Things I Like – December 7, 2018

Silly Christmas sweatersChicken chiliPip The Beach Cat’s photosNo-jacket days in DecemberGeorge H.W. Bush tributes this weekRoom service breakfastLong friendshipsCollege football upsetsSmell of steamed crabs in the houseCatching a sunrise and sunset on the same dayOld appliances that still work well

Things I Like – November 30, 2018

The last of the Thanksgiving leftoversCabin glampingThree football games on ThanksgivingThat my kids like churchUgly sweater partiesNon-school morningsThe night after a kid sleepoverMexican food and drinksMarching bands in paradesThrowing away a shopping listGathering bids for a home project

Things I Like – November 23, 2018

November’s weather extremesTraditional Christmas musicHanging lights this weekend every yearNot shopping on Black FridayOyster dressing leftoversWhen social media is a positive thingA pile of leaves and a toddlerHot chocolate after Winterfest of LightsClose electionsQuiet time in the morning before everyone wakes upReducing my screen time

Things I Like – November 16, 2018

That hurricane season is overA cherished classic carFast technical supportA heavy penLight email inbox daysCookies in milk with my kidsA big kitchenPacking bathing suits for a vacationHow excited the dogs get when I walk inOcean sounds in a conch shellLarge, wrap-around front porches

Things I Like – November 9, 2018

A big breakfast after churchWhite chocolateThat half hour on Sunday when both my boys watched football with meWave watching at the Inlet during a storm60 MinutesFox Gold Coast theater’s heated seatsWhen the weather is not a factorPeace and quiet in the houseRemote start vehicles on cold morningsMy son’s “Be Kind” shirtClever rebranding campaigns

Things I Like – November 2, 2018

That all the election signs will soon be goneNutella on anythingBlack and white photographyWhen something sparks an old memoryLast weekend’s Artrageous show in OCWhen the weather cooperates on HalloweenGrandparents Day at schoolFootball on Sunday morningSteamed crabs for lunchCreative young writersTeachers with high expectations

Things I Like – October 26, 2018

Late afternoon Ravens gamesLeaves on the BoardwalkForgetting my cell phone every now and againInspiring adoption storiesFried oyster sandwichesKids who volunteerThat the election is less than two weeks awayCatching a good movie on a flightWhen my American Journalism Review magazine comes in the mailO.C.Toberfest activitiesIsland Creamery for dessert after eating out in Berlin

Things I Like – October 19, 2018

A beautiful day after starting with rainThe Waze app on a road tripFinding a good pen style and sticking with itCruise controlThe Franklin Institute in PhillyUnsweetened iced tea from Dunkin’Getting a seat on a subway rideWhen a restart fixes a tech issueA good floss before bedA great blessing of the tableWhen my kids enjoy reading

Things I Like – October 12, 2018

Chicken wings and footballSurprising our kidsFresh fish for dinner after an offshore tripSmall pumpkinsAn easy win for the RavensOctober beach daysA clean public rest roomReading the Sunday paper all dayNot assuming the worstDriving in silence after school drop-offs in the morningThe first time using a new outdoor grill

Things I Like – October 5, 2018

Comeback storiesEvidence a kid learned from a mistakeAthletes who don’t tweetBusch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream decorationsSmell and feel of an old bookBerlin’s new libraryThe Taps bugle callNo traffic on a road tripBeach days in OctoberRavens-Steelers gamesThe sounds of kids at play at recess