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Saturday, July 07, 2018

The inaugural Westminster Pride Festival

The inaugural Westminster Pride Festival was a huge success. East Main Street was packed and the weather was great. 7Jy2018

Friday, July 06, 2018

Inaugural gay pride event planned for Westminster on July 7th, 2018

Inaugural gay pride event planned for Westminster on July 7th,
2018 By Kevin Dayhoff

Westminster, Md. June 4, 2018 - - After months of meetings
and preparations, a group of Carroll County citizens have formed to develop
plans to hold an inaugural gay pride event, The Westminster Pride Festival, in
Westminster. The newly formed Westminster Pride Planning Committee is a
consortium of civic, business, nonprofit, and church leaders who have joined
together with community leaders and members of the LGBTQ+ community and their
allies.
 
The planned event, The Westminster Pride Festival is
believed to be the first of its kind in our community. It will take place on
July 7, 2018 from noon to 5 p.m. in the 200 block of East Main Street, between
Church and Court Streets. Permits for the event have been issued from the City
of Westminster.

All
proceeds from The Westminster Pride Festival will be donated to the Westminster
Pride Festival Fund, which is a fund of the Community Foundation of Carroll
County. The fund is the very first LGBTQ+ fund at the Community Foundation with
a specific focus on the LGBTQ+ community.

According to information from the planning committee, The
Westminster Pride Festival seeks to raise the visibility of the LGBTQ+
community in Westminster and Carroll County. “It is time we showed our pride in
our community,” said Jason Garber, who along with his husband Lance Garber have
been planning this event with a core group of dedicated volunteers.

“We have made Westminster and Carroll County our home,” said
Garber, a McDaniel graduate and former president of McDaniel chapter of Allies.
“My husband and I enjoy living in this very close knit and accepting community,
and we want to celebrate Pride Month with all the friends, family and allies we
have.”

‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month’ - LGBT
Pride Month is currently celebrated annually in the month of June to honor the
1969 Stonewall Inn civil unrest in New York City, otherwise known as the
“Stonewall Riots,” that took place following a police raid on the Stonewall
Inn, a gay bar at 43 Christopher Street, in Manhattan. In subsequent years,
marches, parades, festivals, and events have been scheduled in the spring to
shed additional light on the civil rights of the gay and lesbian community.

According to various media accounts, ever since the initial Christopher
Street Liberation Day on June 28, 1970 marked the first anniversary of the
Stonewall riots, the participants have encountered very little resistance from
onlookers.

This year, in Carroll County, it was decided by the
organizing committee that in order to be respectful of other Pride events that
are taking place in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Frederick, MD,
The Westminster Pride Festival wanted to kick off its inaugural year with no
calendar conflicts. “People do generally celebrate pride with more than one festival,
especially on the east coast where it is easy to make it to various pride parades
and festivals.” said Garber.

Founding sponsors of The Westminster Pride Festival include
Random House Penguin, MerMaids, and Birdie’s Café. The committee is made up of
over twenty volunteers, who have dedicated many hours to ensure the success of
this event.

The mission of the Westminster Pride Festival, according to
the planning committee, is to assure the success of a yearly festival that includes
information, support, music, art, food and overall acceptance and solidarity
within the LGBTQ+ community, their allies and the Carroll County community.

According to the planning committee, The Westminster Pride
Festival looks forward to creating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to
express and affirm themselves, increase visibility and foster respect for those
who want to express their own sexual and gender identity.

“We endeavor to make this a yearly event that will
ultimately lead to scholarships for the education of LGBTQ+ students,” said
Sherri Hosfeld-Joseph, owner of Birdie’s Café and founding member of the
Westminster Pride Festival. “This is something our community is clearly longing
for… We look forward to an outpouring of support from our community in support
of our LGBTQ+ friends, family members and loved ones.”

Vendors will include local restaurants including Maggie’s,
Bud’s at Silver Run, The Food Chick, Starry Night Bakery and many others.

Entertainment will be provided by local bands, Henry and the
Big Sleazy, The Flying Faders, Brinjal Band, The Dune Flowers, Faceplant and DJ
powerline.

Information on healthcare, counseling services, and
resources for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies will be available as well.

Families are encouraged to attend with children to enjoy
food, games, activities and a day full of information and affirmation.
Merchandise commemorating the inaugural event will be for sale on the planning
committee’s website as well as the day of the festival.

