Things I Like – August 2, 2019

Judging cannonball contestsA smoothie for breakfastNights away for a concertOld sayings still true todayA hot summer day spent on the beachEarly-morning fishingSplitting a dozen jumbos with my wife and being fullBefore-and-after home makeover picturesNo-shave weekendsGetting into OC early on a SaturdaySunsets over the Assateague marsh

Things I Like – July 26, 2019

A great A/C system during a heat wavePool basketball with my kidsEarly morning workoutsWatermelon on a hot dayHow exhausted my kids are after a beach dayHarold Baines’ Hall of Fame acceptance speechMarried high school sweetheartsReading biographiesElizabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale”The first normal day after a heat waveEvening surf sessions

Things I Like – July, 19 2019

A sunset and a drinkAn outdoor shower with sandNights when the kids fall asleep earlyA house full of local art workNetflix’s ‘Stranger Things’Smell of fresh mintA full day at Jolly Roger’s Splash mountainBolognese sauceWhen a home renovation project is doneVideo of the Coast Guard stopping the drug smuggling submarineDays when my phone doesn’t ring

Things I Like – July 12, 2019

Taking the train from WilmingtonFloor time with a babySteamed crabs for lunchBoat rides when it’s not congested on the waterWatermelon outside on a hot dayRainy MondaysFried chicken on the beachShort but important phone callsDedicated gardenersRunning in the rainAn empty dishwasher

Things I Like – July 5, 2019

A day of people watching on the beachBible verses that hit homeWatching people do the hot sand danceThe new WreckTangle in OCSmell of caramel popcorn on the BoardwalkSeeing a hummingbird out a windowWalks to get ice creamSummer thunderstorms at nightWhen the truth is clearYouth surfing contestsLive music on the beach

Things I Like – June 28, 2019

Music on the beachThe sights of the BoardwalkRational mindsBeing sore the day after a workoutThe streets of Berlin early in the morningA rainy morning followed by a sunny afternoonPool goof-off sessions with my kidsThat my son likes to pull weedsSeeing people asleep on the beachAn exhausted dog passed out on the floorA cold beer from… Read more »

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