Things I Like – April 13, 2018

Walking to dinner Kids celebrating a win The grounds of Augusta National Mexican food once a week 3-D puzzles Wireless keyboards The show, “Homeland” A newly paved driveway Watching the sunrise from an oceanfront hotel room The aroma of Camden Yards Broiled seafood

Things I Like – April 6, 2018

All the little ones dressed up for Easter in church A team celebrating a win together Buzzer beaters in basketball Innocence A few appetizers for dinner Cutting back on stamp use Sitcoms with great writing Coaches who are tough and positive Sunny and dry weekends Seeing boats out in the bay again Matinee movies

Things I Like – March 30, 2018

Looking forward to summer concerts Rooting for Loyola Chicago this weekend Listening to my son making strangers laugh Asparagus with a steak Sports documentaries Watching a movie as a family What sports teaches kids Great headline writers Jimmy Fallon A snowfall that melts fast Sounds of kids at play at recess

Things I Like – March 23, 2018

Eating healthy at the beginning of the week The exhaustion felt after a water park day 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’ vacation pictures on Facebook Learning something new every day Smell of an… Read more »

Things I Like – March 16, 2018

A young kid with a wit Patient youth sports coaches Smell of caramel popcorn on the Boardwalk An all-brick house A stack of very thin pancakes When it’s nice outside for the St. Patrick’s Day parade A great shell day on the beach Seeing my sons proud of themselves Learning from a mistake A passionate… Read more »

Things I Like – March 9, 2018

A phone call with good news Lobster mac ‘n cheese Stiff prison sentences for repeat offenders Brief voicemail messages Successful fundraisers Bread still warm after just being baked Old Polaroid pictures Sunday brunch When a suit is comfortable to wear A road trip on a long weekend When kids support each other

Things I Like – March 2, 2018

Hearing the stories behind funny nicknames Thoughtful teenagers Kids laughing on a playground Neat handwriting “Jeopardy” every now and again A fountain drink with crushed ice How big cell phones once were New shoes that wear like they’re old When I learn from a mistake Well-done scrapple Lights with dimmer switches

Things I Like – February 2018

Olympic upsets Brie oysters at Rare & Rye Friday nights with no plans This week’s “winter” weather Hearing positive adoption stories Spanish moss A collection of old sea shells The rare time when silence fills my house Random hugs from my kids Room service breakfast An old towel A well-trained dog doing tricks

Things I Like – February 16, 2018

Watching the Olympics every night When health insurance does what it should A new pair of windshield wipers Enlightening interviews Competitive kids who don’t like to lose A warm winter day that doesn’t include rain Smelling something that brings back a memory Grilled shrimp on a Caesar salad Steamed crabs this time of year A… Read more »

Things I Like – February 9, 2018

Exploring new parts of the country A high-scoring youth basketball game Being on a ski lift while it’s snowing Reading about tax law changes Ahi tuna as an appetizer The first night’s sleep at home after being away Driving a long distance on a cloudy day That my kids love skiing This year’s Super Bowl… Read more »