Things I Like

When change is a good thing


Family days at Jolly Roger


When kid sleepovers go well


Early-morning runs to start the day


Learning something new every day


Melted cheese on broccoli


Driving with the windows down in our minivan


The beach at dusk


Smell of a bonfire in the distance


Remembering how my Pop Pop used to say “squalls in the yonder”


Pizza and beer for dinner

Things I Like

Good news on a Monday morning   Paying a bill early   Popsicles around a pool   Having time to read the Sunday paper   Watching my kids play with our dog   A rainbow after a big storm   Avoiding Route 90 on Saturdays   Old family photo albums   Clamming at Assateague bayside   When locals do well … Continue reading

Things I Like

The smell of an old library   Listening to Spotify   Doing this list on Monday mornings   When trusting an instinct is right   Seeing a whale off Ocean City   Hearing a good outcome from a bad accident   A nice tidal pool on the beach for the kids   Hosting visitors in the summer   Getting a … Continue reading

Things I Like

Saturdays   Celebrity Family Feud silliness   Watching my kids swim well   Paddleboarding with my wife   Sundays   Hitting the fairway on a tee shot   A dog crazy over a ball   How hungry my kids get on the beach   Fireworks in the summer   The truth even if it stings   Getting Orioles score updates … Continue reading

Things I Like

An outdoor shower at night   The rare times when my kids admit they are actually tired   Summer nights at The Freeman Stage   When my phone is not near me   Falling asleep early on a Sunday night   When I enjoy a kids movie, too   The front row at a concert   Eavesdropping on tourists’ conversations … Continue reading

Things I Like

Watching kite boarders on Assateague   Exercising first thing in the morning   When a small crab surprises with a lot of meat   That unique something about eating fried chicken on the beach   The pier Ferris wheel at night   Going through the Inlet on the way back from a fishing trip   My two exhausted kids after … Continue reading

Things I Like

Swimming in the ocean during the Air Show   Hearing sea gulls in Berlin   Taking my kids to their first O’s game   Weekends with nothing but flip-flops   Technology that works as it’s supposed to   Apple slices and peanut butter   Finding a tiny conch shell on the beach Eavesdropping on a crowded beach   Shrimp with … Continue reading