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Posted on 23 April 2015 | 2:32 pm
Loretta Young: Le secret de Sainte-Loretta
Gretchen Michael est née le 6 Janvier 1913 à Salt Lake City (Utah). Fille de Gladys Royal et John Earl Young,
elle avait deux soeurs et un frère: Polly Ann (actrice, 1908-97), Elizabeth Jane (actrice Sally Blane (1910-97) et John (1914-97), ses parents ont divorcés alors qu'elle avait 2 ans. La mère et les enfants déménagèrent à Hollywood. Maman a ouvert une pension de famille et s'est remariée avec George Belzer et a eut une autre fille: Georgiana (actrice,1923-2007).
À partir de 4 ans, Gretchen figura dans des films muets: "The Primrose Ring", "Sirens of the Sea" (1917), "The Only Way", " White and Unmarried" (1919), "Le Cheik" (1921), quelques uns aux côtés de ses soeurs aînées. Un jour, elle a répondit au téléphone; au bout du fil, Mervyn LeRoy demanda si Polly Ann était disponible pour un film. Gretchen s'est présentée au Studio, à la place de sa sœur et a obtenu un rôle dans "Naughty But Nice/Pas sage mais mignonne", "Her Wild Oat" (1927), En signant un contrat à la First National, à 14 ans, on la prénomma Loretta. Elle tourna: " The Whip Woman", "Laugh, Clown, Laugh/ Ris donc paillasse"(1928).
En 1934, elle signe avec la 20th Century Fox et tourna "The house of Rothschild" , "The crusades/Les croisades" et "Clive of India" (1935). Lors du tournage de "The call of the wild/L'appel de la forêt"(1935), elle a une aventure amoureuse avec Clark Gable (alors marié à Ria Langham), Loretta tomba enceinte, puis donna naissance à Judy (1935-2011), Le Studio cacha ce fait pour préserver l'image pure de l'actrice. Loretta tourna "Ramona" , Ladies in love"(1936) et "Love is news/L'amour en première page"(1937). En 1937, Judy fut (enfin) présentée comme une enfant adoptée. Loretta épousa Thomas Lewis, en 1940, deux fils naquirent: Peter (1945) et Christopher (1944).
Des films: "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell/ Et la parole fut"(1939), " And now tomorrow/Le bonheur est pour demain"( 1944), Rachel and the Stranger" (1946), "The Farmer's Daughter/ Ma femme est un grand homme" (Academy Awards 1947), "The Bishop's Wife" (1947), "The Stable "(1949) .
En 1953, Young announça sa retraite du cinéma, après son dernier film, "It happens every Thursday" (1953). Plus tard, Young signa un contrat avec Proctor & Gamble et NBC qui produisirent son émission "The Loretta Young Show" (1953 à 1961) et la série TV "Letter to Loretta "(1953-1961). Elle divorça en 1969. L'actrice avait quelques surnoms: Sainte-Loretta, The steel Butterfly et Attila the Nun selon le site IMDB.
Loretta épousa le designer de mode Jean-Louis, en 1993, mariage qui dura 4 ans. En 1994, sa fille écrivit un livre Uncommon Knowledge qui dévoila la vérité sur son véritable père, Clark Gable. Loretta refusa d'avouer ou de nier le secret que Judy dévoila, sauf dans une biographie qui fut publiée après sa mort. Elle paticipa à une série télévisée Lady in the Corner (1989) et un film "Christmas Eve"/ La colombe de Noël" (1986). Loretta est décédée du cancer des ovaires, le 12 Août 2000.
Posted on 25 April 2015 | 11:15 pm
The supernatural good-news life
|Paul and the Viper*|
TO CHEW ON: " ' And these signs will follow those who believe: In my name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents, and if they will drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.' " Mark 16:17-18
What an incredible list of predictions Jesus makes here, of signs that will follow those who spread the gospel:
1. They will have power over the demonic realm (Mark 16:17).
Luke recounts an almost humorous incident showing the unique power that Jesus' followers have in this area. When some Jewish exorcists use the name of Jesus without the power of true faith in Him, the demon responds: "Jesus I know and Paul I know but who are you?" Then the possessed man beats up the exorcists - Acts 19:13-16.
2, They will have new powers of communication: " ' … speak with new tongues' " (Mark 16:17).
I understand this promise to involve more than only the glossolalia of the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:4). It is that for sure, i.e. the power to communicate in languages not learned. But I believe it is also the tongue used in private prayer and self-edification (1 Corinthians 14:2,4, 14-16). And, I would submit, we could also make a case for the new tongue including the tongue of boldness, so evident in the early Christians (Acts 4:31).
3. They will have remarkable protection (Mark 16:18).
The experience of Paul in the Island of Malta brings Jesus' words to life about protection from snakes (Acts 28:3-6). And to the protection stories from Acts we could add the testimony of Christians experiencing unusual protection through the centuries. In this department, I love the saying attributed to Henry Martyn: "I am immortal until God's work for me to do is done. The Lord reigns" (from Inspirational Quotes).
