Things I Like – January 25, 2019

Hearing a howling wind outside from bedNot having to rush in the morningThat Piaza has gluten- and dairy-free pizzaGetting a check from my health insurance providerPhotos of a snow-covered BoardwalkHeated floors in a bathroomWhen a phone call works in place of a meetingWatching young athletes improvePlaces where wind chill is not a concernSmall steamed clamsReading… Read more »

Things I Like – January 18, 2019

The steering wheel warmer functionCome-from-behind victoriesTeens talking about their faithTechnology articlesWatching “The Polar Express” every holiday seasonSilence in the houseWhen a preconceived notion is wrongBeing excited about a new restaurantThe smell of an old bookFolding a laundry load of towelsEggs and scrapple for breakfast

Things I Like – January 11, 2019

Close NFL playoff gamesPeeling a just right avocadoOld lighthousesThe story behind the ‘John’s Crazy Socks’ companyTaking Christmas decorations down on a warm January dayWhen a referral works out for everyoneWaking up before the alarmYoung athletes who don’t complain about calls by refereesPersonalized photo calendars as a giftFinding a perfect conch shell on the beachSpanish moss… Read more »

Things I Like – January 4, 2019

A messy house on Christmas morningWalking to dinner in BerlinNo longer feeling like I have to be awake for New Year’s EveWhen my son wants to practice a sportWhen young people show kindnessMusicians who sing and write their own songsFunny classified adsFeel of an old sweatshirtA puppy’s soft bellyHearing rain from bed and not having… Read more »

Things I Like – December 28, 2018

Watching football with familyMy sister-in-law’s handmade Christmas stockingsChristmas morning photosSmell of a charcoal grill‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ on Christmas EveKing-size bedsRunning on the BoardwalkSetting up a new computerA movie and a bottle of wine at homeThe first time the power comes on after an outageSporting goods departments

Things I Like – December 21, 2018

Mondays after a Ravens winWatching my kids in a church Christmas programHelping othersMy wife’s Buckeye creationsAnonymous donationsAcapella groupsHow light flatscreen TVs are these daysClear blue sky daysLeaving work on FridaysFinding an old gift card with a balanceNativity scenes

Things I Like – December 14, 2018

A smooth road tripWhen the refs don’t impact a gameReading Autism articlesThe look of Spanish mossMultiple Christmas trees in a houseThe Heisman trophyKids wearing bow tiesChristmas cards in the mailMy kids’ love of a hotel poolWaterproof shoes on a rainy dayPentatonix Christmas specials

Things I Like – December 7, 2018

Silly Christmas sweatersChicken chiliPip The Beach Cat’s photosNo-jacket days in DecemberGeorge H.W. Bush tributes this weekRoom service breakfastLong friendshipsCollege football upsetsSmell of steamed crabs in the houseCatching a sunrise and sunset on the same dayOld appliances that still work well

Things I Like – November 30, 2018

The last of the Thanksgiving leftoversCabin glampingThree football games on ThanksgivingThat my kids like churchUgly sweater partiesNon-school morningsThe night after a kid sleepoverMexican food and drinksMarching bands in paradesThrowing away a shopping listGathering bids for a home project

Things I Like – November 23, 2018

November’s weather extremesTraditional Christmas musicHanging lights this weekend every yearNot shopping on Black FridayOyster dressing leftoversWhen social media is a positive thingA pile of leaves and a toddlerHot chocolate after Winterfest of LightsClose electionsQuiet time in the morning before everyone wakes upReducing my screen time