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Today is Good

In News on March 30, 2018 at 5:32 am

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Today is one of those days that you’ve been having a feeling about.
You know all things are possible still, you operate in a little doubt.

That’s become the norm – you’re not alone. Many are a kinsman to Disciple Thomas.
Remember Jesus Christ paid the price. It’s a much safer bet to doubt Nostrodomas. 🙂

I’m just saying today is Good Friday and I woke up like this.
I’m happy and feeling frisky; a little silly and a whole lot of giddy.
Get in my path if you’re looking for a big firm )))HUG((( and a kiss.

Feel this: Today is a good day for you to resurrect a good feeling.
Do something good for someone else and reap your own healing.

Hey! You heard me propel it.
Now read the “Feel this” statement again – this time like you felt it.
I’m trying to deal inspiration like Yolanda Renee King dealt it.

Please tell me that you tuned in to the MARCH FOR OUR LIVES movement last week?
Nine-year-old Yolanda is stock from MLK’s seed and there’s fire in her genes.

CHS Birthday Bonus PackAfter declaring “Enough is enough!” she commanded the crowd this statement to repeat:

Spread the word.
Have you heard all across the nation?
We are going to be a great generation.

Yessir, and ooo-wee. On a cold day in Washington, DC last week,
Ms. King showed up and showered the masses with unified heat.

God bless the USA and what we are collectively trying to do.
Today is a great day to get better; a good day to be a better you.

It’s Good Friday; a fly day. Good morning. Arise and shine!
I’m Qui
Happy to be on-the-up with thee, good company is hard to find.

Happy Third Day

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on March 28, 2018 at 4:34 am

dynamic 3.gifGood morning Humpday. How’s it hanging?
Spring is in the air and things are a changing.

My collegiate load is heavy but not to exceed more than I can take.
We’ve been going strong for a little long; thank God for Spring Break!

For duly on next week, it will be mine to take.
You best believe that I cannot wait.

But today is the third day; Humpday –
I’m up early to work – because later, I plan to play.

Right now, there’s Morning Joe and homework in my face.
There’s no time for the jo.’ The two of us need space.

The hiatus is temporary, I’m sure.
But to combat morning anxiety — this is proving to be the cure.

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So I’m up sipping water and life is breezy. 😊

How about you?
How’s the view?

Are you in the office or are you out and about?
Are you on vacate, taking PA, or just have high clout?

Either way, enjoy this day to the fullest.
And don’t watch too much TV – that stuff can be bullish.

Hug yourself and your fam; make a sweet memory today.
Time is non-refundable nor do moment come to stay.

Take advantage.
Prioritize well and you can manage.

Happy Third Day, baby and how do you do?
I’m Qui
Up early to reap the day’s firsts; a connoisseur of opportunistic dew.

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The Tide of The Teeth

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 26, 2018 at 7:43 am

tide-rolling in.gifWhen I say, “the tide“, I’m speaking in metaphor for ‘the mood.’
I’ve been over here educating myself on the future and sitting on news.

The future of the tides that are charted to roll-in;
seems like they would come with a caution to the wind and a whole lot of gin.

Well, honestly, I’m not a drinker,
but God bless the child whose a habitual thinker.

I confess that I am her. Good thoughts cannot be bought.
But if you’re stuck on thinking about being in a rutt
’tis leads to stress and stress — we shall
not.

Right? It’s good advice; avoid stress and pull through.
Perhaps you’re still curious about why I’m sitting on ‘news?’

Perhaps you’re curious as to the news in specific?
Well, I may as well face it – fam I’m getting braces
and pray my accessory not look horrific.

This is going down in a couple of weeks. I can no longer live in denial.
I’m going to be eating metal soon, especially when I smile.

And I suppose that’s okay, given the alternative way;
the longer that I avoid braces, the longer I’m succumbing TMJ.

Braces are the beginning of the process to correct my lower lateral crossbite.
I am told when I sleep, I grind my teeth all night.
The day-after headaches are out of sight.

After bracing my smile for about six to nine months
jaw surgery will follow to correct my mis-bite crunch.

Recovery time for surgery will be about a year.
Though I’ll be back to normal post-op, as week two nears.

And let’s be real, if someone is going to unhinge your jaw and put it back in place
a few features may slightly change about your face.

Yes. I have heard, I have researched and am finding it to be true,
that jaw surgery heeded when it is needed may leave a more symmetrical you.

However, before the surgery is approached,
the braces will move my top jaw goalline post.

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is that a week before surgery I’ll have a forward underbite.

I’ve been told that it may be noticeable too.
:/ Hm. I suppose that’s when I’ll pull back on selfie views.

What about you, kinfolk, have you ever heard of such?
I really don’t want to undergo surgery but this crossbite hurts too much

every time that I mis-chew.
This factors in well at my success to fat lose.

Because my TMJ is so kick-arse bad —
I mostly eat soft foods, as not to make my teeth mad.

It’s true. It’s true.
Therefore losing 30 pounds was easy to do.

And now comes the moment where I have to face it,
I can’t eat applesauce alone, for life; I have to get braces.

This is what has consumed my thoughts all weekend long.
I’ve since prayed up and am back to feeling strong.

I wanted a 12th opinion to say the last eleven doctors were wrong.
Instead “Getting Braces is Key” are the lyrics to my new theme song. 🙂

What we do
to control our truths.

Ol’ appleasauce has been a hero in pulling me through
when pizza and juicy burgers caused me to mis-chew.

Ouch and ooo! I mean, really. It’s true and have you ever?
I’m Qui
Still about steak and hard candy on my plate. I suppose the braces approach is clever.

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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 Our Lives,” plea.
Congress will listen. Our children will lead.

I support their cause, but unfortunately, I won’t be 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 in 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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GETTING IN THE GROOT

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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.

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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 while I’m sporting a Daisy Duke appeal.

Remember, I am in Arizona —
where fair weather and varying degrees of heat ‘stay up on ya.’

Still, when it comes to conjuring a thought on a day of snow in the ‘zone — I love it.
My beloved Marc stays fit-as-a-whip because over in New York 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

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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
AYE!
Don’t stop, aye
Don’t stop, aye.

Right? 

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!

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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.

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Mix It Up, Baby

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

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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
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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.

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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

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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 sowing.

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.

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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.