A Jest of God
A Jest of God is a novel by Canadian author Margaret Laurence. It was first published in 1966, it won the Governor General's Award for 1966 and was made into the Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward film Rachel, Rachel. The novel follows schoolteacher Rachel Cameron through a summer affair and its consequences on her life. Although Rachel is in her 30s, the book serves to document a second adolescence as she comes to recognize herself as the adult to her ageing mother. Legendre, B. A. "IMAGE JUXTAPOSITION IN A JEST OF GOD". Retrieved 2008-12-21. Laurence, Margaret. A Jest of God. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-46952-2
A revival meeting is a series of Christian religious services held to inspire active members of a church body to gain new converts. Nineteenth-century Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon said, "Many blessings may come to the unconverted in consequence of a revival among Christians, but the revival itself has to do only with those who possess spiritual life." These meetings are conducted by churches or missionary organizations throughout the world. Notable historic revival meetings were conducted in the US by evangelist Billy Sunday and in Wales by evangelist Evan Roberts. A revival meeting consists of several consecutive nights of services conducted at the same time and location, most the building belonging to the sponsoring congregation but sometimes a rented assembly hall, for more adequate space, to provide a setting, more comfortable for non-Christians, or to reach a community where there are no churches. Tents were frequently employed in this effort in the recent past, still are, but less so due to the difficulties in heating and cooling them and otherwise making them comfortable, an increasing consideration with modern audiences.
Ben M. Bogard, from 1909 to 1914, conducted revivals full-time in seven southern states. In 1924, he founded the American Baptist Association, the Missionary Baptist denomination, still based in Texarkana, Texas. ABA churches have traditionally held revivals once or twice a year; the length of such meetings varies. Until the last quarter-century they were a week or more in duration in the Southern United States, they may be held for three or four days. Evangelist Billy Graham planned a week-long crusade in New York City, which extended from May 15 to September 1, 1957. More than two million people went to New York's Madison Square Garden to hear. Most groups holding revival meetings tend to be of a conservative or fundamentalist nature, although some are still held by Mainline groups, which conducted them with a far greater frequency. Similar events may be referred to as "crusades", most those held by Billy Graham and Oral Roberts. Along with camp meetings, the holding of revival services is an integral part of the Methodist tradition, in which they serve to offer individuals the New Birth and entire sanctification.
Conservative Mennonites continue to hold and promote protracted revival meetings of seven or eight days duration at least once per year in a given congregation. The visiting evangelist is chosen from among related congregations. Many revivals are conducted by nondenominational community churches, most of which are conservative in theology; this movement has been portrayed by director Richard Brooks in his 1960 film Elmer Gantry with Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons, adapted from Sinclair Lewis' eponymous novel. The Stephen King novel, features a major character, a revival meeting faith healer. There is a revival scene in the 1997 film The Apostle. Duvall's portrayal of an evangelical minister earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination. Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian begins with a scene set at a revival meeting; the Academy Award-winning documentary Marjoe reviews the career of child-evangelist Marjoe Gortner, giving a behind-the-scenes look at revivals he promoted as an adult.
Neil Diamond's Brother Love's Traveling Salvation. The music video for OneRepublic's Counting Stars depicts a Christian revival meeting. Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little Town on the Prairie depicts a week of revival meetings at the Congregational church in De Smet, South Dakota. Remembrances of revival-meetings attended as a youth were the inspiration for the second movement of Charles Ives' Orchestral Set No. 2, The Rockstrewn Hills Join in the People's Outdoor Meeting. Camp meeting Christian revival Tabernacle Tent revival
Wanda is a 1970 American independent drama film written and directed by Barbara Loden, who stars in the title role. Set in the anthracite coal region of eastern Pennsylvania, the film focuses on an apathetic woman with limited options who inadvertently goes on the run with a bank robber. Inspired by her own past feelings of aimlessness as well as a newspaper article detailing a woman's participation in a bank robbery, Loden wrote the screenplay for Wanda before securing financing through Harry Shuster, a Los Angeles-based producer; the film was shot on location with a small crew of around seven people in eastern Pennsylvania and Connecticut, much of the dialog and filming was improvised, with Loden only loosely referring to the screenplay. Wanda was chosen for the 31st Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Pasinetti Award for Best Foreign Film. A restored version of the film was screened out of competition at the 67th Venice International Film Festival in 2010. In 2017 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally or aesthetically significant".
