Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist
Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Md Troopers Assoc #20 & Westminster Md Fire Dept Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Reese Volunteer Fire Company celebrates 70 years of service



Dayhoff: Reese Volunteer Fire Company celebrates 70 years of service
Kevin Dayhoff Time Flies April 21, 2018


The evening was well attended as members of the department, elected officials and community leaders filled the social hall above the engine bays at the station at the intersection of Md. 140 and Reese Road. Those in attendance included Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees, Commissioners Dennis Frazier, and Richard Weaver. Delegates Susan Krebs and Haven Shoemaker, Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Richard Titus, and “District Six Commissioner” Dave Bollinger… Read more: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/cc-lt-dayhoff-042218-story.html
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Friday, April 20, 2018

We are currently experiencing a peanut butter emergency

Alert – alert. We are currently experiencing a Code 1, orange creamsicle color-coded high alert DEFCON 3.14159 peanut butter emergency in my household. Oh, Mercy Mercy Me…

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Lunch at The Main Cup in Middletown

Lunch at The Main Cup in Middletown. www.TheMainCupRestaurant.com 14 West Main Street, Middletown, Md. 21769 301.371.4433 We really enjoyed our lunch. The server was very nice. The food was really delicious and came out amazingly fast.

This week the Middletown United Methodist Church begins a sermon series, “A place called home."

This week the Middletown United Methodist Church begins a sermon series, "A place called home." www.mtownumc.org @MTownUMC 8Apr2018 I always appreciate a Biblically-focused message. The touchstone of Pastor Sarah Dorrance's sermon today touched upon the Gospel lesson from John 20, Romans 8 … The book of Psalms... I learned new things and had other lessons from the past reinforced.

This morning we attended the Middletown United Methodist Church

This morning we attended the Middletown United Methodist Church in Frederick County with Pastor Sarah Dorrance. 8Apr2018

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Lonely is the runner that runs two miles staring at a red ball on the floor

Lonely is the runner that runs two miles staring at a red ball on the floor. So what happened to spring? I actually like walking and running on treadmill at the fire station, but I guess I miss the Wakefield Valley Trail. I like listening to the music at 11, but prefer the outdoor scenery.
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Box of white cheddar cheese crackers

I will just set this box of white cheddar cheese crackers right here. Life is good.

At Birdie’s in Westminster

At Birdie's in Westminster, enjoying a great cup of coffee, some me-time, and the current art exhibition, "Three Words," by Gerard Lonesome and Eleanor Tatreaux.
It is really a fun show. Do not miss it.

"THREE WORDS:" Works by Gerard Lonesome and Eleanor Tatreaux

"Gerard and Eleanore are twins from the planet Zebulon. Their art was delivered to us by courier pigeon several months ago. In their letter to us they stated that they telephonically thought of three words to create each one of their works, thus the show name, 'Three Words.'"

"They will travel to earth in light years to collect the money made from sales of this show in order to fund the takeover of planet Earth. Until such time, however, they will allow the Earthlings to use the profits from this show to fund the first ever Pride Festival in Westminster, Maryland.

"Gerard was educated at the finest art institute on Zebulon and Eleanore is a self-taught savant.

"Enjoy the show, it maybe your last, Earthling."

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

BGE grant award event at Stevenson University

BGE grant award event at Stevenson University. BGE has awarded the Westminster Fire Engine & Hose Co #1 a grant in the amount of $5,000.00 for the company to help offset the cost of new nozzles... Westminster Fire Dept. Treasurer Caroline Babylon, WFD Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff, BGE External Affairs Manager Megan Eaves.

Monday, April 02, 2018

The card players

The card players. A momentary break in the action at the Westminster Fire Department. 2Apr2018

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Recent unwanted telemarketer phone calls

Recent unwanted telemarketer phone calls

March 30, 2018

Guess what – getting unwanted spam calls on your phone is only going to get worse. A May 11, 2017 article in the Boston Globe, “The onslaught of spam calls will keep getting worse,” reports that telemarketers have “turned the simple act of answering the phone into a nuisance, one that’s a distraction at best and a costly scam at worst…

“It’s just one of the many creative ways that phone scammers are trying to manipulate us into giving up personal information, buying questionable products and services, or just handing over money.

“No, you’re not imagining it: These spam calls are on the rise.

