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

Things I Like – July 7, 2017

Watching dogs swim in the ocean Introducing my kids to fishing Duct tape How I feel the rest of the day after a morning workout The seafood pasta at Mancini’s Hot water park days at Jolly Roger The fireworks festivities in Berlin A day with a gorgeous sunrise and sunset Dining on the water A… Read more »

Things I Like – June 30, 2017

The Orioles’ orange jerseys Testy press conferences Kevin Spacey in ‘House of Cards’ My kids’ excitement for jumping off the lifeguard stands Fruit smoothies Remembering the Wide World of Sports as a kid Assateague’s bayside when there are no flies Ice cold water on the beach Eavesdropping on tourists Having lunch and dinner on the… Read more »

Things I Like – June 16, 2017

The last day of school Lazy weekend afternoons The Boardwalk early in the morning Pizza for lunch on the beach Reading my son’s writing journal at the end of the school year A quiet house Visiting Charleston, S.C. Walking to dinner from home Low tide beach days Coaches who know how to mix the positives… Read more »

Things I Like – June 9, 2017

Steamed crabs for dinner Cheering on my kids Summer visits from family Watching young kids learning to surf Quinoa with seafood The rare weekend day with no kids activities When taking a chance pays off The annual Special Olympics torch run A beach run on hard sand Monitoring a building project’s progress when I have… Read more »

Things I Like – June 2, 2017

Feeling inspired after a graduation The burgers at the Parched Pelican When I’m not overwhelmed with work The Guardians of the Galaxy movies New shoes that feel old Trying the crab cake at different restaurants Vehicles with quiet motors Smooth kid sleepovers When a long-term project is completed Polite teenagers When social media is a… Read more »

Things I Like – May 26, 2017

A healthy smoothie that tastes good A surprisingly nice day that contradicts a weather forecast Cal Ripken, Jr. That Ocean City is having a film festival Childhood memories of listening to Orioles games on the radio in bed Beach days in May Shoes that don’t need breaking in Hearing about engagements AGH’s anniversary celebrations Sushi… Read more »

Things I Like – May 19, 2017

Going out to eat on Mother’s Day Trying out a new local restaurant When a live person answers the phone at a business Playoff college lacrosse games Looking forward to the Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals showdown Soup and sandwich for lunch Handmade gifts That my one son loves to hold hands while the other loathes it… Read more »