Things I Like – December 2, 2022

Thanksgiving weekendChristmas Town at Busch GardensFree stuff through the Dunkin appMy kids in Ravens gearBerlin’s annual tree lightingOld iPads working as good as newDecatur’s playoff football runA laundry and football weekend dayA stacked charcuterie boardNew furniture that feels oldBerlin’s friendly UPS driver

Things I Like – November 25, 2022

Christina Applegate’s storyA house full of kidsLong Thanksgiving weekendsSports talk radio on a road trip by myselfHanging Christmas lights on a warm dayDecatur football’s resurgenceThrasher’s Fries on a cold dayA rental car not smoked inWorld Cup matchesRandom daffodils this time of yearSmelling the ocean before seeing it

Things I Like – November 18, 2022

Boardwalk running racesHearing rain from bedVoting on election dayA movie so good I can’t sleep afterwardsDisappearing campaign signsLittle kids running to their parents after daycare or schoolComposed athletes in post-game interviewsNot working on SundaysOvertime sports gamesGuarded optimismThis area’s daily weather extremes

Things I Like – November 11, 2022

Lee Strobel’s storyLast weekend’s summer weatherConnecting with a special needs kidThe grass needing cut in NovemberPhilanthropyAssateague visits just because it’s nice outsideRandom calls from my kid away at schoolRavens afternoon gamesCutting back on postage useNo-wait checkout linesA smooth travel day

Things I Like – November 4, 2022

My wife’s passion for HalloweenFun golf tournament fundraisersOff-season restaurant specialsBerlin homeowners’ Halloween creativityRooting for the PhilliesBiking a freshly paved roadStrangers who wave helloGiggles with my son after schoolFried chicken every now and againTeens who like to volunteerAn outside lunch in October

Things I Like – October 28, 2022

A smooth trip through the Hampton Roads tunnelDisplays of resilienceGetting to know my kids’ teachersStephen A. Smith’s rantsLearning my way around a new areaDocumentariesThinking and drivingWaze on a road tripThe short peak of a great sunset skyThe Phillies’ playoff runTeammates helping each other up

Things I Like – October 21, 2022

Movies based on true storiesLearning from my kidsLaughing at an embarrassing situationDrinks with old friendsDaily Facebook memoriesMy wife’s passion for HalloweenExamples of my kids overcoming adversityHearing rain at nightHoping the Ravens eventually learn how to keep a leadConnecting with special needs kidsA simple ad with open space

Things I Like – October 14, 2022

Driving with a full moon overheadJustin Tucker’s reliabilityRandom text messages from my sonBaseball playoff intensityWhen intense people laughShort phone callsStarting the day with a smooth school dropFunny driver’s license picturesEarly morning grocery shoppingYoung people attending churchWhen voter turnout is high

Things I Like – October 7, 2022

Laughing with friendsEdgewater Avenue during a stormPasta leftovers for lunchWhat sleeping in means now compared to when I was youngerAdmiring a butterfly through a windowFish cooked on a grillWings with footballRemembering conversations with people no longer hereWhen a small steamed crab surprisesSeacrets by boat once a yearA good first drive in golf

Things I Like – September 30, 2022

Teens who like volunteeringOvercoming adversity storiesTrusting first impressionsSeeing a foal during an Assateague visitCool morning, warm afternoonsA pile of big leavesA road trip with little trafficThe last piece of a difficult puzzlePulling off a big surpriseIced tea and lemonade mixed togetherA rare weekend nap