace my Kindle, but it’s […]

for the love of instapaper

November 19, 2009

Every once in a while, I have one of those What apps do you have on your iPhone? conversations. It’s kind of the 2009 version of How much can you bench? I thought Instapaper was mainstream, but it’s not seldom that I talk with someone who isn’t using it. You might not know about it […]

hands on with the kindle 2

February 25, 2009

Yesterday, brown trucks across the country began delivering the streamlined Kindle 2 to delighted readers and gadget freaks. I got my hands on one late yesterday and have had some time to play with it. As an owner of the previous Kindle, I had a number of immediate impressions. First off, let me say that […]

artist's way reflections: week 4

September 26, 2008

For most blocked creatives, reading is an addiction. We gobble the words of others rather than digest our own thoughts and feelings, rather than cook up something of our own. (pg. 87) I hate this quote. I agree with it, but I hate it. It is me. I have known this to be true, but […]

reading journal

June 6, 2008

I’m an avid reader. I set a goal each year to read an average of a book a week. I enjoy reading, but it is also a discipline of creative work. Ideas rarely initiate out of nowhere. Some of my most creative thoughts cascade out of other ideas, and reading provides me with a torrent […]

some love for my kindle

March 10, 2008

While traveling the past few weeks, I read The Starfish and the Spider for a research project I have due later this month. I read it on my Amazon Kindle. The Kindle experience is turning out to be all I hoped it would — other than having to turn it off for takeoff and landing. […]

weekly links – 02.01.08

February 1, 2008

Some of the notable blog entries that I have recently starred in Google reader: How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer (Write to Done) – “There are two ways to become a better writer, in general: write a lot, and read a lot.” The Quicksilver-for-Windows Showdown (Lifehacker) – Quicksilver gets its fair share […]