Things I Like – September 7, 2018

Fall mornings on the BoardwalkSmoked tunaThe ocean temperature in SeptemberFunny soccer goal celebrationsLifeguard stand jumps at the end of a beach dayThin crust pizzaA September heat waveFriday afternoonsRemembering the sound of a typewriter in our officeDriving on Assateague with the windows downPolite teenagers

Things I Like – August 31, 2018

Small dogs that don’t bark a lotSports talk radio on Monday morningsLittle League World Series emotionsBiking around BerlinLearning something new from my kidsEating light during the work weekThe mixed emotions that comes with school startingWalking into a clean houseA water park dayChange, when it’s neededA brick interior wall

Things I Like – August 24, 2018

Friends visiting this time of yearNo backups at the Bay BridgeA great intern (Rebecca Evans)Carrying out a good deed privatelyLeaving a hospitalA hotel parking lot full of Pa. license platesMexican food a couple times a monthThe beach around 7 p.m.A surprise ending to a bookSeeing my sons hugFootball’s return

Things I Like – August 17, 2018

When the sun comes out on the beach after a stormSmall concert venuesA weather forecast that’s rightTidal pools in the ocean close to shoreBack-to-school senior picturesMy sons giggling with each other in the back seatTeammates working together on the fieldThe smell and look of freshly cut grassAll the volunteers who work Surfers Healing day in… Read more »

Things I Like – August 10, 2018

Funny conversations overheard on a beach dayEarly morning peace in my houseTubing the bay on a calm dayAnnual friend visits during the summerThe Berlin Peach FestivalLow tide beach daysA new pair of sunglassesFried chicken and watermelon for lunch on the beachWeekends with no plansBooks with short chaptersLearning from mistakes

Things I Like – August 3, 2018

A kid reading on the beachHow fast this paper gets picked up by readers on FridaysLifeguards who try to educateWatching the boats go through the Inlet at Harrison’s Harbor WatchSenior citizens who volunteerJim Kelly’s ESPY speechA phone with a long-lasting batterySplitting a dozen jumbo crabs with my wifeLong beach daysWatching the moon rise over the… Read more »

Things I Like – July 27, 2018

Crabs and corn on the cob for dinnerThe timeliness of Dr, SuessWhen a weekend weather forecast is wrongGatorade ZeroAn ocean dip before workBeing home alone in the peaceSounds of kids laughing at a playgroundEvening bike ridesGood Samaritan storiesWhen a real person answers a business phoneClear Space Theatre performances

Things I Like – July 20, 2018

The feeling at night after a long beach dayAn Acai bowl for lunchThat my son wants to join Vacation Bible School every summerSoccer players who don’t flopShort doctor’s appointmentsSteamed crabs once a weekDays with no mail at my houseWhen health insurance covers itSeedless watermelonsTrying to never mail paymentsHours without my phone on the weekend

Things I Like – July 13, 2018

A hammock napPlaying games with my kids in the poolHolding on to a great penCamp Safe Harbor in SalisburyA small crab with a surprising amount of meatEdamameThe way back in after a great fishing tripPicking up my exhausted kids from campWorld Cup games not decided by penalty kicksThe beach at duskStand Up comedy shows

Things I Like – July 6, 2018

Being exhausted on Sunday nights from the weekendPeople watching and listening at the beachWater Country in WilliamsburgHeavy duty beach umbrellasWhen social media is a positive thingA young kid’s display of ingenuityBerlin’s new librarySockless weekendsEating local seafoodHow quiet Berlin is at night even in the summerWorld Cup goal celebrations