Things I Like

Maryland’s flag hanging off a house Elaborate Derby hats An old brick chimney Lazy weekend mornings Taking my kids on a walk Seafood and eggs for breakfast How a goofy puppy runs around Rocking chairs on a porch A storm to cap off a hot day Baby birds chirping The character of an old pickup

Things I Like

Things I Like

When karma shows itself Ivy growing up and around a columnMy kids sleeping in on the weekends When those huge Route 50 signs actually say something Those old bikes with banana seats An empty trash can Smell of a new book Memories of weighing fish at the old Paul’s Tackle Shop These final shows of… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Tree buds in the process of bloomingHomemade pizza Allergy medicine that does the trick An outside nap All the deals in the Sunday Travel sectionsBirds at work building a nest The Palladia channel Unpredictability of hockey playoffs My son’s chubby little fingers Storm clouds on the horizon Scanning the magazine aisle at the grocery store

Things I Like

Things I Like

Working on a rainy dayA greasy cheesesteak with fried onionsGood pediatrician reports Masters weekend A hammock on a breezy dayLooking back and seeing my kids in the rearview mirrorThe monkeys at the Salisbury ZooOld photo albumsQuick, productive meetingsLeaving a hospitalBikes that don’t rust

Things I Like

Things I Like

A little spirit on Easter Random smiles from strangers Cruising in a convertible with the top down Watching my son make himself dizzy Fresh hardwood mulchSunny, warm morningsA young person reading in a parkMen who wear their wedding ringsBreaking in a new pair of flip flopsSquirrels chasing each other around a treeChips with guacamole and… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

When my dogs listenThat ‘U.S. Of Tara’ is back onThe first fresh grass cut of the yearHand-me-down booksGuilty pleasures Kids’ overallsUpset callers who don’t hang up on me A surprising turn of eventsAn attic I can stand up inDaffodils on the dinner tableTaking my toddler to the grocery store

Things I Like

Things I Like

Towels with high thread counts A beer after yard work March Madness surprises Going to the beach with the family, no matter the time of year Fish tacos Visiting college towns Some color poking out of the ground A long, hot shower Signing up for e-statementsSleepy kidsRoast beef with horseradish

Things I Like

Things I Like

A nice day when the forecast said otherwiseGreat sports movie, like ‘Hoosiers’ Fried oystersHearing bagpipes in the distancePlaying trucks with my sonWhen Maryland is in the big tourneyBooks about local historyWave watching at the Inlet during a stormA liberating changeFlying out of SalisburyDriving along Old Ocean City Road

Things I Like

The smell of clean laundryJerry Seinfeld’s new show Looking forward to the daffodils Planets clearly seen in the night sky Making a video of my kids Pigtails Getting photo text messages The Oscar statue A sleepy toddler Hitting the sack early on Sunday night A unique take on a cover song

Things I Like

Things I Like

Being in court for a good thing ‘The Tudors’ Pizza and salad for dinner How my kid reacts to the word ‘snack’ An oyster fritter sandwich on white bread A basketball hoop in a driveway Teenagers who enjoy reading Travel articles The sounds of a violinA workday that goes by fastCatching typos in other newspapers