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Guide Post to Reviews of Tanya Allen Movies   Leave a comment

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Jason Priestley and Tanya Allen in Fancy Dancing (2002)

(The image is a screen cap.)

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This post should simplify then process of navigating my guide to selected movies with Tanya Allen in them.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 16, 2013 COMMON ERA

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Behind the Lines, a.k.a. Regeneration (1997)

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/behind-the-lines-a-k-a-regeneration-1997/

White Lies (1998)

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/white-lies-1998/

Fancy Dancing (2002):

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/fancy-dancing-2002/

Lyddie (1996):

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/lyddie-1996/

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Posted July 16, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Tanya Allen Movies

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Guide Post to Starhunter 2300 Episode Reviews   Leave a comment

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Tanya Allen as Percy Montana

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This post should simplify then process of navigating my episode guide.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 16, 2013 COMMON ERA

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Rebirth:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/starhunter-2300-rebirth-2003/

Star Crossed:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/starhunter-2300-star-crossed-2003/

Biocrime:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/starhunter-2300-biocrime-2003/

Chasing Janus:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/starhunter-2300-chasing-janus-2003/

Spaceman:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/starhunter-2300-spaceman-2003/

Becoming Shiva:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/starhunter-2300-becoming-shiva-2003/

The Third Thing:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/starhunter-2300-the-third-thing-2003/

Torment:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/starhunter-2300-torment-2003/

Painless:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/starhunter-2300-painless-2003/

Skin Deep:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/starhunter-2300-skin-deep-2003/

Supermax Redux:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/starhunter-2300-supermax-redux-2003/

Pandora’s Box:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/starhunter-2300-pandoras-box-2003/

Stitch in Time:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/starhunter-2300-stitch-in-time-2003/

The Prisoner:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/starhunter-2300-the-prisoner-2003/

Kate:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/starhunter-2300-kate-2004/

Rivals:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/starhunter-2300-rivals-2004/

The Heir and the Spare:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/starhunter-2300-the-heir-and-the-spare-2004/

Just Politics:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/starhunter-2300-just-politics-2004/

Negative Energy:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/starhunter-2300-negative-energy-2004/

Licence to Fill:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/starhunter-2300-licence-to-fill-2004/

Hyperspace I:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/starhunter-2300-hyperspace-i-2004/

Hyperspace II:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/starhunter-2300-hyperspace-ii-2004/

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Posted July 16, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Starhunter 2300 (2003-2004)

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Guide Post to Starhunter (Series 1) Episode Reviews   Leave a comment

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Title Card for Starhunter

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This post should simplify then process of navigating my episode guide.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 16, 2013 COMMON ERA

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The Divinity Cluster:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/starhunter-the-divinity-cluster-2000/

Trust:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/starhunter-trust-2000/

Family Values:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/starhunter-family-values-2000/

Siren’s Song:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/starhunter-sirens-song-2000/

The Man Who Sold the World:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/starhunter-the-man-who-sold-the-world-2000/

Peer Pressure:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/starhunter-peer-pressure-2000/

Frozen:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/starhunter-frozen-2000/

Past Lives:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/starhunter-past-lives-2000/

Order:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/starhunter-order-2000/

Cell Game:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/starhunter-cell-game-2001/

Black Light:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/starhunter-black-light-2001/

Goodbye, So Long:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/starhunter-goodbye-so-long-2001/

The Most Wanted Man:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/starhunter-the-most-wanted-man-2001/

Half Dense Players:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/starhunter-half-dense-players-2001/

Dark and Stormy Night:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/starhunter-dark-and-stormy-night-2001/

Super Max:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/starhunter-super-max-2001/

A Twist in Time and Eat Sin:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/starhunter-a-twist-in-time-and-eat-sin-2001/

Bad Girls:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/starhunter-bad-girls-2001/

Bad Seed:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/starhunter-bad-seed-2001/

Travis:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/starhunter-travis-2001/

Resurrection:

https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/starhunter-resurrection-2001/

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Posted July 16, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Starhunter (2000-2001)

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Feast of Jemima Thompson Luke and James Edmeston (February 29)   1 comment