“According to the Federal Trade Commission, Americans made 3.5 million complaints about unwanted telemarketing calls in the 2015 fiscal year. In 2016, that number shot up to 5.3 million. According to YouMail, a call-blocking service, a staggering 2.5 billion robocalls were placed nationwide in April alone. Yes, that’s a “b” for billion…”

March 30, 2018 recent unwanted telemarketer phone calls:

Credit card scam 30Mar2018: If you an extra minute, block this number on your phone: 410-259-1432. I have not gotten many unwanted phone calls recently from telemarketer scammer-criminals, but when I do I have been left with the impression that they will use the same number for a brief period of time and call many folks in the area.

This is a poorly executed version of the credit card scam. I waited for a customer service person to pick up the phone so that I had the opportunity to ask to be put on the do not call list.

The connection was poor and the call taker was not very articulate. Perhaps off-shore.

The numbers for other recent annoying unwanted telemarketer calls:

800-781-9921: 12:47 p.m. Jan. 29, 2018 - A family member and I got a phone call today from 800-781-9921. It was poorly executed recorder robo-call. The recorded voice lacked clarity, but it claimed something to the affect that my Verizon account had been suspended and that I needed to press a number to restore the account or press another number to speak with an account representative.

877-386-6275 - 5:35 p.m. Jan. 29, 2018 no answer upon answering the phone.

800-783-9283 4:10 p.m. Jan. 31, 2018 - Same call as the other day, different phone number. It was poorly executed recorder robo-call. The recorded voice lacked clarity, but it claimed something to the affect that my Verizon account had been suspended and that I needed to press a number to restore the account or press another number to speak with an account representative.

410-259-1432 Credit card scam 30Mar2018 12:04 p.m. Friday

(410) 259-3650 at 3:57 PM on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. I did not answer the call. I was on another phone call. No answer when i called the number back.

805-298-1104 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017 "Just post free ad on our new https://www.hoobly.us to sell your rabbits quickly."

(410) 371-6706 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29, 2017 No one the phone when answered.

(410) 371-7052 2:45 p.m. Dec. 29, 2017 Credit Card scam

(410) 260-6404 Jan. 5, 2018 10:17 a.m. Credit Card Scam

410-260-6750 Jan. 17, 2018 8:38 a.m. Credit Card Scam
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Block these numbers on your phone now: 212-332-0849; 248-297-6218; 801-278-1062; 430-231-4002; 302-922-5143; and 434-322-9044. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2017/04/block-these-numbers-on-your-phone-now_6.html

212-332-0849 17:08 April 6, 2017 New York – No answer upon answering. When I tried to call back immediately, I get the standard Verizon recording that your call cannot be completed as dialed…

Now it is four telemarketer calls in the last three days.

248-297-6218 Michigan 13:53 04/06/2017 No answer upon answering. I have friends with a Michigan connection, so I immediately left the room and called back. Sure enough, it was unwanted telemarketer with an automated response asking if I wanted to be placed on the "Do Not Call" list. So that is three calls in three days. I am well aware of folks who get number of calls per day, but in the past, I have not. I really wish something could be done about this.

April 6, 2017: Today, I even got a spam text from Verizon. From number: 9000070003121 What the What!? #@!!*&?? "FREE VZW MSG: Receive 1GB of free data on us! Sign up for Verizon Selects and get 1GB of data for free. View details go.vzw.com/verizonselects. Reply "X" to opt out of msgs. http://go.vzw.com/verizonselects Get 1 GB free. Thank you. If you wish to restrict all future marketing text messages from VZW, reply 'Q'.

But then again, I have always figured that the telemarketers have always worked in collusion with Verizon – it must bring in an enormous amount of revenue.

Block these numbers on your phone now: 801-278-1062; 430-231-4002; 302-922-5143; and 434-322-9044. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2017/04/block-these-numbers-on-your-phone-now.html


801-278-1062 Salt Lake City 13:50 April 5, 2017 Said that the offer to lower my rate on my credit card expired today. It was an imperative that I speak with an operator. Funny, I've been getting these malicious scammer-calls for years. Block this number.

430-231-4002 Texas 17:19 April 4, 2017 No one on the phone when answered.

Block this number on your phone 302-922-5143 at 12:15 p.m. 23Mar2017 robocall from Delaware. No one on the phone when answered. Upon call back I was invited to be placed on the do not call list.

Block this number on your phone: 434-322-9044 5:47 p.m. 21Mar2017 robocall wanting to update my Google directory information.


