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Annual Closeout

In Communication, Griot, News on December 29, 2017 at 4:42 am

The prospect of 2018

2017 was pretty good to me…
My dad crossed over in May, day three.

My youngest kid moved out by the month of three
and then I enrolled into college for a new degree.

I’ve grown a lot.
How could I not?

I know that you duly understand.
As I’ve gone through this year you’ve literally held my hand.

Thanks for that.

Via this years NEWS PERUSE
I’ve taken to task political issues.
I’ve expressed myself and shared my views.
I asked for more feedback — and heard back from you.

Again, Thank you.

You’ve kept it real in coming through and supporting this scene.
I bid you a productive and successful 2018.

As this year closes-out I am ridding myself of very little.
I’m Qui
Thankful to God for all that I’ve got including the melancholy in the middle.

Now let’s celebrate the future – BIG time and for yesterday – play the tiniest fiddle.


Yesterdays song


Humping A Good Time

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on December 27, 2017 at 12:04 pm

late-to-riseToday I’m up slow.
I’ve enjoyed a long weekend, yo.
I’ve enjoyed my family that visited from out of town.
They’re here for a few more minutes until they’re flight bound.

They’ve got to get back to Texas.
I thank God for the wings of AA that connect us.

And now it’s back to school and work.
I checked my student email to info-flirt
and found therein, new news
on January 4th – I’ve an assignment due.

Do what? Are they serious? It’s true, the task of learning never quits.
I ain’t mad and there will be no assignment gaps. School? I really love it.

I hope the holidays were good for you. I hope that new love has been birthed.
I had a blast! Laser tag with the fam was a gas and a great way to burn girth.

What did you do during your Christmas break? Did you wear yourself out?
Did you eat, live carefree and have to let your britches out?

I did all of the above.
I hugged, laughed, gave & received lots of love.

It was a good time had.
I’ll hit the gym to deflate the abs.

I’ll curb my diet from the festive eats.
I’ll re-ease the tension where my button and clasp meet.

It’s Hump Day baby and we are midway through the last week of the year,
I’m Qui
Humping a good time with thee. For anytime we meet yields me cheer.

Word of The Day

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on December 25, 2017 at 12:21 pm

merry christmas.jpeg

Yep. I stayed up late last night and woke up early today.
I’m merry, I’m happy and vow to put very little on my plate. 🙂

Hey-ey! It’s true. This is a very merry day indeed.
I’m over here clowning with family — I call them the Beloved WE.

And so you see, I was also thinking about you.
The Cowboys lost yesterday and I’m still silver and blue.
You already knew!
Win or Lose – WE gotta stay true.

That’s why I’m always thinking about you.
Staying true is what I do.

Amidst all of the love, gift giving and play,
I had to dart off and hit you with the Word of The Day:

MERRY CHRISTMAS, to you o’ internet fam. You are always a gift to me,
I’m Qui
Loving on you – is what I do, the knowledge of – is no mystery.
Thanks for stopping by and digging me.


Together WE stay LIT


In News on December 22, 2017 at 7:34 am

As sure as today ends the squeeze of the work week claw,
tell me how YOU really feel about the reform of our tax law.

Congress doesn’t love you – that is reserved for your kids and your moma.
Nor do you have that healthcare system that was put in place by Obama.

Well — to be honest, it’s not completely repealed but it is being rolled back and away.
I suppose we’re reverting to yesterday when filling emergency rooms ruled the day.

Child, I do say – things are looking a little odd in this country.
The mass praising of the president via his cabinet – is super funky.

It looks wickedly wonky and lacks leadership appeal.
Perhaps the President secretly wants to be Kim Jun Ill?
Going for the dictator feel?

The view of our new uphill makes me wish I was richer.
The new tax reform has the charm of a boa constrictor.

Dear Mr. and Mrs. who voted for these new tax cuts:
Have a Very merry Christmas – I hope you get plenty of heel crust.

May the hustlers on Wall Street who helped the stock market to spike
reap an in the red 2018 for those hands of sleight.

This administration has done nothing to warrant such stock market strength.
Those tax cuts are for Wall Street thugs — the WH owes them rent.

And so on the citizens back this reforms is spent.
Our children will foot the bill and hence

they are rising up and voicing their vote
while we protest and keep our foot on thier throat.

Woah, woah, woah. Please pardon me.
I’m reading headlines and recalling history.

What is happening today is no mystery.
I suggest we all stand and press against misery.


Midway Through

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel on December 20, 2017 at 4:27 am

Qui_Dec19_2017Midway Through, I start to realize the weekend isn’t very far.
I’ve got a flight to catch tomorrow to celebrate – no sorrow,
for in Texas we’ve birthed a new star.

My niece married late last year and is wrapping up year one
with the birth of a son.; proof of their love – productive fun.

I’m so proud of her.
She carried that baby with very little girth.

Me? I’m just showing up in Texas to be Auntie Qui.
Christmas with distant family is what makes it merry.

New life is sweet. Puberty is tricky
and then in comes the teen years — 👉🏾 things get washy & wish’y.

