Friday, October 27, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. 

~George Washington Carver

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

All Lives Matter vs. Black Lives Matter

This is purely my own thoughts. It's very true that all lives matter. When its put out there to counteract the message of black lives matter it comes off as the lives and concerns of black people being dismissed. I'm reading between the lines possibly but this is what I come up with.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Preparations will be made for Transgender Day of Remembrance. We are brainstorming ideas for the event this year. I'm going to read a poem this time. SAGE will celebrate TDOR on Friday, November 17th at 6:45 pm.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. 

~John Burroughs

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Today is opening of the annual Newfest Film Festival in New York City. Tere are all kinds of films from shorts to documentaries to full length features. 

Go to for more information.

Saturday, October 14, 2017


There are a few things I would love to see happen.

1. I want to see less trying to score brownie points by the left. I'm tired of reading headlines like 'Trump mad' or 'we are dead in the water'. How about spending more time on the things that really matter. The fifteen minutes of is soon  forgotten.

2. I would love to see the right understand that life does not always follow a linear path. There are differences in people you may not comprehend but they do exist. Try to sit with the people and see where they are coming from. Just because some folks aren't part of your tribe or paradigm does not invalidate their values

3. There are serious problems in the country. Going into denial, being angry or depressed doesn't do you or anyone else any good. There is the need to work on the concerns important to you.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

Racism oppresses its victims,  but also binds the oppressors, who sears their consciences with more and more lies until they become prisoners of those lies. They cannot face the truth of human equality because it reveals the horror of the injustices they commit. 

~Alveda King  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day. The moment I step outside I'm out.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Please pray for the folks in California.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It is about impact, influence, and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire teammates and customers.

~Robin S. Sharma

Thursday, October 05, 2017


Please continue to pray for Mexico, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Las Vegas.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Depth and Perception

I have gotten back to creating and writing poetry again. The difference this time is that I'm seeking to share more of my inner thoughts and concerns. This is quite a evolution for me personally.

I always said that I was going to live my life openly and I'm doing that. The néed for me to be a rock in the times I'm presently living in is pushing me to be more in depth about sharing and living. I'm not so sure where this will but the past few poems I've written indicates a shift in focus and depth.