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 yard

 

A day that contradicts the forecast

Things I Like

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

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Displays of gratitude   Overhearing a great question from a reporter in the newsroom   John Malkovich in “Crossbones”   How hungry my kids get after playing in the ocean   Meeting new people   Family couch time   Boating the back bays   Captains Galley’s crab cake sandwich   Days when no bills come in the mail   The … Continue reading