Things I Like

Things I Like

Those old blue and yellow surf matsCatching a glimpse of a shooting starSwimming in a pool at nightDriving to AssateagueA fresh perspective on a complicated matterPlaying with my son on the floorA full night’s sleepWhen I am inspired to write an editorialA piece of thick cheesecake with no toppingKeeping things simpleGetting corn on the cob… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

A cloudless blue skyWatching people trying to read a newspaper on the beachA perfectly cracked crab clawThe show ‘Hopkins’A no-teeth giggle from my sonLightening bugs doing their thing in a fieldBody surfing in the oceanThe smell of a towel after a day at the beachOcean sounds in a conch shellA pile of hot crabs and… Read more »

Things I Like

Grandparents who like to baby sitNapping in the pool on a summer afternoonA swing under a treeWatching fireworks on a beachThe first bit of caffeine each morningHow my wife looks at our babyLeaving Sam’s Cub with a carloadWatching the US Olympic swimming trialsThe Nadal-Federer tennis rivalrySummer breezes on a beachGetting to know a new cell… Read more »

Things I Like

A picnic table under a treeMy son’s fascination with a ceiling fanA Corona with a lime on a hot dayThat there are ducks in BerlinA woman driving a pickup truckHeading home after a great dinnerDownshifting in a manual vehicleThe smell of freshly popped popcornA quick breakfast before going surfingWatching a squirrel jump tree branchesRelaxing on… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

A piece of driftwood on a beachTrash bags that don’t ripComing home to a package on the front porchThe sound of leaves blowing in the windWhen one of our dogs licks my sonNorthside Park during Art’s AliveEating BBQ pork without any breadA cool bedroom on a hot dayThe new trail through Berlin’s Decatur ParkBrowsing through… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

The memories made at an old churchIndependent childrenA well-written greeting cardSelf-opening and closing doorsCorn on the cob with lots of butterThe occasional piece of peanut butter fudgeWatching beachcombers hunt for treasure (pennies)Pasta with lobsterA beach scene painted with watercolorsKids that ask lots of questionsThe smell of a clean baby

Things I Like

Things I Like

A summer evening bonfireThe salads at PaneraAn iced mocha from Caffe CafeBuffalo wings with bleu cheeseGolfers who still wear plaidA good old afternoon thunderstormMovies with Davd StrathairnSports on an HD televisionMaking bank depositsMy son in a new outfitMaking a tank of gas last at least three weeks

Things I Like

Things I Like

Looking at the glass as “half full”The “Pets of the Month” photosThe first boat ride of the seasonSitting under a tree on a hot dayAsian night at the GlobeSliced avocado The movie ‘Recount’Visiting college townsA shave after missing a dayWhen my son smiles while he sleepsBBQ chicken fresh off a grill

Things I Like

Things I Like

Watching a young tree growHolding my son first thing in the morningOvertime sports gamesBig bath towelsA good figSeedless grapesThe summer’s first dip in the poolHoliday weekends offJoe Pesci moviesWearing flip flops all weekendCookouts with friends

Things I Like

Things I Like

When the Cruisers roll into town Watching my infant son sleepOld ‘Taxi’ rerunsDriving on InterstatesNeil Young’s “Old Man”A good napThe old vented baseball hatsA rainbow after an afternoon thunderstorm Being in the hospital for a good thingFeeding my sonWhen the Cruisers roll out of town