Things I Like – May 26, 2017

A healthy smoothie that tastes goodA surprisingly nice day that contradicts a weather forecast Cal Ripken, Jr.That Ocean City is having a film festivalChildhood memories of listening to Orioles games on the radio in bedBeach days in MayShoes that don’t need breaking inHearing about engagementsAGH’s anniversary celebrationsSushi at least once a monthWeekends with the kids

Things I Like – May 19, 2017

Going out to eat on Mother’s DayTrying out a new local restaurantWhen a live person answers the phone at a businessPlayoff college lacrosse gamesLooking forward to the Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals showdownSoup and sandwich for lunchHandmade giftsThat my one son loves to hold hands while the other loathes itSafe prom nightsYoung kids who play instrumentsSeeing a… Read more »

Things I Like – May 12, 2017

Warm weekendsGrocery shopping when the store is not busyThat all things are cyclicalWhen there are no bills in the day’s mailMy kids’ artwork coming home from schoolWatching a puppy runNew shoes that feel like they’re oldWell-deserved retirementsThe fidget spinner crazeEating out on Cinco de MayoThe rare quiet night at home

Things I Like – May 5, 2017

When a smell brings back a memoryThe mixed emotions that come with someone beloved retiringThe first night at home after being awayThat Harborside won best Md. bar at the RAM awardsSchool performancesThe Loews Hotel in PhiladelphiaWhen traveling is easyGoing out of my comfort level with foodNo rain on the weekendsIce hockey playoff gamesAn old album… Read more »

Things I Like – April 28, 2017

A completed home projectWatching kids celebrate on a sports fieldThat OC added a Boardwalk playgroundSeeing my son break wood in karateDriving on fresh blacktopSunday night at home after a weekend awayA dreary Monday every now and againSports documentariesDinners when everyone in my family eats the same thingSmithsonian magazineWhen a guess is correct

Things I Like – April 21, 2017

The rare weekend with no plansKids using their creativitySomething that brings back a childhood memoryPeople who do anonymous good deedsAn iced latte from On What GroundsBusy work daysLeaving the dentist with a good reportQuiet parents on the sidelinesHow warm it was on EasterHearing of local seniors’ college choicesSaturdays full of youth sports

Things I Like – April 14, 2017

Sunday afternoon at the MastersWhen technology makes life easier, not more difficultFancy handwritingA “no reason” hug from one of my kidsWhen something dreaded turns into a positiveAfternoon bonfiresThe show “Homeland”Still feeling proud every Friday morningA split hot dog off the grillSmooth riding trucksHearing of businesses offering new attractions this summer

Things I Like – April 7, 2017

Visiting a new area for the first timeCamden Yards on Opening DayWhen my Stitch Fix box arrivesPeople watching at a casinoThe new Berger memorial at City HallKeeping things simple whenever possibleSeeing youth teammates celebrate togetherFacebook memories of my kidsClose Final Four gamesBig weekend morning breakfastsThe Boardwalk on a sunny weekend day

Things I Like – March 31, 2017

Turning in early on Sunday nightsWhen technology makes life easierGood reports on my kids from schoolNo-jacket days in MarchBeing sore from lifting weightsLight lunches during the weekExcellent restaurants that don’t look like much from the outsideBackyard picnicsBig, puffy clouds in a bright blue skyDogs howling in the distance to a fire alarmShowering first thing in… Read more »

Things I Like – March 24, 2017

No traffic on a long road tripBeing able to relax on vacationA room filled with natural daylightWhen a defensive player scores in lacrosseNot checking emails on vacationSeeing kids enjoy a game of chessSounds of a recess at a schoolA post-vacation dietOld shoes that hold up wellSnorkeling with sea turtlesA finished construction project