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