Tuesday, January 16, 2018

PEOPLE OF ALL BACKGROUNDS MADE AMERICA GREAT

President Trump's mantra during the presidential election.was 'Make American Great Again'. While this theme isn't new many question 'Great for whom?' With the recent comments the preident has allegedly said, it does make one wonder if he has all people in mind?

Many people built America and made it what it is today. People of all races, faiths, and genders worked to make this country a place where people can come and make a life in freedom. I would ask the president if making American great means denying certain groups of people the opportunity to achieve their dreams? Aren't blacks, Haitians, Africans, indigenous, Latinos,  LGBTQI,  and Asians part of the tapestry of our country? 

I am a black person. I was born, raised , and raised here. I served three years honorably in the military. I've worked all my life. I had some setbacks but I always got up and went back at it. I have fulfilled many dreams and still have more as I approached my 70th birthday. I am also a trans person. To say that I have less value than someone else is demeaning and disrespectful. And Mr. President, you want people to respect you, then respect those would are different from you, don't look you, or think like you. A final thought, it was people would thought outside the box that created many of the conveniences we enjoy today.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

WOMEN'S MARCH





Next Saturday I will be a participant in the women's march. I went last year and hadn't seen a march that large since the 1980s. It begins at 72nd Street and Central Park West at 11 AM. Let's be loud and proud. I also hope that this will produce some actions in which we can take part in.

Friday, January 12, 2018

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Out of difficulties grow miracles.


~Jean de la Bruyere, Philosopher (1645-1696)

Monday, January 08, 2018

FIVE IN 2018

These are five things I want like to happen this year.

5. Younger people run for political office.

4. People read and educate themselves.

3. Stop being  oversensitive about everything.

2. Those folks seeking a partner will find one.

1. People talk AND listen to each other.

Friday, January 05, 2018

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.

~Phillip Sweet

Thursday, January 04, 2018

SNOW AND COLD

It snowed at least eight inches here plus it's windy and very cold. Tomorrow will be sunny but very cold with minus 5 wind chill- and I have to go out.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

RESIST AND RESIST

This year will prove to be a more active one for me. I will attending the women's march later this month. I hope that it will trigger some courses of action in what we need to focus on. I'm working on whether to take a trip to Albany to help pass the Gender Employment Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA).  I cannot sit idly by as our rights are being taken away. 

I attended a community forum this past September in my Washington Heights neighborhood. I saw what a sellout my councilmen is. Couple that with the fact that he backed state senator who is an enemy of the LGBTQI community. As you can see local politics is on my plate, albeit reluctantly. It's been said that all politics is local and I saw it first hand. 

These are just a few things up for me. I will fill you in as events and changes happen.