Wanda Goronski, an unhappy housewife in rural eastern Pennsylvania, stays on her sister's couch after leaving her husband. Walking across a field of coal and hitching a ride, she shows up to a divorce court hearing late, relinquishes her rights to her children and grants her husband a divorce. After being terminated from her job at a sewing factory, Wanda runs away with a man with whom she has a one-night stand, only for him to abandon her at an ice cream shop. Nearly penniless, Wanda takes a nap in a movie theater. Going to a bar to use the restroom, she clings to an older man she thinks to be the bartender; the man, Norman Dennis, is a criminal in the process of robbing the bar. Unable to rid himself of Wanda, he takes her on the run with him. After learning the details of his lifestyle, Wanda decides to stay with Norman, whom she calls "Mr. Dennis." Wanda spends some time on the road with Norman, he becomes physically and abusive to her. He sends her shopping in a mall for new clothes, they subsequently visit the Holy Land USA theme park, where Norman meets with his Evangelical Christian father, whom he shows courtesy and respect.
After, Norman convinces Wanda to be his lookout for a bank robbery. The robbery goes awry, Norman is shot and killed in the lobby. Wanda escapes undetected, watches from the street as police descend and onlookers observe the scene. Alone again, Wanda hitches a ride with a man, she runs through the woods. At nightfall, Wanda arrives at a backwoods roadhouse, where strangers supply her with food and cigarettes. Loden said the film was semi-autobiographical and that she was inspired to write it after reading a newspaper report that a woman had thanked a judge after he sentenced her to 20 years in prison for her participation in a bank robbery, her husband Elia Kazan claimed to have written the initial script and " rewrote it many times, it became hers."According to Loden, the character of Wanda was "created out of herself." In a 1971 interview, she said, "It was sort of based on my own personality... A sort of passive, wandering around, passing from one person to another, no direction—I spent many years of my life that way and I felt that... well, I think that a lot of people are that way.
And not just women, but men too. They don't know why they exist." In crafting the relationship between Wanda and Norman, Loden avoided integrating any legitimate romance between the characters, as she felt it was unrealistic. Wanda's complete submissiveness to Norman was partly inspired by a nonfiction book Loden had read about the upbringings of several prostitutes, one of whom recounted finding joy in her foster mother's severe overbearingness, as she was "the first person who told what to do, she appreciated it though the woman was mean." The film was shot on 16mm stock, on a budget of $100,000 with a crew of four: Loden, cinematographer Nicholas Proferes, who edited the film, Lars Hedman doing lighting and sound, production assistant Christopher Cromin. Loden and Michael Higgins were the only two professional actors in the production and most of their scenes were a result of improvisation. Loden recalled the logistics of the production as difficult, said she ended up "using the as they were" and quit referring to the script shortly after beginning.
Loden worked for union scale, Higgins's costumes came from Kazan's castoffs. Loden said; the film was financed by Harry Shuster, who formed Bardene International Films to distribute it. Shuster had a one-third interest in the film. Any profits after recoupment that went to the foundation were to be put into a fund to finance future films. Slated to be set in the South, the high cost of filming there and the production's need to be near the film processing houses in New York City prompted a change to the coal-mining regions of Pennsylvania. Location shooting took place in fall 1969 in Scranton, Carbondale and Waterbury, Connecticut. Several of the performers in the film were non-actors who were arbitrarily asked to partake in the film.
