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Wednesday’s Word Way

In Communication, education, Griot, News, Self Improvement on August 12, 2020 at 4:51 am
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Let’s reach back and utilize a word that you already know;
the compassionate you has surely been called SIMPATICO?

Yes? — No?
Is this a word that you “personally” don’t know?

This is “WORD” atop of today’s hill.
Simpatico means sympathetic; a heartening will.

Simpatico and SYMPATICO are words that sound exactly the same.
They also have the same definition – Sympatico is the misspelled frame.

That’s all. And the week’s hump is still tall.
Armed with defined terminology – let their be no stall

in your day.
Recognize simpatico whenever it don’s your way.

Respond in kind
and all will be fine.

Feel free to care. Care. Care.
Karma will make sure the return is always there.

Be sympathetic when it is called for,
and when you are in need, it will be your score.

You are Simpatico – aren’t you? It’s okay, so am I.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, lets sow simpatico under the sky.

Karma is carried by the wind of your deeds; the intent of your “try.”
Like a boomerang it will all come back to you; when the time is nigh.

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A More Meaningful Monday

In Communication, education, Griot, Self Improvement on August 10, 2020 at 6:30 am
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What’s the meaning?

What would A More Meaningful Monday look like to you?
Does it look like a vaccination for Covid19 to come through?

Well, if I were to answer these questions myself — first off, things would look better;
there’d be a cure + several OTC’s to knock off this Covid weather.

But that is not our reality today,
though we should work towards GOAL along the way.

Are you wearing a mask EVERYWHERE that you go; indoors and out?
Are you wearing shades or clear frames to protect your eye route?

No — I’m not your mother but if we were playing house, I wouldn’t mind the play.
Life is a stage and good health is all the rage – play your part to A More Meaningful Monday.

Start this day off strong – move forward in a productive direction.
Rise and Talk to God, meditate on all that’s good, ask for love then make the connection.

Live life and enjoy it to the fullest.
Ask God for what you want and worry not about the bullish.

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What’s the meaning?

Today definitely feels different. Be encouraged throughout the day.
I do believe as sure as we breathe today is a more meaningful day.

What do you think?
Don’t like Mondays? Monday’s stink?

Perhaps it’s your thinking – today is so very new at it’s inception.
Elevate your thoughts and lean positive when shaping your perception.

Shape for yourself a better connection with the universe than you had the day before.
And A More Meaningful Monday will be your days score.

What do you think? I’m into your POV.
I’m Qui
In search of better during this Covid era – something More Meaningful for you and me.

We have been granted this Monday
let us be mindful of the deeds that we lay.

Good morning, beloved. Life is at hand. Paint the way:

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THINGS That are CONSIDERED KING

In Advertise, Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on July 31, 2020 at 3:24 pm
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Do THIS when – Jammin’ to Beyonce’s visual album.

It’s Friday good people and the evening is quickly approaching nigh.
Any chance that you got around to making that Disney Plus purchase/buy?

I hope that you did because tonight they will be take center streaming stage
and broadcast the visual album BLACK IS KING by Queen B – Beyonce.

Hey-ey! I’m all hooked-up and ready to see it unfold.
Bey is a Virgo; picky & perfection goal. Behold:

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I’m in love with the view.
I’m in love with you.

I love what Beyonce is doing
towards the acceptance of hues.

She has more than thrice paid towards our dues.
She is about unity, love, and the acceptance of me + you.

Her energy is a beaut.’
It’s Friday, y’all. What’cha getting into?

Me? I’m gonna take it easy this eve.
I’ve inhaled work all week – it’s time to breathe.

I’m happy to finally sit down and kick it with thee.
I’m still on the horse and have lost more than 2 lbs x 3.

Actually, I am down a solid 8.6.
It’s all of the lettuce in my mix. 😛

It’s all good.
Though, I’m not out of the “unfit woods.”

Not yet,
but I can bet

you that I will be soon.
I am young on this journey – it’s not even noon.

I’m a goal oriented girl; I chart where I want to go.
And right now I’d like to open up the conversation of

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New York made a nifty PSA on HOW TO fill out a Mail In/Absentee ballot.
We’re sharing it with you; if you’re one of millions in the USA with a curious pallet:

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I filled out my mail-in ballot last week and took it to the polling facility and put it into the polling box myself.

