Things I Like – April 3, 2020

Notable sacrifices people are makingSeeing my son Zoom with his teachersGovernments livestreaming their meetingsCommiserating with business owners these daysBinge watching old Cheers episodesEmbracing each day’s silver liningsA lab’s love of a ballThe look of a brick patio after a power washWorking remotelyThe first grass cut of the yearA budding tree

Things I Like – March 27, 2020

The days before anyone knew what COVID-19 wasSeeing restaurants adapt in this dayLegendary football game rerunsOptimismTaking time away from my phoneMy family’s Harry Potter movie binge over the last two weeksThe expression ‘Misery loves company’ these daysWhen there’s milk in the grocery storeSeeing my kids learn stuff at homeDr. Fauci’s interviewsSeeing redevelopment projects this time… Read more »

Things I Like – March 13, 2020

Experiencing southern hospitalityVertical business cardsA night out with my wife and friendsNot using a snow shovel this winterWhen free shipping turns out to be just thatDustin Hoffman in ‘Rain Man’Having a buffer day before work/school after a vacationWalking to dinner in BerlinShowing my kids new placesPeople watching in hotel lobbiesWhen power outages are short

Things I Like – March 6, 2020

Snow Hill’s annual oyster roastThat Island Creamery is back open in BerlinShort phone conversationsWhen both kids wake up on their own for schoolMexican food leftoversTaking off a tieSeeing horse and deer during an Assateague visitHearing about college from students coming back to the areaPaying for big, heavy crabsSpare time on a weekendA hotel shower with… Read more »

Things I Like – February 28, 2020

Lunch on the waterDisney+A drama-free decisionT-shirts from places no longer in businessThe feel of a ski lodgeSelf-adhesive envelopesSkiing while it’s snowingThankful typesA surprising twist at the end of a bookSeeing my kids playing outside togetherSmelling breakfast from bed

Things I Like – February 21, 2020

No-jacket weather in FebruaryFestive birthday parties for young kidsPlaying board games with my kids without argumentsStaying in a new hotelThick coffee mugsTrying out a restaurant while visiting an unfamiliar townWell done scrappleHitting Nacho Mama’s whenever in BaltimoreLearning the sounds of a new houseWatching an expert clean a fishBeing stumped by a diverse menu

Things I Like – February 14, 2020

Quiet Sunday nights at homeWalking into a house just cleanedGreat awards acceptance speechesSoccer tournament weekendsThe latest ‘Lion King’ movieFlagship Cinemas in West OCFeeling recharged after time offA good support tech support experienceA full night’s sleepWhen my kids like a new foodA one-hour school fog delay

Things I Like – February 7, 2020

Watching the Super Bowl at homeBig FitBit step daysThe first night’s sleep in a new houseHumble athletes like Pat MahomesThis winter’s mild weatherBefore-and-after pictures of home renovation projectsWhen a good guess turns out rightTaking a bunch of loose change to the bankA conversation that gives goose bumpsAn easy day every now and againA bookshelf full… Read more »

Things I Like – January 31, 2020

A streak of good luckGenuine excitement from a young athleteWhen my kids are excited to see meAn uplifting message at churchTaking off the occasional FridayA stiff drink after a long dayComing across a seal on the beachStopping on Assateague to let a horse cross the roadOld childhood PolaroidsArticles about journalismA clean office desk

Things I Like – January 24, 2020

Morning sports talk radioOcean sounds in an old conch shellBeach snow scenesA parking space next to cart return at the grocery storeSound of a well-played acoustic guitarHearing news of snow at home while away on a warm vacationThe occasional weekends with no kid events to attendA project’s before and after photosA positive youth coachWhen a… Read more »