Things I Like

Old Polaroid photos


Short and productive phone calls


Being read to by my son


The first week after cleaning my desk off


Technology articles


A dip in the pool after a morning run


Hardware store sounds


Local historic books


Little kids in football uniforms


A big breakfast after church


Coming across huge beach driftwood

Things I Like

Living at the beach and not working on holiday weekends   Having some quiet time in the mornings before the kids get up   Dr. Ben Carson   Short back-to-school supply lists   Seeing my older son help his little brother   When elected officials admit mistakes   The Ocracoke Ferry   An old dog’s spirit   Learning from a … Continue reading

Things I Like

When change is a good thing   Family days at Jolly Roger   When kid sleepovers go well   Early-morning runs to start the day   Learning something new every day   Melted cheese on broccoli   Driving with the windows down in our minivan   The beach at dusk   Smell of a bonfire in the distance   Remembering … Continue reading

Things I Like

Good news on a Monday morning   Paying a bill early   Popsicles around a pool   Having time to read the Sunday paper   Watching my kids play with our dog   A rainbow after a big storm   Avoiding Route 90 on Saturdays   Old family photo albums   Clamming at Assateague bayside   When locals do well … Continue reading

Things I Like

The smell of an old library   Listening to Spotify   Doing this list on Monday mornings   When trusting an instinct is right   Seeing a whale off Ocean City   Hearing a good outcome from a bad accident   A nice tidal pool on the beach for the kids   Hosting visitors in the summer   Getting a … Continue reading

Things I Like

Saturdays   Celebrity Family Feud silliness   Watching my kids swim well   Paddleboarding with my wife   Sundays   Hitting the fairway on a tee shot   A dog crazy over a ball   How hungry my kids get on the beach   Fireworks in the summer   The truth even if it stings   Getting Orioles score updates … Continue reading

Things I Like

An outdoor shower at night   The rare times when my kids admit they are actually tired   Summer nights at The Freeman Stage   When my phone is not near me   Falling asleep early on a Sunday night   When I enjoy a kids movie, too   The front row at a concert   Eavesdropping on tourists’ conversations … Continue reading