Progress and Pals

Last weekend I went to Geneva State Park with some drone enthusiast friends from work and had a great time. I can see my videos getting smoother so progress is being made.  I hope you enjoy the video and if you like it . . . subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss anything in the future.

I Thought I Wanted To Be Cool

Since the beginning of my interest in remote controlled flight I’ve been watching some of the best quad pilots on YouTube like Le Drib, StingerSwarm, Ummagawd, and Mr. Steele.  Their videos are exciting and high energy, who wouldn’t want to by cool like those guys.  For the longest time I knew I did but then a funny thing happened . . . DJI released a new video quad.  The new Mavic Air is less expensive than the previous Mavic Pro and more capable than the recent Spark so I had to decide to continuing down the “cool” path or divert my track towards epic stabilized video and less crashes.  Well, the pic and video below should explain it all. Don’t get me wrong, I still want to be cool like those guys but it might have to wait a little bit longer.


Blue Apron Meal Service – My Thoughts

Two weeks ago I received my first delivery of Blue Apron ( and I wanted to share my thoughts.

For $60 a week a box is delivered to my front porch every Friday full of enough fresh ingredients to make three meals for two people.  For me that works out to 3 dinners and 3 lunches a week.  All the meals so far have taken 20 – 45 mins to prepare utilizing my moderate cooking skills.

My first impression . . . the food is great!!  I started with a Beef Lo Mein and since then discovered cooked Kale and leaned how to make a great simple red cabbage slaw.  Next I’m going to try catfish for the first time.  Here’s the description of the meal from the Blue Apron website.

Crispy Buttermilk Catfish

with Roasted Delicata Squash

To achieve the deliciously crispy crust on tonight’s Southern-style catfish, we’re coating our fillets three times: first, in a zesty blend of paprika, coriander, flour, and more, then in buttermilk, then once more in the spice blend. The catfish makes a fitting centerpiece for sides of roasted delicata squash and sautéed kale—yours may be dark green lacinato, green curly, or red. A creamy sauce sweetened with a touch of pickle relish is perfect for drizzling over the catfish and squash.

I can tell you that the first six meals have all been amazing.  I’ve included a slideshow of finished products and recipe cards below.  I highly recommend you try it out!

On that note, if you are interested in a free first week click the contact link at the top of the page and send me a message.  I have five promo codes that came with my account that I am giving away.  (this is not a sponsor post, just me sharing the yum).

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Podcasting . . . I Give It A Try

For over ten years I’ve been listening to podcasts like, revision3 (back in the day), and more recently Reply All. In a particular episode of Reply All (#36 “Today’s the Day”) the hosts decide to scrap their regular programming and take the microphones into downtown New York. The best part of the episode for me was the background sounds at Coney Island and an abandoned building they “visited” and I got the idea that maybe I could do something interesting. I turned immediately to the internet and searched for good, reasonably priced audio recorders.

The result . . . Echo Boxing . . . my new podcast about real sounds in the real world.  Basically I’m recording background sounds from life and sharing them with everyone. I’m just getting started but I invite you to have a listen at and let me know what you think.  You can also find the podcast on iTunes and Google Play Music.