Helicopters, big and small

There’s been a bunch of helicopter activity at my local airport. In the photo below, you’ll see one which is a vintage bird capable of lifting some serious weight. The smaller one will carry only two people and does mostly training work.

Helicopters big and small.

Helicopters big and small.

It’s amazing what helicopters can do, from fire fighting and medical transport to heavy lift and corporate transport. They’re challenging machines to fly, requiring quite a bit of coordination. Here’s a look at the pilot’s window:

Pilot's window on heavy lift helicopter.

Pilot’s window on heavy lift helicopter.

Stop by your local airport for an introductory flight, or just go for a ride. Either way, it’ll be a thrill like no other.

Very Good TV, podcast

I’m relatively new to podcast listening. However, I have found several that are worth the time, providing great material on various subjects of interest. Among my top three, Indiewire’s “Very Good TV” podcast is hosted by Liz Shannon Miller and Ben T. Travers. The pair has developed a great rapport as they share insight and critique of a wide range of television programs. We’re talking everything from “The Walking Dead” to “The Americans.” They know the ground they cover offering more than the usual multi-star review rating or thumbs up/thumbs down type of commentary. You’ll hear extended conversations about actors’ careers, director styles, even production decisions by companies small and large.

Here’s a link to their page on Indiewire.com:

Very Good TV podcast

The podcast is also available at iTunes. Finding it will be quick and easy, enhancing your television viewing. Enjoy!

 

Published in: on November 18, 2015 at 2:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Barn Cat

Was working on a project in rural Pennsylvania and came upon this barn cat.

Barn cat in rural Pennsylvania.

Barn cat in rural Pennsylvania.

Cute little thing, only about 6 months old, but already into everything. Always good to have a cat around, especially on a farm.

Published in: on October 14, 2015 at 11:17 am  Leave a Comment  
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Trattoria San Nicola, Paoli

Enjoyed a tasty lunch at Trattoria San Nicola in Paoli, PA, USA. Of course, this is an Italian spot, one I’ve passed many times. At last, stopped in and was impressed by both the food and service. Started with some salads, one a simple mixed greens you see here:

Mixed green salad at San Nicola.

Mixed green salad at San Nicola.

The other salad featured roasted peppers and sun-dried tomatoes that you see next:

Roasted peppers and sun-dried tomato salad at San Nicola.

Roasted peppers and sun-dried tomato salad at San Nicola.

Moving on to the entrees, let’s begin with the grilled swordfish that you see here:

Grilled swordfish with a Stella on the side at San Nicola.

Grilled swordfish with a Stella on the side at San Nicola.

And finally, a tried and true veal parm with veggies on the side:

Veal parm at San Nicola.

Veal parm at San Nicola.

Service for the whole meal was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. I look forward to returning to San Nicola for a supper to try other dishes and maybe some wine. There’s ample parking and the place is easy to find along Route 30. Enjoy every meal. (Next time I’ll be sure to take the Nikon 1 AW to snap photos. These were taken with the iPhone and leave much to be desired.)

Published in: on October 8, 2015 at 12:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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