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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Amy and Marty Hackett Remember the Day Photography


Amy and Marty Hackett: Remember the Day Photography

March 27, 2009

At the 2009 Carroll’s Idol finals, I ran across a couple of old friends who were doing the photography for the event, Amy and Marty Hackett.

These two talented folks have a photography business, “Remember the Day Photography,” and I want to help spread the word…

The next time you need a photographer, why not give them a call.

Kevin Dayhoff

From their web site:

Days come and go in our lives, but special days seem to make time stand still: high school graduation, your engagement, your wedding day, baby's first birthday, an anniversary or a holiday to remember.

Remember the Day Photography is dedicated to helping you capture and preserve those special days and memories through creative photography and high-quality imagery.

Our business is family-owned and operated. Owners Amy and Marty Hackett tap the joy they have experienced and witnessed among family and friends while helping clients make memories that last forever.

Our
services are available wherever life happens or at our studio in Central Maryland. You may view our online portfolio of selected images or contact us to make an appointment to view an extended portfolio.

Please
contact us to discuss how we can help you "remember the day" for many years to come. Be sure to join our email list for the latest updates and special offers!

Remember the Day Photography captures memories on location or at our fully appointed studio in Central Maryland to provide creative images that you will cherish for many years.

Occasions are limited only by your imagination, but may include:

Engagements
Weddings
Maternity Portraits
Infant & Children's Portraits
Family Portraits
High School Senior Portraits
Sporting Events
Anniversaries
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

You may
view our online portfolio or contact us to make an appointment to see an extended portfolio.

We offer secure online review of photo proofs so that you may review and order photos as soon as possible.

Please
join our email list for the latest updates and special offers!

http://www.rememberthedayphotos.com/

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Perhaps it is time to rethink the War on Drugs

Perhaps it is time to rethink the War on Drugs

March 28, 2009

I have slowly but surely evolved in my thinking to the point that I agree that it is time to re-assess our country’s “War on Drugs.”

Above and beyond the fact that is not appropriate to wage war on your own citizens; it is becoming obvious that this is not a problem that can be solved with law enforcement alone.

It has been an extraordinarily expensive war – and it is not working.

At this point, I’m not sure that I go along with legalizing it; perhaps it is time to emphasis treating it as a medical problem.

Kevin Dayhoff

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C Span2 Book TV A Slobbering Love Affair by Bernard Goldberg


C Span2 Book TV A Slobbering Love Affair by Bernard Goldberg

If Almost Astronauts: Thirteen Women Who Dared to Dream does not float your boat; at 4:45 PM - Politics A Slobbering Love Affair: The True and Pathetic Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media Author: Bernard Goldberg will speak for 1 hr, 4 mins. http://www.booktv.org/schedule.aspx

http://www.booktv.org/program.aspx?ProgramId=10278&SectionName=Politics&PlayMedia=No

The author chronicles how mainstream media actively affected the outcome of the 2008 presidential election because, he says, they favored Barack Obama.

About the Author Bernard Goldberg won six Emmy awards for his reporting at CBS News, and is now a Fox News media analyst. He is also author of four books, including New York Times bestseller "Bias."

http://www.booktv.org/program.aspx?ProgramId=10278&SectionName=Politics&PlayMedia=No
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C Span2 Book TV Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone


C Span2 Book TV Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone

Watching C-Span2 Book TV: History Almost Astronauts: Thirteen Women Who Dared to Dream Author: Tanya Lee Stone This program began at 4:00 PM and last for 50 min http://www.booktv.org/schedule.aspx

“Tanya Lee Stone recounts the thirteen women who trained to become astronauts in 1960, many years before the first woman would be accepted into the NASA program. Known as the "Mercury 13" all the women passed their required tests but ultimately had their career advancement blocked due to what the author posits was gender prejudice. Ms. Stone's book is written for a young adult audience and she presents it to a class of students at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.”

About the Author Tanya Lee Stone is the author of close to ninety books for young readers, including "Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald" and "Elizabeth Leads the Way."

http://www.booktv.org/program.aspx?ProgramId=10323&SectionName=History&PlayMedia=No

20090329 C Span2 Book TV Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone


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Friday, March 27, 2009

Post 5 Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale.


Post 5 Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale.

Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale at http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/

Posted 9:45 pm

7 pm Friday, March 27, 2009

Grace Hall in Grace Lutheran Church on Carroll Street in Westminster.

Talking with Tom Rinaldi during the break, Tom shared that “all the contestants are winners… I have had so much fun working with the enormous talent that is in our community.”