Redding is a town in Fairfield County, United States. The population was 9,158 at the 2010 census. At the time colonials began receiving grants for land within the boundaries of present-day Redding, Native American trails crossed through portions of the area, including the Berkshire Path running north-south. In 1639, Roger Ludlow purchased land from local Native Americans to establish Fairfield, in 1668 Fairfield purchased another tract of land called Northfield, which comprised land, now part of Redding. For settlement purposes, Fairfield authorities divided the newly available land into parcels dubbed "long lots" at the time, which north-south measured no more than a third of a mile wide but extended east-west as long as 15 miles. North of the long lots was a similar-sized parcel of land known as The Oblong. There are varying accounts as to the first colonial landholder in the Redding area. Nathan Gold, a Fairfield man who would serve as deputy governor of Connecticut from 1708 to 1723, received a land grant for 800 acres in 1681.
The first colonials to settle in the area of present-day Redding lived near a Native American village led by Chickens Warrups, whose name is included on multiple land deeds secured by settlers throughout the area. According to Fairfield County and state records from the time Redding was formed, the original name of the town was Reading, after the town in Berkshire, England. More however, town history attributes the name to John Read, an early major landholder, a prominent lawyer in Boston as well as a former Congregationalist preacher who converted to Anglicanism. Read helped in demarcating the boundaries of the town and in getting it recognized as a parish in 1729. In 1767, soon after incorporation, the name was changed to its current spelling of Redding to better reflect its pronunciation. In 1809, Congress granted Redding its first U. S. Post Office, which made official in 1844 the spelling of the town's name. In the years preceding the Declaration of Independence, tensions escalated in Redding between Tory loyalists and larger numbers of those supporting the resolutions of the Continental Congress, with some Tories fleeing to escape retribution.
Some 100 Redding men volunteered to serve under Captain Zalmon Read in a company of the new 5th Connecticut Regiment, which participated in the siege of Quebec's Fort Saint-Jean during the autumn of 1775 before the volunteers' terms of service expired in late November. In 1777, the Continental Congress created a new Continental Army with enlistments lasting three years; the 5th Connecticut Regiment was reformed, enlisting some men from Redding, assigned to guard military stores in Danbury, Connecticut. Getting word of the depot, the British dispatched a force of some 2,000 soldiers to destroy the stores, landing April 26 at present-day Westport and undertaking a 23-mile march north; the column halted on Redding Ridge for a two-hour respite, with many residents having fled to a wooded, rocky area dubbed the Devil's Den. The British column resumed its march to Danbury where soldiers destroyed the supplies skirmished Continental Army and militia forces in Ridgefield while on the return march south.
For the winter of 1778-79, General George Washington decided to split the Continental Army into three divisions encircling New York City, where British General Sir Henry Clinton had taken up winter quarters. Major General Israel Putnam chose Redding as the winter encampment quarters for some 3,000 regulars and militia under his command, at the site of the present-day Putnam Memorial State Park and nearby areas; the Redding encampment allowed Putnam's soldiers to guard the replenished supply depot in Danbury and support any operations along Long Island Sound and the Hudson River Valley. Some of the men were veterans of the winter encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania the previous winter. Soldiers at the Redding camp endured supply shortages, cold temperatures and significant snow, with some historians dubbing the encampment "Connecticut's Valley Forge." Construction began in 1850 on the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad, which linked those two cities following a 23-mile route along the Norwalk River valley that passed through Redding.
Regular steam-engine service commenced March 1, 1852. In 1876, after A. N. Fillow began extracting mica in the Branchville section of Redding, two Yale University mineralogists noted the presence of undiscovered minerals lodged in pegmatite there and furnished funds to expand the operation. Historians say the mine produced between seven and nine minerals until unknown, including one, named reddingite. Over time, the mine would produce quantities of quartz, mica, beryl and columbite. There is a garnet mine in West Redding. In 1834, Gilbert & Bennett Co. purchased the site of a former comb mill alongside the Norwalk River in the Georgetown section of Redding, began producing wire mesh cloth for varying uses, in time to include sieves and window screens. In 1863, Gilbert & Bennett built a facility at the site for drawing metal wire. During World War I, the U. S. military adapted the company's products for gas masks and trench liners. A private equity group purchased the company in 1985, began relocating operations elsewhere.
