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

Things I Like – November 16, 2018

That hurricane season is overA cherished classic carFast technical supportA heavy penLight email inbox daysCookies in milk with my kidsA big kitchenPacking bathing suits for a vacationHow excited the dogs get when I walk inOcean sounds in a conch shellLarge, wrap-around front porches

Things I Like – November 9, 2018

A big breakfast after churchWhite chocolateThat half hour on Sunday when both my boys watched football with meWave watching at the Inlet during a storm60 MinutesFox Gold Coast theater’s heated seatsWhen the weather is not a factorPeace and quiet in the houseRemote start vehicles on cold morningsMy son’s “Be Kind” shirtClever rebranding campaigns

Things I Like – November 2, 2018

That all the election signs will soon be goneNutella on anythingBlack and white photographyWhen something sparks an old memoryLast weekend’s Artrageous show in OCWhen the weather cooperates on HalloweenGrandparents Day at schoolFootball on Sunday morningSteamed crabs for lunchCreative young writersTeachers with high expectations