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 with no wind

 

Red hair and blue eyes

 

Finding ‘Christmas Vacation’ randomly on television

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An easy Ravens win (for a change)   Stephen Decatur’s Children’s Theater   When anti-virus software works   Working on a cold, rainy day   Sleeping on a new pillow that feels old   My kids’ love for breakfast foods   This season of “Homeland”   Walking into a clean house after work   All the full recycling bins on … Continue reading

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When holidays are relaxing   Morning runs in the dark   Fresh guacamole on just about anything   Finding a good battery brand and sticking with it   Seeing ducks in Berlin   How my kids love a huge pile of leaves   A hilarious comedian who doesn’t need to use foul language   Pumpkins on a stoop   Picking … Continue reading

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Dropping my kids off at school   When my son drops some unexpected knowledge on me   Classic Christmas movies   A good handyman’s skills   Free shipping   A bottle of wine and a movie   Eating steamed crabs when it’s freezing out   A night away every now and again   Strange finds on Assateague’s beach   Banking … Continue reading

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Going to the beach at least once a week   Checking in on my kids in their beds   An old suit that still fits   Thanksgiving morning workouts   Funny commercials with pets   Photos of a seal on a local dock   Short work days on Fridays   Big oak tree leaves   No-fee ATMs   My collection … Continue reading

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An old dog soaking up the sun in a yard   Being around happy people   Leather-bound books on a shelf   Carryout sushi for dinner   Upward Soccer   My son’s disappointment if he doesn’t get an ‘A’   Easy deadline days   A good dinner followed by a better movie   Reaching a long-term goal   Wearing shirts … Continue reading

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Hearing the wind howling from bed   When all the Halloween candy is out of the house   Brunch after church   A talented lawyer presenting a case   Cookies still warm from the oven   A bright moon on a clear night   Waking up with energy   My kids running on the beach all by themselves   Trips … Continue reading

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Old clothes that still fit   Bathing suit weather in October   Sounds of an acoustic guitar   A pot of chili cooking all day   Cutting meat with a new knife   Big oak tree leaves   Watching my kids laugh and play chase   Pleasant surprises   The first shave with a new blade   A rose bush … Continue reading

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Cold fruit on the beach   Genuine excitement from my kids   Leaving church inspired   Old Bay on eggs   Kevin Spacey in ‘House of Cards’   The foliage along Harrison Road   Cathartic morning workouts   An old school wall pencil sharpener   Coming into a clean desk on Mondays   A variety of colorful mums in a … Continue reading

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Afternoon baseball games   Adkins Farm on Mt. Hermon Road   Wall-to-wall TVs during football season   Crispy soft-shell crab sandwiches   A heated pool this time of year   St. Louis Ave. in Ocean City   Crossword fanatics   Having time to read the Sunday paper   Cooking out when it’s cold outside   The feeling after deadline day … Continue reading