4. They will have unusual power to heal (Mark 16:18).
This comes true for the Apostles in Acts as we see them perform numerous healings, sometimes even raising people from the dead (Acts 3:7-11; 5:12-16; 9:3-9, 32-35, 39-42; Acts 14:8-18; 16:18; 20:8-12; 28:8-9).
The question I ask myself is, do these signs still follow the spread of the gospel today? Are these things our experience? Some have developed a hermeneutic which says the signs and wonders seen in Acts were only for that time. However the words we read today are attributed to Jesus. The evangelical church doesn't take His command to " ' preach the gospel to every creature' " as only for the apostolic time. So why do we often wave off the signs that confirm the gospel as meant exclusively for an earlier age?
PRAYER: Dear Lord, please confirm Your reality, power and word with signs and wonders again. Amen.
MORE: Modern prayer for spiritual awakening
Bible teacher Beth Moore has written an impassioned "Intercessory Prayer for Awakening." Read it HERE.
The Feast of St. Mark Evangelist.
Today the church celebrates the Feast of Mark the Evangelist, the author of the Gospel of Mark and today's Bible reading.
This Collect begins the day's liturgy:
Almighty God, by the hand of Mark the evangelist you have given to your Church the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God: We thank you for this witness, and pray that we may be firmly grounded in its truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
* Illustration of "Paul and the Viper"
Illustration from Volume 10 of The Bible and its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons, edited by Charles F. Horne and Julius A. Bewer, published by Francis R. Niglutsch, New York, in 1910. Many of the original paintings were in color, but were published in this book in black and white.
Unless otherwise noted all Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Posted on 25 April 2015 | 9:00 am
Diocese of Huron Dean quits
Posted on 25 April 2015 | 2:06 pm
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Posted on 15 January 2015 | 7:14 pm
And now a word from Rachel…
Dear Wendy, Rachel here. I’m pretty sure if my mother tried to write a post right now, she might just break down. See, she’s had a rough past 48 hours, mainly because she was helping me move all my junk…er… precious possessions out of Humber residence, where I’ve just finished my third year, and into […]
Posted on 25 April 2015 | 4:07 am
How Many Of These Classic Black Movies Have You Seen?
There are a whole lot more than Friday and The Color Purple.
Posted on 25 April 2015 | 5:23 pm
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Cowichan Conversations: In Medicine Hat, Homelessness Is (Almost) Over
According to its mayor, Medicine Hat is ”a hardworking oil,
Posted on 25 April 2015 | 11:39 pm
Why comedy clubs are the modern day Alamo
Posted on 5 April 2015 | 8:34 pm
A few thoughts about my union…
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 11:09 pm
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 10:01 am
Is the Great Canadian Copyright Giveaway Really About Some Cheap Beatles Records?
The government's surprise decision to include copyright term extension for sound recordings and performances in this week's budget is being painted by the music industry as important for Canadian artists. But sources suggest that the real reason for the change is the result of direct lobbying from foreign record labels such as Universal Music and Sony Music, who were increasingly concerned with the appearance of public domain records from artists such as the Beatles appearing on store shelves in Canada. As discussed in this post, Canadian copyright law protects the song for the life of the author plus 50 years. However, the sound recording lasts for 50 years. That still provides decades of protection for record companies to profit from the records, but that is apparently not long enough for them.
Earlier this year, a Canadian company called Stargrove Entertainment began selling two Beatles records featuring performances that are in the public domain in Canada. The records were far cheaper than those sold through Universal Music and were picked up by retail giant Walmart, who continues to list the records on their website (Can't Buy Me Love, Love Me Do). There were additional titles featuring the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and the Beach Boys. Some of the titles are still available for sale through Walmart.
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Posted on 23 April 2015 | 7:32 pm
How Progressives Can Engage Young Canadians in the Election Campaign
When Joe Oliver made his outrageous statement about leaving Harper's granddaughter's generation to pay for the Con's revenue killing tax policies, he only said it because he thought he could get away with it.
Because he knows, like we all do, that a lot of young Canadians don't bother to vote.
And it is fashionable in this aging country to blame the young for that troubling democratic deficit.
But as the crusty Globe editorialists point out, all political parties must also share the blame for not making a serious effort to appeal to them, or involve them in the political process
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:31 pm
Philippe Lanfranchi - Christian Dior: The Man Behind The Myth (2005)
Posted on 25 April 2015 | 2:44 pm
The Struggle Ahead for a Decent Future for our Youth
It's sometimes hard to read a Henry Giroux essay without coming away feeling like you've been dragged into a dark alley and bludgeoned. In his latest essay, this American intellectual explores what we've allowed ourselves to become, how we've been complicit in our own orchestrated economic, social and political degradation. Brace yourself.
- Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)
Education is no longer a public good but a private right, just as critical thinking is no longer a fundamental necessity for creating an engaged and socially responsible citizenship. Neoliberalism's disdain for the social is no longer a quote made famous by Margaret Thatcher. The public sphere is now replaced by private interests, and unbridled individualism rails against any viable notion of solidarity that might inform the vibrancy of struggle, change, and an expansion of an enlightened and democratic body politic.
