Things I Like

Hitting an outdoor shower after a day on the beach

 

A picnic table full of steamed crabs

 

All the flags along the Boardwalk on holiday weekends

 

Going to bed early

 

Graduation photos on Facebook

 

Seeing dolphins in the ocean

 

That Kiss and Def Leppard are touring together this summer

 

Friendly police officers

 

Insightful letters to the editor

 

Calling “the guy” rather than trying to fix something

 

Watching my sons play nicely together on the beach

Things I Like

Smelling lilacs in a yard   Peas mixed in with spaghetti   How much my kids like live music   A nap by a pool   When my son corrects something I said that’s incorrect   Spending a day on Assateague’s bayside   Making a photo book online   The first deck party of the season at Fager’s Island   … Continue reading

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Going in the ocean in May (briefly)   Prom pictures   Granola in a salad   An older man in a bow tie   Praying with my kids   Walking on cobble stone streets   Birds chirping in the morning   Overhearing a smart chat among little kids   Burgers hot off the grill   Listening to a band on … Continue reading

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Walking through Springfest’s food tent   Visualizing something and then seeing it become a reality   That my son likes the “Himalaya” at Trimper’s   Vehicles that start quietly   Smell of a baseball field’s dugout   Getting lucky with a parking spot   A funny best man toast   A walk-off homer in baseball   Fruit covered with chocolate … Continue reading

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The first good day after a surgery   Weekends spent outside   When my son reads to me in bed   Seeing the sun rise from the shower   Walking on a new sidewalk   Getting a handmade card in the mail   When it’s obvious teachers enjoy what they are doing   Playoff upsets   Putting on my Assateague … Continue reading

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Eating healthy at the beginning of the week   The exhaustion felt on Easter night   When a good deed does not come back to bite in a bad way   Seeing my boys hug good night   Hearing good economic reports   Seeing my friends’ various kids’ Easter outfits on Facebook   Learning something new every day   Smell … Continue reading

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Easter egg hunts   Geese flying over   The annual Berlin Little League parade down Main Street   A bonfire fueled by the downed limbs from the winter   Smell of an old baseball glove   This area’s weather extremes   When my son talks about God   Crispy scrapple   The atmosphere at the Komen race   When the … Continue reading

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Sunny Fridays   That my kids love the beach any time of year   Short, productive phone calls   The theme song to “Dallas”   An inspiring Sunday sermon   The view from the Oceanic pier   Raw oysters and a beer   The Boardwalk this time of year   How fast kids make new friends   Driving over the … Continue reading

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Walking to dinner in Berlin   When my son wants to practice a sport   People who are good with names   Meeting new people   Hearing church bells in the distance   Christian Bale in “American Hustle”   Frisbee on the beach with a dog   Old sayings that stay true through the years   Friday afternoons off   … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Parade day in OC   That people put televisions in their bathrooms   Confidently riding through a sobriety checkpoint   The sand at Siesta Key beach in Florida   Places that serve breakfast all day   A surprising phone call   Daffodils popping through before spring   Special events in Berlin   High school sports   The smell … Continue reading