The People’s Choice Award – determined by the audience was Brenton Skolaski…

5 Jaime Baile

4. Brenton Skolaski

3. Ashley Davis

2. Brooke Poklemba

1. And the winner is Floyd Jones.

9:45 pm


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Post 4 Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale.


Post 4 Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale.

Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale at http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/

Posted 9:30 pm

7 pm Friday, March 27, 2009

Grace Hall in Grace Lutheran Church on Carroll Street in Westminster.

Jaime Baile, Floyd Jones, Brooke Poklemba, Brenton Skolaski, and Ashley Davis have all performed.

It is 9:30 pm and while the judges are tabulating the results. Eileen Gist and Audrey Cimino are sharing some remarks…


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Post 3 Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale.


Post 3 Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale.

Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale

Posted 8:30 pm

7 pm Friday, March 27, 2009

Grace Hall in Grace Lutheran Church on Carroll Street in Westminster.

And the five finalists are: Jamie Baile, Floyd Jones, Brooke Poklemba, Brenton Skolaski, and Ashley Davis.

We are now in a short intermission.


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Post 2 Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale.


Post 2 Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale.

Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale

Posted 8:20 pm

7 pm Friday, March 27, 2009

Grace Hall in Grace Lutheran Church on Carroll Street in Westminster.

The welcome and the introductions were made by the master of ceremonies, Wayne Wrightson from WTTR radio in Westminster.

The national anthem was sung by Christopher Nusbaum, an eleven year-old 5th grader at Runnymede Elementary School.

The first contestant is Kelsey Mai Jezierski, 16, of Finksburg who is singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Contestant number 2: Mary Kathleen Mobley, 42, of New Windsor who is singing “Nothing Better to Do.”

#3: Floyd Jones, 16, of Mount Airy who is singing “So Sick.”

#4: Brooke Poklemba, 23, of Westminster who performed “Gravity.”

#5: Sunshine Safley, 31, of Manchester who is singing “Take Another Piece.”

#6: Brenton Skolaski, 20, of Eldersburg - “So Long Self.”

#7: Jaime Baile, 30, of Union Bridge – “If You Can.”

#8: John Norman Grenagle, 27, of Westminster – “Bell Bottom Blues.”

#9: Ashley Marie Davis, 16, of Westminster – “Georgia Rain.”

#10: Kimberly A. Muhl, 36, of Eldersburg who is singing “Like A Woman.”

The contestants were finished at 8:10 pm.


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Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale Post 1


Live blogging the Carroll’s Idol 2009 Grand Finale

7 pm Friday, March 27, 2009

Grace Hall in Grace Lutheran Church on Carroll Street in Westminster.

The finalists are:

Jaime Baile, 30, of Union Bridge
Jaime has a bachelor’s degree in dramatic arts specializing in scenic design. She has taken master vocal classes in Nashville, with Renee Grant-Williams. A well-rounded individual with hobbies including working horse shows, dancing, painting, designing and singing, Jamie she takes her performances seriously and is professional in her approach.

Ashley Marie Davis, 16, of Westminster
Ashley is a student at Seton Keough High School who sings in her school choir and also with the group, Maryland Sings, a musical theater ensemble. She has opened for Randy Fisher, an Elvis impersonator.

John Norman Grenagle, 27, of Westminster
John started singing at age 16 and feels motivated to sing while listening to music in his car. A resident of Westminster for the past five years, he is a self-taught guitar player who loves to play whenever he can. He’s also an avid fisherman.

Kelsey Mai Jezierski, 16, of Finksburg
“KJ” attends Westminster High School, and sings in her school ensemble and her church choir. She also performs with the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County and has performed in numerous musicals. She enjoys acting, dancing and playing rugby.

Floyd Jones, 16, of Mount Airy
Floyd is a student at South Carroll High School. He first performed publicly while in the fifth grade, and now sings in the All-State Mixed Chorus, the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County and the Maryland State Boy’s Choir. He also enjoys writing music, dancing, playing tennis and basketball.

Mary Kathleen Mobley, 42, of New Windsor
Mary is originally from Syracuse, N.Y. While in high school, she sang in her school choir and the South Jersey and All-State Choir. She plays piano and the harp and enjoys reading, exercising and taking a body combat class.

Kimberly A. Muhl, 36, of EldersburgKimberly is a graduate of Penn State with a degree in civil engineering and is a residential designer for Winchester Homes. She has sung in high school musicals, church choirs and at state fairs. She has performed with bluegrass and modern pop bands and was Baltimore’s Middle Aged Idol winner for 2003. She enjoys spending time with her family, jewelry making and teaching in her church.

