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An Eclectic Mind

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

Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:33:35 +0000


What a Difference a Bank Makes

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:11:42 +0000

Service I can count on. There's nothing quite as pleasant or convenient as having a personal banker in a small, local bank that meets your needs. Continue reading

Snowbirding 2017: A Trip to the Racetrack

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:46:00 +0000

And its fallout. A long drive on a very bumpy road to see a dry lake bed and destroy my truck's shocks. Continue reading

Snowbirding 2017: Astrophotography

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:25:46 +0000

Practice makes perfect. I'm practicing. A few new night sky photos from my journey. Continue reading

Snowbirding 2017: Two Days at the Dunes

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:18:11 +0000

With a note about why loneliness doesn't exist for people who don't need the company of others. I love my friends, but I don't need to be with them all of the time. Continue reading

Snowbirding 2017 Postcards: Colorado River Boat Ride

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:00:50 +0000

I’d only intended to spend one night at Willow Beach Campground, in preparation for about a week off the grid in the Turtleback as I make my way to Sacramento for my late winter/early spring work. Recharge batteries, dump wastewater … Continue reading

Snowbirding 2017 Postcards: Arizona Hot Springs

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:16:53 +0000

I need to start off by saying that these hot springs were, by far, the absolute best hot springs I have ever visited in my life. Tucked away in a slot canyon less than a half a mile from the … Continue reading

Return to Burro Creek

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:31:21 +0000

A [safer] flight under the bridge. And another training mission accomplished. Continue reading

Real News from Real Sources

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:00:57 +0000

Want to know where to get facts? Stop the ignorance. Get your information from reliable sources and make your own decisions. Continue reading

Drone Pilots: Beware of Bird Strikes!

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 17:01:36 +0000

Just a quick warning, with photos. Two close bird encounters on one flight was definitely enough to get me thinking of what could have happened. Continue reading

On Being Elite

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:00:18 +0000

A few thoughts about the use of "elite" as some sort of slur. If making a good living and owning a helicopter and wintering in the south makes me part of the "rich elite," I'm okay with that. Continue reading