Things I Like – July 8, 2022

Reading fishing boat flagsSmall venue concertsLiving at the beach and not working on the 4thSwimming in the ocean with my kidsWhen it rains at nightStrangers who call asking for this or that not to be printedEating watermelon outside on a hot dayTall cornfieldsEating breakfast, lunch and dinner on the beachA house with a flag pole… Read more »

Things I Like – July 1, 2022

A pool full of kids goofing aroundThe Boardwalk on weekend morningsSmall live music venuesCloud-less beach daysGetting home before a big stormSmell of surf wax in a carA kid who will try new foodsBerlin’s brick crosswalksA seashell worth keepingDogs who don’t need a leashCrispy scrapple

Things I Like – June 24, 2022

A clean desk to start the weekEarly-to-bed Sunday nightsFather’s Day Facebook memoriesThe beach at least once a weekendWatching the bikers on Boardwalk morningsA smooth technology changeWalking to churchComeback storiesCrowds in Berlin during the weekSteph CurryBig computer monitors

Things I Like – June 17, 2022

Remembering chats with Mike BeattyOC Air Show’s practice dayBerlin’s Broad Street StationStudents learning financial literacyA smooth phone updateWatching crowd reactions at the Air ShowA pool dip after yard workThe growth of Berlin’s bathtub racesParental mixed emotions that come with last day of schoolWhen my teenager hears meSunshine after a quick storm

Things I Like – June 10, 2022

Driving with all the windows down and the radio upAcai bowls on the beachA no-cloud blue skyA lightbulb moment for my teenQ&A interviewsBeach morningsPool afternoonsBlunt election candidatesNew special eventsQuiet Sunday nights at homeSteamed crabs a couple times a month

Things I Like – June 3, 2022

Hearing positive business reportsNot working on Memorial DayPlaces that serve breakfast all dayDropping my son off for his first day of workA kitchen with two sinksPeople watching on the BoardwalkQuick phone callsPeople who are good with remembering faces, namesBathing suits hanging off a balconyNew tires on a vehicleClose NBA playoff games

Things I Like – May 27, 2022

Live music at the Berlin Farmers MarketA resume that stands outIced green teaA determined kid learning to surfBeach days in MaySaving my crab claws until the endBeing inspired to writeFresh mulchCharity golf tournamentsHearing rain from bedA dog’s excitement for the bank drive thru

Things I Like – May 20, 2022

The Berlin Farmers MarketRainy day board gamesA one-hour fog delaySteak and asparagus on the grillThis spring’s temperature extremesThe south’s different takes on shrimp and gritsA day off from the computerSteamed crabs and corn on the cobFriday lunches with my wifeFreshly laundered shirtsA kid giggling in his sleep

Things I Like – May 13, 2022

Trying out a new roller coasterGetting away on a rainy weekendCautious young driversAsking a question when the answer is already knownA hotel with a heated poolWaterfront cocktails with friendsSenior citizens in a tie dyeMy teen overcoming adversityOvertime game emotionsDifferent takes on Osso BucoA talented young artist

Things I Like – May 6, 2022

A lively live auction at a fundraiserHow the Ravens draftBreakfast made by someone elseThe Berlin Farmers Market’s growthGratitude from a kidParents who keep youth sports in perspectiveGrilled shrimp with anythingNot using an alarm clockUnique sea shell collectionsSmell of an old leather baseball gloveA hammock on a beach