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According to a page on the Federal Trade Commission concerning robocalls, found here: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0025-robocalls  

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If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a robocall. We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of illegal robocalls because internet-powered phone systems have made it cheap and easy for scammers to make illegal calls from anywhere in the world, and to hide from law enforcement by displaying fake caller ID information.

To date, the FTC has brought more than a hundred lawsuits against over 600 companies and individuals responsible for billions of illegal robocalls and other Do Not Call violations.

The FTC also is leading several initiatives to develop technology-based solutions. Those initiatives include a series of robocall contests that challenge tech gurus to design tools that block robocalls and help investigators track down and stop robocallers. We’re also encouraging industry efforts to combat caller ID spoofing. Here’s the FTC’s game plan to combat robocalls:

Continue aggressive law enforcement
Build better tools for investigating robocalls
Coordinate with law enforcement, industry, and other stakeholders
Stimulate and pursue technological solutions.

Details about the FTC’s Robocall Initiatives

2015 DetectaRobo Contest
As part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, the FTC is challenging techies to use call data to predict which incoming calls are robocalls.

2015 Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back Contest
The FTC is challenging the DEF CON community to create a tool that people can use to block and forward unwanted robocalls automatically. Forwarded calls will go to a honeypot — a data collection system that researchers and investigators can use to study the calls.

2014 Zap Rachel Contest: At DEF CON 22, the FTC challenged tech gurus to help us zap Rachel and her robocall buddies by creating the next-generation robocall honeypot.

2012-2013 Robocall Challenge: The agency challenged innovators to create solutions that will block illegal robocalls. The challenge is now closed and the three winners with groundbreaking ideas were announced in April 2013.

2012 Robocall Summit: The FTC hosted a one-day public event on Thursday, October 18, 2012 to discuss the rapid rise in illegal robocalls and identify potential solutions. You can view videos and PowerPoint presentations from the event’s panels.

More Information about Robocalls
Robocalls: Telemarketing sales calls with recorded messages are generally illegal unless you have given the company written permission to call you.

Infographic: How Does a Robocall Work? This visual guide shows how robocalls happen.

National Do Not Call Registry: Tips to help you stop unwanted calls and information about the National Do Not Call Registry


Phone Scams: These tips can help you hang up on a phone scammer and hold onto your money.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Pay our respects to the French veterans of the First Indochina (Vietnam) War, 1945 - 1954; in Vernon France

Pay our respects to the French veterans of the First Indochina (Vietnam) War, 1945 - 1954; in Vernon France




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NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY

NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY


Who knew?

www.vietnamwar50th.com: On March 29, America will observe National Vietnam War Veterans Day. This special day was added to our national commemorations when the President signed into law The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017.

I learned about from the March edition of the American Legion magazine…


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Diane and Sam Foster stop for a picture

Diane and Sam Foster stop for a picture at the 26th annual Carroll Co. Human Relations Commission awards dinner.


This year the award was presented to Taneytown Mayor ProTem Diane A. Foster. This year the dinner is taking place at McDaniel College. 26Mar2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The crew from Engine 33 found a baby squirrel with burns and smoke inhalation

While on the scene of a vehicle fire, the crew from Engine 33 found a baby squirrel with burns and smoke inhalation under the engine compartment. After a quick visit at the vet the squirrel is doing much better and is enroute  to a wildlife rehab center in Howard county

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Bowman family awarded annual Ag Center Pioneer Award

A year ago, I wrote - Time Flies “Bowman family awarded annual Ag Center Pioneer Award” by Kevin Dayhoff February 24, 2017


Romantic that I am, I took my wife out on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to the annual Carroll County Agriculture Center dinner. Since 1993, the annual dinner has been used as an opportunity to honor individuals and businesses with the "Pioneer Award," in recognition for longstanding service to the Carroll County agriculture community and the Agriculture Center,

This year's award went to the R.D. Bowman family, which has been a cornerstone of the agricultural community through the family businesses that date back to 1928. Dirk Bowman and his wife Julie attended the dinner to receive the award on behalf of the family.

Dirk, his brother Dale, and his sister Dawn DeVivo are the third-generation owners of the Westminster feed sales business, R.D. Bowman & Sons Inc., and the Home & Garden Center, which opened in 1981.

According to a March 24, 1993 article in The Baltimore Sun by writers Ellie Baublitz and Tom Keyser, "In 1928, Ralph Dutterer Bowman bought a little country grocery store in Union Mills on a dirt road that is now Route 97, or Littlestown Pike. He operated the store for more than 30 years, during which time the big event was the Friday night banana auction.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Firefighter training never stops. Happy spring

What better way to spend time on a snowy day at the fire house; firefighter training never stops. Happy spring. 21Mar2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The fifth Sunday in Lent at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster

The fifth Sunday in Lent at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. Taking notes on a great sermon by Pastor Kevin Clementson on the Gospel lesson of the day, John 12: 20-33 and Jeremiah 31: 31-34. Have a great day. Next stop, the 4H Therapeutic Riding Program of Carroll County annual horse fair at the Carroll County Ag Center.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

#SUNSHINEWEEK #amwriting

"Free press is essential in terms of telling the truth and allowing people to know exactly what's happening. It's essential that everybody have a voice and that everybody is represented. That's the job of news. We're here to help democracy." -- SPJ FOI Committee Chair Danielle McLean

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The watch-cow surveys the truck traffic at the 1909 Smith Dairy in Orrville OH

The watch-cow surveys the truck traffic at the 1909 Smith Dairy at the intersection of E Church Street and N. Main Street in downtown Orrville, OH. A block away from City Hall and across the street from the Orrville Public Library. 26Feb2018

There is a penny in the road at the intersection of W. High St. and N. Main Street in Orrville OH

There is a penny in the road at the intersection of W. High St. and N. Main Street in Orrville OH. 26Feb2018

Caroline and I did a walking tour of Orrville, OH

On Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, Caroline and I did a walking tour of Orrville, OH, after lunch at Smucker's.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Frank Batavia HSCC Box Lunch Talk on New Windsor

Approximately 125 folks came out on a rare warm February day in Maryland to hear Frank Batavick give a presentation on New Windsor history at noon on February 20, 2018, in Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

February 7, 2015 Carroll County's new leaders share more than priority of public safety



Three years ago: February 7, 2015 in The Baltimore Sun: Carroll County's new leaders share more than priority of public safety By Kevin Dayhoff


The close working relationship between newly-elected sheriff and state’s attorney appreciated.

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Today, folks in the community has noticed and appreciated how most of the new officials in the county commissioners’ office, the board of education, the sheriff, and the state’s attorney appear to working well together… By Kevin E. Dayhoff


The close working relationship between newly-elected sheriff and state’s attorney appreciated.

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Carroll County sheriff’s office has been a whirlwind of activity ever since retired Maryland State Police Captain Jim DeWees took office last December 2 as Carroll County’s 58th sheriff.

DeWees takes office at a time of great changes in law enforcement. Not to be overlooked is the heightened scrutiny – and danger – in which law enforcement officers find themselves these days.

Among the many new approaches initiated recently; the sheriff’s office has announced a long over-due initiative to equalize the due process, retirement, and compensation disparities between the sheriff’s deputies who work the county roads in a law enforcement and investigations capacity with that of the men and women who work as correctional officers in the county detention facility.


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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

CC 181st birthday celebration

CC 181st birthday celebration: At the Historical Society's 181st birthday celebration at Grace Hall in Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. This year's event features musicians David and Ginger Hildebrand who are performing "the patriotic songs, ballads, marches, dance tunes and theater songs popular in early Maryland while wearing appropriate period costumes," as explained by an excellent article by Michel Elben in the Carroll County Times the other day: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/cc-weekahead-011418-story.html 20Jan2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

When you are in the middle of writing a story

Question: I need a little help here. When you are in the middle of writing a story; do you always have to plug in the toaster oven for it to work? #amwriting

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

At the Westminster Fire Dept

At the Westminster Fire Dept. We have several pieces of equipment that are not feeling well. The consequences of running over 8,000 calls a year. Today they were in major surgery. We pray for a quick recovery. 16Jan2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Caroline Babylon, Kyle Stull, and Jason Tyler, review equipment needs

Caroline Babylon, Kyle Stull, and Jason Tyler, review equipment needs late into the night at the Westminster Fire Department. 15Jan2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday school at Grace Lutheran Church

Sunday school at Grace Lutheran Church. Our discussion is about our spiritual and vocational callings. The springboard for the discussion was 1 Samuel 3: 1-10. "Here I am , you called me." 14Jan2018

Sunday morning 9 am church service at Grace Lutheran

Sunday morning 9 am church service at Grace Lutheran Church. It's 14 degrees outside, but warm and affirming here at Grace. www.gracelc.org Today the council officers are being installed. Pastor Martha's message was about the lessons of 1 Samuel 3:1-10 and John 1:43-51... I liked the part when Nathaniel said, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" 

Friday, January 12, 2018

It is a rainy day in historic downtown Westminster.


It is a rainy day in historic downtown Westminster. I am grabbing a bite to eat at Giulianova. Checking out the train and my display at Off Track Art, and enjoying the comings and goings, hustle and bustle of passers-by. Sat. 12Jan2018 

Doesn’t everyone have a reclining chair sitting on the back of the truck?


What? Doesn't everyone have a reclining chair sitting on the back of the truck? We disposed of our old recliner today and our household is sad. Please join in a moment of silence over the loss of our chair. We are taking it hard. 12Jan2018

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Carroll Arts Center celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1 pm and 7:30 pm with “Hidden Figures”

Carroll Arts Center celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1 pm and 7:30 pm with “Hidden Figures”

Carroll Arts Center Westminster Md. Dec. 5, 2017 Dec. 22, 2017 - - Carroll Arts Center celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with “Hidden Figures”

The Carroll County Arts Council has a tradition of presenting thought-provoking programs in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year they will screen the 2016 film Hidden Figures on Monday, January 15 at 1 pm and 7:30 pm. As this is a day of service, they will offer free admission to anyone who has volunteered for a non-profit organization during the past year.

Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe.) Brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

The matinee showing at 1 pm will have open captioning to increase the enjoyment of movies at the Arts Center for those with hearing impairments. The 7:30 pm showing will have captioning if requested in advance. Assistive Listening Devices are always available.

Sponsored by Carroll Community College, Hidden Figures runs 2 hrs 7 mins and is rated PG. Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off. Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the box office. There is no snow date.

The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street in downtown Westminster. For more information go to www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or call 410/848-7272.

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“Hidden Figures.” Mon. Jan 15 at 1 pm & 7:30 pm. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, CCAC presents “Hidden Figures” – the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. $6-7. Free admission to anyone who has volunteered for a non-profit organization during the past year. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157. 410-848-7272.


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Dec. 29, 2006: This was one weird year Doug Tallman, Gazette

Dec. 29, 2006: This was one weird year Doug Tallman, Gazette

9Jan2018: My note - - I was doing file maintenance on the top stories from years past and came across this one from Doug Tallman. It is one my favorite year-end stories.

As a matter of fact, it is one of my favorite stories, among many favorite stories written by Doug Tallman. Doug runs neck and neck with Katherine Heerbrandt, Bryan Sears, and Carrie Knauer, on my list of favorite story writers over the years. Just saying.

So, anyway, Doug wrote this in the Gazette on Dec. 29, 2006 – and I was surprised to see that it is still up on the web. (I wish my old stories were still on the web – but that is another subject for another day. For me, 2000 stories later, and sadly only a fraction are still on the web…. Sad.

So, Doug wrote: “This was one weird year — and don’t forget the rats! - From ogling to challenging fitness for the office, 2006 was full of unexpected twists and turns,” Friday, Dec. 29, 2006 by Douglas Tallman, Staff Writer

ANNAPOLIS — There were times in 2006 when it was hard to keep a straight face.

It was the year a political icon asked a comely aide to walk away so he could get another view of her derriere. On Election Day, voters asked the icon to do the same.

It was the year a quick-thinking politician administered the Heimlich maneuver to a choking man, who turned out to be his political rival.

It was the year an attorney general candidate was barred from running. Days before Election Day, another AG candidate faced a similar challenge.

And it was the year that the renovation of Annapolis office space led to rats roaming the hallways.

‘‘It looks like a Mel Brooks movie,” said D. Bruce Poole, a former House majority leader who observed the state capital’s shenanigans from a safe distance, his law office in Hagerstown.



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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

I have no idea what I am doing

I would like to share a secret with all my  friends, in confidence  of course, I have no idea what I am doing. Just saying.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Occidental Grill and Seafood, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20004

Occidental Grill and Seafood, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20004 www.occidentaldc.com 27Dec2017.


Once again this year we followed a family tradition to get together for a musical, opera, or theater event at places like the Kennedy Center in Washington DC or the Hippodrome in Baltimore. In the past we have taken cruises together or traveled to New York as a family. This year we went to see Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, at 'The National Theater,' 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW 27Dec2017. Before the play, we shared dinner at Occidental Grill and Seafood, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20004 www.occidentaldc.com 27Dec2017. We really enjoyed the excellent production of Les Miserables – and really enjoyed the family time together.