Brenton Skolaski, 20, of Eldersburg
Brenton is currently attending Hood College, and has sung in numerous school choruses, the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County, the All-County Chorus and his church choir. He also enjoys performing karaoke. He enjoys playing and watching all kinds of sports and wants to teach elementary school to make a difference in the lives of children.

Brooke Poklemba, 23, of Westminster
Brooke is a behavioral therapist working with autistic children. In 2006, she won the talent award in a “Miss Nashville” competition. She has performed at numerous special events and weddings, and enjoys singing karaoke, field hockey, jogging and traveling. She currently holds the title of “Miss Maryland” and will be competing in the “Miss USA” competition.

Sunshine Safley, 31, of Manchester
Sunshine currently operates a home day care center and is a full-time mom. She has performed with the North Carroll Ensemble, the Carroll County Children’s Choir and with the community theater group, September Song. She loves spending time with her family and friends, dancing and being a sports team mom for her children.

The master of ceremonies, Wayne Wrightson is albout to take the stage...
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March 27, 1970: Highway Safety Program Slated For This County

Highway Safety Program Slated For This County

Community Reporter, March 27, 1970

Leo F. Kuhn Serving As Safety Coordinator — To Attend Workshop April 2

Local participation in State and community highway safety programs has gained momentum in Carroll County.

Carroll R. Dell, Director of Planning and Public Works for the city of Westminster, reports that within the past month the city has submited an application for Federal funds to prepare a feasibility study to connect Bond Street and John Street into one common intersection.

Also, Chief of Police, Leroy Day, submitted a preliminary draft of a police application for the purpose of adding a foot patrolman and an additional vehicle to the city's police force.

As Safety Coordinator for Carroll County, Leo F. Kuhn has the responsibility for coordinating all the highway safety projects within the geographic area of Carroll County and to administer the details of proposed programs.

At present, only the city of Westminster has projects being considered. However, the Mayor and members of the Town Council of each municipality in Carroll County has been contacted and encouraged to make inquiry with that particular geographic jurisdiction to determine if any needs exist relative to the National Highway Safety Program standards. Kuhn explained that he is available to answer questions and to further explain the implications of the safety standards.

Community Reporter, March 27, 1970.


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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Reacting before getting all the facts

Reacting before getting all the facts

Hat Tip: Received in an e-mail from MLGN3KTX

PRICELESS!

If you've ever worked for a boss that reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this!

Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers.

On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning on a wall.

The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business.

He walked up to the guy leaning against the wall and asked, 'How much money do you make a week?'

A little surprised, the young man looked at him and replied, 'I make $400 a week. Why?'

The CEO then handed the guy $1,600 in cash and screamed, 'Here's four weeks' pay, now GET OUT and don't come back.'

Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked, 'Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-ball did here? '

From across the room, came a voice, 'Pizza delivery guy from Domino's.'

I wonder if this guy is still CEO!

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The Tentacle: Spellbound by Salvador Dali by Kevin E. Dayhoff

The Tentacle: Spellbound by Salvador Dali by Kevin E. Dayhoff March 25, 2009

Last month I enjoyed a bit of respite from Maryland’s winter by visiting Florida. Finding myself within reasonable driving distance of St. Petersburg, I jumped at the chance to visit the Salvador Dali Museum.

Located on the waterfront in Barboro Harbor, it is the “largest collection of Dali’s work outside of Spain,” according to Peggy McKendry, the assistant to the director of the museum.

The museum, which opened in a renovated marine warehouse March 7, 1982, is the home of 2,140 pieces of Salvador Dali’s art, including 96 oil paintings and eight huge master works.

This collection began in Cleveland, OH, in 1942. Collecting Dali’s art was the lifelong passion of industrialist A. Reynolds Morse, and his wife Eleanor Reese Morse.

[…]

In recent years, I have visited art museums – from San Diego, Salt Lake City, Anchorage, Boston, Washington, and Baltimore – and I found the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg to be one of the friendliest exhibitions I have ever seen.

Everyone from Ms. McKendry, to the extremely knowledgeable docents, and even the museum guards went out of their way to make sure you knew that the museum was there to serve, entertain, and educate.

Such accessibility is critical if you are to have a meaningful experience exploring 20th century contemporary art – especially the work of Salvador Dali.

[…]

While I was doing some additional research on Dali, after I visited the museum, I had the great fortune to talk with Dan Twyman, the senior art consultant for the “Salvador Dali Society,” in Redondo Beach, CA, the owner of the website, www.salvadordaliexperts.com and a volunteer expert for the website http://www.allexperts.com/ in the fine art category.

