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

Things I Like – June 7, 2019

When people overcome their fearsNo lines at a water parkOsso BuccoSteph Curry’s amazing shooting rangeA pool dip after a beach dayReading newspapers in other townsWatermelon on the beachPeople watching in a crowded placeWhen I can actually stay awake for a NBA Finals gameRiding big roller coasters with my kidsThe peace in a house when everyone… Read more »

Things I Like – May 31, 2019

No fly days on AssateagueFlags on a boatShort work weeksAcai bowls on the beachHearing my kids giggle togetherNights with no homeworkPeople who love where they liveA great graduation speechOversized leather chairsEggs benedict for breakfastReliable phone service

Things I Like – May 24, 2019

Early action on a fishing tripAn unconventional eulogyLiving in Berlin during auto weekendsPeople who can give a speech without notesHot spring weekendsA Boardwalk walk as a field tripWhen professional golfers hit a terrible shotFinding a great pen and sticking with itThe first pool dip of the yearThe annual influx of new businesses each springA routine… Read more »

Things I Like – May 17, 2019

A great sunset to end a rainy dayTalks with my kids during road tripsGoing to bed early on Sunday nightClose youth soccer gamesInfused iced teasThe funny hats at the big horse racesWhen the referees don’t have an impact on a gameThe last couple months binge watching “Game of Thrones”Randomly finding a great restaurant while travelingWhen… Read more »

Things I Like – May 10, 2019

Young people volunteeringProm photos on FacebookA great youth chorusWhen gluten-free tastes goodCalm kid sleepoversWatching a new construction project from afarOnce spring yard work is doneComing upon a wedding in front of the Atlantic HotelEarly-morning grocery store runsBikers on the BoardwalkCinco de Mayo as an excuse to eat Mexican

Things I Like – May 3, 2019

Holding a new bornThe sound of my kids laughing togetherOld hooded sweatshirtsWorking in silenceQuiet vehicle startsSmell of surf wax in a truckBrick sidewalks in an old townSteam coming off a pile of nice crabsWhen a kid gets a foul ball at a gameA grill full of meatSons who surf with their fathers

Things I Like – April 26, 2019

Walking to dinner in BerlinPlayoff game sevensKids’ Easter outfits in churchMy neighbor’s big cherry blossom tree in full bloomPeople who write computer codeLobster mac n’ cheeseSiesta Key’s fine sandWhen movie endings match the book’sSunny and dry weekendsWhen the finish line can be seen during a runHow my kids love broccoli

Things I Like – April 19, 2019

An Acai bowl for lunchSeeing my son smiling on the sports fieldUnsweetened iced teaA puppy’s smooth bellyBeing excited about a new applianceA budding tree this time of yearSoft, old T-shirtsRalph Waldo Emerson’s writingsTiger’s post-win moments with familyStarting with a clean desk on MondaysA baby’s pudgy hands and feet