Thursday, December 08, 2016

Time To Work Together

Between now and he new year I will be choosing to fight the battles that are important to me. Right now affordable housing is a big issue in my neighborhood. Working to get GENDA passed is another issue that I want to see passed. 

The next four years will be quite interesting. I pray that people will work together and find solutions to the things that are important to us. More than ever before differences will need to be put aside. Time is precious and it can't be wasted on needless bickering and quarreling.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Concert

Last night my wife and I went to a concert performed by the Fort Washington Community Choir. The group was formed by the Choir director just a few months ago. Last night was their first performance.

I enjoy all forms of music from classical (which was performed) to jazz to rhythm and blues to rock. My parents exposed me and my siblings to all genres to which I am thankful. I'm looking forward to the next performance.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Genevieve's Gems

Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.


~Ben Carson

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Different Feeling This Holiday Season

As December beckons there will be many activities. Parties, concerts, and performances will be plenty. This year is different as a result of the recent national election. There will joy mixed with trepidation to what direction our country is headed. 

There's much to be thankful for and there's much that needs to discussed. One thing that is needed is for people  from all walks to sit down and LISTEN to each other instead of hollering and screaming. It's vitally important that each person knows where the other person is coming from. We don't have to agree on everything but perhaps we can find common ground. 

These are critical times in need of some REAL solutions. I encourage each one of you to find some thing you can do and do it. It doesn't matter what it is. We need not let fear overcome us but the desire and determination to be a positive force towards change.      

Friday, November 25, 2016

Genevieve's Gems

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.


~Desmond Tutu

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving


TDOR



I went to the Transgender Day Of Remembrance ceremony at the Sage center last night. It was great to pay homage to the transgender people who we lost to violence and suicide. The names of the deceased were read. I recited a poem at the closing. There was song, prayer, remembrances and comaraderie.  

Saturday, November 19, 2016

My Three Cents

On election night when it was certain that Donald Trump would I wrote down three reasons (my opinion) why he won and why Hillary Clinton lost.


Why Hillary Clinton Lost

1. Her record. The emails and the mess at Benghazi were factors. She and her husband are responsible for what happened in Bosnia and Rwanda. Dismantling welfare in Arkansas in the nineties and the mass incarcerations we have now are her doing. I have a saying that your track record does follow you. I believe it did in this case.

2. Bernie Sanders factor. Sanders rallied many young people to the political scene. Hillary didn't have the same impact on the younger folk. What was her message? She never conveyed what she was about. Many people didn't vote which also hurt.

3. Hatred. Bluntly, many people did not like her. She is not a warm person and many people mistrust her.


Why Donald Trump

1. The slogan 'Make America Great Again' resonated with white males, 45+  who do not have a college education. They were fed up with the status quo.  Also his in-your-face style appealed to them. This is where the Democrats messed up big time. Once upon a time The Democrats spoke up for the working person. Not anymore.

2. Charisma. One thing Trump is not is boring. If he hadn't been in the pool this would have been a boring election. He dropped in the Republican's lap because the other candidates were awful. They actually benefited from him being in the race. 

3. Americans like characters. I called Trump a wild card. He's not a politician and that served him well. He says some outrageous and stupid things and doesn't care who likes it.