#tbt to the last wedding on Cape Cod, my own! That was #APwed & this is #BAMonthecape (at Cape Cod)

#tbt to the last wedding on Cape Cod, my own! That was #APwed & this is #BAMonthecape (at Cape Cod)

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How much I love my @goruck for weekend travel out of the city; this #GR2 fits: sandals, sneaks, dress shoes, 2 suits, clothes, laptop, iPad, & various sundry tech & toiletries. Have wedding, will travel.

How much I love my @goruck for weekend travel out of the city; this #GR2 fits: sandals, sneaks, dress shoes, 2 suits, clothes, laptop, iPad, & various sundry tech & toiletries. Have wedding, will travel.

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Penalty Kicks; Liverpool v Manchester City at Yankee Stadium (at Yankee Stadium)

Penalty Kicks; Liverpool v Manchester City at Yankee Stadium (at Yankee Stadium)

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Peter Mendelsund often says that “dead authors get the best book jackets.” Mr. Mendelsund, who has designed striking covers for departed literary giants like Kafka, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Joyce, dreads working with picky writers who demand a particular font, color, image or visual theme. “It ends up looking like hell,” he said.

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Everybody Writes by Ann Handley | Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

If you have a website, you are a publisher. If you are on social media, you are in marketing. And that means we are all writers.

This is a very cool book I’m working on about how to write better at work (and life!). Preorder now and get a limited free prize pack with a bookmark, coaster, pen, and door hanger we designed! Very cool.

Everybody Writes by Ann Handley | Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

If you have a website, you are a publisher. If you are on social media, you are in marketing. And that means we are all writers.

This is a very cool book I’m working on about how to write better at work (and life!). Preorder now and get a limited free prize pack with a bookmark, coaster, pen, and door hanger we designed! Very cool.

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thegreg:

@peterknox @andreahopknox #Brooklyn #pwk30

thegreg:

@peterknox @andreahopknox #Brooklyn #pwk30

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Originally Posted By lauraemily

lauraemily:

Happy 21st Birthday @peterknox ! #30isthenew21 #nyc (at Fornino on Pier 6)

It was all so much fun. What a weekend! (back to being a thirtysomething now)

lauraemily:

Happy 21st Birthday @peterknox ! #30isthenew21 #nyc (at Fornino on Pier 6)

It was all so much fun. What a weekend! (back to being a thirtysomething now)

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The final birthday event, I swear. Thank you to everyone who came out for my actual 30th. #pwk30  (at Fornino on Pier 6)

The final birthday event, I swear. Thank you to everyone who came out for my actual 30th. #pwk30 (at Fornino on Pier 6)

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Andrea took me on a helicopter ride for my 30th Birthday; amazing to see our city from a different perspective. Cross it off the list!

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Survived the Coney Island Thunderbolt’s 65 mph zero g intense 2 mins. #pwk30  (at Coney Island Thunderbolt)

Survived the Coney Island Thunderbolt’s 65 mph zero g intense 2 mins. #pwk30 (at Coney Island Thunderbolt)

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Today: Thunderbolt (at Coney Island)

Today: Thunderbolt (at Coney Island)

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20 Twenties Tweaks: #20 - Roast Your Own Beans

When you get into making a lot of coffee at home and you realize how important having freshly roasted beans are to the process, the inevitable progression is towards roasting your own beans. It’s cheaper to buy unroasted coffee beans in bulk and they can be stored for a year with no loss to their quality (unlike roasted beans, which are really only good for two weeks).

When you roast yourself, you’re only roasting what you need right away for the next week or so. And it gives you total control over how roasted you like them (spoiler: it’s probably darker than you’re able to buy).

But I thought it was going to be too hard to roast myself. The process seemed daunting, until I tried it and it wasn’t.

-Buy an old school air popper. Everyone online suggested the West Bend Poppery II, with 1500 Watts (don’t get the less powerful 1200 W version). I found it pretty easily at eBay.

-Get unroasted ‘green’ beans on Amazon or Sweet Marias.

-Put it outside on a window ledge, or if you’re lucky enough to have a back porch/outdoor space. It’s loud, smoky, and bits of chaff will fly out and cover the area - so outside is best. I use the window ledge outside the kitchen.

-Put 1/2 cup of unroasted beans in, turn it on, and watch it closely. Start a timer. In 5-7 minutes it’ll be as dark as you want them (listen for the 1st crack and then the 2nd crack; audible over the noise if you pay attention).

-Turn off the popper, dump the beans into a metal colander and shake them to cool them. Let them cool down. Put into a mason jar with a slightly loose top so that CO2 can escape over the first 24 hours. Then it’s OK to brew (and tighten the jar).

That’s it! And it doesn’t take up much room. Do it.

*I’m posting daily one hack/tweak I’ve discovered and integrated into my life during the last decade as I lead up to my 30th birthday on the 28th. Here’s all of the #20sTweaks so far.

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30 Years of Birthdays

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