In 1987, the Gilbert & Bennett site was included as part of the Georgetown Historic District listing on the National Register of Histori
Terry Kiser is an American actor. He is known for portraying the deceased title character of the comedy Weekend at Bernie's and its sequel, Weekend at Bernie's II, he has more than 140 acting credits with a career spanning more than 53 years. He is the co-founder of an acting school in Austin, Texas, "The Actors Arena". Kiser was born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 1, 1939, he attended the University of Kansas. He graduated in 1962 with a degree in industrial engineering. Returning to Omaha, he worked as an engineer for three years. During these years, Kiser acted as an amateur in more than 50 plays. On the advice of a drama teacher, he made the decision to pursue acting full-time and moved to New York City in 1965, he worked with Lee Strasberg. Kiser's first two years in New York included an array of small parts, ranging from theater to television to commercials. By 1967, Kiser gained significant recognition for his work, winning both an Obie Award and Theater World Award for Fortune and Men's Eyes.
Becoming a life member of The Actors Studio, Kiser was a regular on several soap operas, The Secret Storm and The Doctors. In 1978, he starred on the short-lived sitcoms The Roller Girls, Sugar Time!. It was during the 1970s and early 1980s that Kiser appeared in Three's Company, "One Day At A Time," The Love Boat, Night Court, 227, Maude and The Golden Girls. One of his roles was on the TV drama Hill Street Blues, he was a cast member on the syndicated sketch comedy show Off the Wall and a part of the ensemble on Carol Burnett's Carol & Company, which aired in 1990. In the 1990s, he appeared on Walker, Texas Ranger, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Will & Grace, his film appearances include Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider, Rich Kids, Steel, An Eye for an Eye, Making Love, Six Pack, Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land, Surf II, From a Whisper to a Scream and Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. Kiser is best known for starring in Weekend at Bernie's, in the title role of Bernie Lomax, the corrupt insurance executive, dead for most of the film.
Bernie's young employees, played by Jonathan Silverman and Andrew McCarthy, attempt to convince people that Bernie is still alive. He reprised the role in Weekend at Bernie's II. Since 2012, several YouTube videos featuring "The Bernie Dance" generated more than 17 million views collectively by April 2016. Other film appearances include Mannequin Two: On the Move, Into the Sun, The Pledge, A Christmas Tree Miracle. In the early 2010s Kiser began work on The Accidental President, which led to his participation in the second season of Johnny Dynamo; that show was followed with Kiser's lead role in the feature The Body Sculptor as Dr. Jason Stone; the film was scheduled for completion and release in 2016. In 2013, Kiser moved to Austin, where, with his partner, actress Joy Leigh, he co-founded an acting school, The Actors Arena. Instruction is open to students of all ages and experience levels. In mid-2016 Kiser moved back to his ranch in Colorado. Hawaii Five-O "Blood Money is Hard to Wash" - Augie Maude as Reggie WKRP in Cincinnati as Mr. Elliot Three's Company as Mr. Canon/Max Night Court as Al Craven The Golden Girls as Santa Claus/Don Murder, She Wrote as Wally Bryce Carol & Company as Terry The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Mr. Hosek Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as H. G. Wells Caroline in the City as Taxicab Driver Walker, Texas Ranger as Charlie Brooks / Maxwell'Iceman' Kronert 227 as The toy store robber.
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Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho; the parallel 42 ° north delineates the southern boundary with Nevada. Oregon is one of only four states of the continental United States to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Oregon was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before Western traders and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in the Oregon Country in 1843 before the Oregon Territory was created in 1848. Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. Today, at 98,000 square miles, Oregon is the ninth largest and, with a population of 4 million, 27th most populous U. S. state. The capital, Salem, is the second most populous city in Oregon, with 169,798 residents. Portland, with 647,805, ranks as the 26th among U. S. cities. The Portland metropolitan area, which includes the city of Vancouver, Washington, to the north, ranks the 25th largest metro area in the nation, with a population of 2,453,168.
