Things I Like

Fast forwarding through the boring parts of the Academy Awards

 

How Disney does business

 

Giving with my hand down

 

Walking the snow-covered Boardwalk

 

When my older son takes up for his little brother

 

Articles that make a difference

 

People who walk the beach this time of year

 

A movie that stays with me for days

 

A quiet day at work

 

Watching my kids jump on our snow-covered trampoline

 

Dreaded conversations that turn out better than expected

 

 

 

 

Things I Like

The feeling after the sidewalk is shoveled   Polite teenagers   Movies and snacks on snow days   Olaf from ‘Frozen’   Steamed crabs for lunch   Surprises for my kids   Tiny, white shells   Knowing spring will soon be here   SNL’s 40th Anniversary show   When my kids learn from a mistake   Warm cookies on a … Continue reading

Things I Like

A family movie and pizza night   The smell of a baseball dugout   Concerts in small venues   Cars with remote starts   Glossy business cards   How much my kids love a trampoline   Visits to a big city   Reading historical books for fun   Being able to walk to my church   Heated car seats this … Continue reading

Things I Like

Close Super Bowl games   Q-and-A sessions with my 6-year-old   Fleetwood Mac’s longevity   Tableside guacamole   A great back scratch   Quiet hotel rooms   Old houses with huge front porches   A new restaurant that impresses   Mornings with no rushing around   Competitive people   Baltimore pride    

Things I Like

Cooking out in January   Embracing change   Waking up to snow   The unique sound of an acoustic guitar   Using the GoPro on my kids   A little girl with pigtails   Wave watching at the Inlet   Friday afternoons   Good news coming from a friend   My son’s missing front teeth smile   My old pairs … Continue reading

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The show, “Broadchurch”   Running outside in January   Quiet, uneventful days   Packing for a warm destination   That my kids like going to church   A bookcase with leather-bound books   Finding money when I clean my truck   Crab dip with capers   Watching kids ice skate at the Carousel   Leaving the office after deadline is … Continue reading

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A heated steering wheel this time of year   Coach Harbaugh’s post game speeches to the team   That my son beats me in all video games   When technology makes things easier, not the other way around   Snacking during a football game   A memorable church sermon   Rainy Mondays   Brick sidewalks   When my kids try … Continue reading

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No-jacket days in the winter   Water slides my family can ride together   How my kids were excited for school on Monday   Jimmy’s Kitchen after soccer at Northside Park   Free shipping   Sock-less vacations   Long lines that move surprisingly fast   Nice police officers   High-scoring college football games   A pizza, salad and a football … Continue reading

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A good night’s sleep on Christmas night   Pulling off surprises for our kids   A beach with fine sand   Cooking in a big kitchen   Seeing someone using a disposable camera these days   How deer on Assateague are not shy   Keeping tiny conch shells   When something too good to be true turns out to be … Continue reading

Things I Like

People not offended by ‘Merry Christmas’   Watching my kids run on the beach this time of year   Youth Christmas programs   That my kids want to go to school each day   Josh Groban’s ‘O Holy Night’   Surprise milestone birthday parties   Salvation Army’s bell ringers   A street full of decorated houses   A cold day … Continue reading