Site Maintenance

June 12th, 2021
After a recent update the blog does not properly display the profile picture with each blog post. I've been trouble shooting it for days, with some help from others, with no success. Fortunately the images within each post continue to work okay, you… more »

Hoot and the Android 11 debacle

June 9th, 2021
A couple weeks ago I discovered that Hoot, my word study app, was not working when accessing files in Android external storage. After some quick research I discovered that Android 10 and 11 don't allow access to external storage using the standard File… more »

Church Growth Warnings

April 30th, 2021
This is an old message that I found in my archives, about a church I used to attend. While it isn't appropriate for a present circumstance, I still agree with much of what I've said and believe it could still be a useful post to include here, with names… more »

Eternal Security Run Amuck

March 22nd, 2021
Recently on social media I got into a discussion about salvation and who won't inherit the kingdom of God in light of the passage 1 Cor 6:9-11. Some of the responses I heard reminded me about the danger of denominational doctrines. I'm not saying that doctrines are necessarily wrong, but their application is often a reflection of pharisaic teaching, commonly referred to as tradition. more »


November 7th, 2020
Note: I don't usually write about health/medical topics, but I fear this subject may be neglected too often in people of my age. I'm not a medical professional, although I frequently research health related topics. I also believe that in this age we… more »

Using Hoot Card Boxes

August 27th, 2020
Card boxes have been added to the Hoot app in version 1.97. Using card boxes is a way to organize your study of Scrabble words based on the Leitner system. Each word or anagram is assigned to box 0, and is moved up or down depending on whether you get… more »

Import Lexicon for Android

May 21st, 2019
My last post explained how to create a lexicon from the new NASPA word list (NWL2018) for the Android app. At that time you had to create a new database with the PC version of the program and transfer that to the Android device. Since then I've… more »