Things I Like

Outdoor showers

 

The flags Ocean City display along the Boardwalk on holiday weekends

 

Observing a baby’s first trip to the beach

 

An album full of Polaroid photos

 

Shaking hands with a little boy

 

How much my son loves to paddleboard

 

Splinters that come out easily

 

A dip in a pool after a beach day

 

Morning coffee on an oceanfront balcony

 

Being exhausted at the end of the day

 

A cup of water with a lot of ice

Things I Like

Three-day weekends any time of year   Looking back at baby pictures of my kids   Pizza and a beer for dinner   Conventional name spellings   A well-done hot dog right off the grill   Avoiding traffic on back roads   Cool spring mornings   Humble professional athletes   Under Armour T-shirts   Displays of gratitude   A good … Continue reading

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An Orioles flag flying in front of a house   Being home alone   Watching an older couple dance   A sunny morning after a rainy night   Finding a package on my stoop that I ordered online   Websites that load fast   Getting calendar reminders on my phone   Morning greetings from my dog   Celebrating anything with … Continue reading

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Appointment-free Mondays   Cheeseburgers hot off the grill   Grilled market salad from Chick-fil-A   Customer service that’s helpful   Watching kids in a bounce house   Short, productive meetings   Reliable smart phones   A closely series   The anticipation of summer this time of year   Weekends with no plans   When my kids are proud of themselves … Continue reading

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Live music on Berlin’s Main Street   Looking at photos of a trip a few weeks after getting home   Running the Boardwalk in the early morning hours   Actor Kevin James   Playing soccer against my boys   People who are too busy living to waste time hating   Hearing old stories about the area   Learning something   … Continue reading

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Long weekend days spent outside   My son’s love for finding seashells   Stowing the snow shovels for the season   A day with no mail at home   Sunday mornings at home   A smooth transition with a big change   When Berlin closes Main Street   Running as the sun is rising   Breakfast on the Boardwalk   … Continue reading

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The madness of Easter egg hunts   Learning from a church sermon   The many signs of the season’s pending arrival while driving through Ocean City   Harmless white puffy clouds   Beach walks   Looking forward to the first paddle of the season   My boys all dressed up for Easter   Trying different types of Eggs Benedict   … Continue reading

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Kid movies that keep my attention   Mexican carryout for dinner   Cold water surfers   Assateague’s bayside when it’s too windy on the oceanside   Netflix’s “Bloodlines” show   Florida’s weather   The first night sleeping at home after being away   How my boys are starting to sleep past 6 a.m.   Living on a street where just … Continue reading

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Filling out a NCAA Tournament bracket every year Listening to Pandora at work Eating healthy at the beginning of the week A good deed with no strings Breaking in a new lacrosse stick Throwing my broken snow shovel away Answering an unknown call and being surprised Open-door policies Never taking a good night’s sleep for granted Raw oysters and a good beer Taking … Continue reading

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Around 7 in the evening the first day we set the clocks ahead   Spaghetti leftovers   A cleared sidewalk after snow   Being read to by my son   OC on St. Patrick’s parade weekend   A bowl full of blueberries as a snack   The countdown to Disney calendar on our fridge   Being outside this week   … Continue reading