Things I Like

Picking my kids up early from school for a family vacation Downton Abbey’s happy ending The view looking south from the Inlet jetty Learning a new word Old sayings that stay true through the years Confidently riding through a sobriety checkpoint The sand at Siesta Key beach in Florida Places that serve breakfast all day… Read more »

Things I Like

People who still carry bank bags Tracking my kids’ growth on a wall The feeling after a great massage Winning Wearing a tie when I want to A random text from an old friend New bands covering old Dead songs Eggs benedict with crab Parking the car after a long road trip Parade day in… Read more »

Things I Like

Fast forwarding through the nonsense of the Academy Awards When a goal is reached My new appreciation of good ‘solar days’ Kid movies with adult appeal A black Lab with gray hairs on his face That ‘Spotlight’ won the Best Picture Oscar Being able to walk to church with my family Watching my son learn… Read more »

Things I Like

Meeting my FitBit step goal Hoping to one day meet my FitBit sleep goal Stinky cheese that tasks great Biking on the Boardwalk this time of year A surprise piece of good news Smelling the salt water driving over the bridge into OC Watching kids have fun playing youth sports Remembering floppy disks Reading a… Read more »

Things I Like

When meteorologists admit a blown forecast Good snowball making snow Old paperback books Old hardback books Letting the sunlight warm a cold house in the winter Walking instead of driving when there’s an option Anything my kids make in art class Jimmy Fallon Heavy, old coins Only having to wear a tie a couple times… Read more »

Things I Like

Finding a conch shell on the beach Not having an ashtray at home Hiding vegetables in a kids meal When a snow forecast is accurate A positive referral Well-done scrapple Not worrying about price when eating out Watching a skilled captain dock a boat Dimmer switches on light receptacles The first shower with a new… Read more »

Things I Like

Watching my kids ski in the snow Young leaders in action Reader submitted images Children who don’t mind wearing glasses Smart phones with a long battery life Uniquely large coffee cups Visiting a place I’ve never been before The view from atop a ski lift Movies with a great soundtrack The show Amazon show, ‘Transparent’… Read more »

Things I Like

Hot chocolate after playing outside in the snow with my kids The first couple days of a vacation How quickly OC cleans up after a storm A hot tub in the snow Sunny Fridays That my kids love the beach any time of year Short, productive phone calls After the sidewalks have been shoveled A… Read more »

Things I Like

Playing in the snow with my kids Dinner with my son at Mione’s in between his many activities The sand at Siesta Key beach in Florida When my kids are excited to see me An uplifting message at church Taking off the occasional Friday Old childhood photos That one week my desk is clean Observing… Read more »

Things I Like

Vest weather in January Places that serve breakfast all day A surprising phone call Daffodils popping through in January Youth athletes with good attitudes Not owning an ashtray Falling asleep quick at night A big dose of Monday morning caffeine Walking to dinner in Berlin Awards speeches from the heart Hearing a sea gull in… Read more »