Things I Like – August 17, 2018

When the sun comes out on the beach after a stormSmall concert venuesA weather forecast that’s rightTidal pools in the ocean close to shoreBack-to-school senior picturesMy sons giggling with each other in the back seatTeammates working together on the fieldThe smell and look of freshly cut grassAll the volunteers who work Surfers Healing day in… Read more »

Things I Like – August 10, 2018

Funny conversations overheard on a beach dayEarly morning peace in my houseTubing the bay on a calm dayAnnual friend visits during the summerThe Berlin Peach FestivalLow tide beach daysA new pair of sunglassesFried chicken and watermelon for lunch on the beachWeekends with no plansBooks with short chaptersLearning from mistakes

Things I Like – August 3, 2018

A kid reading on the beachHow fast this paper gets picked up by readers on FridaysLifeguards who try to educateWatching the boats go through the Inlet at Harrison’s Harbor WatchSenior citizens who volunteerJim Kelly’s ESPY speechA phone with a long-lasting batterySplitting a dozen jumbo crabs with my wifeLong beach daysWatching the moon rise over the… Read more »

Things I Like – July 27, 2018

Crabs and corn on the cob for dinnerThe timeliness of Dr, SuessWhen a weekend weather forecast is wrongGatorade ZeroAn ocean dip before workBeing home alone in the peaceSounds of kids laughing at a playgroundEvening bike ridesGood Samaritan storiesWhen a real person answers a business phoneClear Space Theatre performances

Things I Like – July 20, 2018

The feeling at night after a long beach dayAn Acai bowl for lunchThat my son wants to join Vacation Bible School every summerSoccer players who don’t flopShort doctor’s appointmentsSteamed crabs once a weekDays with no mail at my houseWhen health insurance covers itSeedless watermelonsTrying to never mail paymentsHours without my phone on the weekend

Things I Like – July 13, 2018

A hammock napPlaying games with my kids in the poolHolding on to a great penCamp Safe Harbor in SalisburyA small crab with a surprising amount of meatEdamameThe way back in after a great fishing tripPicking up my exhausted kids from campWorld Cup games not decided by penalty kicksThe beach at duskStand Up comedy shows

Things I Like – July 6, 2018

Being exhausted on Sunday nights from the weekendPeople watching and listening at the beachWater Country in WilliamsburgHeavy duty beach umbrellasWhen social media is a positive thingA young kid’s display of ingenuityBerlin’s new librarySockless weekendsEating local seafoodHow quiet Berlin is at night even in the summerWorld Cup goal celebrations

Things I Like – June 29, 2018

Sand in my truck on Monday morningsGrilled fish with no breadWhen sports announcers get excitedSunrise photosFinding my son doing his summer readingCrab claws from J&M Meat Market in BerlinOutdoor showersHumble professional athletesBeach volleyballGrilled watermelonWorld Cup upsets

Things I Like

Newly mulched flower beds before the weeds arriveBreakfast, lunch and dinner on the beachStaying in a new hotel for the first timeThe smell of a baseball stadiumSeinfeld re-runs (still funny after all these years)Steak and asparagusIsland Creamery’s milk shakesDriving back to the beach on SundaysThe Snowball Stand once a week (at least)The first and last… Read more »

Things I Like – June 15, 2018

Exhausted dogsThe early evening hours on the beachChips and salsa, queso and guacSmores off a bonfireThe streets of Berlin early in the morningBeing sore after a workoutA good surfer working a small waveTaking off a tieRoute 611 where the trees hang over the roadA little kid fishingIce cream after crabs