For more information on how
to become a vendor or sponsor, email the planning committee at
westminsterpridefest@gmail.com, or visit the website at www.westminsterpride.org or go to the Westminster Pride Festival Facebook page at @westminsterpridefest. Visit the site to obtain
information about the festival schedule and events, vendor booth applications,
sponsorship or donation opportunities, or to learn how to volunteer.


Related: “Organizer Jason Garber on the first Westminster
Pride Festival” By Jon Kelvey Carroll County Times: On Saturday, July 7,
downtown Westminster will host its first LGBTQ+ pride event, as the Westminster
Pride Festival fills the 200 block of East Main Street between Church and Court
Streets… Read much more here: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/cc-westminster-pride-qanda-20180608-story.html

Related: Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the
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A fund for the Westminster Pride Festival has been
established at the Community Foundation here: http://www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/funds.asp?fund_id=360

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Thursday, July 05, 2018

This just in from the latest edition of the SPJ newsletter



This just in from the latest edition of the SPJ newsletter

July 4, 2018

“And, in light of the tragedy at the Capital Gazette in
Annapolis, Maryland, let us not forget that the willingness to sign your name
to an article, a column, a masthead continues to require an uncommon bravery we
often take for granted.” -- Christopher Carosa, president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, for USA Today.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

People are still talking about Annapolis after a man armed
with a shotgun and smoke grenades stormed into the newsroom of a community
newspaper chain in Maryland’s capital on Thursday afternoon, killing five staff members, injuring two others. It
prompted law enforcement agencies across the country to provide protection at
the headquarters of media organizations.

You can help honor the memories of the Capital Gazette
journalists by acknowledging a moment of silence. At 2:33 p.m. EDT Thursday,
SPJ will join journalism groups and newsrooms around the globe in a moment of
silence to honor the five employees who were killed.

To help newsrooms protect their journalists, ASNE and APME
have created a tip sheet explaining how to react if an aggressor enters the building.

In another act of violence against a journalist, Crime
Reporter José Guadalupe Chan Dzib, who was murdered Friday night in Quintana Roo, had been threatened
but was not provided with official protection, the United Nations Office
of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico (OHCHR) revealed.

High school educators across the country have been clamping
down on students who publish articles on protests, sexuality, and other
hot-button issues. The killing of the opinion piece on the National School
Walkout protest was the third instance of conflict between John Burdett, the
principal of Prosper High School in Prosper, Texas, and the school’s news
publication, Eagle Nation Online.

CafePress, an online retailer, was in hot water for selling T-shirts emblazoned with the
phrase “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.” CafePress pulled the
shirts soon after the outcry began, but then the question shifted to why it
carried them in the first place. The message has been seen on t-shirts at Trump rallies for almost two years. But the fury over
the message has increased since last week, when five journalists were killed in
a shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in
Annapolis, Maryland.

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta has appeared in
at least one advertisement for his brother’s Democratic congressional campaign,
raising questions about his objectivity in reporting on the
president’s health. At the very least, experts say, it creates the perception
of bias. (And we all know what the SPJ Code of Ethics says about that.)


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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

The Oct. 1, 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times killed 21 people

The Oct. 1, 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times killed 21
people

In its recent newsletter, the Society of Professional Journalists
has taken the opportunity to remind us about the Oct. 1, 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times building.

The 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times has been the
subject of books and film. By CAROLINA A. MIRANDA SEP 22, 2017 http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-esotouric-los-angeles-times-bombing-20170922-story.html

The weapon: 16 sticks of dynamite and a windup alarm clock.

The target: The old Los Angeles Times building, an 1886
brick-and-granite edifice known as "the fortress," on Broadway and
First Street, across the street from where The Times is located today.

The bomber: J.B. McNamara, who was linked to an ironworkers
union that ordered the attack — part of a radical bombing campaign to go after
anti-union strongholds in the early days of the 20th century.

Twenty-one people died in the early hours of Oct. 1, 1910,
when the explosive device ripped an entire wing off The Times building. A night
editor and a telegraph operator were among the dead, and dozens of others were
wounded and maimed. A report published in The Times two days after the incident
described the scene as an "awful pit of death."

Heralded as the "crime of the century," the
bombing has been the subject of books (such as "Deadly
Times"
by Lew Irwin) and it has figured in documentaries (Peter Jones'
"Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times").





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Friday, June 29, 2018

Arty, Nadia Ali & BT - Must Be The Love (Official Music Video)


#amwriting

Arty, Nadia Ali & BT - Must Be the Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6MLjDwiUoA 
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County

Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County

May 11, 2018 – updated June 27, 2018

It was announced on May 11, 2018 that the Westminster Pride Festival is an official fund of the Community Foundation of Carroll County.