Oregon is one of the most geographically diverse states in the U. S. marked by volcanoes, abundant bodies of water, dense evergreen and mixed forests, as well as high deserts and semi-arid shrublands. At 11,249 feet, Mount Hood, a stratovolcano, is the state's highest point. Oregon's only national park, Crater Lake National Park, comprises the caldera surrounding Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States; the state is home to the single largest organism in the world, Armillaria ostoyae, a fungus that runs beneath 2,200 acres of the Malheur National Forest. Because of its diverse landscapes and waterways, Oregon's economy is powered by various forms of agriculture and hydroelectric power. Oregon is the top timber producer of the contiguous United States, the timber industry dominated the state's economy in the 20th century. Technology is another one of Oregon's major economic forces, beginning in the 1970s with the establishment of the Silicon Forest and the expansion of Tektronix and Intel.
Sportswear company Nike, Inc. headquartered in Beaverton, is the state's largest public corporation with an annual revenue of $30.6 billion. The earliest evidence of the name Oregon has Spanish origins; the term "orejón" comes from the historical chronicle Relación de la Alta y Baja California written by the new Spaniard Rodrigo Montezuma and made reference to the Columbia River when the Spanish explorers penetrated into the actual North American territory that became part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. This chronicle is the first topographical and linguistic source with respect to the place name Oregon. There are two other sources with Spanish origins, such as the name Oregano, which grows in the southern part of the region, it is most probable that the American territory was named by the Spaniards, as there are some populations in Spain such as "Arroyo del Oregón" considering that the individualization in Spanish language "El Orejón" with the mutation of the letter "g" instead of "j". Another early use of the name, spelled Ouragon, was in a 1765 petition by Major Robert Rogers to the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The term referred to the then-mythical River of the West. By 1778, the spelling had shifted to Oregon. In his 1765 petition, Rogers wrote: The rout...is from the Great Lakes towards the Head of the Mississippi, from thence to the River called by the Indians Ouragon... One theory is that the name comes from the French word ouragan, applied to the River of the West based on Native American tales of powerful Chinook winds on the lower Columbia River, or from firsthand French experience with the Chinook winds of the Great Plains. At the time, the River of the West was thought to rise in western Minnesota and flow west through the Great Plains. Joaquin Miller explained in Sunset magazine, in 1904, how Oregon's name was derived: The name, Oregon, is rounded down phonetically, from Ouve água—Oragua, Or-a-gon, Oregon—given by the same Portuguese navigator that named the Farallones after his first officer, it in a large way, means cascades:'Hear the waters.' You should steam up the Columbia and hear and feel the waters falling out of the clouds of Mount Hood to understand the full meaning of the name Ouve a água, Oregon.
Another account, endorsed as the "most plausible explanation" in the book Oregon Geographic Names, was advanced by George R. Stewart in a 1944 article in American Speech. According to Stewart, the name came from an engraver's error in a French map published in the early 18th century, on which the Ouisiconsink River was spelled "Ouaricon-sint", broken on two lines with the -sint below, so there appeared to be a river flowing to the west named "Ouaricon". According to the Oregon Tourism Commission, present-day Oregonians pronounce the state's name as "or-uh-gun, never or-ee-gone". After being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2002, former Oregon Ducks quarterback Joey Harrington distributed "Orygun" stickers to members of the media as a reminder of how to pronounce the name of his home state; the stickers are sold by the University of Oregon Bookstore. Oregon is 295 miles north to south at longest distance, 395 miles east to west. With an area of 98,381 square miles, Oregon is larger than the United Kingdom.
