Things I Like

Things I Like

Football games decided in the last minuteHot days with little humidityA flower bed after the weeds have been yankedWhen Geraldo got knocked down on live TVBig Sunday morning breakfastsPutting my son down for a napHow my dogs howl at the fire sirensThe Chicken Chesapeake at Kirby’sA draft beer in a pint glassSticking close to home… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

The start of football seasonWhen my son gets a tight grip on my fingerLarge dogs with big blockheadsA parent walking a kid to the bus stopHBO’s “Hard Knocks”A sunny day after a stormy oneDriving to Assateague to spend the dayIgnoring long-range weather forecasts The surf after a storm passesA horoscope that actually makes senseA sailboat… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

When my son falls asleep in the carSeptember baseball pennant races A hurricane that veers away from landA big, old oak treeSpotting a hummingbird buzzing aboutA car’s reverse lights in a crowded parking lotAn old beach cruiserThe beach in SeptemberBen Bradlee’s “A Good Life”Fresh guacamole and chipsTaking a nap in a hammock

Things I Like

Things I Like

Body surfing a clean waveGetting in a cool car when it’s hot outsideRare tuna Peeking in on my son while he sleepsIce cream with cookie doughA cool summer nightWalking through grass with no shoesSmelling breakfast from bedHaving fresh flowers in the houseCutting up a seedless watermelonMaking tacos at home

Things I Like

Things I Like

Going a day without checking emailWatching the scopers work on the beachFrontier Town’s water parkThe beach late in the afternoonA kid learning to ride a waveTaking my son to the beachCorn on the cob with crabsSaving my crab claws till the endCookies still warm from the ovenA cloud’s temporary relief on a hot dayA couch… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

A big breakfast after churchThrowing a Frisbee on the beachThat a local boat won big money in the OpenA pool with a basketball hoopLittle dogs that don’t bark constantlySandcastles left behind after a beach dayWatching Olympic swimmersWhen my son giggles in his sleepGoing to the beach without the cell phoneRechargeable batteriesQuiet Mondays

Things I Like

Saturday morningsA seagull squawking in the distancePicking up laundry from the drycleanerSkim milkRandy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture”An iced latte with one SplendaThe sounds my son makes when he’s excitedA weed-less flowerbedWatching a dog swim in the oceanMosquito repellant that actually worksSunday mornings

Things I Like

Things I Like

Wanting something for a long timeRunning with my son in the jogging strollerSound of a boat motor starting in the distanceKid watching in a busy Boardwalk arcadeHow differently people eat steamed crabsPeople who hear rumors but don’t spread themLeftovers the day after grilling outPlanning aheadBuying something with a $1 coinEarly morning when the beach is… Read more »

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 »