Things I Like – December 24, 2021

Visiting a new cityBison steakWorking out in the morningRandom warm December daysThick-skinned elected officialsA clear consciousSanta’s on fire trucksStaying in a new hotelShowing my kids something newNot working the day after ChristmasA great brunch after church

Things I Like – December 17, 2021

Berlin’s Main Street at night this time of yearA big breakfast after churchHow busy north OC is during WinterfestA really good Hallmark cardWhen fakeness is confirmedWalking the halls of a school againNice bank tellersVolunteering typesYouth athletes having fun competingWhen a movie lives up to the hypeA full day of football on a rainy Sunday

Things I Like – December 10, 2021

Watching a good parallel parking jobCape Charles, Va.Going to the Berlin Christmas Parade each yearThe heart of a great teacherClose youth basketball gamesWeekends with no plansA coffee with a little Irish in itUsing credit card rewards points for travelA fake Christmas tree that looks realGetting holiday cards in the mailParade floats will little kids

Things I Like – December 3, 2021

The last day of Thanksgiving leftoversReal conversations with my teenThe ice sculptures at Berlin’s tree lighting eventPost-game press conferencesMy son’s excitement for ringing the church bellSmell of a laundry roomHomemade lasagnaThick hooded sweatshirtsA party with a charcuterie boardOld expressions proved to be trueFresh raw oysters

Things I Like – November 26, 2021

Close football games on ThanksgivingAssateague scenery photosNo jacket days in NovemberEasy to understand tech articlesThanksgiving leftoversA personalized autograph in a bookA fountain drink with crushed iceRemembering memorable words of adviceTeens not obsessed with their phonesFriday lunches with my wifeMy son practicing on his drums

Things I Like – November 19, 2021

A Sunday of church, footballFacebook memories of my kidsHanging Christmas lights on a warm dayCommitting to a vacationRavens jerseys in the stands at away gamesAll the breakfast meatsNot having anywhere to go on a stormy dayAvoiding Route 50 this weekA rental house with a heated poolA heavy rocks glassNew art work in the house

Things I Like – November 12, 2021

The Atlantic Hotel’s tree lightsA change for the betterPlanets clearly seen in the night skyA new take on an old songNorth Face jacketsThe community feel of high school football gamesA park full of big treesCrust on a grilled cheese sandwichA woman’s voice with an acoustic guitarThe Boardwalk for lunch in the winterA vehicle with a… Read more »

Things I Like – November 5, 2021

Monday morning NFL highlightsWalking around Berlin the morning after HalloweenWhen a call from school in the middle of the day is not a bad thingPumpkins on a stoopNew flip flops that feel oldA text instead of a voicemailRemembering the Captain’s GalleySmooth flights out of SalisburyOld local surf shop shirtsA baby’s post-bath smellWeekends without rain

Thing I Like – October 29, 2021

All the houses dressed up for HalloweenMeetings under one hourSheryl Crow’s adoption storySound of an acoustic guitarWhen my kids unload the groceriesFootball players who give balls to kids in the standsThe owning of a mistakeHomecoming photos on FacebookFunny police incident reportsNeedle tip pensSeeing a good coach impact an athlete

Thing I Like – October 22, 2021

Learning the high road is best at timesxA field of green grass freshly cutxWind chimes doing their thing in the distancexWhen a storm drastically changes our weatherxThe documentary, “Dopesick”xNFL RedZone when the Ravens are not playingxCream-based seafood soupsxTree standsxReading a nicely done obituaryxWhen optimism is not forcedxA long third down conversion in football