It is the ninth largest state in the United States. Oregon's highest point is the summit of Mount Hood, at 11,249 feet, its lowest point is the sea level of the Pacific Ocean along the Oregon Coas
The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U. S. state of New York. It is south of Westchester County. Since 1914, the borough has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, the third-most densely populated county in the United States; the Bronx has a land area of 42 square miles and a population of 1,471,160 in 2017. Of the five boroughs, it has the fourth-largest area, fourth-highest population, third-highest population density, it is the only borough predominantly on the U. S. mainland. The Bronx is divided by the Bronx River into a hillier section in the west, a flatter eastern section. East and west street names are divided by Jerome Avenue—the continuation of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue; the West Bronx was annexed to New York City in 1874, the areas east of the Bronx River in 1895. Bronx County was separated from New York County in 1914. About a quarter of the Bronx's area is open space, including Woodlawn Cemetery, Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo in the borough's north and center.
These open spaces are situated on land deliberately reserved in the late 19th century as urban development progressed north and east from Manhattan. The name "Bronx" originated with Jonas Bronck, who established the first settlement in the area as part of the New Netherland colony in 1639; the native Lenape were displaced after 1643 by settlers. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Bronx received many immigrant and migrant groups as it was transformed into an urban community, first from various European countries and from the Caribbean region, as well as African American migrants from the southern United States; this cultural mix has made the Bronx a wellspring of hip hop and rock. The Bronx contains the poorest congressional district in the United States, the 15th, but its wide diversity includes affluent, upper-income, middle-income neighborhoods such as Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Morris Park, Country Club; the Bronx the South Bronx, saw a sharp decline in population, livable housing, the quality of life in the late 1960s and the 1970s, culminating in a wave of arson.
Since the communities have shown significant redevelopment starting in the late 1980s before picking up pace from the 1990s until today. The Bronx was called Rananchqua by the native Siwanoy band of Lenape, while other Native Americans knew the Bronx as Keskeskeck, it was divided by the Aquahung River. The origin of the person of Jonas Bronck is contested; some sources claim he was a Swedish born emigrant from Komstad, Norra Ljunga parish in Småland, who arrived in New Netherland during the spring of 1639. Bronck became the first recorded European settler in the area now known as the Bronx and built a farm named "Emmanus" close to what today is the corner of Willis Avenue and 132nd Street in Mott Haven, he leased land from the Dutch West India Company on the neck of the mainland north of the Dutch settlement in Harlem, bought additional tracts from the local tribes. He accumulated 500 acres between the Harlem River and the Aquahung, which became known as Bronck's River or the Bronx. Dutch and English settlers referred to the area as Bronck's Land.
The American poet William Bronk was a descendant of Pieter Bronck, either Jonas Bronck's son or his younger brother. The Bronx is referred to with the definite article as "The Bronx", both and colloquially; the County of Bronx does not place "The" before "Bronx" in formal references, unlike the coextensive Borough of the Bronx, nor does the United States Postal Service in its database of Bronx addresses. The region was named after the Bronx River and first appeared in the "Annexed District of The Bronx" created in 1874 out of part of Westchester County, it was continued in the "Borough of The Bronx", which included a larger annexation from Westchester County in 1898. The use of the definite article is attributed to the style of referring to rivers. Another explanation for the use of the definite article in the borough's name stems from the phrase "visiting the Broncks", referring to the settler's family; the capitalization of the borough's name is sometimes disputed. The definite article is lowercase in place names except in official references.
The definite article is capitalized at the beginning of a sentence or in any other situation when a lowercase word would be capitalized. However, some people and groups refer to the borough with a capital letter at all times, such as Lloyd Ultan, a historian for The Bronx County Historical Society, the Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx, a Bronx-based organization; these people say. In particular, the Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx is leading efforts to make the city refer to the borough with an uppercase definite article in all uses, comparing the lowercase article in the Bronx's name to "not capitalizing the's' in'Staten Island.'" European colonization of the Bronx began in 1639. The Bronx was part of Westchester County, but it was ceded to New York County in two major parts before it became Bronx County; the area was part of the Lenape's Lenapehoking territory inhabited by Siwanoy of the Wappinger Confederacy. Over