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Above:  London Bridge, Between 1890 and 1900

Image Published by Detroit Publishing Company, 1905

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ppmsc-08569

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JEMIMA THOMPSON LUKE (AUGUST 19, 1813-FEBRUARY 2, 1906)

English Congregationalist Hymn Writer

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JAMES EDMESTON (SEPTEMBER 10, 1791-JANUARY 7, 1867)

Anglican Hymn Writer

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The Reverend Thomas Thompson (1785-1865) was an English Congregationalist minister at Blagdon.  He was also the husband of Elizabeth Pinckney (died in 1837), the father of Jemima Thompson Luke (1813-1906), and a cofounder of the British and Foreign Sailor’s Society (in 1818).  Once Thompson held a contest for fifty simple hymns.  The winner of the 20-pound prize was was James Edmeston (1791-1867), who won for his Cottage Minstrel (1821).

Edmeston, born in Wapping, London, England, came from a Nonconformist family yet converted to The Church of England, in which he was active.  He, by profession a prominent architect and surveyor, liked children, especially orphans.  Thus he visited the London Orphan Asylum, founded by Andrew Reed (https://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/feast-of-andrew-reed-february-28/) in 1813, frequently.  Edmeston also wrote twelve volumes, mostly of religious poetry.  Two of the books were Sacred Lyrics (1821) (Volumes I, II, and III), Sacred Poetry (1848), and Infant Breathings.  For many years he wrote a hymn per week for use in family devotions.  Edmeston wrote more than 2,000 hymns.  A few of them are available at my GATHERED PRAYERS.

He died at Homerton, Surrey, in 1867.

Jemima Thompson Luke (1813-1906) wanted to become a missionary to India, but her health prevented that from becoming reality.  So she supported foreign missions throughout her life and edited a missionary magazine for children instead.  She, who began to submit poems to magazines at age thirteen, wrote books including The Female Jesuit  and its Sequel, an extended and hysterical anti-Roman Catholic rant, as well as The Broad Way and the Narrow Way.  She married the Reverend Samuel Luke (1809-1868), a Congregationalist minister in 1843.  Jemima died on the Isle of Wight in 1906, after having raised children and done much to bring glory to God.

Among her hymns was “I Think, When I Read That Sweet Story of Old” (1841):

I think, when I read that sweet story of old,

When Jesus was here among men,

How He called little children as lambs to His fold,

I should like to have been with them then;

I wish that His hand had been placed on my head,

That His arm had been His kind look when He said,

“Let the little ones come unto Me.”

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Yet still to His footstool in prayer I may go,

And ask for a share in His love;

And, if I now earnestly seek Him below,

I shall see Him and hear Him above,

In that beautiful place He is gone to prepare

For all who are washed and forgiven;

And many dear children are gathering there,

For of such is the Kingdom of heaven.

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But thousands and thousands, who wander and fall,

Never heard of that heavenly home;

I should like them to know there is room for them all,

And that Jesus has bid them to come.

I long for the joy of that glorious time,

The sweetest and brightest and best,

When the dear little children of every clime

Shall crowd to His arms and be blest.

Both James Edmeston and Jemima Thompson Luke acted on their concern for others, for the glory of God.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 10, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF JOHANN SCHEFFLER, ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST, POET, AND HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF GEORG NEUMARK, GERMAN LUTHERAN POET AND HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF JOHN HINES, PRESIDING BISHOP OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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Dear God of beauty,

you have granted literary ability and spiritual sensitivity to

Jemima Thompson Luke, James Edmeston, and others, who have composed hymn texts.

May we, as you guide us,

find worthy hymn texts to be icons,

through which we see you.

