Now

"Now" are the things I'm enjoying...now.

Good Tilt

On the side, I started occasional professional services to groups related to startup activity like founders and investor groups.

After two hockey players fight, they'll often give each other a respectful nod and say, "Good Tilt." I've always thought there was something nice about that.

Street Hockey

Come play street hockey with me in Coolavin Park on Mondays at 7:30 pm.

All skill levels welcome.

Equipment necessary:

  • roller blades

  • hockey stick

  • gloves (recommended)

  • helmet (recommended)

Join the GroupMe conversation to get updates and talk trash.

Skateboarding

I was pretty good at skateboarding when I was a kid. The COVID 19 pandemic got me back on my skateboard for the first time in a long time. This is about all I can do but, hey, it's something.

Inefficient Coffee Roasting

As a hobby, I started roasting coffee in my garage. I have a personal roaster that can churn out about 1 lb per hour of roasting. Not very efficient. But I use that time as an excuse to read my favorite book...or if I'm honest, scroll through my favorite subreddit. It’s a nice reminder to slow down in life. I think that’s why I like doing it.

After the beans are roasted and have a chance to settle for a few days, I have strong opinions (backed by hipster science) on how you should consume it.

My beliefs about coffee:

  • Coffee from Ethiopia is king. Yirgacheffe, specifically.

  • Light roast coffee has more caffeine and makes the world happier.

  • You should heat the water to 200 degrees. Not 212.

  • You should use 16 grams of water for every 1 gram of coffee grounds.

  • You should buy an $8 scale to measure this all precisely.

  • Heat your mug up before pouring.

  • Find value in the process.


ECU Hockey Reunion

Some people know that I went to East Carolina University for my freshman year of college before transferring. I played inline hockey with some of my favorite people on the planet. In 2019, I organized a reunion game so that we could get back together. Some of us traveled a far distance from out of state to meet in Raleigh. My skill level declined the most over the years. No doubt about that.

I keep a running track of how many days I've lived...and approximately how many days I have left.

Sometimes I text my older brother and sister to remind them that they are "more done" with life than I am. They really appreciate it.