Things I Like

Monday morning reflections on the weekend

 

When my wife buys me clothes

 

Watching the Air Show in the ocean

 

The 15 minutes my sons and I sat in our beach chairs talking on Father’s Day

 

A boat with a built-in bar

 

Carryout for dinner after a beach day

 

Consumer Reports magazine

 

How popular the new ‘Thing I Miss’ column has been

 

Chunky chicken salad

 

Fast-acting weed killer

 

Three-day weekends in the summer

 

 

 

Things I Like

Watermelon on the beach   How excited my kids get about water parks   A sunrise photo featuring dolphin   Starting the day with a pool dip   A man hugging his adult son   Quiet worriers   Proving a rumor wrong   Pictures of little kids with big fish   A marina on a good fishing day   Not … Continue reading

Things I Like

Displays of gratitude   Overhearing a great question from a reporter in the newsroom   John Malkovich in “Crossbones”   How hungry my kids get after playing in the ocean   Meeting new people   Family couch time   Boating the back bays   Captains Galley’s crab cake sandwich   Days when no bills come in the mail   The … Continue reading

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   … Continue reading

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

Things I Like

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

Things I Like

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

Things I Like

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

Things I Like

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

Things I Like

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