In the Name of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 44:1-3a, 5-15

Psalm 147

Revelation 5:11-14

Luke 2:8-20

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 20, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS AMATOR OF AUXERRE AND GERMANUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; SAINT MAMERTINUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT; AND SAINT MARCIAN OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC MONK

THE FEAST OF JOHANNES BUGENHAGEN, GERMAN LUTHERAN PASTOR

THE FEAST OF SAINT MARCELLINUS OF EMBRUN, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP

THE FEAST OF OLAVUS AND LAURENTIUS PETRI, RENEWERS OF THE CHURCH

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Revised on December 9, 2016

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Feast of Bernhardt Severin Ingemann (February 29)   1 comment

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Above:  University of Copenhagen

Photograph Undated

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ggbain-30701

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BERNHARDT SEVERIN INGEMANN (MAY 28, 1789-FEBRUARY 24, 1862)

Danish Lutheran Author and Hymn Writer

Bernhardt Severin Ingemann, born on Falster Island, in the Baltic Sea, was the son of the local Lutheran (Church of Denmark) minister.  Our saint survived some traumatic early experiences.  He, a student at the University of Copenhagen starting in 1806, defended the city against the British in 1807.  His apartment (and his early poetic works) burned in the foreign attack.  Two years later an epidemic claimed his mother, three brothers, and a niece.  These experiences influenced much of his work and contributed to the fact that

Ingemann was a sensitive, soft-spoken man with few friends.

–Marilyn Kay Stalken, Hymnal Companion to the Lutheran Book of Worship (Philadelphia, PA:  Fortress Press, 1981, page 406)

Ingemann, engaged to Lucie Madie, his future wife, in 1812, got on with life.  He completed his education at the University of Copenhagen in 1813 and became a tutor at Walkendorf’s Collegium.  His published works earned him sufficient public respect that, in 1817-1819, the Danish government sponsored him to travel and study in Germany, France, Italy, and Switzerland.  In 1822 he became Professor of Literature at the Academy of Soro, Zeeland.

Our saint’s collected works filled thirty-four volumes.  He was the second most popular author of Danish children’s stories behind his good friend, Hans Christian Andersen.  Ingemann, a prolific author of poems, novels, and historical epics which contributed greatly to Danish nationalism, prepared the 1855 psalter for the Church of Denmark.

Among the hymns Ingemann composed was the following, translated by Sabine Baring-Gould in 1867 and 1875:

Through the night of doubt and sorrow

Onward goes the pilgrim’s hand,

Singing songs of expectation,

Marching to the promised land;

Clear before as through the darkness

Gleams and burns the guiding light;

Brother clasps the hand of brother,

Stepping fearless through the night.

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One the light of God’s own presence

O’er His ransomed people shed,

Chasing for the gloom and terror,

Brightening all the path we tread;

One the object of our journey,

One the faith which never tires,

One the earnest looking forward,

One the hope our God inspires.

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One the strain that lips of thousands

Lift as from the heart of one,

One the conflict, one the peril,

One the march in God begun;

One the gladness of rejoicing

On the far eternal shore,

Where the One Almighty Father

Reigns in love forevermore.

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Onward, therefore, pilgrim brothers,

Onward, with the cross our aid;

Bear its shame, and fight its battle,

Till we rest beneath its shade;

Soon shall come the great awaking,

Soon the rending of the tomb ,

Then the scattering of all shadows

And the end of toil and gloom.

The analysis of the analysis of the hymn, according to William Chalmers Covert and Calvin Weiss Laufer, Handbook to The Hymnal (Philadelphia, PA:  Presbyterian Board of Christian Education, 1935), follows:

The strength of the lines even in translation bears witness to the author’s virile and inclusive faith.

–page 366

Ingemann understood well that it is easy to have deep faith during good times but that, when the chips are down, the true test of faith occurs.  He had such faith.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 10, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF JOHANN SCHEFFLER, ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST, POET, AND HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF GEORG NEUMARK, GERMAN LUTHERAN POET AND HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF JOHN HINES, PRESIDING BISHOP OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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Almighty God, beautiful in majesty, majestic in holiness:

You have shown us the splendor of creation in the work of your servant Bernhardt Severin Ingemann.