[…]

Read the entire column here: Spellbound by Salvador Dali
Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster. E-mail him at kevindayhoff AT gmail.com.

http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=3078
http://www.salvadordalimuseum.org/home.html
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Photo credit: 1965 Salvador Dali with ocelot and cane
Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c14985
By Roger Higgins, World Telegram staff photographer

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Dali: “Night in a Surreal Forest”


Dali: “Night in a Surreal Forest”

“Night in a Surreal Forest” is news footage of a fundraiser held by Salvador and Gala Dali on September 2, 1941 for the benefit of exiled artists.
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19410902 Dali Night in a Surreal Forest
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Share budget info online Carroll County Times Editorial for Tues., March 17, 2009


I just re-read this Carroll County Times Editorial for Tuesday, March 17, 2009. The focus of much of the conversation in the community this year is once again how “exciting” the budget process will be in Westminster this year.

In the last several years it has been the object of great secrecy, drama, and opaque politics of ginormous byzantine proportions.

To be certain the budget will once again be just as difficult as ever, yet city officials have garnered little in the way of sympathy in that the last several years the attitude of city officials has been obdurate, obstinate, boorish, mean-spirited, and adversarial. And that is just for starters…


Carroll County Times Editorial for Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Share budget info online


As Carroll’s municipal and county governments begin the process of working through the next fiscal year’s budget, utilizing their Web sites to ensure that the public has easy access to budget documents is an easy way to encourage more citizen input.

Some government bodies in Carroll do a better job than others in encouraging public participation. A few post their proposed budgets online, where residents can easily access them. Others make residents jump through hoops to get what should be a common public document.

[…]

In some cases, Carroll’s municipal officials have even actively tried to block the public from seeing budget information.
[I’ll bet the editorial writer is referring to the city of Westminster – for which the budget process has been shrouded in intrigue and incompetence for the last three years…] In one case a few years back, a municipal government wouldn’t even allow residents the opportunity to see the proposed budget until the night of the public hearing on the budget. Needless to say there wasn’t much informed comment from the citizenry.

In a more recent example, a municipality kept putting off releasing the proposed budget. “We’re still making changes,” they said. Well gee, since it was a proposed budget most people would expect changes to be made. The dodge was simply a way for the government to avoid letting people know how their tax dollars were being spent until after the budget was adopted and it was too late for them to raise concerns. The economic crisis this year has everyone reeling. From the state to the county to Carroll’s municipal governments, officials everywhere are trying to figure out how to stretch tax dollars, what things can be cut and what needs to be funded.

Read the entire editorial here: Share budget info online
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This week in The Tentacle


This week in The Tentacle

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Spellbound by Salvador Dali
Kevin E. Dayhoff
Last month I enjoyed a bit of respite from Maryland’s winter by visiting Florida. Finding myself within reasonable driving distance of St. Petersburg, I jumped at the chance to visit the Salvador Dali Museum.

Improving Recycling
Michael Kurtianyk
We can and should do a better job of recycling here in Frederick County. Recycling means separating and collecting materials for processing and remanufacturing into new products, and the use of the products to complete this cycle.

Prostitutes and Algebra
Tom McLaughlin
Batam Island, Indonesia. – The Queens, a bar, restaurant and prostitute hangout along the waterfront of Water City, Batam Island, services the western male community. All have seen better days.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Six Years and Counting
Roy Meachum
On March 18, the gap between St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's days, New Orleans keeps on partying, defying the church calendar to celebrate three days off from Lent. Green beer flows into red wine.

When a Tax Cut Isn’t
Farrell Keough
What is truth in politics? Is it something black and white; or are there varying degrees of gradation? Obviously it is the latter. Hence the need to research and understand what is stated versus what the realities behind the action are.

Monday, March 23, 2009
As the Worm Turns
Steven R. Berryman
Last week marked a watershed in the recent history of our newly transforming “Obamanation.” The anecdotal evidence was everywhere, although highly disparate, that what had once been hope, born of its own sake, was being replaced by a more healthy skepticism.

Friday, March 20, 2009
Jennifer's Campaign Targets
Roy Meachum
By reading her sycophantic newspaper columnists, it's easy to see the shape of Jennifer Dougherty's current campaign for mayor; there were three others. Only one run for City Hall succeeded.

The Assault on Our Basic Rights
Joe Charlebois
Whether one believes in a higher being or not, our founders did. Those who finesse the issue that they may or may have not been Christians obfuscate the point. They believed in a higher being. They more importantly believed that all rights that were bestowed upon man were given by that higher being, God.

Thursday, March 19, 2009
Jennifer Again?
Patricia A. Kelly
I can’t believe she’s back – yet again. She says she’s running because she loves Frederick. A lot of us love Frederick, and we love it a lot more when she is not mayor.

