How Secure Is Your Cell Phone?

This week I wrote this column about keeping secure information on your cell phone or other hand held device like an iPod Touch.

I realize lately that my columns have been more “doom and gloomy” so I wrote this “cheery” piece about losing your phone.

Yes; occasionally we all have to bow to the masses. 🙂


Run for your life

It’s the book icon that’s been in my sidebar for over a week now.

If you like a novel written by two authors and read by two people (for each main character) then you’ll love this book.

A psychotic killer calling himself “The Teacher” is on the loose and it’s up to a detective with a house full of sick children to eventually try to save the day.

Worth your time and money.

Just go to or and type in the name to find it. Yeah, I’m too lazy to do that for you today.

The Mind of David Weber

There IS another Safehold novel written and on it’s way for release in July 2009. If you have an membership, may I suggest looking up David Weber?

You simply will not be disappointed.


I took the time to read up on some of the things he’s working on and it simply staggers the mind.

I am planning on taking some time to find more good audio stuff from David Weber. The way his mind works is amazing. The way he can translate those ideas to the printed page is even more amazing.

Ode to David Weber

David Weber.

He writes books.

He writes very good books.

I tried Off Armageddon Reef from Audible. It was a gamble. The story sounded like a good one although it seemed heavily based on something like a medieval type time period. Not my thing. I tried it anyway. I loved the story.

The story didn’t end and I quickly found out that there was another book.

By Schism Rent Asunder. I bought it.

This book wasn’t quite as long but it was even better.

It’s still not the end. Now, I have to wait for another book.

David Weber. I will wait for your book. I will complain about the wait. I may even curse your name.

I will still buy your book because your books don’t suck.

Devil Bones: A Quick Summary


Prepare to be either pleasantly surprised or possibly disappointed.

I liked the book. If you watch Bones on Fox then the Temperance Brennan you see will be slightly different than the one in the book.

The Dr. Brennan in the book is more real and much more human than the one on television. She doesn’t have an FBI love interest although she has better relationships in the book. In fact, her relationships are most of what you’ll read about while she investigates her case.

The book version of Temperance also has a grown daughter.

The book version is not a walking lethal weapon either. She is a real woman with real issues. She’s not as cold as the character on television.

I loved the book. Now, I have to get more of these. I was pleasantly surprised and I’m sure you will be too.

I strongly suggest this book.

The Book of Lies: A Short Review

I just finished reading The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer. By reading, I mean I listened to the audio version by

This book is a long one to read and listen to but I have to admit that it’s well worth it. The author put at least 2 years of research into the book and it really came through loud and clear.

If you like hearing about the story of Cain and Abel, Superman, and World War II Nazi’s and their history all tied together in a great big mystery thriller, you’ll love this book.

Grab a copy in hardback on or grab the audiobook from

It’s worth it.