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Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Jesse Stone Series by Robert B Parker


In 1997 Parker introduced a new series character, Jesse Stone. Stone has left the LAPD in disgrace over a drinking problem in the wake of his failed marriage, and in an attempt to get his life back together, he’s taken a job as a small-town police chief in Paradise, MA. Struggling with alcoholism and his emotionally tangled relationship with his ex-wife, the actress Jennifer Stone, Stone tries to make a new life for himself in Paradise. (from The Robert Parker Companion)



Split Image

Family ties prove deadly in the brilliant new Jesse Stone novel from New York Times–bestselling author Robert B. Parker.

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Night and Day

Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone confronts a town's darkest secrets in the shocking new novel from the New York Times–bestselling author and "America's greatest mystery writer" (The New York Sun).

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Stranger in Paradise

The last time Jesse Stone, chief of police of Paradise, Massachusetts, saw Wilson "Crow" Cromartie, the Apache Indian hit man was racing away in a speedboat after executing one of the most lucrative and deadly heists in the town's history. Crow was part of a team of ex-cons who plotted to capture Stiles Island, the wealthy enclave off the Paradise coast, by blowing up the connecting bridge. Residents were kidnapped, some were killed, and Crow managed to escape with a boatload of cash, never to be seen again. Until now.

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High Profile: A Jesse Stone Novel

The murder of a notorious public figure places Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone in the harsh glare of the media spotlight.

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Sea Change

Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone faces the case of his career in the newest novel in the bestselling series.

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Stone Cold

Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone returns, tracking the path of a pair of thrill killers.

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Death in Paradise

Filled with magnetic characters and the muscular writing that are Parker's trademarks, Death in Paradise is a storytelling masterpiece.

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Trouble in Paradise

Robert B. Parker and his legendary Spenser series have long been considered the one plus ultra of detective fiction. But the critics' praise for Jesse Stone's debut in Night Passage proved there was room for addition to the Parker literary canon.

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Night Passage

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Razor Sharp



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sliding into the vortex
holding on to core building walls
unstable seeping down through the crevice

i've been here before

creeping down through the crevice
i've seen there before
fragile these teeth are razor sharp
been through been through the vortex
dissolve and disintegrate

icicle the river is deep underneath
is all you see
draws you in from near or far
take me down through the crevice
i'm not here anymore
creeping down through
come in through the crevice
been through walls leaving it all
into been through the vortex
and i'm so insoluble feel unstable
in at the core searching
through for perspective what your looking
for these teeth are
razor sharp
these teeth are razor sharp
razor sharp sharp
feel unstable feel unstable
razor sharp fragile

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

A few of the reasons I am not attending the Preakness today.


A few of the reasons I am not attending the Preakness today. And a few reasons I’d like to attend.

May 15, 2010

By Kevin Dayhoff http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/05/few-of-reasons-i-am-not-attending.html

Not withstanding the above picture, a few of the reasons I am not attending the Preakness today… And a few reasons I’d like to attend. I mean it is on the “A” list of Maryland - Baltimore must-attend cultural events.

Check out “Preakness infield through the years,” in the Baltimore Sun: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/horse-racing/preakness/bal-preaknessinfield-pg,0,7196896.photogallery. It is a great photo spread.

Ah hem, well, this is not the staid, curmudgeon Preakness – or publication of H. L. Mencken, now is it. I guess that is a good thing – or a whatever.

Oh snap. Ya know, I'd head on down to the Preakness, but I don't seem to have a hat for the occasion.

The bikini contest pictures start at picture number three… Okay, moving on… This looks a Steffenesque view of the Preakness. Photograph number 6 - - Reason number two I did not go to the Preakness; I don't have the legs I never had.

There are perp-walk pictures sprinkled throughout the spread. Seems some folks in the past have misbehaved in the Preakness infield festivities. I’m shocked I tell you, shocked I say.

Me, I liked the hat pictures. No seriously, I really like the horsey-set fashion and hat pictures… Check out picture 33 might be my favorite – among many favorites.

