Bullock’s Raisin Bread triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs, say scientists

Hooked on Bullock’s Raisin Bread? There’s science behind your addiction The news comes after it was revealed that the average Carroll Countian is estimated to eat around 35 pounds of Bullock’s Raisin Bread a year - suggesting that it really as addictive as research claims. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Professor Uncle Kevin Dayhoff If you … Continue reading Bullock’s Raisin Bread triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs, say scientists

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Carroll Community College Observes Black History Month

Westminster, Md., Feb 8, 2018 In support of diversity awareness among students, faculty and staff, and the community, Carroll Community College (Carroll) is observing Black History Month by offering events in recognition of the commemoration. According to Carroll Community College spokesperson Trish McCarthy Carroll, “Black History Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions and achievements of … Continue reading Carroll Community College Observes Black History Month

A freelance journalist’s week

I have been a freelancer since 2004, 2,000 stories later, I am still trudging along. It is a life my wife and agreed upon. Fortunately, she has a good job – and she knew she was marrying an artist and a writer… I do not have to eat at soup kitchens, but I keep a list at the ready. In the end, I would not have it any other way. I love my life. I love to write. Thanks for writing this story. The glass is always half-full and every sentence ends with a semi-colon at the ready.

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By Caitlin Kelly

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If you’ve never tried working freelance — i.e. no job, no salary, no paid sick or vacation days — it can look cool.

Freedom!

I’ve been doing it since 2006 (and for periods before then as well), and enjoy it.

It’s rarely dull.

Here’s some of what this week has been like:

I pitched a story to The New York Times, realizing, two weeks after returning from an overheated, often non air conditioned Europe, that it’s an uncomfortable, even dangerous, situation for travelers and hotel owners.

And one only likely to worsen with climate change.

I’ve been writing for the Times since 1990, and had previously written for that specific editor, so he quickly replied to my emailed pitch — but I had barely four days in which to find all my sources, interview them and write the story.

Thanks to…

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The futile search for “safe space”

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By Caitlin Kelly

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It’s a shriek of outrage/grievance/shock that happens when:

 

Someone says the wrong thing.

Someone touches you in a way that feels aggressive.

Someone disagrees with you.

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Among  some younger and apparently ferociously ambitious women, I’m seeing a kind of mass fragility I — and my peers — find astonishing:

Every day, someone shrieks in fury that someone has been racist or sexist or mean to them — which they might well have, but not actually have intended as a personal attack.

Every day, someone says “You’re shaming me!” when all you’ve done is politely, if firmly, disagree with them or share an alternate view, which is now, for some, unforgivable.

Every day, though, I also hear pleas for advice, insights, mentoring.

Every day, the demand to march into HR and get them to fix it, right now.

Every day, the need to school others in…

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Amsterdam: Birthdays, Marijuana Museums and Dutch cycle rides — Jess’ Journal of Joy

Amsterdam is a classic weekend break and I feel like almost everyone I know has visited it before, some for the museums and the culture, others for more alternative reasons. Even my customers all seem to be going and they ask me where is a good place to stay and what is worth seeing and […] … Continue reading Amsterdam: Birthdays, Marijuana Museums and Dutch cycle rides — Jess’ Journal of Joy

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

February 6, 2018 - 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 http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0208-20150204-story.html The close working relationship between newly-elected sheriff and state’s attorney appreciated. […] Today, folks in the community has noticed and appreciated how most of the new … Continue reading 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

Eagle Archive: A New Windsor summer made glorious by William Shakespeare

By Kevin Dayhoff, August 26, 2012: On the morning of Aug. 22, in 1485, a defining moment in English history took place with the death of Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth Field. This of course, leads us directly to the summer of 1938 at Blue Ridge College in New Windsor. Well, sorta-kinda. I'll … Continue reading Eagle Archive: A New Windsor summer made glorious by William Shakespeare

The Grammys Headline You DIDN’T Hear — BeautyBeyondBones

Well, the Grammys were last night. And in true entertainment industry fashion, the stars just couldn’t help themselves from turning a would-be artistic celebration into a political drag fest, complete with roses, resistance letters, jabs and mockery. Not to be out-shined by the Golden Globes, the music industry wanted to flex their political muscle, and… via … Continue reading The Grammys Headline You DIDN’T Hear — BeautyBeyondBones

Eight years ago Laura Russell stole the spotlight at the Westminster mayor and Common Council meeting on Sept. 28, 2009

Eight years ago Laura Russell stole the spotlight at the Westminster mayor and Common Council meeting on Sept. 28, 2009 Oct. 9, 2017 – Sept. 28, 2009 Our friend Laura Russell, stole the spotlight at the Westminster mayor and Common Council meeting on Sept. 28, 2009. In an article I wrote for the Baltimore Sun … Continue reading Eight years ago Laura Russell stole the spotlight at the Westminster mayor and Common Council meeting on Sept. 28, 2009