Things I Like – November 24, 2023

Planning a vacationStepping over sidewalk chart artPainted murals on old buildingsWhen a real person answers the phoneAvocado on anythingAn old bar’s feelThat the last day of this year will be ‘123123’A bonfire under a star-filled skyBusiness cards with writing on both sideHome after a long road tripAn old dog’s tail thumping on the floor

Things I Like – November 17, 2023

Youth athletes celebrating togetherSpotting a bald eagle in flightCarryout for lunch the next dayA Sunday of church and footballThe Berlin Bubble ProjectNetflix’s “All The Light We Cannot See”The initial snugness of jeans after a washWhen a quick text will doHaving dress shoes for yearsA speech that brings goose bumpsWhen all the Halloween stuff is away

Things I Like – November 10, 2023

Restaurant offering specials for VetsAthletes showing mutual respectPassionate volunteersA great newspaper cartoonistThe life lessons my special needs son has taught meBonfires this time of yearA funeral home director’s sentimentalityThe Beckham documentaryA speech that makes you laugh, think and cryMacaroni and cheeseReading anything my kids write

Things I Like – November 3, 2023

A quick grocery store runClose basketball gamesTeens who don’t curse when talking with friendsCounting how many times “bro” is used in those teen chatsBerlin’s Halloween spiritClever marketingHow a good teacher leaves a markLooking beyond the politicsRyan ReynoldsMoving post-game speeches by a coachWhen ambition is different than greed

Things I Like – October 27, 2023

Carryout for Sunday footballLaughingThe “New Heights” podcastA day spent not working all dayWhen community pride is on displayRooting for Philly teamsShort emailsGetting a text from my teenager not asking for somethingBerlin’s Halloween spiritThe pet costume parade on the BoardwalkLearning new things

Things I Like – October 20, 2023

A movie on a rainy dayEating rockfish caught around hereA conversation that stays with me for daysPolish off leftover on a weekendThe bond special needs parents shareWhen the clouds clear just in time for a sunsetElectric bikesA kid’s fascination with a trash truckRooting for Rangers since they beat the O’sThe fun chaos of AGH’s puppy… Read more »

Things I Like – October 13, 2023

Fall’s temperatures swingsCamden Yards for a playoff gameClassic cars lining Berlin’s Main StreetThe Kelce brothersA vehicle with a great defrostFast starts to a bookTervis TumblersA ‘pay it forward’ actHeated youth sports gamesProtective girl dadsAssateague’s bayside any time of year

Things I Like – October 6, 2023

O.A.R.’s love of the areaThe overall vibe at Oceans CallingA sea of Orioles orange at Camden YardsFridays without a meetingSeeing excitement in a kid’s eyesThe rare easy Ravens winApproachable celebritiesWings and football on SundaysStories of business successShort dentist appointmentsOther people’s big round number birthdays

Things I Like – September 29, 2023

Drama-less daysLive music on the Taylor House lawnLearning about historyFeeding my teen’s photography interestGoing to OC during a stormA day of sunshine after many withoutStudents using a wall pencil sharpenerThe weeks leading up to vacationAvoiding small talk whenever possibleWatching dogs on the beachNutella on anything

Things I Like – September 22, 2023

“Orioles Magic” in personShort meetingsQuick phone callsFunny parenting storiesWhat a fresh load of mulch can doWhen the Orioles and Ravens win on the same dayMaking my wife laugh so hard her eyes waterSteak and asparagus for dinnerAny kind of a tax creditTrying my first yellow watermelonKeeping things simple when possible