Things I Like – September 15, 2017

New school year optimism Making the best out of something negative Youth players celebrating together 60 Minutes on Sunday night How different my two kids are Hula hoop contests Surprise parties The Boardwalk rides this time of year Unselfish types Seeing people use the beach smoking receptacles OCPD Mouned Unit’s trading cards

Things I Like – September 8, 2017

First day of school photos on Facebook Warm ocean swims in September Subscribers to this newspaper Enthusiastic teachers Relaxing on the beach while everyone else packs up for the day Handmade gifts Getting crabs on a rainy day Young-at-heart types The first week of NFL games An acai bowl for breakfast Seeing someone new in concert

Things I Like – September 1, 2017

When karma works everything out Cheers re-runs A college flag hung on a house A work day with no appointments That my kids like playing board games with us A youth team that handles defeat well Beach days after Labor Day weekend Driving in silence sometimes Sleeping through a thunderstorm Listening to little ones babble… Read more »

Things I Like – August 18, 2017

My son’s excitement for big roller coasters Staying in nice hotels People who can read lips When locals win big bucks at the White Marlin Open The Waze navigation app Black-and-white business cards Short voice mail messages Caricature artists Dunkin’ Donuts’ unsweetened iced tea A rack of ribs once a year or so Meticulously kept… Read more »

Things I Like – August 11, 2017

Working on a rainy Monday Eggs and Crab cakes for breakfast Swimming with a group of friends and their kids Paying for quality crabs over quantity Finding a good pen brand and sticking with it S’mores from a bonfire My sons’ faces on amusement rides That my wife handles all the back-to-school shopping White Marlin… Read more »

Things I Like- August 4, 2017

Flags flying atop a tall building When friends visit Light Irish eyes When a water park is not mobbed A child dressed up in a suit Surf wax smell Blueberries with acai Red Rocks in Colorado Young kids wearing helmets biking Fruit smoothies Tall trees lining a mountain

Things I Like – July 28, 2017

Avocado slices on a sandwich Tom Petty live Whole Foods grocery stores Boat watching at the Inlet Summer thunderstorms Trying out a new restaurant A comfortable suit That my kids beat me in chess Brutal honesty A good night’s sleep in a hotel Great restaurant service

Things I Like – July 21, 2017

A summer staycation When a surprise birthday party is pulled off Shrimp and grits at Fins in Berlin Children who read on their own Memories of a pet A thriving family-run business Reviewing online analytics Go karts with my kids A classic summer thunderstorm Live music When a kid movie is not brutal