Things I Like

A day on the beach with tidal pools

 

Old Bay on the corn on the cob

 

A big group of people on a pontoon

 

Running in the rain

 

A day with extreme temperature swings

 

First blooms on a mum

 

A young person with an old soul

 

An old salt with a young soul

 

Overhearing people talk to themselves

 

Little dogs that don’t bark all the time

 

Remembering college breakfasts at Baltimore’s Paper Moon Diner

Things I Like

Sleepy kids   Random designs of a butterfly   Baby ducks   The last couple miles of a long road trip   Bodyboarding with my son   An uninterrupted night of sleep   A thunderstorm in the middle of the night   Corn on the cob cooked on the grill   A framed black-and-white photo   Sunflowers in a front … Continue reading

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Hosting friends, family from out of town   Watching my kids drip watermelon all over themselves on the beach   Clean-cut college kids   An organized office building   Seeing pictures of a friend’s newborn   Riding in a convertible   Smell of honeysuckle in the summer   The Orioles’ pitching staff   Not caring what time it is on … Continue reading

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When it rains at night in the summer   Celery and peanut butter   No traffic on a road trip   Adults hugging their adult kids   Band members who clearly enjoy playing together   Getting a huge hug from my kids   When technology does not disappoint   A great night’s sleep   Room service for breakfast   Random, … Continue reading

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Polite strangers   Days when I don’t have to leave Berlin   How exhausted my kids are after a beach day   The view from an oceanfront building’s top floor   When carryout is just as good as eating in   Waking up with a swim   Coaching young kids   A night out of town every now and again … Continue reading

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Taking a bucket of fried chicken to the beach   Free valet service at DuPont Hospital   When my kids both sleep past 7 a.m.   All the out-of-state plates in Berlin these days   When the WOC park-and-ride actually gets used   Crispy pizza   A hand-written note from my son   O’s Manager Buck Showalter   Inspirational feature … Continue reading

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Surprises in the mail   Days without a phone call   The few days before new sunglasses get a scratch   World Cup soccer intensity   Friendly health insurance people   The optimism of a new business   Ice cream on the beach   Trying new drinks   People watching at a karaoke bar   Showing my kids old photo … Continue reading

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Monday morning reflections on the weekend   When my wife buys me clothes   Watching the Air Show in the ocean   The 15 minutes my sons and I sat in our beach chairs talking on Father’s Day   A boat with a built-in bar   Carryout for dinner after a beach day   Consumer Reports magazine   How popular … Continue reading

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Watermelon on the beach   How excited my kids get about water parks   A sunrise photo featuring dolphin   Starting the day with a pool dip   A man hugging his adult son   Quiet worriers   Proving a rumor wrong   Pictures of little kids with big fish   A marina on a good fishing day   Not … Continue reading