Youth today are not only plagued by the fragility and uncertainty of the present; they are "the first post war generation facing the prospect of downward mobility [in which the] plight of the outcast stretches to embrace a generation as a whole." It is little wonder that "these youngsters are called Generation Zero: A generation with Zero opportunities, Zero future" and Zero expectations. Or to use Guy Standing's term, "the precariat," which he defines as "a growing proportion of our total society" forced to "accept a life of unstable labour and unstable living."
Under such circumstances, all bets are off regarding the future of democracy. Besides a growing inability to translate private troubles into social issues, what is also being lost in the current historical conjuncture is the very idea of the public good, the notion of connecting learning to social change and developing modes of civic courage infused by the principles of social justice. Under the regime of a ruthless economic Darwinism, we are witnessing the crumbling of social bonds and the triumph of individual desires over social rights, nowhere more exemplified than in the gated communities, gated intellectuals and gated values that have become symptomatic of a society that has lost all claims to democracy or for that matter any modestly progressive vision for the future.
The struggles here are myriad and urgent and point to the call for a living wage, food security, accessible education, jobs programs (especially for the young), the democratization of power, economic equality and a massive shift in funds away from the machinery of war and big banks. Any collective struggle that matters has to embrace education as the center of politics and the source of an embryonic vision of the good life outside of the imperatives of unfettered "free-market" capitalism. In addition, too many progressives and people on the left are stuck in the discourse of foreclosure and cynicism and need to develop what Stuart Hall calls a "sense of politics being educative, of politics changing the way people see things."
Posted on 24 April 2015 | 8:20 pm
Academics Want University To Pull Plug On Climate Contrarian Bjorn Lomborg's $4 Million Australia Consensus Center
Senior academics at an Australian university are asking their bosses to pull the plug on a $4 million taxpayer funded research centre fronted by climate science contrarian Bjorn Lomborg.
Posted on 24 April 2015 | 3:35 pm
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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 12:00 am
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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 8:20 pm
Out In Public View
|Picture description: The word 'out' in capital letters surrounded by a purple bacground.|
He talked about the fact that he was going to the doctor that morning. WheelTrans pulled up and I got on. Joe came back into the building and he asked Joe where I was going so early in the morning. Joe told him that I was going to work, that I liked to get an early start in my office. Joe told me that he was shocked, flat out shocked. We don't know where he expected that I was going but 'to work' was not the answer that he anticipated. 'Out' ... being 'out' is about that.
So we decided to meet the wedding organizer from the church in a public place. Timothy's, which was the place where I changed my mind about getting married, which is always bustling with activity. The tables were all full when we got there, so as I zipped ahead to scout for any possible movement, a table came available back where Joe and the planner were standing. Great.
This guy finds a date, goes over the service, asks questions about music and about the organization of the day. Joe and I had already planned a lot of what we wanted to happen so we filled him in and he jotted down notes. We drank tea, he drank coffee, and we worked through what needed to be done. When we chose the date, he said, '2016' and we said, 'No, this year' we thought he was going to fall over. Apparently most people take a little longer to plan the event. We're taking a few weeks.
But, and here's the point of the post, as we talked and worlds like 'wedding' and 'marriage' and 'church' and 'ceremony' wafted from our table to others at other tables and others walking by, they looked and saw who was there.
Two older men.
One fat, disabled guy.
One guy who, they think, could do better.
Let me be clear that we just held the meeting there, like people hold meetings there all the time. We've held many other meetings in this place. We did not put on a show in any way. We just held a meeting about our marriage ceremony there, in public.
Because being out.
Changes or challenges people.
And that's part of our job as people who are different and who advocate for a world that welcomes, not fears, difference.
Posted on 25 April 2015 | 10:22 am
Helen’s Famous Homemade Peanut Brittle
My mom, Helen McKinney, is famous for her homemade peanut brittle! Mom is 85 April 21, 2015. We are hosting an afternoon tea party on April 19 to celebrate this milestone that so few reach in life, and she is treating her guests with her famous homemade peanut brittle! Mom held a huge celebratory party...
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Posted on 12 April 2015 | 5:06 pm
Stuff To Check Out: Late April Edition
It’s late April in Edmonton which means we’re expecting 5-10 cm of snow today. Of course that would have to happen 2 days after we changed out the winter tires on our car for summers, and during the weekend everyone is looking to buy flowers and do yardwork, but whatever. I’m sure by the time…… Read More
Posted on 25 April 2015 | 2:45 pm
Ernie goes to Italy: Part I
I was going to blog about Italy today, but I didn’t get around to it. Here’s the thing: an Italy post needs pictures. I have a new camera (a real one, not a phone) and I’ve started learning Adobe Lightroom but I’m still figuring it out. So far I’ve imported our 1,987 Italy pictures, sorted [...]
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