It is “the very first fund at the Community Foundation in support of the LGBQT+ community,” according to a release by the Westminster Pride Festival.

According to a page for the fund on the Community Foundation website, “The Westminster Pride Festival Fund exists to assure the success of a yearly festival that includes information, support, music, art, food and overall acceptance and solidarity within the LGBTQ+ community, their allies, and the Carroll County community.

“The Westminster Pride Festival will create a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to express themselves, increase visibility and foster respect for those who want to express their own sexual and gender identity. We endeavor to make this a yearly event that will ultimately lead to scholarships for the education of LGBTQ+ students.”

For more information or to make a donation, go here: http://www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/funds.asp?fund_id=360


For more information find a website for the Westminster Pride festival here: www.westminsterpride.org

Follow the Westminster Pride Festival on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/westminsterpridefest/

Follow the Westminster Pride Festival on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/westminsterpride/

A fund for the Westminster Pride Festival has been established at the Community Foundation here: http://www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/funds.asp?fund_id=360



Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County https://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2018/06/westminster-pride-festival-announces.html 27Je2018

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Susan Williamson given 2018 Delta of Maryland Lifelong Learner Award


Susan Williamson given 2018 Delta of Maryland Lifelong Learner Award

May 1, 2018 by Emily Chappell http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/education/cc-susan-williamson-lifelong-learner-mcdaniel-20180430-story.html 


Susan Williamson, the visual arts coordinator at the Carroll Arts Center, is the recipient of the 2018 Delta of Maryland Lifelong Learner Award from the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society at McDaniel College.

This award is given to an individual or group from the greater Westminster community who has “pursued intellectual inquiry beyond their professional field or fields, thus demonstrating the liberal arts value of lifelong learning,” according to a news release from the college.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Beef Bulgogi

Beef Bulgogi

For dinner this evening, Babylon family foodies, Marnie and Louis Paumier, made Beef Bulgogi, a Korean meal that literally means 'fire meat' in Korean. Thursday, June 7, 2018

For 10 person (ish) do 200ml soy sauce, 200 ml water, 50ml mirin, 100g sugar, 1 table spoon of minced garlic, 1 tea spoon of pepper. The key is how the sauce tastes before you mix it with meat. I would taste it and control the sweetness by sugar or honey. And sesame oil and sesame seeds. Probably 2.5 lb thin shaved beef.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Living and loving in the age of asparagus

Living and loving in the age of asparagus
Or - Mary Katherine Ham to Alicia Silverstone: Go Hunting
October 3rd, 2007 by Kevin E. Dayhoff

Although I have spent a large portion of my life as a vegetarian; as I grew older and life got particularly hectic, I gave it up – for now anyway. Who knows, tomorrow, I may go back. Whatever.

A number of years ago, as I was attempting to reason with an unreasonable person and losing miserably, a colleague said to me:

“You know what your problem is?”

“Ugh.” I really did not need advice at that particular moment; however, I prized his friendship and sheepishly asked: “What?”

“It's a dog eat dog world out there, and you're a vegetarian!"

We solved that by going out to a sub shop where I gave up the anorexic bliss of salads and voraciously scarfed down a cheese-steak sandwich.

It was a road to Damascus experience

I still lose miserably with folks who accept narcissistic fiction as fact, however, I am bigger now, and I figure that if I am to eaten alive, I might as well give folks a flavorful super-sized meal.

Then again, to be candid, I was never good at being a vegetarian. I never stopped eating animal crackers and every once and awhile at Moms, I’d dive into a steak – and I can rarely remember missing turkey at Thanksgiving.

I have a number of colleagues and some family members who are, at the moment, practicing vegetarians - and I respect that choice. Besides, I really like vegetables. Then there are folks who don’t like vegetables or are otherwise broccoli intolerant. To them I say, ya really ought to “give peas a chance.”

A member of my family, who is an avid vegetarian, recently gave some seafood a try. Bold.

Then again, writing for the Washington Post, Joel Achenbach says that:

“Certain kinds of seafood, such as lobster, clams, and crabs, are honorary forms of meat, but a small filet of a low-fat white fish should be viewed as essentially a vegetable. Raw oysters are manfood, as is any fish served with the head on and the mouth gaping in horror.

Me, I could live off of Dr. Pepper, coffee and grits. Hey, don’t knock the cooking with Dr. Pepper book. There are some great recipes in there.

I never tried the “vegan” approach. I often wondered how the term came about. When I was quite young I had a great deal of confusion over the term “vegetarian.” If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?