Imitating a Junta…
Tony Soltero
Back when I was a child, my parents once took a long, ambitious vacation to South America. When they got home they brought back countless little treasures from the countries they visited, an album's worth of beautiful photographs, and plenty of gripping stories to share. My brothers and I couldn't get enough of them.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Think Globally, Bank Locally
Kevin E. Dayhoff
If you are banking with any of the ginormous intergalactic financial institutions that are at the center of the current financial crisis, then you are part of the problem.

Budget Cuts Affecting Local Arts Scene
Michael Kurtianyk
If current legislation is passed by the General Assembly, funding to the Maryland State Arts Council would decrease from $16.6 million to $10.6 million. This is on top of the 14 percent cut last year, used to balance the budget.

A $40 Million Ruse
Tom McLaughlin
Batam Island, Indonesia – The islands were calling me and with rhythms of music from South Pacific flowing in my mind, I elected to visit a couple of them about an hour boat ride off the coast of Singapore.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Pushkin's Winter of Discontent
Roy Meachum
Mother Nature and government frequently disagree. Washington told us clocks must be turned back February's last weekend. A sure sign of Spring? The season doesn't begin until three weeks later.

Exhibiting America’s Traits
Nick Diaz
There was a time when one, in the world of machines, could hardly hear two dirtier words than “Planned Obsolescence.” The very idea that a complex mechanical object should have a deliberately abbreviated life expectancy was nothing less than a kind of mortal sin against proper engineering.

Monday, March 16, 2009
General Assembly Journal 2009 – Volume 8
Richard B. Weldon Jr.
Granting Personhood! Yes, I know what the editor is saying. What a terrible example of poor grammar in an opening. Unfortunately, I don’t make this stuff up, I just write about it!

Where’s the “Ownership,” Mr. President?
Steven R. Berryman
During the election cycle of 2008 it became the standard rhetoric for candidate Barack Obama and his wife to distance themselves from the elements of what it meant to “be American.”

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The Tentacle: notes on my Tentacle column - "Spellbound by Salvador Dali"


Spellbound by Salvador Dali - The Persistence of Memory (1931)

March 25, 2009

Mentioned in my The Tentacle www.thetentacle.com column: “Spellbound by Salvador Dali," March 25, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=3078

When I was putting that column together I had the great fortune to talk with Dan Twyman, the senior art consultant for the “Salvador Dali Society,” in Redondo Beach Ca., the owner of the well-known website, www.salvadordaliexperts.com and a volunteer expert for the website, www.allexperts.com in the fine art category.

He spent a great deal of time on the phone with me and was kind enough to go out of his way to mail me some great materials.

Of course, word limit is a constant challenge with a huge subject like Salvador Dali. I could’ve written an entire column on the work of Dan Twyman…

Anyway – getting back to “The Persistence of Memory”…

The Persistence of Memory Salvador Dalí, 1931 oil on canvas 24 × 33 cm, 9.4 × 13 in Museum of Modern Art, New York City © 2007 Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

“The painting was first exhibited in Paris at the Galerie Pierre Colle in 1931, where it was purchased by the New York gallerist Julien Levy for $250. In 1933 it was sold to Mrs. Stanley B. Resor, who donated the piece anonymously to the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1934.” (1)

http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=79018

Museum of Modern Art gallery label text:

Dalí: Painting and Film, June 29–September 15, 2008

“Time is the theme here, from the melting watches to the decay implied by the swarming ants. The monstrous fleshy creature draped across the paintings center is an approximation of Dalís own face in profile.

“Mastering what he called "the usual paralyzing tricks of eye-fooling," Dalí painted this work with "the most imperialist fury of precision," but only, he said, "to systematize confusion and thus to help discredit completely the world of reality." There is, however, a nod to the real: The distant golden cliffs are those on the coast of Catalonia, Dalís home.”

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Museum of Modern Art publication excerpts:

“The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Highlights, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, revised 2004, originally published 1999

“The Persistence of Memory is aptly named, for the scene is indelibly memorable. Hard objects become inexplicably limp in this bleak and infinite dreamscape, while metal attracts ants like rotting flesh. Mastering what he called "the usual paralyzing tricks of eye-fooling," Dali painted with what he called "the most imperialist fury of precision," but only, he said, "to systematize confusion and thus to help discredit completely the world of reality." It is the classical Surrealist ambition, yet some literal reality is included too: the distant golden cliffs are the coast of Catalonia, Dali's home.”


