Things I Like – June 12, 2020

A clean, glassy set of waves rolling inLiving in a quiet placePeaceful protests with good intentionsFridays offEating outside on a nice nightA day with no appointmentsWhen a real person answers the phoneReading what made news years agoA shocking twist at the end of a bookLeftover Italian for dinnerA lab’s love for a ball

Things I Like – June 5, 2020

Hearing my son sing in the showerFish stories around a marinaA pool dip after working in the yardSmell of a pencil after sharpeningBig puffy clouds and a bright blue skySea glass artGetting home right before a stormWhen every crab in a dozen is solidLights with dimmer switchesCleaning out sand from my truckA bright red watermelon

Things I Like – May 29, 2020

The vinegar foot pedal at Thrasher’sEarly morning activity of a bird houseGraduation paradesPeople who make the best out of a bad situationLearning from a mistakeAn honest assessmentLearning a new word from a news articleBike ride chats with my sonHow a morning shower can change an outlookTalking to a teacher about this school yearWatching kids play… Read more »

Things I Like – May 22, 2020

A dry and sunny extended forecastBoardwalk graduation parade plansListening to music during yard workIsland Creamery after a Berlin bike rideLooking forward to youth sports againBusy bird housesManaging our 12-year-old’s desire for independenceAn empty washing machine and dryerFriday night carryoutA unique house paint colorWhen trust is confirmed

Things I Like – May 15, 2020

Seeing people be responsible on the BoardwalkThe show, “Dead To Me”Smell of food hot off the grillA day with no appointmentsClever masksSleeping in a cold bedroomHearing birds singing from bedNewly mulched flower bedsGood news in the mailWatching my kids fool aroundRoad trips with no traffic

Things I Like – May 8, 2020

Introducing my kids to classic moviesSmelling breakfast cooking from bedSunny weekendsLooking forward to a first beach dayPeople who get creative with their masksWhen my kids help with yard workWhen the yard work is all doneCarryout for dinner a couple times a weekSmell of a freshly sharpened pencilAdding lump crabmeat to anythingComing across a kid reading… Read more »

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