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 »

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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 »

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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 »