Things I Like – December 30, 2016

A warm Christmas Day Gifts that get my kids outside The kids movie, “Sing” My wife’s breakfast casseroles Staying home on Christmas ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’ cakes When a vacation is near Post-Christmas shopping deals That the days are now getting a little longer Caring teachers Berlin on New Year’s Eve

Things I Like – December 23, 2016

Giving gifts A reliable handyman Silence The first good day after being sick Playing sports with my kids Unsolicited advice Not packing socks for a vacation Warm winter days The feeling after a Monday morning workout A little kid’s footprints in the sand Receiving gifts

Things I Like – December 9, 2016

The first night after putting Christmas lights up at home Stories about keeping the faith Christmas songs in church Winning a raffle Organ donors Jimmy V’s ESPY speech Hardwood floors that don’t scratch Tequila Mockingbird’s queso College basketball upsets Getting Christmas cards in the mail Shopping local

Things I Like – December 2, 2016

Berlin’s annual tree lighting Ignoring Cyber Monday emails Visiting Winterfest each year The new Maryland license plates The black Delaware license plates A heated steering wheel on cold mornings My kids having vegetables on their Thanksgiving dinner plates Holiday television classics A good news surprise Spotting a familiar face far from home A tailored suit

Things I Like – November 25, 2016

Coming home to dinner being prepared My kids experimenting with new food The smell of beef and dumplings Old pictures from college Pulling onto Berlin’s Main Street after a long road trip Pancakes for breakfast every now and again Showing my kids new sites When rain is forecasted but it doesn’t Splurging on new sunglasses… Read more »

Things I Like – November 18, 2016

SNL’s silly political skits A new vehicle’s quick defrost Risotto any anything When election results are surprising Football games with lots of lead changes An old song that brings back a memory Ignoring the local blogs Wedding anniversaries The first night back in my own bed after time away Good Samaritans A good night’s sleep… Read more »

Things I Like – November 4, 2016

Halloween night in Berlin The days before a mortgage payment Great pitching in the World Series Positive attitudes Black-and-white photos The creases on an old book Smell of espresso in the morning My son’s soccer goal celebrations Cooking on the grill when it’s dark out The first shave with a new blade A house full… Read more »

Things I Like – October 28, 2016

People who respect the police When Halloween falls on a weekend How my kids have taught me the virtues of patience Being able to eat good crabs throughout the year Retirement parties The rare lunch and a movie with my wife Upsets in college football Casual wedding receptions Watching a printing press at work When… Read more »