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19310000 The Persistence of Memory



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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

19410902 Dali Night in a Surreal Forest

19410902 Dali Night in a Surreal Forest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUciW7qpifs



Night in a Surreal Forest is news footage of a fundraiser held by Salvador and Gala Dali on September 2, 1941 for the benefit of exiled artists.
19410902 Dali Night in a Surreal Forest

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recent Explore Carroll columns by Kevin Dayhoff

Recent Explore Carroll columns by Kevin Dayhoff

Celebrating historic buildings, 'Irishtown' and spring fever
Published March 22, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle


Studying the economics of rewarding bad behavior
Published March 18, 2009 by Westminster Eagle


Are big financial mergers part of Westminster history? Bank on it
Published March 13, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle


Story of Carroll County today reads like a text book of success
Published March 11, 2009 by Westminster Eagle


One Westminster family's friend, and enemy, during the Civil War
Published March 6, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle


Sheryl gives advice on banking and toilet paper, one square at a time
Published March 4, 2009 by Westminster Eagle


In the 1800s, Parke was a giant in politics and the print media
Published February 27, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle


In the 1920s, somebody was going to go hungry
Published February 25, 2009 by Westminster Eagle


Which comes first: a great person, or the great deed needing to be done?
Published February 20, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
... historian Joe Getty once said about the history of Carroll County. He said it's the study of the ordinary lives of ordinary people ... all of which is extraordinary…

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Annapolis lobbyist Carolyn Blanchard Cook hands out cookies and good cheer

Cook

Being a lobbyist in Annapolis is not always what it’s cracked up to be. Long hours and adversarial relationships are just a few of the perks.

[…]

Carolyn Blanchard Cook, deputy executive vice president of the
Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors and a lobbyist for the group, baked about four-dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies Wednesday morning and then playfully told people, via her Facebook page, to “come find me.”

[…]


Read the entire article here: ‘Self-appointed chick of good cheer’

20090319 Self appointed chick of good cheer by Bryan Sears
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Moving to the next chapter of the Eagle story


Westminster Eagle goes online. The last print edition of the paper was published last Wednesday, March 18, 2009.

Please follow us online at www.explorecarroll.com – I’m committed to making this work… Kevin Dayhoff



Editor's Note

Posted 3/18/09

Our big news this week -- that this week is the last print version of The Westminster Eagle, and that we're combining many of its elements into an expanded version of our countywide Carroll Eagle and concentrating on an online Westminster Eagle version -- is bittersweet for members of The Eagle staff.

After all, we've come together under The Westminster Eagle banner, and formed great bonds with the community and its leaders over the past four-and-a-half years.

But we're excited about the additional Westminster coverage we'll be able to provide with the online version of The Westminster Eagle at
www.explorecarroll.com. It will include an expanded community calendar, forums for interactive comment, breaking news, Eagle Alerts and more.

We'll have our familiar features online as well, including our columns by Hoby Wolf, Cathy Drinkwater Better and David Grand, sports coverage, local education news and more.

We're also energized over the expansion of The Carroll Eagle, our sister publication that will be growing in terms of size, distribution and content. Many of the familiar Westminster features will now be in The Carroll Eagle. You can get it delivered to your home with the Sunday edition of The Baltimore Sun. We'll also be distributing it free at key locations throughout the community, including our familiar paper boxes.

Finally, we are happy to announce that one other piece of our local coverage puzzle has also solidified -- our satellite office, at 1942 Bethel Road just off Route 140, is up and running. We have a box for residents to drop items off to us any time, and our staff now has regular office hours -- though be sure to call ahead if you plan to visit, as we're usually in the field.

Though some things are changing at The Westminster Eagle, a few key things won't.

First, our phone number is still 410-386-0334, and our staff phone extensions and e-mail addresses also remain the same.

Secondly, our mailing address is still P.O. Box 493, Westminster, MD 21158.
Most importantly, our commitment to serve the community to the best of our ability, and to share the story and history of this community, hasn't changed. Our staff is humbled by members of this community who have placed their trust in us, and we'll do our best to honor it.

We'll see you online, and in The Carroll Eagle.


http://explorecarroll.com/opinion/2564/moving-next-chapter-eagle-story/

20090318 Moving to the next chapter of the Eagle story
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Monday, March 23, 2009

How to tell if your dog is a loser


How to tell if your dog is a loser

March 22, 2009

Hat Tip: Analog

I received this in an e-mail from Analog. Unfortunately I do not know who the photographer is.
20090322 How to tell if your dog is a loser
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Harry’s Main Street Restaurant


Harry’s Main Street Restaurant

March 21, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff

Harry’s Main Street was packed Saturday evening as we entered the restaurant with friends after working at the Carroll County Horse Expo at the Carroll County Agriculture Center all day.