Mr. Achenbach calls to our attention a savior for vegans, who every once in awhile, go Jonesing for a milkshake – “soy cows.”

In the column he was initially singing the praises of his new “Fabulator 5000.”

What is a “Fabulator 5000?” I am so glad you asked. I was fascinated about this development since I am still using the Fabulator model No. 1953.

I’ll let Mr. Achenbach ‘splain:

“I love my new food printer, the Fabulator 5000, which makes the previous food printers look not just clunky but positively medieval. There's no more click-and-point nonsense on the screen, no more waiting five or six interminable minutes for the food to print. You just tell the Fab 5 what you want. The food comes out in about three or four seconds, complete with garnish and a complementary wine.”

Oh, the “soy cows?” Apparently Mr. Achenbach recently “took the kids … to Homewood Farm to see a good old-fashioned agricultural enterprise…”

“I got a look at the new soy cows, grazing in the large field just north of the orchard. The USDA apparently felt that soy milk could be produced much more efficiently if it came from cows made of soy. These cows are so green they nearly blend into the landscape. They say the soy milk is a lot better tasting (not as beany, somehow) than the stuff derived from plants, and the soy burgers are more tender. But you've probably read about how the soy cows dry up badly in drought conditions -- they literally wilt -- and even catch fire. Bored teenagers have been blamed for setting some of the cow fires.”

There is much to be appreciated by the vegetarian lifestyle; nevertheless my goal was to not be evangelical about it all.

But – and ya know there was going to be a “but” in here soon – I’ve never been fond of PETA’s Strindbergian gloom and bleakness approach to advocacy. 

When I was a practicing vegetarian, invariably, some folks would suggest some linkage to me, a vegetarian, with PETA’s in-your-face humorless lactose intolerant militancy which often seems more oriented to being obnoxious and annoying than being compelling a persuasive to what is otherwise, a perfectly fine lifestyle.

At a local government - social event, a local elected official’s wife was horrified that I was a vegetarian. “How can a big strapping former Marine be a vegetarian,” she gasped.

I solved that in quick order. She was a dog lover and the owner of a huge St. Bernard. I mean huge – about the size of a water buffalo.

I asked her if she had ever eaten dog. When I was in the Marines, a South Vietnamese ranger once cooked-up a mess of dog.

It tasted like chicken.

I suggested to my scowling friend that her St. Bernard could feed an entire village… And one wonders why I lost my last election?

Recently Alicia Silverstone did an ad for PETA that has garnered a garnered a great deal of attention. I can’t believe that it is winning over any converts to vegetarianism, but it has attracted attention to PETA.

Whether it is really the sort of attention that an advocacy organization wants is a bigger issue for which there is not right or wrong, it just isn’t my cup of tea.

Nevertheless, in age of so much strife and discord, I yearn for a time when peas will rule the planets, and love won’t be such a fuss. I long for the dawn of the age of asparagus.

Enter stage right, Mary Katherine Ham. Ms. Ham has done a spoof on the Ms. Silverstone ad that is a real crack-up.




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No animals were hurt in the writing of this column.
Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster Maryland USA.
His columns and articles appear in the Baltimore Sun
And the Carroll County Times


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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

"Take a break" May 9, 2018 by Kevin Dayhoff

“Take a break” May 9, 2018 by Kevin Dayhoff

Just read: “Take a break!” by Caitlin Kelly – “I know, for some of you — parents, caregivers, those on super-tight budgets, in school — that’s not easy to do…” Find it here: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/33359/posts/1847859389

I just wrote a parallel piece on the same topic, the need to take a break. I do not do it well. When I farmed, I must have gone as long as 10-years at a time without a vacation. I have been retired since 1999 and I have never learned to take time off. I travel more – but often look upon the travel as opportunities to write and will return home pretty tired from trying to fit in time at the keyboard and keep-up with the travel schedule.

I have never had a paid vacation in my life.

The challenges of being a free-lancer, even though I have a contract with a major publication, are at times overwhelming. Long hours with little pay, increased bureaucracy and time spent on administrative matters; and that nagging thought in the back of my head, that maybe, just maybe, I ought to just give it up and go to work for a fast food restaurant. At least I could get paid, I would take the opportunity to write about my experiences, especially the interactions with the public.

However, I grabbed a paragraph from my piece, it might even be the takeaway: “‘there are incredible health and wellness benefits associated with time off from work.’ And ‘Several studies have demonstrated that taking regular vacation time can be preventative medicine.’” Just saying.




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