The pics of the U.S. Navy's parachute team, also known as the "Leap Frogs,” are fun.

And yes folks, the day is a veritable sports lollapalooza. The pictures of the volleyball match in the infield start at number 23, followed quickly by some great pictures of ZZ Top. Picture number 29 is pretty cool.

Oh, how sophisticated… No further comment on picture number 49.

The few pictures starting at number 51 appear to portray someone who is hoping to get a Darwin award… The horses are on the track. Some of the horses’ asses may be found in the infield.

Another "Running of the Urinals" pic at 64.

Seems Westminster folks have figured somewhat prominently in the Preakness infield festivities in the past.

In picture number 67 “Aimee Gable of Westminster downs a vodka, cranberry and peach schnapps concoction supplied by Peter Perrine of Lancaster, Pa., on the infield at Pimlico Race Course. Several friends took turns at the spigot on the morning of the Preakness.” I wonder if Ms. Gable gave her Mom a copy of that picture for Mother’s Day?

Picture number 68…Oh, nevermind.

Picture number 80, ugh, just ugh.

Katie Hutchinson may be found in picture number 86 from May 17, 2008.

Between you and me, the photographs are technically and artistically quite good. A news photographer can only take pictures of what they see… I’ve love to attend the Preakness some day if only to take a bunch of pictures. As for the infield, I’m no longer as young as I never was.

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Recent articles by Dr. Pam Zappardino

  1. Artist takes large view of Carroll

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 1:47 pm

    Walter Calahan is a big man with a big smile and an even bigger laugh. It only seems natural, then, that his solo show in McDaniel College’s Rice Gallery features large-format photography.

  2. Art speaks in public spaces

    Thursday, April 8, 2010 12:00 am

    Some public spaces feel cold, unfriendly and even forbidding, while others are warm, even in the chilliest weather, and welcoming. Art is often what makes the difference.

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  3. Cezanne sensations on display

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:17 pm

    There’s a television commercial for a popular candy treat that exhorts you to “Get the sensation.” Paul Cezanne could relate, I think. “To paint from nature is not to copy what is objective,” he said. “It is to realize one’s sensations.”

    1 image(s)

  4. Photographer takes large view of Carroll

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 12:00 am

    Walter Calahan is a big man with a big smile and an even bigger laugh. It only seems natural, then, that his solo show in McDaniel College’s Rice Gallery features large-format photography.

  5. Where ability matters most

    Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:00 am

    At The Arc of Carroll County, “ability matters most.” And for the next two weeks, you’ll get a chance to see just how great that ability is. The “Art of The Arc” opens this evening at the Tevis Gallery in the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster, featuring works created by participants in many of the Arc’s programs.

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  6. Art goes to the dogs in Westminster shop

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:00 am

    I admit it. I like clothes. A lot. I also like to shop. Great combination unless you’re my bank account. I also like to shop local, so I haunt establishments in downtown Westminster that sell funky threads, making sure I always know what’s new.

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  7. In the Arts: McDaniel exhibit will make you think

    Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:00 am

    Brain scans. Dandelions. Frogs. Hexagons. Roadkill. Body image. Odd characters. Eating disorders.

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  8. Student art moves fast and furious

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:00 am

    The first warm days of spring mean a couple of things on the McDaniel College campus. Students shed cold-weather clothing and shoes in favor of shorts and flip-flops. And student art starts appearing in the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, fast and furious. Every two weeks there’s a new show.

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  9. Junk is art waiting to happen

    Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:00 am

    What do you do with old paint cans? You know, the ones with just a little bit left in the bottom, all cracked and dried, color long gone covering the sides.

    2 image(s)

  10. Industrial city embraces its style

    Thursday, May 6, 2010 12:00 am

    I love Glasgow. Folks are often surprised to hear that. It’s a gritty city, industrial, working class, no pretension.

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  11. Glasgow Boys broke all the rules

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 12:00 am

    They were young. They came from the wrong city. They didn’t want to do things the way they had always been done. They had their own ideas about what made good art. They called themselves “The Boys.” The art world called them “The Glasgow Boys.”