Our 20’s are grand; invincibility is ours.
Our 30’s gift us with insightful powers.

cool-cat-cat_in_the_hat.jpgOur 40’sI’m in them, brings with it peace and blessings.
I’m a much smoother cat. I resolute stressing.

I meditate and pray and then I chat it up with you.
The 40’s are a party; yielding clarity to pick & choose.

Midway Through I’m starting reflect and look back…
I’m standing in this moment as a real cool cat.

I’m enjoying life, I am enjoying you.
I’m a soul observing and I’m enjoying the view.

We’re Midway Through this week and Christmas is in a few days,
I’m Qui
Really enjoying WE — and just wanted to drop in and say “Hey.”

Today is gonna be a great day!
Go forward, be your best person – – right after you kneel and pray.

ISO more peace? You’ll find it in spades when you meditate.

College Christmas Break

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking on December 18, 2017 at 5:17 am

college-christmas-break.jpgI’m on it and I’m happy.
I pray it drags out and is not snappy.

I bought a new sleep number bed to help me sleep
because when I commit to school – you know I go deep.

I can’t read a book and not follow every foot note
of reference material that the co-author wrote.

You know when it comes to consuming knowledge – I just can’t resist.
I’m hard on research – like the knuckles of a tight fist.

This College Christmas Break will allow me indeed
to take off my glasses and ease up on “the read.”

I’m grateful for the day. I’m grateful for you.
I’m grateful for the season and the giving that we do.

Here it is Monday and we’re only 7-days out from December 25th,
I’m Qui
Just up from my number of sleep. This College Christmas Break biz is the jiz.

Good Morning

In Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on December 17, 2017 at 6:01 am

good-morning-jo.gifGood morning. I’m up before the sun and I have truly missed you.
I see that you’re awake – life is yours for the take; the good Lord has kissed you.

And so, I’m sipping my jo, I’ve seen my guy off to work and am chillin’ in the cut.
I’m really savoring the jo, but to eat a breakfast? Nooo. I’m trying not to see my gut. 🤣

I’ve been living la vida loca!
That means consuming candy and soda.

Carbs usually come in
after I conquer a win.

And since I try to win all day
I’ve resorted to putting a variety of treats away.

One by one…
each bag of candy is undone.

I’ve been eating it.

I can do better.
Though winter screams OVER SIZED sweaters!🤪


Festive eating.

So… We all have to work on self. Me first; my call to action:
I’m back in the gym and preparing to sweater-hem; fit is still in fashion.
Regardless of our festive eating passions.

It’s true.
Life requires a fitter me and you.

Last one into the home gym is a rotten egg!
Today I’ll be working on my abs and toning my legs.

Good morning beloved. The morning is early still.
I’m Qui
Appreciating thee for dropping by to peep my Pathos feel.

The strength of your support is surreal.


In News on December 14, 2017 at 5:48 am

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Keep in mind, “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”

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Gosh I love work on THURSDAYS  – what are your THOUGHTS on the issue?
I’m Qui
and I work for me. Have you considered WORKING FOR YOU?

Well… what are you going to do?


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Camels HUMP

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on December 13, 2017 at 4:30 am

A new camel.

Doug Jones humped-up on a win last night.
A-L dispelled any hint of disconnect in sight.

It was a pretty tight race. I tuned in and out.
I woke up this morning to hear Alabamians shout:

I know many voted otherwise – I don’t think that you’re wrong.

Though I’m glad we’re turning a new corner in this reality song.
We’re looking at things differently – perhaps our unity is still strong.

We are all Americans and we are our best when we stick together.
It’s good to reveal we prefer to heal – still birds of the same feather.

survivor-torch extinguished.jpg

Alabama has a new Jones.

As the cold weather moves into atmosphere, o’ isn’t it clever
that we would find warmth in decency and voting together.

Congratulations Alabama for speaking up and showing face
and proving to the rest of the world that you, alone will call your fate.

Today is a beautiful day. We all woke up alive.
Viva la Hump Day. I’m happy to embrace the Jones vibe.

Virginia started something; it’s a reckoning and it’s loud.
I’m Qui
Happy about it – oui! To be  an American, I’m feeling proud.

Me, You and Jo

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on December 11, 2017 at 7:26 am

kerry-washington-yay-coffeeThis Morning Jo is good to me —
Not that early morning broadcast on MSNBC. 🙂

It’s strong, it’s dark, robust and sweet...
The perfect point for sleep and wake to meet.

I’m awake, sitting bedside with my feet touching the flo.’
I’m sipping and dipping — watching Morning Joe.

The news has been known to blow; yet journalist are clocking it.
Like a reality show on VH1 or  Bravo – I’m tuned in and watching it.

It’s real, our reality… it’s how I start the day.
It’s also strengthening my faith – the news yields me to pray.

I say, “Amen,” stand, and go on my way.
Internally and mentally – I’m ready for the day.

I take my jo
everywhere that I go,
until I’ve sipped the last drop.

I’m kind to everyone I meet
to and fro in the street;
Acknowledging your spirit – never stops!

It’s what I do! I’m a Leo – Yo!
I’m Qui
With early morning intimacy between Me, You and Jo.

ALABAMA: This week you vote. Which way will you go?