Birthday Steak – $42 Tomahawk

Best. Steak. Ever. Shout out to Kolb’s Fine Meats and Sausage in Olds, AB for this fine piece of beef! Also thanks to Backcountry Recreation in Red Deer and Alberta based Louisiana Grills for providing me the hardware to make this happen. Salt and pepper the Tomahawk at room temperature. Rest on counter while the grill is getting up to temperature and then settling to 230 F. Add fresh Rosemary and a little olive oil to the top. Prepare the meat probe as this is going to be a low and slow cook and then

Yes, read the book!

The page above is a capture of my “Your Special Year” calendar on my iPad Pro. It reminded me to pick this book up for the second time today for a little review! Here is a photo of my copy. It is still in pretty good condition considering how many times I pick it up in a week. I am reading it for the 6th time in almost 4 years, plus I listened to the audio book a few times… and while I am not YET rich in money, there are some serious pearls of

M1 MacBook Pro 13″ & all the goodies!

With just one week before WWDC 2021 (June 07) and with all of the rumours swirling surrounding the imminent release of the new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro’s, I decided to pull the trigger and buy an M1 MacBook Pro. I had this fat Apple store credit from an old 2013 Mac Pro that I had traded in that was burning a hole in my pocket… and I just had a feeling that ALL of the predictions were false. Fast forward to today – July 25, and the rumours have started again, but I am

Quest for the perfect burger

I have just purchased a Louisiana Grill 800 Black Label and I am on a mission to create the perfect burger! I am only 2 attempts in and I think I have already had 2 of the top 5 burgers of my lifetime. So far, the recipe itself could not be simpler: Lean ground beef, kosher salt and black pepper on both sides, Worcestershire sauce applied after 2 minutes on the grill. Old cheddar added before resting the meat on the grill. Once cooked and left to rest for a few minutes, served on a

Depression, anxiety and malaise

My Apologies to anyone who is actually visiting my site for new content. I have been suffering from depression and have had zero creative initiative for many months now. The Podcast (s) changes and additions were well into the planning stages, including some travel dates – which have all been pushed back at least a month. I am suffering the loss of one of my very best friends in the world, not to mention many other negative byproducts of the COVID pandemic and fallout. I am trying to dig myself out of the hole, but

Timelapse painting

20+ hours of painting compressed into a few minutes of 4K video. Kristin, of HamFist.Ink Tattoos getting back to her roots during lockdown. Enjoy! Give her some love at: https://www.facebook.com/hamfist.ink or https://www.instagram.com/hamfist.ink #timelapse#video#paintingtimelapse#oilpaintingvideo#selftaughtartist thankyou @rendrr.ca for all your #computernerd help im looking forward to more of these! #canadianart#canadianartist#albertaart#albertaartist#innisfail#reddeer#reddeerartist#paint#dowhatyoulove#tattooartist#canadiantattoos#canadiantattooartist

Drone vs. Drone

When I pre-ordered my new Skydio 2 drone in late October last year, my intentions were to fly all summer long and collect loads of stock footage for use with building websites, making videos, and so on. As soon as I received my order number, my Phantom 4 Pro and my Mavic Pro went up for sale on Kijiji and it did not take long to sell them. I stashed the money away so I would have the cash once Skydio production caught up – sadly, COVID hit and Skydio shut down their California operations

Rebooting the audio for my podcast.

Sorry about the quick F Bomb at the beginning! I tried to edit it out in Anchor before posting… still there. Opinions and feedback wanted. Please have a listen to 1 or 2 of my podcasts before listening to this one. I have made a trade for some pretty high end microphones and I am hoping to delete the Rode PodMic and the boom arm that always has to be within 5 inches of my mouth for consistent sound. I have mounted a pair of AT4073A microphones above my main LED panel and they are