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An Eclectic Mind

Web site and blog for Maria Langer, freelance writer and commercial helicopter pilot.

Last Build Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:06:37 +0000


Arizona to Washington by Helicopter, Again

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:40:52 +0000

About 950 nautical miles in one day. That's a lot more flying than I expected to do in a day, but along the way, my new old helicopter got a name. Continue reading

Creating Wire-Wrapped Jewelry, Step-by-Step

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:50:01 +0000

My five-step process. True to my how-to book author roots, I've broken the jewelry-making process down into five steps. Here they are. Continue reading

Buying N7534D

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:00:14 +0000

The saga of my recent aircraft purchase. There are a lot of options, but few of them were good when my brain was stuck on the one I lost. Continue reading

Why I Blocked You on Twitter

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:26:43 +0000

The answer to a question I received by email. I am not afraid to use Twitter's Block feature to prevent the possibility of attacks by the #MAGA crowd. Continue reading

Planning the Long Flight Home

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 15:24:27 +0000

I begin flight planning for the trip from Phoenix, AZ to Malaga, WA with my new helicopter. It's a long distance and there are so many factors that weigh into the decision-making process. Continue reading

Another (Brief) Facebook Rant

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 14:55:21 +0000

This might be enough to get me to completely pull the plug. Maybe this will help you understand why I'm so done with Facebook. Continue reading

Jewelry Making: A Hobby Gone Wild

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:27:28 +0000

An update on my wire-wrapped jewelry endeavors. I've come a long way in two months. Continue reading

Open Letter to My Facebook Friends

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:19:45 +0000

A version of what I posted on Facebook yesterday. I'm tired of being part of the mass manipulation of people's thoughts and opinions. Continue reading

A Few More Thoughts about my Stupid Pilot Trick

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:39:54 +0000

A response to some of the comments I've been getting, along with an update. Here are some additional thoughts about my crash and what came afterward. Continue reading

Instant Pot Whole30 Moroccan Chicken

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:16:31 +0000

My conversion of a slow cooker recipe for a pressure cooker. Why let it cook for 6 hours when you can have it on a plate in just 30 minutes? Continue reading