Sep 242017
 

It was ‘bone spurs’ that kept Donald Trump from seeing active duty in Vietnam.  Now, his wife Melania represents the USA at the Invictus Games held in Toronto starting September 23, 2017.

The Prince of Great Britain Served in Afghanistan!

Prince Harry served two duties in Vietnam.   Like his mother, Princess Diana, both sons have carried on unselfish lives.  Prince William was not allowed to serve in active duty overseas, but he served as a rescue helicopter pilot in Wales.  Each time he flew, he risked danger in order to rescue ordinary people.

Melania Observes

bringing world awareness to landmine victims

What could possibly be going through Melania’s mind as she watches men and women competing with missing limbs and still in the throes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder???.  The latter is just as stressful as dreams and nightmare and flashbacks occur often on a daily/nightly basis.  Is she actually present – in a human way?  Is she just present to represent the USA as the wife of a President.?  I won’t judge her – I feel that the love she has for her son must flow into other peoples’ lives.   Unlike the vindictiveness of her husband in wanting to destroy ALL THINGS OBAMA – Melania has continued to grow fruits and vegetables in the White House gardens.  This honours the work of Michelle Obama.

I am hoping that Melania will take this experience and like Michelle and Princess Diana, she will change lives for the better.

Melania and Harry

Prince Harry is rich in his own right.  He did sow some of his ‘wild oats’ as a young lad, but the “MAN” emerged.  Both Harry and Donald are world figures.  Each can change the world.  Harry has chosen PEOPLE over WEALTH.   He has chosen OTHERS over SELF.  His addresses to large bodies of people UNITE instead of DIVIDING.   Harry never belittles or insults others.   If he did not have a royal title – He would be a PRINCE AMONGST MEN.   Harry has no Hotels with his name on it.  Harry’s name goes quietly on statues, plaques and speeches to glorify OTHERS.   Melania may not be able to CHANGE her husband, but she has been thrown on the world stage for a reason.   Karma or life itself, is challenging her, not only as the wife of the President of the USA, but as a human individual. Donald Trump needs to use his wealth and influence to help others and not have himself as the centre of the universe.  The sad fact is that Donald Trump is unaware of the world, unless it’s HIS world and he benefits monetarily or egotistically from it!

 

Melania, you can make a difference!  Please do it.

Sep 242017
 

Cate Blanchett playing Bob Dylan

Barbrad Streissand plays the role of Yentl,
by the movie of the same name

Actors and actresses have enjoyed playing the opposite sex in movies.  Who can not chuckle to remember Robin Williams as “Mrs. Doubtfire” or Dustin Hoffman as “Tootsie.”

Women have been remarkably brilliant as men. From old screen actress Mary Martin to Cathy Rigby, Peter Pan has traditionally been played by a woman. The latest is Allison Williams, who’ll don the green tights and pointy hat for NBC’s live broadcast of PeterPan on December 4, 2016.

Linda Hunt, ‘The Year of Living Dangerously’

Hunt’s performance as photographer Billy Kwan rightfully landed her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1984. She was not just convincing — Billy fully existed as Billy.

Hilary Swank, ‘Boys Don’t Cry’

Swank was heartbreaking as budding transman Brandon Teena in this fact-based movie. The story ended in tears, though it did help Swank win the 2000 Oscar for Best Actress and launched her career.

Glenn Close and Janet McTeer, ‘Albert Nobbs’

Playing a woman who dressed as a man to get better work was a labor of love for Close, who spent 30 years on getting this to the screen. Her grim-faced Albert is rather uptight (and sounds oddly like Linda Hunt) while McTeer’s cross-dresser, Hubert, is looser and freer — and even gets the ladies.

Cate Blanchett, ‘I’m Not There’

Blanchett turns up as a handsome rascally dude in Todd Haynes’ arty Bob Dylan biopic. Oh wait, she’s actually meant to be Dylan? Oddly, it kinda works.

Julie Andrews, ‘Victor/Victoria’

Andrews plays a woman who dresses as a man who dresses as a woman in Blake Edwards’ classic movie musical. Sleek in a 1930s way — acting butch just seems easier with greased-back short hair — her Victor is cute enough to seduce James Garner’s otherwise straight character.

Barbra Streisand, ‘Yentl’

Babs’ title character passes off as a boy so she can study at a yeshiva. Binding her breasts isn’t such a high price to pay, until Yentl meets Mandy Patinkin, then at the height of his hunky glory. What’s a nice cross-dressing Jewish girl to do?

Mariah Carey, ‘Obsessed’

The close-up of a dazed-looking Carey with scruff Scotch-taped to her/his chin is priceless. And that’s just the beginning of this hilarious music video in which one of the womanliest female singers ever dons male garb to stalk herself. She wouldn’t fool your blind Aunt Mary but who cares? This is grand camp!

Tatiana Maslany, ‘Orphan Black’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 242017
 

from my daily children’s  blog at http://childrenandteensstoriestomotivateandinspire.com

Frozen

FAMILY IS IMPORTANT

IF you only WATCHED JUST the Disney animated movie, “Frozen”- then you have only 52 other Disney animated movies to watch.  Frozen was released in 2013.  The first animated movie was “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,  and it was made in 1937.  In 2017 there have been 53 Disney movies.

The Most Money Raised

The movie, “Frozen” has raised more money for the Disney studios than any other movie.  It is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, “The Snow Queen.”  If you know that a million dollars is a lot of money, well this movie made $1.3 billion which in American money is a thousand times a million.  Now, that’s a lot of money!

Girls are Brave, Too!

There have been many Disney movies about brave and strong boys, but Frozen is abut a brave princess.  The director of the movie was also a female.

Prove it’s a Successful Movie!   Here are just a few awards:

Frozen won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and TWO   Grammy Awards for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Let It Go”),

MOST Movies Teach

After you have watched “Frozen,” these are some of the good lessons you should appreciate:

  1. Family is important:    Be kind to everyone in your family.  Obey your parents.

     Be yourself.  Improve your self.  

  1. Don’t keep problems inside you.  Find someone that you can trust and share your fears and problems with them.  Sometimes, an adult is the best person because they have experience and know what to do.

4.    Don’t spend all your time alone.   You do need quiet time for yourself, but  you learn and you can have fun with other kids and adults.

5.   Have dreams.  They are nice to have ben things are difficult.

Walt Disney