Things I Like – September 29, 2017

That my kids like going to schoolClose football gamesThe first week of new TV showsDoctors who communicate clearlyBrooklynThe expression, ‘Hope for the best, prepare for the worst’Seeing my Stitch Fix box on my stoopWhen change at first is a negative but turns out to be a positiveShort work weeksWhen presidents didn’t tweetTalking to my son… Read more »

Things I Like – September 22, 2017

Homemade giftsHearing examples of how my kids used their mannersBarber shops that still offer fresh shavesPeople who work through illnessInstagram’s multiple phone featureThrowing away a “to do” list after it’s all completedCarryout dinner after a long beach dayWhen it’s hot in SeptemberMy wife’s Halloween creativityReading biographiesWatching surfers from the Pier

Things I Like – September 15, 2017

New school year optimismMaking the best out of something negativeYouth players celebrating together60 Minutes on Sunday nightHow different my two kids areHula hoop contestsSurprise partiesThe Boardwalk rides this time of yearUnselfish typesSeeing people use the beach smoking receptaclesOCPD Mouned Unit’s trading cards

Things I Like – September 8, 2017

First day of school photos on FacebookWarm ocean swims in SeptemberSubscribers to this newspaperEnthusiastic teachersRelaxing on the beach while everyone else packs up for the dayHandmade giftsGetting crabs on a rainy dayYoung-at-heart typesThe first week of NFL gamesAn acai bowl for breakfastSeeing someone new in concert

Things I Like – September 1, 2017

When karma works everything outCheers re-runsA college flag hung on a houseA work day with no appointmentsThat my kids like playing board games with usA youth team that handles defeat wellBeach days after Labor Day weekendDriving in silence sometimesSleeping through a thunderstormListening to little ones babblePeople who are respectful to servers

Things I Like – August 25, 2017

A project that’s done ahead of timeRiding The Tidal Wave once a summerSeeing my son work hard in speech therapyWhen everyone in the house sleeps in on a weekend dayFunny hashtagsAll the solar eclipse hooplaTrying out coffee shops in other areasHelping people when I canAn empty sinkWatching people do karaokeDinner on the beach with a… Read more »

Things I Like – August 18, 2017

My son’s excitement for big roller coastersStaying in nice hotelsPeople who can read lipsWhen locals win big bucks at the White Marlin OpenThe Waze navigation appBlack-and-white business cardsShort voice mail messagesCaricature artistsDunkin’ Donuts’ unsweetened iced teaA rack of ribs once a year or soMeticulously kept vehicles

Things I Like – August 11, 2017

Working on a rainy MondayEggs and Crab cakes for breakfastSwimming with a group of friends and their kidsPaying for quality crabs over quantityFinding a good pen brand and sticking with itS’mores from a bonfireMy sons’ faces on amusement ridesThat my wife handles all the back-to-school shoppingWhite Marlin Open weekAn Acai bowl for lunchA dog that’s… Read more »

Things I Like- August 4, 2017

Flags flying atop a tall buildingWhen friends visitLight Irish eyesWhen a water park is not mobbedA child dressed up in a suitSurf wax smellBlueberries with acaiRed Rocks in ColoradoYoung kids wearing helmets bikingFruit smoothiesTall trees lining a mountain

Things I Like – July 28, 2017

Avocado slices on a sandwichTom Petty liveWhole Foods grocery storesBoat watching at the InletSummer thunderstormsTrying out a new restaurantA comfortable suitThat my kids beat me in chessBrutal honestyA good night’s sleep in a hotelGreat restaurant service