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Taking Root

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on March 23, 2018 at 4:56 am

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Almost two decades ago some of you planted seeds
and you weren’t sure if they were productive or mini-me weeds.

They’re high schooler’s now and are building quite the connection
peer-to-peer, they’ll be eighteen in a year; and impacting elections.

Saturday, March 24th will manifest their “March for Life,” plea.
Congress will listen. Our children will lead.

I support their cause, but unfortunately, I won’t be on present on the hill this weekend.
I’ll be here revising my English composition essay with a beloved collegiate friend.

MarchForOurLives-protect kids.pngHowever, if that were not the case, I’d have spent last night at a suite in DC,
I’m Qui
in which case, I’d be ending this piece by saying, “try to find me on TV.”

Children protesting for change will be a commendable and nostalgic thing to see.

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It’s Friday, a high-day;
a necessary fly-day.

A ‘do what you can to win‘ day.’
A ‘play fair and make a friend’ day.

It’s Friday, a high-day,
tell the universe, “It’s my day!”

Let your hair down, experience life at your best.
Meditate early in the day; focus on your breath.

I just finished doing my meditative part.
I focused on my mind; I focused on my heart.



You can do this in Arizona

I thought about the world up close and from a distance
and concluded there’s no time available to be living resistant.


Global warming is present. The juxtaposition of weather conditions are unreal.
My friend, Marc is shoveling show in Brooklyn and I’m sporting a Daisy Duke appeal.

Remember, I am in Arizona
where fair weather and varying heat ‘stays up on ya.’

Still, when comes to thoughts about snow, I love it.
My beloved Marc stays fit because he shovels it. 🙂

It’s amazing how the sky does its thing.
It’s amazing how global warming is affecting our Spring.

I’m into Mother Earth and since I live here I’ve developed a knack
of living off of her produce, planting seeds and giving back.

It’s just a cool thing to do and so on this Friday around 3,
I’ll be outside unearthing soil and planting a new tree.

I just want to give back.
Mother Earth is our girl; she always has our back.

Whose back do you have? Are you mindfully sowing seeds?
Today is Friday, a high-day, your stewardship is what Earth needs.

Feeling majestic? Plant a tree. Feeling grounded? Plant a bush,
I’m Qui
Feeling flirty about getting dirty so I’m rising up and off of my tush

and being proactive about global warming.

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JuJu on Da Beat

In News on March 21, 2018 at 8:14 am

Qui Entertainment Magazine


Sometimes you have to:

JuJu on the beat
JuJu on that beat
JuJu on that, JuJu on that, JuJu on that beat
Now slide, drop
Hit dem folks, don’t stop
Don’t stop, aye
Don’t stop, aye.


I find myself JuJu’ing quite a bit these days. You should see me sliding down the self checkout lane.  In the event that you don’t see me doing it and you want to cop these moves for yourself, peep the ZAY’s and HUMP their dance!

Believe it or not, even though I keep a well oiled blog –
when I’m not on keyboard I fancy the dance than more the talk.

It’s as easy for me to accomplish as getting up to walk.
All I need is a beat and enough room for a squat.

I’m not all over the place when I bust a JuJu,
because I wouldn’t…

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A Monday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, weightloss on March 19, 2018 at 7:58 am

Monday-Fresh-StartGood morning dear one. How well did you sleep?
I took no melatonin and slept very deep.

I was up early this morning and am currently working out.
Yes, I’m on the gazelle giving myself hell; calories and I are in a bout.

What’s the news on the hill all about? Really.
Stormy is doing what the Nor Easter could not; salaciously silly.

It’s no new news that folks lie on their willy.
To think porn will be the winner of scorn… again it looks silly.

And so I’ve turned my cheek and I am ready to tackle a new day,
though I can’t help but think about the debacle surrounding McCabe.

He was set to retire today.
Instead, his pension appears to be floating away.

Heyyyy Monday! What’s really good?
What positive moves can we make in our hood?

fresh-off-the-boat_family-conversation.gifLet’s start with a conversation around the dinner table;
let’s explain to our youth the difference between acting unhinged and being stable.

We have to.
If we don’t – we’re screwed.

The youth are looking at the hill and deciding whether or not
they should grow up and act adult-like or continue to be a snot.

The latter, they cannot. We have to deliver that information.
What this country is going through is comparable to self-degradation.

A Monday is a great day to speak up and talk to a kin
about America’s fall and how we can rise again.

Good morning dear one, it’s so good to commune with thee,
I’m Qui
over here doing me, trying to make a challenging Monday feel like a breeze.


Mix It Up, Baby

In Comedy, Communication, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on March 16, 2018 at 7:20 am


We’ve finished this week of thirds in victorious might.
My segue to getting here came to a head,  after GAME NIGHT.

That’s the name of the film that I saw last night at AMC theater.
Laughter reigned from beginning to end, as far as I can remember.

I actually tried not to laugh too boisterous or hardy
as not to miss any dialogue being transferred to a party.

