Things I Like – August 16, 2019

Seeing a row of bonfires up and down Assateague IslandDinner and dessert on the BoardwalkThe vibe at Surfers Healing each yearSwimming in the ocean and seeing dolphin passing byMexican food leftoversA staycation to appreciate where you liveSaving money completing a home project with my wifeSandy feet in my truckSmall laptopsThick milkshakesCharacter of old homes

Things I Like – August 9, 2019

When a work week flies byCharity golf tournamentsPool slidesEd Reed’s Hall of Fame speechWatching karaokeThe first few days with a new computerWhen a story inspiresSeeing locals do well in fishing tournamentsThe new Pines Public HouseWhen technology makes things easierHearing about a good deed by my kid

Things I Like – August 2, 2019

Judging cannonball contestsA smoothie for breakfastNights away for a concertOld sayings still true todayA hot summer day spent on the beachEarly-morning fishingSplitting a dozen jumbos with my wife and being fullBefore-and-after home makeover picturesNo-shave weekendsGetting into OC early on a SaturdaySunsets over the Assateague marsh

Things I Like – July 26, 2019

A great A/C system during a heat wavePool basketball with my kidsEarly morning workoutsWatermelon on a hot dayHow exhausted my kids are after a beach dayHarold Baines’ Hall of Fame acceptance speechMarried high school sweetheartsReading biographiesElizabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale”The first normal day after a heat waveEvening surf sessions

Things I Like – July, 19 2019

A sunset and a drinkAn outdoor shower with sandNights when the kids fall asleep earlyA house full of local art workNetflix’s ‘Stranger Things’Smell of fresh mintA full day at Jolly Roger’s Splash mountainBolognese sauceWhen a home renovation project is doneVideo of the Coast Guard stopping the drug smuggling submarineDays when my phone doesn’t ring

Things I Like – July 12, 2019

Taking the train from WilmingtonFloor time with a babySteamed crabs for lunchBoat rides when it’s not congested on the waterWatermelon outside on a hot dayRainy MondaysFried chicken on the beachShort but important phone callsDedicated gardenersRunning in the rainAn empty dishwasher

Things I Like – July 5, 2019

A day of people watching on the beachBible verses that hit homeWatching people do the hot sand danceThe new WreckTangle in OCSmell of caramel popcorn on the BoardwalkSeeing a hummingbird out a windowWalks to get ice creamSummer thunderstorms at nightWhen the truth is clearYouth surfing contestsLive music on the beach

Things I Like – June 28, 2019

Music on the beachThe sights of the BoardwalkRational mindsBeing sore the day after a workoutThe streets of Berlin early in the morningA rainy morning followed by a sunny afternoonPool goof-off sessions with my kidsThat my son likes to pull weedsSeeing people asleep on the beachAn exhausted dog passed out on the floorA cold beer from… Read more »

Things I Like – June 21, 2019

A long day on the beach for the OC Air ShowBudweiser’s stepfathers adTalking with my kids in the oceanVenmoA salad with a soft crab on topWorking on a rainy dayStrangers who call asking for this or that not to be printedCutting around on traffic on a busy beach dayKeeping it simple whenever possibleShort, productive callsBrick… Read more »

Things I Like – June 14, 2019

A beach day capped off by a concertTossing junk mail immediatelyFunny old sayingsTeens who treat their parents wellSpecial event days in BerlinA house with a big, open kitchenBreakfast food for dinnerA busy marina in the afternoon with many boats coming inListening to a reader’s critique of this newspaperLooking over a home’s bookshelvesA freshly detailed vehicle