Things I Like – May 20, 2022

The Berlin Farmers MarketRainy day board gamesA one-hour fog delaySteak and asparagus on the grillThis spring’s temperature extremesThe south’s different takes on shrimp and gritsA day off from the computerSteamed crabs and corn on the cobFriday lunches with my wifeFreshly laundered shirtsA kid giggling in his sleep

Things I Like – May 13, 2022

Trying out a new roller coasterGetting away on a rainy weekendCautious young driversAsking a question when the answer is already knownA hotel with a heated poolWaterfront cocktails with friendsSenior citizens in a tie dyeMy teen overcoming adversityOvertime game emotionsDifferent takes on Osso BucoA talented young artist

Things I Like – May 6, 2022

A lively live auction at a fundraiserHow the Ravens draftBreakfast made by someone elseThe Berlin Farmers Market’s growthGratitude from a kidParents who keep youth sports in perspectiveGrilled shrimp with anythingNot using an alarm clockUnique sea shell collectionsSmell of an old leather baseball gloveA hammock on a beach

Things I Like – April 29, 2022

Birds actively building their nestsBerlin’s Main Street at nightFeeling connected with my teenagerPictures under the OC PierNBA playoff upsetsGeese formation flying overheadA lab’s love of a tennis ballFried oyster sandwich fundraisersHow simple life was in collegeThinking before speakingCookies warm from the oven

Things I Like – April 22, 2022

Stocked shelves at a grocery storeA short, funny acceptance speechFacebook MemoriesA baseball catcher’s mentalityWhen my kids get haircutsSilly acronymsThe hype ahead of the NFL DraftFollowing Jay Copeland on American IdolReading newspapers from other areasBeing home during a stormA smiling kid walking out of school

Things I Like – April 15, 2022

Masters SundayWeekends away with friendsA dog asleep with a tennis ball in his/her mouthHow exercise heals the soulKids with independent mindsStevenson United Methodist Church’s crab cake dinnersThe old bikes with the banana seatsA puppy’s short lived energy streakWhen a change is liberatingThe movie, “Hoosiers”Sound of an old church organ

Things I Like – April 8, 2022

My teen falling asleep earlyNCAA’s women’s tourneyTuna poke bowlsA rainy day spent workingScanning book shelves in a houseSpring-like days in the springAroma of an Italian restaurantMail carriers who give out dog treatsBurgers on a charcoal grillEdgewater Avenue sunsetsOld computers that still work great

Things I Like – April 1, 2022

Buick’s women sports commercialsCoachable kidsSpotting a rainbow after a quick rainQuiet weekends with no eventsPeople who lead by exampleBeing first and right with newsFinding an old business cardEnthusiastic teachersWarm cookiesOur ridiculous weather extremesA steak cooked just right by a chef

Things I Like – March 25, 2022

Signs of spring bloomingMarch Madness upsetsA restful vacationSmooth roller coastersAll the recent NFL tradesAn easy I-95 trip“The Last Kingdom” on NetflixTrying and liking a new restaurantMy kids’ faces on a roller coasterHotels with great guest serviceA quick healing injury

Things I Like – March 18, 2022

Eating healthy at the beginning of the weekA smooth road tripWhen a good deed does not come back to bite in a bad waySeeing my boys hug good nightHearing good economic reportsWatching my friends’ kids grow upLearning something new every daySmell of an old baseball gloveA restful vacationSunday brunch after churchEating not so healthy at… Read more »