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Friday, October 15, 2021

Weekly Bingo at the Westminster Fire Department

Weekly Bingo at the Westminster Fire Department with  firefighter Dr. Tim Bangerd serving as the caller for the 2nd half of the games. I called the first half. It's great to see some many folks coming week after week to join us. October 15, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Westminster Farmers' Market

The weather was beautiful for the Westminster historic downtown Farmers' Market on Sat. 18Sep2021

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Ed Sheeran, Martin Garrix, Kygo, Dua Lipa, Avicii, The Chainsmokers Styl...

Ed Sheeran, Martin Garrix, Kygo, Dua Lipa, Avicii, The Chainsmokers Style - Feeling Me #60 All songs in this spotify playlist: #queenclub #deephouse2021 #bestofdeephouse2021 ◢Follow Queen Club: ★ Youtube: ★ Instargram: ★ Twitter: ★ Facebook: ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ◢Tracklist: 0. Katya Ria - Everything (Dj Kapral Remix) 1. Mar G Rock feat. Spiros Hamza - Tell Me (Original Mix) 2. Melih Aydogan - You Tell Me (Original Mix) 3. Osman Altun - Tell Me Baby (Extended Mix) 4. İlkan Günüç X Melih Aydoğan X Osman Altun - I Feel Fire 5. Ilkan Gunuc - Only You (Melih Aydogan Remix) 6. Ilkan Gunuc & Osman Altun - Take Time (Melih Aydogan Remix) Video Edit 7. Efemero - Amelia (Original Mix) 8. Efemero - Dubai 9. Dj Goja - Cause I'm Crazy 10. Dj Goja - Go 11. Dj Goja x Vanessa Campagna - Save Me (SOS) 12. Efemero - Dubai 13. Nora Van Elken - All Night Long 14. Nora Van Elken - Find You (Adon Remix) 15. Mar G Rock - Looking For Love (Radio Edit) 16. Mar G Rock - Lost In Time (Extended Mix)

J'Accuse 1919 full silent movie by Abel Gance (english subtitles)

October 9, 1921: “J’accuse” by Abel Gance

Next month, on October 9, 1921 is the anniversary of the French classic silent movie, “J’accuse.” This is not the movie with the title, ‘J’Accuse, (An Officer and a Spy,)” by Roman Polansky, that was released in August 2019, about the accusations against the French Jewish artillery officer Alfred Dreyfus in 1894. Owen Gleiberman wrote a great article about the Polansky movie, in “Variety”, on August 30, 2019. Find it here:

The movie, released in the US in October 1919, is about “two men who love the same woman and meet in the trenches of the First World War. Their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of the war.” Find the entire movie on YouTube, here:

Which, in full transparency, I think is in the top-20 most compelling, yet undeniably and perpetually neurotic movies of all time. It certainly rivals the work of Ingmar Bergman’s work.

One of the most disturbing scenes – among many truly disturbing scenes, is the classic, “return of the dead,” sequence. It is best described by writer Kevin Brownlow, in his 1968 book, “The Parades Gone By.” Mr. Brownlow explains, “The sequence of the 'return of the dead' at the end of the film was shot in the south of France, using 2000 soldiers who had come back on leave.

Abel Gance, who both wrote and directed the movie, recalled, according to Brownlow, “The conditions in which we filmed were profoundly moving... These men had come straight from the Front – from Verdun – and they were due back eight days later. They played the dead knowing that in all probability they'd be dead themselves before long. Within a few weeks of their return, eighty per cent had been killed…

For the film's opening title, a large group of soldiers, filmed from above, is formed up to shape the letters J...A...C...C...U...S... E. In the middle of preparing the shot, a general asked Gance what was happening. Gance stalled until the shot was complete, and then explained to the startled general that he was "accusing the war... accusing men... accusing universal stupidity".

In the final scenes of the film, according to Brownlow, Gance's accusations, through the mouth of Jean Diaz, seem to be levelled against those who have not cared enough – the civilians who enjoyed another life, or those who profited from the war, or who simply forgot what it meant.

The soldiers risen from the dead are said to be content to return to their rest once reassured by the living that their sacrifice has not been in vain. Diaz's final accusation is made against the sun for being a mute witness to so much horror.

Asked whether he regarded J'accuse as a pacifist film, Gance replied: "I'm not interested in politics... But I am against war because war is futile. Ten or twenty years afterward, one reflects that millions have died and all for nothing. One has found friends among one's old enemies, and enemies among one's friends.

According to a preview of the movie on YouTube: J'accuse is a 1919 French silent film directed by Abel Gance. It juxtaposes a romantic drama with the background of the horrors of World War I, and it is sometimes described as a pacifist or anti-war film. Work on the film began in 1918, and some scenes were filmed on real battlefields. The film's powerful depiction of wartime suffering, and particularly its climactic sequence of the "return of the dead", made it an international success, and confirmed Gance as one of the most important directors in Europe. []


    Romuald Joubé as the poet Jean Diaz

    Maxime Desjardins as Maria Lazare

    Séverin-Mars as François Laurin

    Angèle Guys as Angèle, Édith's daughter

    Maryse Dauvray as Édith Laurin, the wife of François

    Mancini as Mother Diaz

    Angèle Decori as Marie, Lazare's servant

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Vaccination Clinic Sat. July 24, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

Vaccination Clinic Sat. July 24, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

The location for the vaccine is 160 S. Center Street Westminster, MD 21157.