Teach us to drive from the world all chaos and disorder, that our eyes may behold your glory,

and that at last everyone may know the inexhaustible richness of your new creation in Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Isaiah 28:5-6 or Hosea 14:5-8 or 2 Chronicles 20:20-21

Psalm 96

Philippians 4:8-9 or Ephesians 5:18b-20

Matthew 13:44-52

–Adapted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), page 61

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Revised on December 9, 2016

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Feast of Edward Hopper (February 29)   1 comment

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Above:  New York Harbor, 1840

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ppmsca-22951

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EDWARD HOPPER (FEBRUARY 17, 1818-APRIL 23, 1888)

U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymn Writer

Edward Hopper was born in the City of New York, where he lived for all but a few years and where he died.  He graduated from New York University in 1839 then Union Theological Seminary three years later.  He, ordained in 1842, served at Greenville, New York; then at Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York; then finally at New York City, where he was pastor of the Church of the Land and the Sea, in the harbor area.  There, at his longest pastorate, our saint ministered to many people, including a large number of sailors.

Our saint’s character was humble.  He wrote hymns yet permitted their publication only under a pen name or anonymously.  Among these hymns was “Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me” (http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/jesus-saviour-pilot-me/), which debuted in The Sailor’s Magazine (New York, 1871) then appeared in The Baptist Praise Book (1871) (http://archive.org/details/baptistprai00full), with  no author listed for this hymn.

Hopper died in his study as he wrote religious poetry.

Edward Hopper seems like an obvious saint to me.  The Anglican standard that history makes saints defines Hopper as one.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 10, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF JOHANN SCHEFFLER, ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST, POET, AND HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF GEORG NEUMARK, GERMAN LUTHERAN POET AND HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF JOHN HINES, PRESIDING BISHOP OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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Heavenly Father, shepherd of your people,

we thank you for your servant Edward Hopper,

who was faithful in the care and nurture of your flock.

We pray that, following his example and the teaching of his holy life,

we may by your grace attain our full maturity in Christ,

through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Ezekiel 34:11-16 or Acts 20:17-35

Psalm 84

1 Peter 5:1-4 or Ephesians 3:14-21

John 21:15-17 or Matthew 24:42-47

–Adapted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), page 60

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Revised on December 9, 2016

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Feast of Elizabeth C. Clephane (February 28)   3 comments

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Above:  Ruins of Melrose Abbey, Between 1860 and 1890

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-USZ62-109098

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ELIZABETH CECILIA CLEPHANE (JUNE 18, 1830-FEBRUARY 19, 1869)

Scottish Presbyterian Philanthropist and Hymn Writer

Elizabeth Cecilia Clephane and her two sisters were daughters of the Sheriff of Fife and Kinross.  After he died they left Edinburgh, Scotland, for Ormiston, East Lothian, then for Melrose, where our saint settled.  The sisters, members of the Free Church of Scotland, devoted themselves to philanthropy in the community.  Our saint, although ill for most of her short life, was, according to James Moffatt:

…gentle and retiring in disposition, and generous to a degree; she was known as “the Sunbeam” among the poor and suffering in Melrose.  The sisters spent all their income each year, giving what was not needed for their maintenance to charity.

Handbook to The Church Hymnary, Revised Edition (London, UK:  Oxford University Press, 1927, page 299)

Our saint published some of her hymns in periodicals, such as The Children’s Hour.  Others appeared in print posthumously.  Among her hymns was “Beneath the Cross of Jesus.”

Elizabeth Cecilia Clephane could have focused on her own problems to the exclusion of those of others.  Yet she walked a different spiritual path–the correct one.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 9, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF JOHANN RUDOLPH AHLE AND JOHANN GEORG AHLE, GERMAN LUTHERAN ORGANISTS AND COMPOSERS

THE FEAST OF EARL WARREN, CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES

THE FEAST OF THE MARTYRS OF GORKUM, HOLLAND

THE FEAST OF ROBERT GRANT, BRITISH MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND HYMN WRITER

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O God, your Son came among us to serve and not to be served,

and to give his life for the life of the world.

Lead us by his love to serve all those to whom

the world offers no comfort and little help.

Through us give hope to the hopeless,

love to the unloved,

peace to the troubled,

and rest to the weary,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Hosea 2:18-23

Psalm 94:18-23

Romans 12:9-21

Luke 6:20-36

Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), page 60

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