Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Conformity is a wide open topic which will elicit many different viewpoints. There are times when one may need to conform; on the job, the military, etc. I thinking more about when people have viewpoints different from my own. People are entitled to their own opinions and I respect that. No one has the right to trash someone else's character because he/she has a different viewpoint.

I make no secret that I admire people who are outside the box. They stepped away from the conventions of their times. They went against the prevailing mindsets of their times. I welcome listening to opposing view points because it can be a point of educating and opening the mind. Forcing someone to think the way they do does a disservice to them. I've been called names because I have a different viewpoint or live my own life contrary to theirs. 

Conformity is neither good nor bad. Forcing someone to think the way they do shows a lack of respect. Enjoy life and be who you are. 

Sunday, August 12, 2018


The protests by NFL players over American anthem has picked steam again. Both the protesters and the defenders are making their own talking points.

I do stand for the pledge of allegiance and have done so all my life. It's the right thing to do. I am a veteran who served during the Vietnam era when it wasn't popular to be in the military. I have several American flags in my home. I am also black.

I possibly would get some push back because of my position. America is the only country I have known. When I see protesters burning the flag, it disgusts me. Yes, there are problems that must be dealt with. I strongly believe that folks on both sides must put their anger away and start finding solutions to the country's ills. I would love to talk with the people who don't recite the pledge and find out their reasoning for their acts.

People who come to America and become citizens have the advantage of having lived in one place and finding America the land of opportunity. There are people who do not believe that they are part of America's tapestry. Reasons seem to vary.

Though I don't agree with the kneeling, they have the right to do it. America is the land of opportunity and I encourage people to seek them out. It's the only place I know where one will have that chance. To me that says a lot.

Friday, August 10, 2018


Be who you are.

Let no one define you. You define yourself.

Love yourself.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018


Come September I will resume my iternet radio show 'Genevieve's Gems'. Will have more details in the coming weeks.

Monday, August 06, 2018


I celebrated my 70th birthday (August 4th). I've been on earth for seven decades! I have seen a lot, done many things, faced difficult challenges. I'm bullish about the future.

Friday, August 03, 2018


I derive much joy from seeing other people succeed.  I being each day with something positive and end it the same way.   


Every day brings new choices.

~Martha Beck

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


I read conservative sites to get a different point of view. I do admit that I'm liberal on a number of issues. I hold a conservative view on abortion, the Second Amendment, and immigration. One of my concerns is the tribalism that has happened instead of conversation about finding solutions to the ills of the country. 

Part of finding solutions is being willing to be vulnerable and willing to change if they are wrong. It's still amazing that nearly two after the presidential election people are still ticked off. My advice is that Donald Trump is our president.We need to move on. Let's work on solutions to homelessness, high taxes, immigration, substance abuse, and other ill. There's no time for fighting and arguing.