Things I Like – October 23, 2020

Reaching the bottom of a pile of billsA beautiful lawnWhen technology works as it shouldSaving my crab claws till the endSeedless watermelonA sunny morning after a stormy nightBig oak tree leavesSleeping through the nightSmell of a baby after a bathMonday morning highlightsLooking forward to bonfires with friends again

Things I Like – October 16, 2020

Empathic kidsThe SNL skits on the debatesIntentionally funny obituariesNFL player Alex Smith’s comeback storyA fact-based social media debateWhen it’s obvious young athletes are having fun on the fieldDinner hot off the grillThe sounds of kids laughing from their roomsPolitical ads that aren’t negative against the opponentNon-wrinkle pantsBig, healthy trees

Things I Like – October 9, 2020

The temperature swings of fallRemembering naps with my kidsChecking out snopes.com once a weekFormer athletes who are great commentators nowWings with a kickA fishing trip with keepersRainy day moviesHearings dogs howling at a fire siren off in the distanceA weed-less flower bedFootball Sundays at homeA pile of dirty towels after a beach day

Things I Like – October 2, 2020

Fridays offAll the support for law enforcement during and after last weekendOld sayings that stay true through the yearsProductive, fast meetingsClose football games when I don’t care who winsBirds following a tractor in a fieldA hot shower on a cold morningHitting all the West Ocean City lightsWarm soccer games in OctoberKids in Ravens jerseysMy son’s… Read more »

Things I Like – September 25, 2020

Carryout on SundaysHearing my kid’s observationsAn enlightening lectureQueen’s lyric, ‘We’re all God’s people”A surprising candidate filing for officeNot taking youth sports for grantedHot September daysPositive news after a hurricane hitsPlayoff buzzer beatersRiding bikes to dinnerWhen common sense prevails

Things I Like – September 18, 2020

The first NFL Sunday of the seasonVolunteer beach cleanupsThe early care for a new pair of shadesStill reading my favorite sports columnistsLeaving a car washAn old laptop that still works greatMonday morning football review showsAddiction recovery storiesStress-free weekendsWatching my sons goof aroundA digital learning day that goes well

Things I Like – September 11, 2020

Back to school pictures on FacebookWhen my son grabs my hand because he needs itTravels With CharlieVenting with parents about virtual learningA thick, soft towelStill hearing my stepfather’s words of advice 15 years laterA busy marina as all the boats returnIgnoring the trends of the dayWhen sincerity is clearEdgewater Avenue at high tideHot September days

Things I Like – September 4, 2020

Getting updated family pictures takenA walk or run to clear my headSuccess stories during COVID timesCatching fish with my sonBefore and after photos of a house projectA good deed with no strings attachedYoung athletes who battleWhen safety guidance is not contradictedHeading home on deadline dayLooking forward to traveling againWatching young kids enjoy the ocean

Things I Like – August 28, 2020

Quiet weekendsA beautiful sunrise on an offshore fishing tripClose NBA playoff gamesWatching a house building processClear sky beach daysOC’s new double Ferris wheel skylineA smooth remodeling jobClothes that don’t wrinkle easilyBig crabs for dinnerWhen the Internet comes back after being downUsing cash when possible

Things I Like – August 21, 2020

When friends from out of town visitThe air show on a blue sky dayA group of kids playing together without electronicsPeople watching on the beachLittle kids wearing masksCatching a great Seinfeld rerunAddiction recovery storiesWhen hindsight makes a decision look wiseChris Parypa’s aviation picturesNo sea lice ocean daysPizza and salad for dinner