Things I Like- August 4, 2017

Flags flying atop a tall buildingWhen friends visitLight Irish eyesWhen a water park is not mobbedA child dressed up in a suitSurf wax smellBlueberries with acaiRed Rocks in ColoradoYoung kids wearing helmets bikingFruit smoothiesTall trees lining a mountain

Things I Like – July 28, 2017

Avocado slices on a sandwichTom Petty liveWhole Foods grocery storesBoat watching at the InletSummer thunderstormsTrying out a new restaurantA comfortable suitThat my kids beat me in chessBrutal honestyA good night’s sleep in a hotelGreat restaurant service

Things I Like – July 21, 2017

A summer staycationWhen a surprise birthday party is pulled offShrimp and grits at Fins in BerlinChildren who read on their ownMemories of a petA thriving family-run businessReviewing online analyticsGo karts with my kidsA classic summer thunderstormLive musicWhen a kid movie is not brutal

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