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  12. Artists work between light and shadow

    Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:00 am

    If you saw the Edward Hopper show in D.C. a while back, you know he speaks in light and shadow. He tells stories, highlights, hides, creates mystery, builds tension and sets a mood. Hopper would be intrigued by the seven artists whose work is in “Between Light and Shadow” at the Carroll Arts Center.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bryan Sears: Change and 'desire to compete' fuel Ehrlich 2010 bid


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Change and 'desire to compete' fuel Ehrlich 2010 bid http://tinyurl.com/26ygyac

The sign in Bob Ehrlich's corner office reads, "No Whining."

Four years after his only political loss, the Republican former governor has decided to rejoin the political fray, challenging his political nemesis, Gov. Martin O'Malley.

He announced his intention to run April 7 at a rally in his boyhood home of Arbutus. Since then, he has criss-crossed the state, most recently speaking at a GOP spring convention in Ocean City.

Just an election cycle ago, Ehrlich was telling listeners of his newly christened radio show that Maryland had changed.

Read the entire article here: http://www.explorebaltimorecounty.com/news/106226/change-desire-compete-fuel-ehrlich-2010-bid

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Sears: Former governor back on the stump http://tinyurl.com/27h8d4t

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5 things you should know before dating a journalist http://tinyurl.com/2gx3ksb

5 things you should know before dating a journalist

So, you’ve been eyeing that smart, attractive journalist you’re lucky enough to know personally. You’re intrigued. Your journalist is smart, funny, confident. Visions of Clark Kent taking off the glasses and ripping off his clothes to reveal a perfectly toned body in blue spandex coming to save you run through your head.

Who can blame you? Journalism is a sexy occupation.

But journalists aren’t like the bimbos you usually pick up at the bar. Nor are they the assholes you ladies continually fall for. No, journalists are different beings (which is why you’re attracted to them in the first place), and you should realize — before jumping in — that this isn’t going to be a run-of-the-mill, boring, lame relationship you’re used to.

Here’s what you need to know:

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Hat Tip: Bryan Sears

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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


Happy Birthday Salvador Dali

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, http://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.

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LAWRENCE WEINER / NICC ARTIST TALK [PART 1/5]



NICC4TALKS April 06, 2009ARTIST TALK: LAWRENCE WEINER at NICC
in collaboration with Extra City.
18-03-2009 Tulpstraat 79, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium.
www.nicc.be / www.extracity.org

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Our nation's first president may not have told a lie, but he was not without his faults

Our nation's first president may not have told a lie, but he was not without his faults

George Washington racks-up $300k in overdue library fines

Posted 5/10/10 by Carroll Eagle By Kevin Dayhoff
British Broadcasting Corp. is reporting that archivists in New York’s oldest library have uncovered a surprising borrower with overdue books.

It has been recently revealed that on Oct. 5, 1789, our nation’s first president, George Washington, borrowed two books from what was then the only library in Manhattan, the New York Society Library.

According to BBC, on Oct. 5, 1789, a time when New York City was serving as our nation’s capital, Washington borrowed the “Law of Nations,” a dissertation on international relations, and Vol. 12 of a collection of transcripts of debate transcripts from Britain's House of Commons.

Now this in itself may not be earth-shattering news. However there is a catch. ...

It appears that the books were due a month later but they were never returned. GASP!

At the moment, the overdue fines for this lapse, by the president who never told a lie, have grown to $300,000 in the ensuing 220 years.

Read the entire story here: http://www.explorecarroll.com/community/4313/our-nations-first-president-may-never-have-told-lie-but-he-was-not-without-his-faults/

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Lawrence Weiner: ARKENmuseum — July 09, 2009 — Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner talks about life



ARKENmuseum July 09, 2009Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner talks about life, art and his work in ARKEN's collection...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puEMu8JBu00

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Lawrence Weiner tames the volcano

Lawrence Weiner tames the volcano

Photo: Börkur Arnarson

By Oliver Basciano

Timing is everything and Lawrence Weiner’s, it seems, is impeccable. His formative work in the 1960s was a series of controlled explosions in the California desert. Now at the age of sixty-eight, and during the life of his current exhibition at i8 Gallery in Reykjavik, the artist’s past is catching up on him courtesy of nature.

