Things I Like – February 18, 2022

Crawl Street’s Super Bowl FeastThe feeling after public speakingSuper Bowls with few penaltiesA parenting winAt least two vacations a yearThe Sopranos-themed commercialPlants looking to bloom in FebruaryThe show, “As We See It”All the support for the Draheim familyWhen a team trades an unhappy playerTransparent governing

Things I Like – February 11, 2022

Going out for breakfast after churchThe show “As We See It”Kids hanging out together laughingKate Hudson in “Almost Famous”Friday afternoons offOld sayings that stay true through the yearsMonday morning caffeineFalling asleep quick at nightWinter Olympics highlightsWhen hard work pays offDriving in silence

Things I Like – February 4, 2022

Avoiding weekends at ski resortsGetting hooked on a new showA snow-covered Main Street in BerlinViews from atop a mountainThe Bengals’ playoff runLunar New Year celebrationsGood road trip kidsStocked grocery store shelvesWhen volunteering is funA crowd of kids sleddingAll the close playoff games this year

Things I Like – January 28, 2022

A blue sky morning after a snowfallSongs written by the singerAnimated films adults like tooEddie Murray’s batting stanceDifferent takes on shrimp and gritsRemote start for a snow-covered vehicleRandomly running into friends in an airportThe last few miles of a long road tripRoyal Farms fried chicken on the beachMemories of my college years living in HampdenWhen… Read more »

Things I Like – January 21, 2022

Packing for a vacationHot soup on a cold dayA young athlete’s ability to recover from an injuryGreat NFL playoff gamesA spirited game of air hockey at an arcadeEasy to understand financial adviceDr. King’s many wise wordsThe Geico gecko commercialsA good sweat to start the dayWatching a good coach at workRiding a good luck streak

Things I Like – January 14, 2022

Waking up to snowObserving construction crews at workYouTube highlights of games I missWhen the forecasters get it rightMy teenager studying on his ownThe 10-Year challenge photosA memorable eulogyTalk radio on a road tripWell-trained dogsA clean house after a day of workA historian’s memory

Things I Like – January 7, 2022

Grateful professional athletesThe first sunrise after a snow dayForced optimism of a New YearCruise control on a road tripClothes still warm from the dryerA hot shower after shoveling snowCalendars with personalized photosMy kids going back to school this weekLooking forward to a vacationA worthwhile iPhone updateWaterproof winter gloves

Things I Like – December 31, 2021

Warm Christmas DaysHarper Lee’s storyStill being able to surprise our kids on Christmas morningOld hardwood floorsClint EastwoodA drawer full of new batteriesCommiserating with other parentsAn old outdoorsman’s handsWhen the teen in the house wakes up earlyGeese flying in formationOld concert bootlegs

Things I Like – December 24, 2021

Visiting a new cityBison steakWorking out in the morningRandom warm December daysThick-skinned elected officialsA clear consciousSanta’s on fire trucksStaying in a new hotelShowing my kids something newNot working the day after ChristmasA great brunch after church

Things I Like – December 17, 2021

Berlin’s Main Street at night this time of yearA big breakfast after churchHow busy north OC is during WinterfestA really good Hallmark cardWhen fakeness is confirmedWalking the halls of a school againNice bank tellersVolunteering typesYouth athletes having fun competingWhen a movie lives up to the hypeA full day of football on a rainy Sunday