Do you know family or friends that still need to be vaccinated?

Fairview UMC, Strawbridge UMC, Union Memorial Baptist Church, Union Street United Methodist Church, and West Falls Christian Community Church have joined with The Carroll County NAACP and the Carroll County Health Department to bring our community the COVID Vaccine because we know how important it is.

We are offering a free vaccine on July 24, 2021 to ages 12 and over. Come out and join us from 9:00am - 12:00pm. The location for the vaccine is 160 S. Center Street Westminster, MD 21157.

We Stand Together Because - We know the importance of Our Community

We Stand Together Because - Brown people matter

We Stand Together Because - It's not over!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Westminster Water Main Break, Sunday evening. July 18, 2021

Update: 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening. July 18, 2021 - After some preliminary investigation city workers determined that the small water leak needed some additional study before digging into the street and suspended operations this evening. The workers will deploy some leak detection equipment and revisit the leak tomorrow.  

Westminster Water Main Break, Sunday evening. July 18, 2021 - currently the City of Westminster is responding to a water main break at the corner of Anchor Street and Westmoreland Street. 

Crews first responded around 5 p.m. The break in the pipe has been located and crews are currently working to make the necessary repairs. The water will be temporarily turned-off while the repairs are taking place. We hope to have it repaired quickly. We thank for your patience, and we are sorry for the inconvenience.

 If the water is discolored when the water service is restored, let it run for a minute or two until it runs clear.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Grace Lutheran Church

Worship at Grace Lutheran Church. Sunday, July 11, 2021. This weekend we welcome our Interim Pastor Team, Pastor John Spangler and Pastor Becca Ajer Frantz.

This is the second in-person service with our interim pastor's: Pastor Becca and Pastor John. Pastor's Martha and Kevin Clementson retired in May. As of July 1, 2021, the CDC lifted most of the pandemic safety guidelines. 

In person services are held on Saturday at 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary and on Sunday at 10:00 am in Grace Hall. The online service can be viewed on YouTube Channel gracelc21 beginning at 8:00 am on Sunday.

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Classico Pizzeria Westminster MD.

Hi from Caroline, Grammy – Evelyn Babylon, and me.  We picked-up our dinner at Classico Pizzeria at the College Square Shopping Center. We loved our dinners. We each got one of the specials. Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Tiombe Paige at Cutivated

Caroline and I were happy to have a chance to stop by to see our friend and former neighbor, Tiombe Paige, at Cutivated in historic downtown Westminster. Next stop, Giulianova Groceria for pit beef sandwiches. It was a great day in historic downtown Westminster. May 22, 2021 Saturday.

Westminster Farmers’ Market

Westminster Farmers' Market - Saturday, May 22, 2021: Caroline and I enjoyed seeing so many friends at the Westminster Downtown Farmers' Market.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Westminster Downtown Farmers'Market

It is wonderful to have the Westminster Downtown Farmers' Market begin a new season. We saw so many friends and really enjoyed getting outside to spend time with local vendors. Hats off to the newly elected Mayor Mona Becker and looking forward to another season with the market's manager and huge downtown Main Street promoter Brooke Hagerty. Thanks for all your great leadership. Sat. May 15, 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021

Ana Criado - Vulnerable (Denis Kenzo Remix)

Ana Criado - Vulnerable (Denis Kenzo Remix) lyrics

adI am down on my knees
A pale reminder of who I am, broken wings
I can't ask for another try
I gambled on a dream, a lie

Don't ask me to fight where I don't believe
I find my peace in acceptance of what is
I can't ask for another try
I gambled on a dream, a lie

With nowhere to hide
This is where I am
Raw in my emotions
Giving in
Not playing a charade
Empty and afraid
Meet me as I am

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

VOCAL TRANCE: Metta & Glyde and iMi - You’re In My Orbit (Amsterdam Tran...

VOCAL TRANCE: Metta & Glyde and iMi - You’re In My Orbit (Amsterdam Trance)


The moon is full, so bright

With the weightlessness of light

A curved path of our celestial hearts

We move in orbit around the night

Drawn from the outside

Bound from deep within

Locked in each other’s heart & gravity

Floating through nothing

Connecting the unseen

Now that I have you here

You’re in my orbit

 Copyright © 2020 by RazNitzanMusic (RNM)

 #VocalTrance2020 #Trance #UpliftingTrance #amwriting

Saturday, April 03, 2021

A Marine’s Easter dinner

A Marine's Easter dinner. Happy Easter and Semper Fi to all my brothers and sisters in uniform. God bless. Be safe out there.

A trip to the grocery store

A trip to the grocery store to pick-up essentials. (1Apr2021)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29

National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29, 1973: 

Today - March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, marking the day U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, disestablished on March 29, 1973. 

Caroline and I stopped by the Vietnam Memorial at Willis and Court Street over the weekend and cleaned-up the area. This is the 4th year of Vietnam Veterans Day – I think in the future we ought to hold a small ceremony at the memorial like we do for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. 

This year, for Woman's History Month and National Vietnam War Veterans Day, I wrote a story about Barbara Robbins. Robbins is something of a legend - in a hushed tone of voice - in the agency. I have always found this story so haunting and sad: Barbara Robbins was the first female killed in the line of duty in Vietnam. Please find the story here: