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

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Baltimore Sun: Gov. Larry Hogan, Annapolis leaders praise new Baltimore mayor

Baltimore Sun: Gov. Larry Hogan, Annapolis leaders praise new Baltimore mayor http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-hogan-pugh-inauguration-20161206-story.html Article by Erin Cox Wednesday, December 7, 2016

This is a great turn of events. We all benefit and move the ball forward when we set aside partisan politics and work together. Mayor Pugh is where she is today because she works hard, does her homework, is nice to people and does not play partisan politics. She has depth and integrity, knows the issues, and how to put folks together to solve problems.

I actually had expected great things from Mayor Catherine Pugh’s predecessor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. I had worked with her dad, "Pete" Rawlings, in Annapolis on a number of municipal issues and I really enjoyed working with him. Sadly, I was disappointed with SRB’s tenure in office. I sincerely hope she takes advantage of her time in the desert to reflect upon how she may come back, and serve again by building upon her strengths and addressing the lessons learn. Only time will tell. 

For a great article on Mayor Rawlings-Blake, read Barry Rascovar’s story, “The Disappointing Mayoralty of Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: http://politicalmaryland.com/2016/12/05/the-disappointing-mayoralty-of-stephanie-rawlings-blake/ - KED

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Meanwhile, according to Erin Cox:

"Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday delivered an emphatic endorsement of Baltimore's new Democratic Mayor Catherine Pugh, praising her relentless energy and saying the pair 'have a shared purpose and share a commitment' to improve the city.

'This morning, I am incredibly hopeful about the future,' Hogan said during brief remarks at her inauguration ceremony. 'Mayor Pugh and I have a shared vision for Baltimore.' [...]

Hogan called Pugh's inauguration a 'very important day for Baltimore' and suggested her administration would better weather problems that beleaguer the city. He said they both want to eliminate disparities, raze dilapidated houses and invigorate the city's economy.

'Baltimore has endured through some difficult times,' he said. 'But it is when the challenges are greatest that effective leadership is needed the most.'

From the stage, Pugh reciprocated Hogan's promise to work together, turning from the crowd to directly address just him minutes after taking the oath of office...

The exchange, plus the bi-partisan spread of elected officials sharing a stage at the War Memorial ceremony, highlighted the incoming mayor's pragmatism and relationships cemented over two decades in public office."


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Friday, November 25, 2016

You can never have enough chocolate. #amwriting


You can never have enough chocolate. #amwriting

Visiting the P. Graham Dunn, art, gifts, home decor... store in Dalton, Ohio

Visiting the P. Graham Dunn, art, gifts, home decor... store in Dalton, Ohio Nov. 25, 2016 Friday

It is a fascinating store that manufactures and sell woodworking products; much of which is of a patriotic, agricultural, arts and crafty, and religious theme.

The customers are predominantly Mennonite and some Amish - complete with horse and buggies outside. Another great bonus is that the clientele actually dresses appropriately to be out in public. And folks are respectful and polite. Just saying.

It is a really neat store. Almost like an art gallery... Perfect place to visit for someone who maintained his woodworking workshop and radial arm saw in the living room for fifteen years.

P. Graham Dunn | Inspirational Art, Home Décor, Gifts, Personalized ...
https://www.pgrahamdunn.com
Located in the world's largest Amish and Mennonite community, P. Graham Dunn manufactures inspirational art, gifts, and home decor

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Say no to Black Friday - a new kind of obedience

Say no to Black Friday - a new kind of obedience

Black Friday is nuts. I will not be shopping on Black Friday or Shabby Saturday. If we refused to go out and shop, then corporate America would not force employees to work under such horrid circumstances.

If you have to go out tomorrow - treat the retail workers especially well and tip the restaurant servers extra and be sure to say "Thank you."

Nov. 24, 2016

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A New Kind of Obedience

"Like many, I try to reconcile myself to these daily humiliations through militancy over pressing issues.  But that always seems like just another diversion from the emptiness of it all.  Is it our pursuit of happiness through conspicuous consumption that is at stake? 

"Is happiness a value that we can find within ourselves or must we try to purchase or acquire it?   In this pursuit of happiness, what if it is really me, my soul, and the very essence of my existence that is at stake?" (1.)

"Life has a value only when it has something valuable as its object".
HEGEL, Introduction to Philosophy of History (1852)

"Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve."  ERICH FROMM, Man for Himself, (1947)

 (1.) Captured from a source that I cannot put my fingers on at the moment. If this is your image and your words - please let me know so that I may credit you. Thanks.
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A shout out to those working today.

A shout out to those working today. Thank you. God Bless you for your service. 24Nov2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Hats off to Hannah Brewer. Ms. Brewer, in her role as Miss Maryland ...


Hats off to Hannah Brewer. Ms. Brewer, in her role as Miss Maryland, has done an incredbly great job of representing Carroll County and Maryland. We are so proud of her.

According to this well-written article by awesome Carroll County Times writer, Jacob deNobel, in addition to "her duties as Miss Maryland, the holiday season provides Hannah Brewer with another series of tasks.  The nonprofit she runs, Hannah's Heroes, increases production of holiday cards, gifts and care packages to be sent to military members overseas..."

Hannah Brewer attended and made a great presentation for a meeting of the Maryland Troopers Association Lodge # 20. We were quite impressed with her poise, presence and enthusiasm

Respect! Sun. Nov. 20, 2016

http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/hampstead/ph-cc-miss-maryland-profile-20161119-story.html

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Political Maryland’s Democratic Cocoon by Barry Rascovar

Political Maryland’s Democratic Cocoon by Barry Rascovar

Barry Rascovar | November 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm | URL: http://politicalmaryland.com/?p=3262

Barry Rascovar’s blog is www.politicalmaryland.com  He can be reached at brascovar@hotmail.com

Nov. 14, 2016 – A Martian landing in Maryland on election night never would have guessed that Donald Trump was about to pull off the upset of the century.

That’s because Maryland is an outlier, an exception to what happens in presidential elections in the rest of the country. Political Maryland's Democratic Cocoon

Trump got slaughtered in Maryland, receiving just a little over a third of the vote. Only a few other heavily Democratic states, like Massachusetts and California, saw such lopsided Democratic victories in the presidential race won by Republican Trump.

The election map in Maryland looked surprisingly similar to the 2012 election map. Democrats have such overwhelming majorities in the densely populated Central Maryland subdivisions that this provides a protective cocoon for the party’s presidential candidate.


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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Georges Pompidou Bridge is a road bridge that was completed in 1963

Georges Pompidou Bridge is a road bridge that was completed in 1963. The project is located in Le ...  Location: Le Pecq, Yvelines (78), Ile-de-France, Paris, France. Crosses: Seine River Coordinates:
48° 53' 52.00" N    2° 6' 30.00" E
Kevin Dayhoff Sun. morning, Oct. 30, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Place Martin Luther King 1929 at the corner of Rue Saint Eloi and Rue Herbiere, Rouen, Normandy, France

Place Martin Luther King 1929 - 1968 pasteur amercain, Prix Nobel de la pair en 1964 on the corner of the Temple Saint Eloi at the corner of Rue Saint Eloi and Rue Herbiere, Rouen, Normandy, France. Oct. 26, 2016 Wed

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

Caroline and I took a moment to pay our respects to the French veterans of the First Indochina (Vietnam) War, 1945 - 1954; at the Aux Mort et Disparus de la Guerre d'Indochine Memorial in Vernon, Normandy, France, on the Rue des Combattants d'Indochine. Tues. Oct. 25, 2016.

Tues. Oct. 25, 2016 Vernon, Normandy France

Tues. Oct. 25, 2016 Vernon, Normandy France - standing at the plane tree that anchored the 2nd floating bridge across the Seine established on Aug. 27, 1944.

Almost 3 months after D Day, June 6, 1944; on Aug. 25, 1944, the British Nottinghamshire Sherwood Rangers Yeoman - Royal Armoured Corps, moved through Vernon to begin operations to cross the Seine.

From Aug. 25-29, 1944 the British lost over 550 men in the operation. Montgomery used the bridge to cross the Seine on Sept. 1, 1944, on his way to Belgium.

According to one guide, "Normandy is a region of northern France. Its varied coastline includes white-chalk cliffs and WWII beachheads, including Omaha Beach, site of the famous D-Day landing. Just off the coast, the rocky island of Mont-Saint-Michel is topped by a soaring Gothic abbey. The city of Rouen, dominated by Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, is where military leader and Catholic saint Joan of Arc was executed in 1431."

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Dayhoff: Enjoying autumn leaves in Carroll County Maryland

Dayhoff: Enjoying autumn leaves in Carroll County Maryland


Time Flies by Kevin Dayhoff October 7, 2016


For those of us who adore the long days, sunshine, heat, and humidity of Maryland summers; the shorter days and crisp temperatures of October bring mixed emotions.

We are certainly happy to turn off the air conditioning, throw open the windows and enjoy the cooler temperatures and the brilliant colors of the leaves in Carroll County.

However, we all know in the back of our minds that winter is not far away. Winters in Maryland are hateful. Snow is a four-letter word. Ice is the wrath of the Gods.

Yet, for a runner, the kaleidoscope of the fall colors are a welcome distraction to the constant pounding of footsteps on a fall run.

Fall is for runners. Whether you walk or run, the Wakefield Valley Community Trail is arguably one of the best places to enjoy fall in Carroll County.


Sunday, October 02, 2016

At a wonderful memorial service celebrating the life of Dorothy J. "Dottie" Whitson


At a wonderful memorial service celebrating the life of Dorothy J. "Dottie" Whitson, April 17, 1921 - Sept. 23, 2016. Born in Gunter India, she along with her husband, Pastor Stanley Whitson, were a critical part of the foundation of Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster for many years. God bless her for service to our community. Sun. Oct. 2, 2016.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Caroline, Grammy, and I really enjoyed attending The Shepherd's Staff 25th Anniversary Dinner

Caroline, Grammy, and I really enjoyed attending The Shepherd's Staff 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance at the Reese Fire Hall. We sat with Del. Haven Shoemaker and his wife. Sitting nearby were folks like Ed and Rebecca Leister, CC School Board member Virginia and Judge Charles Harrison, and Bernardino Jones and his wife. It was good to see Joe and Becki Maurio, Brenda Meadows, Vera Green, Lois and Craig Giles, and many-many others. It was a nice evening for a great cause. Oct. 1, 2016.

Driver charged with hit and run involving an ambulance

Driver charged with hit and run involving an ambulance

Driver charged with hit and run involving a Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. ambulance at Carroll Co. crash scene Sept. 23, 2016

Sept. 29, 2016 by Kevin E. Dayhoff

We want everyone to come home safely at the end of the day.



On Friday, early in the afternoon, Sept. 23, 2016, a driver blew through an accident scene on westbound Rt. 140 and Sandymount Road, almost hit a Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. EMS provider, and sideswiped ambulance 38.

On Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, Greg Shipley with the Maryland State Police office of media communications sent out a news release about the incident: http://news.maryland.gov/msp/2016/09/28/driver-charged-with-hit-and-run-involving-ambulance-at-carroll-co-crash-scene/

On Wed., Sept. 26, 2016, the Carroll County Times carried the story: “Westminster man charged with hit-and-run of ambulance at crash scene,”
“A Westminster man has been charged in a hit-and-run incident after he allegedly drove through a crash scene on Md. 140 on Friday, striking an ambulance, then drove away…” Carroll County Times staff Wed., Sept. 28, 2016 http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/crime/ph-cc-ambulance-hit-and-run-20160928-story.html

On Thursday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2016, news reporter Tracey Leong and videographer Judy Ryan from WJZ Baltimore Channel 13 interviewed Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. EMS provider Brittany Baeder about the hit and run crash in Carroll Co. Sept. 23, 2016 at Rte 140 and Sandymount Rd. http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/09/29/hit-and-run-driver-unapologetic-after-narrowly-missing-firefighter/



“The men and women of the Westminster Vol. Fire Dept., on behalf of all Carroll County fire fighters. EMS provides and police officers, urge the driving public to exercise extra restraint, caution, care, and patience when they come upon fire and police officials responding at an accident scene.

The consequences of not exercising that extra care can be horrific. Besides, they could attending to your loved-one, neighbor, friend, or family member – or the first responder hurt or killed by your actions could be your loved-one, neighbor, friend, or family member. Move over - we want everyone to come home safely at the end of the day.” Kevin E. Dayhoff Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 PIO and Chaplain

A big thanks to my friend John Sosnowsky – Sozra, for allowing us to use his music in this piece: “Digital Revival,” from the 1997 album, “Earth Continuum.” Award-winning nationally acclaimed artists John and Debby Sosnowsky have been designing and handcrafting jewelry, art, and music since 1980. Visit them at www.sozra.com  

Westminster Volunteer Fire Department http://www.westminstervfd.org/

Our Mission:  The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1, is dedicated to providing quality Emergency Services to our community through the combined team efforts of our members, the local government organizations, and the citizens of our community to enhance our ability to protect life, property, and the environment.


Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 https://www.facebook.com/groups/59650220730/

Kevin Dayhoff Westminster Online: http://www.kevindayhoff.org
Kevin Dayhoff Art: www.kevindayhoff.com


EMS, traffic safety, firefighter, fire department, Maryland State Police, Westminster, Carroll County, Reese, Maryland


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See also - Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art www.kevindayhoff.com: Travel, art, artists, authors, books, newspapers, media, writers and writing, journalists and journalism, reporters and reporting, music, culture, opera... Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem. “Deadline U.S.A.” 1952. Ed Hutcheson: “That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/#sthash.4HNLwtfd.dpuf
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Historical Society of Carroll County exhibit on the Greek family experience in Westminster

Historical Society of Carroll County exhibit on "Yearning to Breathe Free," the experience of the Greek families in Westminster history, at Westminster City Hall. 24Sept2016

Jacie Mathias-Jones, Audrey Cimino, Lt. Tony Ott, and Caroline Babylon

Jacie Mathias-Jones, Audrey Cimino, Lt. Tony Ott, and Caroline Babylon confer on the issues of the day at Westminster Fallfest. We're in good hands. 24Sept2016

Butch Duvall brought his 1955 Custonline Ford to the Fallfest Midnight Madness

Butch Duvall brought his 1955 Custonline Ford to the Fallfest Midnight Madness Sept. 23, 2016

We really enjoyed the car show at Mines Madness at Westminster Fallfest

We really enjoyed the car show at Mines Madness at Westminster Fallfest Friday night, Sept. 23, 2016

Westminster Police Officers Workman, Clagett, and Obst

Westminster Police Officers  Workman, Clagett, and Obst, compare notes while working at Fallfest. Sept. 23, 2016

I am smiling at the idea of deep-frying the Smuckers 'Uncrustables'

I am smiling at the idea of deep-frying the Smuckers 'Uncrustables' peanut butter and grape jelly sandwiches at Westminster Fallfest 23Sept2016

The Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. visited with Firehouse Subs at the Carroll Co. Ag Center

The Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. visited with the Pokecrawl and movie night with Firehouse Subs at the Carroll Co. Ag Center with the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation and Shady Grove Fertility Friday night Sept. 23, 2016. From left to right: WFD Vice-president Bob Cumberland, Dexter White, co-owner Firehouse Subs, Camille Hammond, CEO Cade Foundation, and co-owner Firehouse Subs, and WFD Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff

Friday, September 23, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

With my good friends Kevin Wagman, Mike Bennett, and Dexter White at Firehouse Subs

With my good friends Kevin Wagman, Mike Bennett, and Dexter White at Firehouse Subs in Westminster. Wed., Sept. 21, 2016 Dexter, the owner, does it all. Dexter used to work Western District as a police officer with the Baltimore City Police. Not only is Firehouse Subs a great safe place for firefighters, but for police officers and military veterans as well.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Really appreciated the Marine color guard and the Carroll County Young Marines retiring of the flag ceremony...

Really appreciated the Marine color guard and the Carroll County Young Marines retiring of the flag ceremony and Taps at the 11Sept2001 remembrance at the Carroll Co. Ag. Center. Sept. 16, 2016. Semper Fi.

If you ever wondered why there is a special bond between Vietnam era vets and the police...

If you ever wondered why there is a special bond between Vietnam era vets and the police – read the caption on this display at the Carroll. Co. Ag Center carefully. Just saying. Sept. 11, 2016. Been there – got the t-shirt. We stand behind the thin blue line.

Big Thanks to Tom Becker for putting together the great events at the Ag Center on Sept. 11, 2016

Big Thanks to Tom Becker, 2nd from the left, a fellow Marine, for putting together the great events at the Ag Center for an 11Spt2001 remembrance. Thx. Next year will be even better. Sept. 11, 2016

Dinner earlier today at the fire station with Vocelli pizza

Dinner earlier today at the fire station with Vocelli pizza. A shout-out to Vocelli pizza for supporting firefighters and EMS personnel. Thx. Sept. 11, 2016

At the CC AG Center to represent the Westminster Vol. Fire Dept.

At the CC AG Center to represent the Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. at the 11Sept2001 remembrance. Sept. 11, 2016 Great community event looking forward to seeing more folks out there next year.

With the USMC color guard retiring the flag at the Carroll Co. Ag. Ctr Sept. 11, 2016

With the USMC color guard retiring the flag at the Carroll Co. Ag. Ctr Sept. 11, 2016 Semper Fi Never Forget

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Clyde Hirt's awesome Douglas Lawn and Landscape crew

Clyde Hirt's awesome Douglas Lawn and Landscape crew help Ronnie Wentz keep Grace Lutheran Church grounds looking great. Sept. 2, 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016

"The Bicycle Piece," 1983 by Kevin Dayhoff

"The Bicycle Piece," 1983 by Kevin Dayhoff. I must have been channeling Louis Paumier when I did this piece. Sept. 2, 2016

When the going gets tough, the tough go for Magnum Mini White ice cream bars.

When the going gets tough, the tough go for Magnum Mini White ice cream bars. Sept. 2, 2016

Frederick News-Post: Political Notes: Getting schooled on presidential politics By Danielle E. Gaines

Frederick News-Post: Political Notes: Getting schooled on presidential politics By Danielle E. Gaines


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Hood College professors are holding classes this fall to bring their students context — and a healthy dose of skepticism, the school says — on the upcoming presidential election.

I sat in on Carin Robinson’s “Election 2016” special topics class this Monday.

[…]

Peters said the state of the party is “a disaster” with the fault line between Donald Trump die-hards and old-school D.C. political elitists.

“My hope is that it can end quickly,” he said.

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Political Notes: Getting schooled on presidential politics
By Danielle E. Gaines dgaines@newspost.com


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Washington Post: Samsung Electronics says it is halting sales of its Galaxy Note 7 following battery explosions, the Associated Press reported.

Samsung Electronics says it is halting sales of its Galaxy Note 7 following battery explosions, the Associated Press reported.


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Filomena Ristorante 1063 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007 www.filomena.com




Filomena Ristorante 1063 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007 www.filomena.com

1 (888) FILOMENA
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August 29, 2016