Friday, July 20, 2018

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a moron.


~H. L. Mencken, Writer (1880-1956) 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

ACTIVE AND ALIVE

Since retirement I am busier now than when I was working. Just this month it has been performances, a fundraiser for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, writing poems and monologues, listening to other trans people's stories, and encouraging others to achieve greater heights. My spouse and I saw a musician friend of mine perform at one of the local venues. It's been all good.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

WORK FOR CHANGE

Instead of focusing on throwing vitriol at President Trump a better idea would be to work with the things you are concerned about.

VIVA LA FRANCE

A belated congratulations to France on winning the World Cup.

Friday, July 13, 2018

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.


~Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

WORLD CUP FINAL

The 2018 FIFA World Cup final is set for Sunday, July 15, at 11AM (ET)



                                    CROATIA

                                          vs

                                     FRANCE

Thursday, July 12, 2018

FIFA WORLD CUP

I enjoy watching the world like I do March Madness. There were some compellng games and colossal disappointments. Below my thoughts about 2018 world cup.

MOST IMPRESSIVE:
Uruguay, Begium, Japan

MOST DISAPPOINTING:
Germany, Spain

MOST OVERRATED:
Argentina, Portugal

MOST SURPRISING:
Croatia, Russia, Senegal

ON THE RISE:
Colombia, Costa Rica.

BEST SPORTSMANSHIP:
Japan

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

BASEBALL PREDICTIONS- MID SEASON ASSESSMENT

With the baseball more than half way through. How are my predictions holding up? Some surprises, a number of disappointments.




American League
Houston-playing good and can improve. The best starting pitching and diverse lineup.

Cleveland-muddling around .500 but capable of going on a hot streak
 
NY Yankees-playing great baseball. Concern is starting rotation. Severino's been great. Tanaka inconsistent. Sonny Gray a disappointment and back of the rotation a question mark.   

Wild Card
Boston-great lineup, solid rotation. Can win AL East.


Minnesota, LA Angels-both disappointing. losing Ervin Santana hurt the Twins and their rotation's been spotty. Haven't hit like I thought they would. Always questioned the Angels rotation, bullpen is meh. Kinsler and Calhoun have been horrible.

Team that will rebound: Baltimore- in one word, awful.

Team that will slip:   Toronto-about there I thought they would be
Surprises: Seattle, Tampa, Oakland

National League

LA Dodgers-playing much better after awful start. Need more from Maeda and Hill.
Chicago Cubs- hanging in there. Darvish going down hurt, Lester has been good. Need more from Hendricks. Need more consistency from Quintana. Like Cleveland, can go on a hot streak with their lineup.
 
Washington- a .500 team. Always questioned their grit and Harper's been awful this year.

Wild Card
NY Mets-injuries again. This is a slow boring team that will see changes.
Arizona- a gritty team. Solid rotation, decent pen.  

Team that will rebound: SF Giants-playing decent ball. Just a few games from wild card spot. Bumgarner coming back a plus.



Team that will slip: Colorado-never liked their rotation and their bullpen stinks. Not hitting like they did last year.


Surprises: Phillies, Brewers (thought they would slips but they lead NL Central)
                   Atlanta-thought they would be good last year but everything went wrong.

Friday, July 06, 2018

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

You have to understand that people have to pay a price for peace. If you dare to struggle' you dare to win.


~Fred Hampton