Planned for months and having opened at the end of March, the show seems to make prescient reference to the eruption of the now-infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, 120km southeast of the Icelandic capital. Made up of a series of Weiner’s wall and canvas based text and graphic-led works, the sloganeering statements seem to egg on the eruptions: “To The Limits of Its Voltality” the main wall declares. As this photo of Weiner, taken in front of Eyjafjallajokull after the opening of his show, indicates, the artist is pretty pleased with the coincidence.


Photo: Vigfus Birgisson. Courtesy i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

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The 20x200 Newsletter : Edition Announcement #271 - Lawrence Weiner

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Wednesday Edition: LAWRENCE WEINER


HEAD OVER HEELS by LAWRENCE WEINER
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What I'm really hoping is that today's edition—HEAD OVER HEELS—shows up in bars. You know, places like Fanelli's or the Scratcher or 288, or the spot up the street from your office where you grab a drink after work. Or ideally, somewhere in the West Village close enough to where Lawrence Weiner lives that he might stroll by and see it through the window. It should be in bars. Lots of them. Why? Because that's what Lawrence wants and if I've ever met a man who deserves to get what he wants, he's the one.

Why Lawrence wants this is what makes him kind of magical and amazing. You see, he figures that if it shows up in bars, it's likely to be seen by people who will experience it for what it is (or, rather, what they make of it) instead of being seen as a thing that was made by HIM. (We'll have to allow for a higher likelihood of positive IDs here among the erudite drinkers of the City of New York, but still!) This is what Lawrence wants with all of his work—for people to see it—LOTS of people, and for those people to make it their own.

I often talk about how much I love my job, almost to the extent that it sometimes feels like gloating. But it's hard not to yammer on about it when I've got a gig that involves an afternoon spent in the home and studio of Lawrence Weiner, surrounded by his art, and the art of his friends (think Ruscha, Sol LeWitt) and the people he holds dear—his wife Alice and a staff that seems like family. It's a home possessed with a serenity and peaceful happiness as to feel almost cult-like, except for the hints of playfulness that peek out unexpectedly at every turn. Its bones are drawn from the familiar vocabulary of contemporary architecture—there are industrial materials and clean lines—but they're punctuated by floors and ceilings painted in rich, strong hues. The three hours that Sara, Philae and I spent there were incredible. LW is so articulate and profound, it was tempting to scribble down nearly everything he said. (And this coming from someone who is a terrible notetaker!) But the most memorable moments conveniently connect to what Weiner was thinking when he created HEAD OVER HEELS.

Here's the thing to know about Weiner. He's kind of a socialist, in a way that reminds me of my born-of-Eastern-European-immigrants grandfather. As he says in the video I just linked to, he believes that everyone should have a roof over their heads, food in their stomachs and an education—and that the state should provide it. But here's the thing—he's not a Marxist. He'd like to be, but in his lifetime—in our lifetime—we've witnessed its corruption and failure. And being a bohemian, a 60s conceptualist pioneer, a reader and a thinker makes it hard to cast your lot with God and angels.

Lawrence laid out these bookends before us simply and eloquently, and yes, we were hanging on his every word. He said "Where are we without either? All we want, all anyone wants, is to be a good person. But how?"

Having dispensed with Marx and angels, we're adrift—head over heels—trying to be good, trying to have heart. All anyone wants is to be a good person—but how? I've thought about that a lot since that day, and in thinking about it, have come to understand more what LW means when he says that he wants people to see this image as an icon, independent of him and art and the art world and everything else.

To be a good person is a practice; it requires constant effort and correction. It seems no mistake that there's a heart at the center of the icon Lawrence has created for us. It's something to meditate on and to anchor oneself to, something to go after, if you will and something to share with the world.

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