I saw the late show but was safely home by the stroke of midnight.
A movie a day won’t keep the doctor away,’ but it will lend a cinematographer student insight.

game night_comradery.jpgI need all of the light on this journey, that I can bask in.
I laughed so much; Jason Bateman is touched
and Rachel McAdams comedic sense is a win.

Pappadeuxs, a little homework, and a movie – I got it all it in,
and now the excitement of another workweek finally comes to an end.

Are you ready kinfolk? Are you wearing your dancing shoes?
Life is a game that must be played,” and I don’t want to lose.

Life is full of battles – we should be careful to pick and choose,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, keep laughing and showing your teeth; be mindful to mix up your groove.

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A Twinkle for A Wrinkle

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement on March 14, 2018 at 6:03 am

A WRINKLE IN TIME: Meg, (her little brother) Charles Wallace, and Ms. WhatsIt

Pardon me, I didn’t catch your response to that last question of mine.
I was inquiring if you have had a chance to see A WRINKLE IN TIME?

I did, indeed – filled with curiosity and excite.
If fact, I was in the theater last Friday on opening night.

I took it all in; I did not fall asleep.
The film had a consistent and strong moral release.

I read a lot
into that 2-hour slot.

The film’s message encouraged me to hold-on and keep the faith.
It reminded me that The IT is seeking to penetrate my space.

I won’t let it.
As for the film? I won’t forget it.

Of the morals woven into Disney’s tale, I did see this:
To white men in America,’ they sent a message. (8).gif

Calvin and Dr. Alex Murray

The message was in the loving foundation that shaped and pulled the show through;
it said you can still head up the family heart-thumbnail– they just, may not look like you.’

It also showed us that The IT has no respect of person.
The IT is hate and if it resides in one’s heart, can become a community burden.

The tale showed us that when evolving and growing, change may hurt a little.
This was shown every time Meg would quantum leap – the transit scenes in the middle.

Did you see it? Did you see A WRINKLE IN TIME?
The vibrancy of color was newly on shine.

Wasn’t the brilliance of Ms. WhatsIt’s hair color simply divine?
Did you dig Charles Wallace? He represented innocence, intertwined.

Did you dig Calvin’s role? He journeyed with Charles and Meg.
Did you get that he was looking to belong when The IT got into his head?

We saw his abusive dad, instead of love. He had a family devoid of care.
It was that bit of insight that co-signed why Calvin was there.

Again, the film is about feeling needed, loved and included.
Love and faith can conquer all and rebuild whatever The IT has uprooted.

I loved the film. It was deep, it required me to think and yielded me hope.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, I thought A WRINKLE IN TIME was dope.

Good Morning Monday

In Book, Communication, Griot, Movies, TV Shows on March 12, 2018 at 6:49 am


It’s not quite as early as you think.
With the sun not yet up, I’m doing the one-eyed wink.

My, I could use a tall, hot cup of jo to get things going.
I’ve got seeds in my bag that I need to be sewing.

School work. You know the drill!
Monday’s are the beginning of things getting real.

I spent the weekend pacing myself and yielding very little to play
because Sunday was the deadline date for the outline of my essay.

Please feel the vibes of my grin.
I look like Chester – sure, but I got it in.


And we’re back to Monday! God is good, we’re all alive.
Opportunity is gassed up – are you down to ride?

I am. The sun is on its way to join the day’s mix.
I’m in Arizona — it’s 49 minutes after 6.

Good Morning Monday. I’m so very glad to see you again.
Yesterday I joined a book discussion group and made new friends.

We reviewed the book QUEEN SUGAR by Natalie Baszile,
and talked about Charley and Ralph Angels lives of heel… on the heal.

The discussion had an authentic appeal comparable to reel.
We discussed the differences that live between the book and the series deal.

The differences were vast, still, I like them both.
We met at 3 at Changing Hands – by 5, we were ghost.

The Monday sun is rising now; there’s so much beauty in her shine.
I’m Qui
So happy to reconnect with thee. Any chance that you saw A WRINKLE IN TIME?

Get Busy Y’all

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics on March 7, 2018 at 6:30 am

Good morning dear neighbor. What on earth are you doing?
You say ‘A storm is brewing and that she’s filed for suing?’

You mean Ms. Stormy Daniels? You say that she’s suing whom?
God bless those on ‘that wagon.’ The right wheel looks doomed.

Though I pray to God that it is not,
lest the agenda of the wheel is completely shot.

The Nor’Easter is headed east but Arizona is still hot,
The Tariffs are on the table and Gary Cohen’s left his job.

The Oscars ran last weekend, but I didn’t look.
I was about my academic studies; my head in a book.

Though, I have enjoyed the Oscar media highlights
of stars supporting DACA and supporting Women’s Rights.

It was nice but what does it really mean?
The Oscars was a collective stitch at our divided seam.

It’s a good look – The Oscars, but is America still looking?
Or are they working overtime trying to sift through what’s cooking?

Politics is front and center. Please report all defiance’s to the boss!
The White House has a few bulbs out; operating in a dim chaos!