However, we yakked our way through a leisurely dinner and as closing time came near I snapped this photo…

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20090321 Harry’s Main Street
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Today and tomorrow: Carroll Co Horse Fair and Expo schedule


Roxanne Bowman, EXPO! show manager will be glad to answer any questions you, your company or your group have regarding the EXPO!and any opportunities to be part of it.

Contact her at carrollhorseexpo@gmail.com or by phone at 443-621-0274
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Schedule Saturday, March 21, 2009
Doors open to the public at 9:00 am

Title Presenter Location Time

Trailer Loading Troubleshooting Kenny Harlow Round Pen Ring 9:00-9:45

Driving Demonstration Tiina Frost Round Pen Ring 10:00-10:30

Every Riding Exercise Begins On the Ground Scott Purdum Round Pen Ring 10:45-11:30

Drill Team Presentation Sweet Rock Stables Round Pen Ring 11:45-12:15

Breed Demo Corbett Manor Farm Round Pen Ring 12:30-12:45

Safe Gymnastics Persimmon Tree Farm Round Pen Ring 1:00-1:45

The Adoption Process Days End Farm Classroom 1 9:00-10:00

Kenny Harlow Q&A Follow Up Kenny Harlow Classroom 1 10:00-11:00

Exercising Fox In Carroll County Fox Chasing Bob Shirley Classroom 1 11:00-12:00

Recommended Equine Vaccinations Dr. Eric Wiles Classroom 1 12:00-1:00

4-H Presentations

Various horse topics to be included Multiple Presenters Classroom 1 1:00-3:00

Scott Purdum Q&A Follow Up Scott Purdum Classroom 1 2:00-3:00

Maintaining Your Horse’s Dental Health Friendship Equine Dental Classroom 1 3:00-4:00

Dog Safety In The Barn* Cynthia Crouse Live Seminar Rm 10:30-11:00

Benefits Of Proper Grooming* TBA Live Seminar Rm TBA

Show Braiding* TBA Live Seminar Rm TBA

No Hoof No Horse…Farrier Work* TBA Live Seminar Rm TBA

How To Choose A Gaited Horse Corbett Manor Farm Live Seminar Rm 3:00-4:00

Schedule Sunday, March 22, 2009 Doors open to the public at 10:00am

Title Presenter Location Time

Round Pen Benefits Scott Purdum Round Pen Ring 10:00-10:45

Intro To Dressage Basics: How Dressage Can Help Every Discipline Teresa Stanton Round Pen Ring 11:00-11:45

Teaching Your Horse To Face His Fears Kenny Harlow Round Pen Ring 12:00-12:45

Paso Fino Training Middlefield Farm Round Pen Ring 1:00-1:30

Breed Demo Corbett Manor Farm Round Pen Ring 1:45-2:00

Intro To Eventing Full Moon Farm Round Pen Ring 2:15-3:00

Extreme Horse Makeover: Tips On Grooming, Sale Preparation, Taking Sale Photos Brummel Horse Farm Round Pen Ring 3:15-4:00

Nutrient Management Janie Dell Classroom 1 10:00-11:00

Scott Purdum Q&A Follow Up Scott Purdum Classroom 1 11:00-12:00

Saddle Fitting Gina Perilla Classroom 1 12:00-1:00

Kenny Harlow Q&A Follow Up Kenny Harlow Classroom 1 1:00-2:00

Adoption Through New Life Farm Cathy Yingling Classroom 1 2:00-3:00

TBA Dr. Eric Wiles Classroom 1 3:00-4:00

Body Clipping Without Lines!* Laura Powell Live Seminar Rm 10:00-11:00

Feather Fund* Lois Szymanski Live Seminar Rm 11:00-12:00

Senior Horse Nutrition Dan Shively Live Seminar Rm 12:00-1:00

Building A Ring At Home Sandy Hart Live Seminar Rm 1:00-2:00

TBA Amy Burke Live Seminar Rm 2:00-3:00

Please note that these times, topics and participants are not final and are subject to change. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the show manager, Roxanne Bowman, at carrollhorseexpo@gmail.com.


*Demonstration will include the participation of animals.

The EXPO! is the major annual fund-raiser for both the Ag Center and the 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program of Carroll County - both are 501(c)3 organizations.



Also at EXPO! - you will have a chance to win valuable door prizes, receive give-a-ways and enter to win up to a thousand pounds of feed from one of our sponsors - NUTRENA! We will hold a Chinese-style silent auction for ½ ton of feed each on both Saturday and Sunday (details available at the show). Plus, we will be giving away door prizes every hour during the show provided by the following sponsors:


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"Famous Blue Raincoat" by Leonard Cohen

Famous Blue Raincoat Leonard Cohen

MariaAdouaneta

December 20, 2007




Its four in the morning, the end of December
Im writing you now just to see if youre better
New york is cold, but I like where Im living
Theres music on clinton street all through the evening.

