Things I Like – July 14, 2017

A pool dip first thing in the morningCold fruit on the beachA relaxing afternoon after yard work in the morningWhen things are simpleCarryout lunch from Berlin OrganicsSunrises any time of yearBoard games with my kidsA week without one meetingSteamed crabs once a weekA dog on a boatLow tide beach days

Things I Like – July 7, 2017

Watching dogs swim in the oceanIntroducing my kids to fishingDuct tapeHow I feel the rest of the day after a morning workoutThe seafood pasta at Mancini’sHot water park days at Jolly RogerThe fireworks festivities in BerlinA day with a gorgeous sunrise and sunsetDining on the waterA random act of kindness from a strangerWhen carryout is… Read more »

Things I Like – June 30, 2017

The Orioles’ orange jerseysTesty press conferencesKevin Spacey in ‘House of Cards’My kids’ excitement for jumping off the lifeguard standsFruit smoothiesRemembering the Wide World of Sports as a kidAssateague’s bayside when there are no fliesIce cold water on the beachEavesdropping on touristsHaving lunch and dinner on the beachHebron Carnival

Things I Like – June 23, 2017

Being in the ocean during the OC Air ShowPeople who like to work hardMy new portable ice makerSwimming with my childrenBeach bonfires as the sun is settingThe new stage at the Freeman StageSteamed crabs and ice cream for dinnerThat Macky and Pam Stansell will have a building named after themGood beach neighbors for the dayWhen… Read more »

Things I Like – June 16, 2017

The last day of schoolLazy weekend afternoonsThe Boardwalk early in the morningPizza for lunch on the beachReading my son’s writing journal at the end of the school yearA quiet houseVisiting Charleston, S.C.Walking to dinner from homeLow tide beach daysCoaches who know how to mix the positives and negativesA sunny extended forecast

Things I Like – June 9, 2017

Steamed crabs for dinnerCheering on my kidsSummer visits from familyWatching young kids learning to surfQuinoa with seafoodThe rare weekend day with no kids activitiesWhen taking a chance pays offThe annual Special Olympics torch runA beach run on hard sandMonitoring a building project’s progress when I have no involvementThat “House of Cards” is back

Things I Like – June 2, 2017

Feeling inspired after a graduationThe burgers at the Parched PelicanWhen I’m not overwhelmed with workThe Guardians of the Galaxy moviesNew shoes that feel oldTrying the crab cake at different restaurantsVehicles with quiet motorsSmooth kid sleepoversWhen a long-term project is completedPolite teenagersWhen social media is a good thing

Things I Like – May 26, 2017

A healthy smoothie that tastes goodA surprisingly nice day that contradicts a weather forecast Cal Ripken, Jr.That Ocean City is having a film festivalChildhood memories of listening to Orioles games on the radio in bedBeach days in MayShoes that don’t need breaking inHearing about engagementsAGH’s anniversary celebrationsSushi at least once a monthWeekends with the kids

Things I Like – May 19, 2017

Going out to eat on Mother’s DayTrying out a new local restaurantWhen a live person answers the phone at a businessPlayoff college lacrosse gamesLooking forward to the Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals showdownSoup and sandwich for lunchHandmade giftsThat my one son loves to hold hands while the other loathes itSafe prom nightsYoung kids who play instrumentsSeeing a… Read more »

Things I Like – May 12, 2017

Warm weekendsGrocery shopping when the store is not busyThat all things are cyclicalWhen there are no bills in the day’s mailMy kids’ artwork coming home from schoolWatching a puppy runNew shoes that feel like they’re oldWell-deserved retirementsThe fidget spinner crazeEating out on Cinco de MayoThe rare quiet night at home