Woops! Watch out for the Ming vase! You can’t afford the cost.
Xi Jiping is set to be president for life. Forever, China’s boss.

The media reported it, though it’s posed no constitutional attack.
Then Trump uttered the words, Maybe we should try that.’

car-goes-off-cliffNo. We shouldn’t and furthermore, that is not a joke.
He’s overstretched on governing and choking at the throat.

The State Department is understaffed – who’s balancing checks?
The intelligence community is at odds and your cabinet is a wreck.

Cybersecurity teams have no new coding strings to remember
Because very little is being done to protect the mid-terms in November.

Good morning sweetheart, do not hit the snooze.
Wake up! Wake up! You’ve got too much to lose.

We’re headed towards a cliff and the car is set to cruise.
Wake up! Wake up! We’ve got too much to lose.

Things are messed up – sure, still we can change this groove.
I’m Qui
Encouraging you to do what you need to do; channel Young MC and Bust A Move.

A Brow Up

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on March 5, 2018 at 4:49 am

light-on-off.gifGood morning sweetheart and how do you do?
I spent the weekend resting up, practicing the art of the snooze.

I didn’t socialize publically; no hanging out and sipping a brew.
English Composition was administering a good whipping –
I’ve had oodles of homework to do.

I love it. I’m recalling yesterday’s retention and still learning the most.
I’d be wise to work on building my thesis or my course grade could be toast.

I prefer to maintain a high-grade point average, therefore, I duly understand
unless I refamiliarize myself with the process, I’ve not a leg on which to stand.

I laugh a lot in the face of being God-smacked by knowledge.
Though this is the roughest nervous laugh, by far. 🙂 Good Lord, I love college.

How about you? What in the world did you get into?
Did you sleep in an extra hour, day or two?
Did you do a pedicure, a manicure or wash & condition your hair?
Did you do the household’s laundry? Not for fair, but out of care?

flipping-pages-bookI did neither.
My course curriculum demanded I be a reader.

I read until my eyes bled – I’m a die-hard doer.
I confess, the effort was my best and still, I need a tutor.

I’ve got A Brow Up and I’m in search of an uncompromising wordsmith,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee! I’m up early trying to build a thesis
while sipping on a protein shake that tastes like a Reeses.

Optimism & Fun is Key

In Communication, dance, Griot, Self Improvement on March 2, 2018 at 4:28 am

This week’s accomplishments have been many! I’ve gotten so much stuff done.
Alas! Today is Friday and I’m up early for the fun!

My sleep was super deep and refreshing to my seams.
Sugar plums danced in my head – for sweet were my dreams.

Good morning, Friday. What have you got up for us today?
I’m alert and ready for work; I’ve got latter plans that yield to play.

Good morning, kinfolk. I have missed you indeed, yo!
Though I admit I’m not so sick about my kid moving to Colorado.

I thought I would be.
Charlie_Brown_dance.gifPerhaps, I don’t quite know me?

I woke up the day after she crossed the state lines
feeling years younger, actually better than fine.

My physique? I’m working towards sleek, though my spirit is on shine.
I feel like I’m entering an exciting phase on this life journey of mine.

Have you ever felt this way? I was much sadder when my kid first went off to college.
I suppose it’s different when we send them off temporarily for higher education knowledge.

What do you think? I think that it’s Friday and whatever this good energy is,
I’m gonna take it, embrace it and do something new to enhance the way I live.

Well, actually, I was thinking about taking a dancing class. ‘Not sure of what kind.
I prefer to expand in all ways, always – my course curriculum is expanding my mind.

I may as well join a dance class and shake my behind, gain new friends and drop more weight,
I’m Qui
Happy Friday to thee! Don’t forget to have a little fun; don’t forget to play.

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Lets Go To DICK’S

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 28, 2018 at 7:32 am

to-catch-a-thief-car-driveLast night was highly strung so I slept in a little bit.
I woke up feeling refreshingly sporty; therefore, I’m going to DICK’S.

I may order a few other items online, perhaps I’ll Amazon Prime check.
On the other hand, they still support NRA TV… Shopping explorations! I’m looking for the next.

Good thing, for the sporty feeling me that I’m up for sewing money into society’s mix.
And with my choice of retail stores to begin with – I think I’ll goto DICK’S.

Surprised this morning to learn this that I’m a gun sporting girl?
Actually I’m a hunter of words, scripts, and supportive verbs; an advocate of peace in the world.

In light of February 14th at Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High,
Dicks is looking good; there’s plenty of room for other companies to try.

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS has decided to remove all assault rifles from their stock.
I’m not a big hunting fan, still, I am a sport who likes to shop.

There are dozens of other companies that have recoiled their NRA support.
Perhaps I will review that list and consider spending with them more.

It’s a beautiful day outside on this midweek hump,
but Florida buried their kids last week, so they are still in a slump.

Please send them vibes of strength, prayers to the father and yield support to their neighborhood.
Let’s show the children that we’re reliant and not down with gun violence — Let’s Go To DICK’S SPORTING GOODS.


It’s a NEW GAME.