I hear that youre building your little house deep in the desert
Youre living for nothing now, I hope youre keeping some kind of record.

Yes, and jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear?

Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
Youd been to the station to meet every train
And you came home without lili marlene

And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
And when she came back she was nobodys wife.

Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gypsy thief
Well I see janes awake –

She sends her regards.
And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say?
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
Im glad you stood in my way.

If you ever come by here, for jane or for me
Your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free.

Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried.

And jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear

-- sincerely, l. cohen





















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Frederick County Linganore "Lancer" Marching Band in New York City


Linganore "Lancer" Marching Band in New York City

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV-m2_0-0Pw



The Linganore "Lancer" Marching Band
Spring trip: New York City,
St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 17th, 2009

Director Kevin Lloyd
Associate Director Damon Dye
Assistant Directors Jeremy Brown and Kara BoehneColorguard Instructors Kristen Bohner and Jordon Beck
Band Booster President Keith Prather

The Linganore "Lancer" Marching Band
http://www.linganoreband.org/
Linganore High School
5850 Eaglehead DriveIjamsville, MD 21754


Video by Kevin Dayhoff
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20090317 Linganore "Lancer" Marching Band in New York City
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Dean Minnich’s “A History of Westminster” on the WTTR web site

Dean Minnich’s “A History of Westminster” on the WTTR web site

(I was giving a fellow reporter a hand with some WTTR history the other day and found this in a Google-search… It was originally written by now-Carroll County Commissioner Dean Minnich. Commissioner Minnich really captured the essence of Westminster… Kevin Dayhoff March 20, 2009)

An excerpt from "Towns & Villages of Carroll County" by Dean L. Minnich, 1995

http://www.wttr.com/westminster.html

Ask a resident of Westminster to describe the town, and the answer you get will depend as much on where they grew up as on their current address.

Those who grew up riding their bikes on Main Street and through the alleys will know a different city than the parent who watches a child explore a tot lot in The Greens. Old-timers with memories of the City Restaurant and G. C. Murphy’s, the State Theater and shooting rats with .22’s at the city dump at the end of Monroe Street (site of the present St. John’s school and church) will know a different town than the 20-something young man walking dogs in Furnace Hills or the women enjoying Ladies’ Night at Tully’s.

The truth is, like most other Carroll County towns, Westminster’s story is a tale of two cities; one kept alive by traditions and old perspectives and another that is emerging with the changes of time and growth. It is a microcosm of the story of Carroll County at large; it is the story of every small town in the county, but on a larger scale.


Read the rest on WTTR’s web site – http://www.wttr.com/westminster.html; however, if the link ever goes bad – email me at kevindayhoff AT gmail.com and I’ll post the entire article…

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Making a positive resolution by Cliff Cumber


“Making a positive resolution” by Cliff Cumber http://tinyurl.com/dbsccq

A Diary of Small Things Source: http://www.cgcumber.com/


I can no longer deny it. Things have, well … thickened … a little around my middle. Now, this could be a result of encroaching middle age. It could be that I lead a sedentary life chained, for most of the day, to a desk. It could be my love for chocolate. In fact, that may be the only reason…

More: A Diary of Small Things http://tinyurl.com/dbsccq

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Self-portrait (The Columnist)


Self-portrait (The Columnist)

Kevin Dayhoff

March 27, 2008

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Early morning lights Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Early morning lights

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Heavy traffic and early morning lights – minutes before 6 am – at the intersection of Route 140 and 91 in Finksburg, as we head out of town for New York City for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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20090317 NYC St Pat Parade early morn lights
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

20090317 New York City's Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Monday, March 16, 2009

"On the streets of New York since 1762, the oldest, biggest & best in the world"


"PARADE ROUTE"


http://nyc-st-patrick-day-parade.org/paraderoute.aspx


The Parade starts at 44th Street at 11 am and is held every March 17th, except when March 17th falls on a Sunday, it is celebrated the day before, Saturday the 16th because of religious observances.


The parade marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street all the way up past the American Irish Historical Society at 83rd and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 83rd Street to 86th Street, where the parade finishes around 4:30 - 5:00 pm


Getting to the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade: Leave your car at home and take the subway or train(MTA) to the Parade


"PARADE ROUTE" NEW YORK CITY'S ST. PATRICK'S PARADE FIFTH AVENUE, MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY Click on any blue balloon marker along the Parade route in the interactive maps below and search for the nearest subway station or get driving directions to that location.





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