Things I Like

Things I Like

Buying roses any time but Valentine’s DayMovies about the Kennedys Conde Nast magazines Memories of playing in a tree stand as a kidDiscovering new wines A colorful orchid Fast forwarding through commercialsThe unique smell of an atticHans Christian Andersen’s writings Stemless wine glasses The Berlin mural on the south side of Boomers

Things I Like

Things I Like

How excited my dogs get at the bank drive-thru Waves crashing against a boat at a marina John Malkovich movies A man who wears his wedding band When a live person answers the phone at a business Waking up before my son in the morning Showtime’s U.S. of Tara A string of warm days in… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Reading old copies of Ocean City MagazineThe sound of food fryingSmell of a new piece of furnitureListening to my son’s babble A doctor with an egoCatching the beginning of a good son on the radioA big helping of caffeine on Monday mornings Clothes from The North Face Watching the Super Bowl on a big screen… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Putting on clothes still warm from the dryer Early episodes of The Sopranos A bonfire when its cold outside Coming home to a clean house after work How some people have no freckles A blue, cloudless sky My son’s fascination with everything Movies by the Coen Brothers A small picture or painting in a big… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Lobster night at Fager’s IslandThe Biography Channel Hunkered down at home on a Sunday afternoon The combination of chocolate and peanut butter Obama’s letter to his daughters Berlin’s old gray street signs A fireplace crackling on a cold day John Grogan’s ‘Bad Dogs Have More Fun’ Snow flakes on my black lab’s face Peeking in… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

The Sunday morning news interviews Hoping for a Ravens-Eagles Super Bowl My son when he is all bundled up for outsideACC college basketball seasonShort runs in the cold Having someone else do my taxes Waking up and realizing it’s not a week day Taking down the holiday decorations When health insurance does what it’s supposed… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

The forced optimism of a New YearWhen my son feels better after being sick My new Ugg clogs The first two ‘Rocky’ movies A Ducks Unlimited sticker on a pickup Driving over the Bay Bridge Cruise control on a road trip The movie ‘Rendition’ St. MichaelsInvestigative news stories Birds following a tractor in a field

Things I Like

Things I Like

Windy football games A drawer full of new batteries Clint Eastwood movies Staying close to home on New Year’s EveA dog running with a stick in its mouth When readers submit things they likeA 60-degree day in the winter Looking at photos of my son’s first Christmas Eating bad around the holidays A hot shower… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Getting my shopping done in one dayEating crab cakes in the winterRalphie in “A Christmas Story”A good laughing fit with my sonSeeing a seal on the beachMy new Kirk McBride paintingFeeling better after being sickThe band, “Widespread Panic”Driving a street that just got pavedThe yard after a fresh load of mulchNot working the day after… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

That ‘Marley and Me’ was made into a movie The colors of a sunset on a cold day When the Ravens and Steelers play The odd noises my son makes while he eats CNN’s Planet In Peril The horse and carriage rides in Berlin Good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies The strange things for sale… Read more »