Things I Like – October 15, 2021

That newborn parent lookReminiscing at a funeralPlayoff baseball gamesThe view looking south from the InletSports teams wearing pink in OctoberWhen change turns out to be goodA heavy overnight rainNew shoes that feel oldWhen people sent baby announcements in the mailTom PettyA big pot of chili on a Sunday

Things I Like – October 8, 2021

The Facebook whistleblower’s storyEasy Ravens winsRemembering Joy Snyder’s quick witStopping on Assateague for horses crossing the roadThe ride to a little getawayThe ride home from a little getawayA wrap over a bunMovies that keep my kids attentionDriving in silenceWhen a hearty salad fills me upA surprisingly clean public restroom

Things I Like – October 1, 2021

Celebrating a win with my sonRestaurants that only serve breakfastNot getting a pile of ones from a cashierBeing stumped by a diverse menuA fishing trip with a lot of catchingLeaving the office after deadlineTeens who talk to parentsWrap-around front porchesLearning a new applianceWhen my memory serves me rightCold fruit and peanut butter

Things I Like – September 24, 2021

Main Street events in BerlinA good show recommendationLynyrd Skynyrd’s storyNot being able to fall asleep after a late-night Ravens winShrimp and clams for dinnerSchool pickups on FridayLearning background from old copies of the Maryland Coast PressGrilling out with a chill in the airTax credits of any kindWatching young athletes improveA stocked fridge after a grocery… Read more »

Things I Like – September 17, 2021

Watching dogs at the beachThe cool mornings of SeptemberA Friday off with the kids in schoolThe first Sunday of the NFL seasonGoing under a bridge on a boatThe feeling after a good sneezeA rational approach to masksGrilled fish and a saladRubbing on an old, lazy dogPersonalized calendarsOld T-shirts that still fit

Things I Like – September 10, 2021

The mixed feelings of a Labor DayIsland Creamery for dessert after eating out in BerlinLeaving school on the first day backPool daysSmoked fish dipStanding on the Inlet jettySquirrels chasing each other around a treeNo bills in the mailboxRocking chairs on a porchA storm to cap off a hot dayShort phone calls

Things I Like – September 3, 2021

Sleeping on a great pillowA smile from a strangerAn iced latte to start the dayA brand new knifeAnything cooked on the grillPeople with nice handwritingA back yard full of kids at playQuick rainstormsThe first shave with a new bladeSteamed crabs once a monthThe sense of accomplishment after something is put together

Things I Like – August 27, 2021

Watching the families’ reactions at Surfers HealingCounting down to the NFLSeeing changes in my kidsHow each sunrise/sunset is differentWhen an injury is not as bad as it looks initiallyFall sports practicesA flat brick sidewalkLook of fresh pavementPeople in recovery sharing their storiesRemembering mix tapesEmbracing, not fearing, change

Things I Like – August 20, 2021

Finding sand everywhere this time of yearNight pool dipsSeeing national music acts 20 minutes from homeHitting the beach early in the daySeedless watermelonGetting lucky with a parking spotPoke tuna bowlsA kid’s excitement for catching wavesSolar lights that actually workWatching adults act like kidsAn excited dog at meal time

Things I Like – August 13, 2021

The occasional rainy weekend dayPeyton Manning commercialsWhen there is sleep at a ‘sleepover’Drama-free daysA lab’s love of the oceanCold fruit on the beachHearing giggles from my kid’s roomFreshly mulched flower bedsSquirrel-resistant bird feedersComputer-free weekendsA cold beer from the bottom of a cooler