Things I Like – June 18, 2021

A backyard full of kids at playAir Show rehearsal dayA creative repurposing projectSeeing my son working outSmell of an old barnTricked out golf cartsA real conversation with a teenagerMornings with no rushing aroundGetting dinner on a fishing tripKeeping tabs on a bird’s nestSimone Biles

Things I Like – June 11, 2021

Blue sky beach daysQuizzing my son before his finalsWatching a surfing contestFlip-flop weekendsThat Surfers Healing is coming backA drink after deadline dayAny breakfast meat with eggsAssateague wildlife picturesWhen compassion is on displayMy truck’s cooling seat featureDeclining a call when the time is not right

Things I Like – June 4, 2021

Morning sunshine after a couple days of cloudsThe big flag displayed on the beachMaryland’s agriculture platesNBA big guys who play in the paintOutside graduationsYoung people moved to tearsCollege lacrosse playoff gamesCorn on the cob with crabsHearing arcade sounds on the boardsPeople who volunteerWhen my kid learns from a mistake

Things I Like – May 28, 2021

Three-day weekendsStudent graduation speechesBlack mulch in a flower bedSuccessful virtual fundraisersParents cheering on the sidelinesAssateague ponies stopping trafficWatching surfers on big daysWhen my teen is excited to see meEarly morning grocery store runsCrushed iceExhausted kids after a beach day

Things I Like – May 14, 2021

Walking inside a place mask-less for the first timeSounds of a Little League gameCompleting projects with my wifeWatching my son practice a sport by himselfEggs Benedict at brunchClearing my desk at the end of the weekCold fruit on a hot dayPuffy clouds and a blue skyA business person with a positive outlookSupporting church dinnersOld Boardwalk… Read more »

Things I Like – May 14, 2021

The last mile of a long road tripDriving by a house I lived in as a kidThe amazing bridge rescue storySmooth New Jersey turnpike tripsOld television sitcomsDriving right by a morning yard saleMother’s Day posts on FacebookA cold beer with spicy wingsEvidence my kids do listenA quiet dishwasher‘The Handmaid’s Tale” series

Things I Like – May 7, 2021

The Good Samaritans in Sunday’s accidentTime lapse videosEvents being held (even if modified)Watching my kids laugh togetherOpening a new computerGood action on an offshore fishing tripSeeing kids support each other in sportsNo rain on my days offBBQ chicken slow cooked on a grillSmell of surf wax in a carGood-natured pranks

Things I Like – April 30, 2021

Laying in freshly cut grassWatching my son compete in sportsBefore-and-after photos of projectsWeekend mornings when no one else is awakeStories on new businesses openingWatching dogs play on the beachAll the great places to eat within a short walk from homeClassic movies with my kidsFreshly mulched flower bedsCarryout on the weekendsDreaming about something, then it happening

Things I Like – April 23, 2021

Watching heavy machinery at workThe Snipping Tool on PCsGrants with no strings attachedThe show ‘Anne with an E’Sports teams that play hardKhaki suitsThe last few pieces of a puzzlePeople who are not easily alarmedThe new Chesapeake Bay platesPayments from the governmentTaking a chainsaw to a dead tree

Things I Like – April 16, 2021

Cherry blossoms in full bloomThe exhaustion after working outside all dayPlaying any sport with my kidsGreat restaurants within walking distance from homeBrick sidewalks that hold upQuiet vehiclesHow much libraries have changedSmell of breakfast foods in the houseEasy return policiesWhen the O’s beat the YankeesFreeman Arts Pavilion’s lineup this year