Things I Like – December 16, 2016

Funny Santa photos with kidsGrapes and cheese as a snackA pleasant surprise in the mailTrying to return phone calls quicklyYouth Christmas programsA crab cake for lunchGame nights with my kidsShort speechesA street with a lot of houses decorated for the holidaysThe feel of an old library bookSeeing more and more lights in downtown OC

Things I Like – December 9, 2016

The first night after putting Christmas lights up at homeStories about keeping the faithChristmas songs in churchWinning a raffleOrgan donorsJimmy V’s ESPY speechHardwood floors that don’t scratchTequila Mockingbird’s quesoCollege basketball upsetsGetting Christmas cards in the mailShopping local

Things I Like – December 2, 2016

Berlin’s annual tree lightingIgnoring Cyber Monday emailsVisiting Winterfest each yearThe new Maryland license platesThe black Delaware license platesA heated steering wheel on cold morningsMy kids having vegetables on their Thanksgiving dinner platesHoliday television classicsA good news surpriseSpotting a familiar face far from homeA tailored suit

Things I Like – November 25, 2016

Coming home to dinner being preparedMy kids experimenting with new foodThe smell of beef and dumplingsOld pictures from collegePulling onto Berlin’s Main Street after a long road tripPancakes for breakfast every now and againShowing my kids new sitesWhen rain is forecasted but it doesn’tSplurging on new sunglassesBeing on timeNo plans on a weekend day

Things I Like – November 18, 2016

SNL’s silly political skitsA new vehicle’s quick defrostRisotto any anythingWhen election results are surprisingFootball games with lots of lead changesAn old song that brings back a memoryIgnoring the local blogsWedding anniversariesThe first night back in my own bed after time awayGood SamaritansA good night’s sleep in a hotel

Things I Like – November 11, 2016

Picnics on the beach this time of yearWhen kids discover a new interestA big breakfast after churchThe baked oysters at Fins in BerlinWhen my sons help around the houseProjects that come in under budgetA passionate youth sports coachThrowing away a to-do list after it’s all marked offWhen the underdog overcomes the oddsDoting grandparentsFunny Bitmoji texts

Things I Like – November 4, 2016

Halloween night in BerlinThe days before a mortgage paymentGreat pitching in the World SeriesPositive attitudesBlack-and-white photosThe creases on an old bookSmell of espresso in the morningMy son’s soccer goal celebrationsCooking on the grill when it’s dark outThe first shave with a new bladeA house full of local artists’ pieces

Things I Like – October 28, 2016

People who respect the policeWhen Halloween falls on a weekendHow my kids have taught me the virtues of patienceBeing able to eat good crabs throughout the yearRetirement partiesThe rare lunch and a movie with my wifeUpsets in college footballCasual wedding receptionsWatching a printing press at workWhen school pictures come homeRespectable election turnouts

Things I Like – October 21, 2016

Having some free time on Sunday to watch footballGuys wearing pink in OctoberMy son reading a bible verse in churchRunning a Boardwalk 5KSurprising election resultsThis week’s heat waveWatching my kids play sportsProductive, short meetingsEating a juicy watermelon outsidePositive campaign adsLunch at the Narrows to break up a road trip

Things I Like – October 14, 2016

When my kids look out for each otherA rare quiet morning at homeFather-daughter dances at a weddingThe lamb chops at The HobbitWatching a football game when I don’t care who winsA nice shower in a hotel roomPeople with good memoriesGoing to sleep early on SundaysThe first nice day after a bad stormBig breakfasts on the… Read more »