Wednesday, December 07, 2016 It's that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is over & its time for me to share a lot of awesome Christmas shows (mostly on YouTube), for those of us who do not have cable. A Muppet Family Christmas, the first Henson holiday creation I ever watched (I think), has them all, The Muppets (from the 80s TV show), the Fraggles & the muppets from Sesame street. I love this show & still watch it every year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojtGHXsTXmU
And while this isn't exactly holiday themed, I still think it fits here as being somewhat wintery. Do you remember watching the Woody Woodpecker show & there was cute 5 minute short in between Woody's episodes, called "Chilly Willy", a little penguin? Well, you can check them out again, here: http://www.chillywillyfan.com/video.php
I am starting something new @ Michaelann's Photography. I have a new software program, that can make any photograph, into a personalized animated GIF, with snow falling! Or I can make it into a short animated video, complete with sound effects or music.
I am also offering personalized Christmas cards, 10 for $10, with your own photo on them. And a free video, complete with sound effects or music.
I even have a new program that can take your favourite photograph & make an animated wallpaper, with snow or butterflies, whatever you like, plus sound effects!
I have been an amateur /family photographer for over 30 years, my work is now available for sale, at very affordable prices. I have 2 websites where you can view some of my work, my prices are $10 for 8" x 10"s or 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". I have a limited number of 11" x 14", for $15. These websites show a sample of my work, I have lots more! http://michaelanns-photography.pww4u2.com/
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 "There is room for you: Tales from a transgender defender's heart" by Zoe Dolan. A review by Michaelann C. F. Dahlman I am just reading Zoe Dolan's "There is room for you: Tales from a transgender defender's heart", for the 2nd time. I just got it last month & in the interest of full disclosure, Zoe Dolan did offer me a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. It is difficult for me to express in words, what a wonderous delight this book was to read. It's heart-felt & passionate, I have learned more about being a trans woman; as well as much about the nature of life & love. I once dreamed of becoming a Constitutional lawyer like Zoe, myself. And I enjoyed hitch hiking across Canada & the US as a teen, before I settled down. Reading of Zoe's worldly travels was fascinating. This book felt like coming home. This book is an epic journey into the depths of another person’s soul. It’s illuminating, thoughtful, insightful & brilliant. It is definitely a fascinating read, if you are curious about gender identity, the transitioning process, or about travel, law school, writing, the business of being a lawyer, love, hope or joy. It was so rich & complex, I am currently re-reading it, as I am having a difficult time remembering some parts. Zoe has lead an amazing & complicated life, lived in many different countries & has a brave & resilient heart. It is probably my 2nd favourite book ever, after Kurt Vonnegut jr.'s "Breakfast of Champions", which I have read close to 200 times since 1979. And I generally read well over 100 books, every year.