Things I Like – May 1, 2020

My son’s love of a hooded sweatshirtHelping people when possibleReliving Michael Jordan’s careerFamily meals for carryout these daysA new shovelWatching the NFL DraftGrilling out with a beer in handVideos from teachers to their studentsLooking forward to beach daysApologizing when it’s dueA game of “Horse” with my kids

Things I Like – April 24, 2020

ESPN’s “The Last Dance”A blunt conversation with a politicianA wall of photos on canvasWhen a card game with my kids doesn’t end in an argumentA great shower after a landscaping projectHearing about Class of 2020 college commitmentsPasta leftovers for lunchThrowing the directions away after successfully putting something togetherReading about sports multiple times a daySmell of… Read more »

Things I Like – April 17, 2020

Being able to not leave the house on a nasty dayWatching the sun rise from my kitchenGiving a good referral to a small business ownerNot having an ashtray in the houseSupporting restaurants throughout carryoutLooking forward to the beachMovies with my kids at homeThinking about the Class of 2020Office lunch deliveriesLittle footprints in the sandHearing my… Read more »

Things I Like – April 10, 2020

Virtual church sermonsNetflix’s “Tiger King” documentarySupporting carryout restaurants during this timeFunny obituariesWhen Dr. Fauci talks at press conferencesJimmy Fallon’s shows from homeInspirational storiesKind gestures in this crisisHow teachers are trying to adaptBlooming flowers in a front yardWatching birds at work building a nest

Things I Like – April 3, 2020

Notable sacrifices people are makingSeeing my son Zoom with his teachersGovernments livestreaming their meetingsCommiserating with business owners these daysBinge watching old Cheers episodesEmbracing each day’s silver liningsA lab’s love of a ballThe look of a brick patio after a power washWorking remotelyThe first grass cut of the yearA budding tree

Things I Like – March 27, 2020

The days before anyone knew what COVID-19 wasSeeing restaurants adapt in this dayLegendary football game rerunsOptimismTaking time away from my phoneMy family’s Harry Potter movie binge over the last two weeksThe expression ‘Misery loves company’ these daysWhen there’s milk in the grocery storeSeeing my kids learn stuff at homeDr. Fauci’s interviewsSeeing redevelopment projects this time… Read more »

Things I Like – March 13, 2020

Experiencing southern hospitalityVertical business cardsA night out with my wife and friendsNot using a snow shovel this winterWhen free shipping turns out to be just thatDustin Hoffman in ‘Rain Man’Having a buffer day before work/school after a vacationWalking to dinner in BerlinShowing my kids new placesPeople watching in hotel lobbiesWhen power outages are short

Things I Like – March 6, 2020

Snow Hill’s annual oyster roastThat Island Creamery is back open in BerlinShort phone conversationsWhen both kids wake up on their own for schoolMexican food leftoversTaking off a tieSeeing horse and deer during an Assateague visitHearing about college from students coming back to the areaPaying for big, heavy crabsSpare time on a weekendA hotel shower with… Read more »

Things I Like – February 28, 2020

Lunch on the waterDisney+A drama-free decisionT-shirts from places no longer in businessThe feel of a ski lodgeSelf-adhesive envelopesSkiing while it’s snowingThankful typesA surprising twist at the end of a bookSeeing my kids playing outside togetherSmelling breakfast from bed

Things I Like – February 21, 2020

No-jacket weather in FebruaryFestive birthday parties for young kidsPlaying board games with my kids without argumentsStaying in a new hotelThick coffee mugsTrying out a restaurant while visiting an unfamiliar townWell done scrappleHitting Nacho Mama’s whenever in BaltimoreLearning the sounds of a new houseWatching an expert clean a fishBeing stumped by a diverse menu