Things I Like

When my wife can relax on Mother’s Day Local wildlife photos A well-deserved retirement Two appetizers for dinner Harrison’s Harbor Watch’s oyster stew Sunny, dry weekends In-depth news reporting My plan to take a month off from following the presidential election Low-key birthdays with my kids Productive days When health insurance premiums go down (still… Read more »

Things I Like May 6, 2016

An easy car buying experience Gatorade’s new Peyton Manning commercial First communion photos Outdoor showers Looking back at my kids’ baby photos Interns with a strong work ethic Speeches from the heart No-jacket weather Long lines that move fast A house full of silence Locally-owned businesses

Things I Like

Dropping my kids off at school Will Smith in ‘Concussion’ Sounds of children at play in the distance Running the railroad track in Berlin Jimmy Fallon’s “Thank You Notes” When my old dog does his best to run fast Witty sports columnists When friends have a baby Overnight trips for a concert A grill full… Read more »

Things I Like

Parents who behave on the sidelines Amazon’s ‘Catastrophe’ show Chobani Greek Yogurt Trying hard and losing to my son in a video game Going to the grocery store in the morning Productive and short phone calls A week with no meetings Backyard picnics When a landscaping project is done Being on time The first outdoor… Read more »

Things I Like

That my kids enjoy church Dry weekends All the businesses getting ready this time of year Poached eggs Early voting Baptisms Michael Keaton in the movie, “Spotlight” Saturday Night Live during election seasons The later sunsets of spring When good things come from a challenge The children’s book, “How Full Is Your Bucket?”

Things I Like

April Fools Day pranks When kids overcome their fears The excitement of Opening Day baseball New vehicle shopping Gloomy days that end sunny Watching my kids collect the offering at church The winning feeling of a direct deposit from the government Spring home improvement projects A patch of daffodils in a front yard Well-maintained old… Read more »

Things I Like

My kids all dressed up for Easter Going without the Internet for a week Observing one of my sons commit a random act of kindness Driving on a newly paved road Colorful front yards When accidents look worse than they are The first shave with a new blade Running on warm spring mornings Easter bunny… Read more »

Things I Like

Waking up at home the first morning after a long trip The day of the Freeman Stage lineup announcement Still rooting for the ACC in March The way Disney does everything Taking a week off from the Internet once a year Finally getting on I-95 when heading south A dinner consisting of all appetizers Looking… Read more »

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 »