Things I Like – August 6, 2021

Learning the stories behind the Olympics athletesBreakfast for dinnerThe White Marlin Open’s growthPeople watching on the BoardwalkNetflix’s “OzarkNorthside Park on a summer nightThe ribeye at Coastal SaltOld Bay on chicken saladA breeze out of the east on a hot daySea glass collections in a houseMovies with my kids on a rainy day

Things I Like – July 30, 2021

Daily Olympics highlightsChristmas in July at Fish TalesThe movie, “Black Widow”Giannis Antetokounmpo’s humblenessJolly Roger water park daysAerial views of Ocean CityAcai bowls for breakfastSkateboarding and surfing as Olympic sportsAnswering questions from my teenFamily Feud bloopersSleeping through a summer storm

Things I Like – July 23, 2021

Dinner on the BoardwalkA eulogy that brings laughs and tearsBeing first at somethingSeeing my son doing his summer readingWatching kids try to play poolA scrapple, egg and cheese sandwich every now and againGetting lucky with no bay bridge trafficPersonalized picture calendars‘We Heart Berlin” bumper stickersS’mores and a bonfire on a Saturday nightThe last few pieces… Read more »

Things I Like – July 16, 2021

Getting to Assateague early on a weekend dayAll appetizers for dinnerA marina’s atmosphere during a tournamentService with a smileThis year’s NBA Finals teamsA group of kids in my backyardBurgers hot off the grillSeeing my wife relaxingWrinkle-free clothesRiding on bike tires full of airA baby’s giggles

Things I Like – July 9, 2021

How great the local corn is nowBoth my kids falling asleep early from summer fun in the sunSpecial events in BerlinNewspapers hung in restaurant bathroomsBeing surprised by good newsWhen my kid repeats something I taught himA weekend of no shoesWhen a teenager’s politeness is realSwimming before breakfastSmall conch shellsSand on the floor of my truck

Things I Like – June 25, 2021

OC Air Show’s rehearsal daySports takes from Skip BaylessExercising with my kidsFarmers market mornings in BerlinKids who love to readA skilled captain docking a boatPool days on busy weekendsRestocking the bird feedersRain on a work dayNo traffic on the Bay BridgeEarly morning ocean dips

Things I Like – June 18, 2021

A backyard full of kids at playAir Show rehearsal dayA creative repurposing projectSeeing my son working outSmell of an old barnTricked out golf cartsA real conversation with a teenagerMornings with no rushing aroundGetting dinner on a fishing tripKeeping tabs on a bird’s nestSimone Biles

Things I Like – June 11, 2021

Blue sky beach daysQuizzing my son before his finalsWatching a surfing contestFlip-flop weekendsThat Surfers Healing is coming backA drink after deadline dayAny breakfast meat with eggsAssateague wildlife picturesWhen compassion is on displayMy truck’s cooling seat featureDeclining a call when the time is not right

Things I Like – June 4, 2021

Morning sunshine after a couple days of cloudsThe big flag displayed on the beachMaryland’s agriculture platesNBA big guys who play in the paintOutside graduationsYoung people moved to tearsCollege lacrosse playoff gamesCorn on the cob with crabsHearing arcade sounds on the boardsPeople who volunteerWhen my kid learns from a mistake

Things I Like – May 28, 2021

Three-day weekendsStudent graduation speechesBlack mulch in a flower bedSuccessful virtual fundraisersParents cheering on the sidelinesAssateague ponies stopping trafficWatching surfers on big daysWhen my teen is excited to see meEarly morning grocery store runsCrushed iceExhausted kids after a beach day