I pray that you are able to make your voice heard, as well;
Your vote is your civil way to story tell. Do tell. Do not fail.

Having said as much, I’ve got Sirius XM RockTheBells jamming in the background and,
family in view that are dancing and clownin.’

I want to join in, so I’ll close my griot composition with this,
I’m Qui
Happy Friday baby, peep BLACK is KING and always VOTE; no miss.


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is an Architect of Change.

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WEDNESDAY is a God but I’m thinking about Mr. NANCY

In Communication, education, Griot, News, TV Shows on July 29, 2020 at 8:38 am

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Good morning Orlando Jones! Appealing you are in silk threads; so fancy.
I fashion your contribution of live vibes that you yielded to Mr. Nancy.

Good morning beloved griot readers. Summer is upon us and is simmering hot.
And besides the STARZ character: Vulcan, Summer gets no AMERICAN GODS.

Season 1 laced us with hot sauce during those scenes of Mr. N. visiting slave ships,
suggesting that the slaves comprehend “life’s thwarted end” and to “boat dip.”

Boat dipping is my paraphrase for what was so delicately laid in the script,
for those who don’t know, the God portrayed by O, told them to “sink the ship.”

The slaves, in turn (and in different tribal lingos) communicated that they, too would perish and die.
Mr. Nancy is not chancy but calculates risks and responded, ‘you’re basically dead… so bye!

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Several American bound slave ships went down over oceans and seas.
History chronicled no “ship-derailed details” — so we’ve got Mr. Nancy.

Amazing composition.  Creativity is on lock!
Mr. Nancy influenced many slaves to miss the slave dock.

And for that he rocks! Orlando Jones is the versatile bombs-diggity!
I fell for his talent-capacity-palette when he was a member of MAD TV.

I also fell for his talents in EVOLUTION. This guy is a riot for good laughs.
And then I caught 2 of his stories on THE HAUNTING;  Kim Russo‘s  old broadcast.

He is the joint.
But what is AMERICAN GOD’s point?

Coronavirus-Green-GFX-1-860x484Well, they did not return in 2020 for season 3
and COVID19 is the “rumored word” on the street.

But it ain’t COVID19’s fault completely,
and Orlando Jones will not be on Season 3.

What the what-what STARZ TV!?
Me thinks, lack of cohesive creativity
is holding back season 3.

What was the problem with Mr. Nancy?
Marking his exit was hella’ chancy…

But you did it.
Orlando’s scripting capacity...we won’t forget it.

Yes, Orlando Jones took to scripting Mr. Nancy in Season 2.
Being cut before word of season 3 is a fine ‘how do you do.

Ah, but it’s no bust! The show was diverse, but now it’s clear,
American Gods roll like perm rods — but isn’t so curly this year.

Crazy cast eruptions
yield little production.

I was captivated by American Gods as Shadow and Mr. Nancy walked us through season two.
Unfortunately, this is where I step off; I’m bidding another skin-shedding series adieu.

Not because Mr. Nancy’s gone; for cast changes are a flash in the pan —
I bid adieu to American Gods because I’m not sure they understand their Black fans.

Nothing new. Much respect. Carry on and why stop?
I’m Qui
with Oprah-atic dreams; streaming beyond American Gods.

Off of The Wagon and Onto The Horse

In Communication, education, fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, weightloss on July 24, 2020 at 5:33 am

 

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I’ve ridden the wagon long enough. Follow me.

I am a “ride high on life” kind of girl,
who loves all of the chocolate in the world.

And just like I learned several years prior
my beloved chocolate doesn’t love me anymore.

It tastes so good but makes me pretty sick.
Oy and oh boy! I’m chocolate allergic.

Thank God this doesn’t extend into my taste in men.
I am to my core a true chocolate-man fan.

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The horse is a challenge and I like it.

Other than that —  I am back with the diet & fitness band.
I’m off the candy wagon and onto the horse again.

Walking is important, it’s the opposite of run.
I’m engaged in both of activities  under the hot summer sun.

Each is free and I need it.
Leisure keeps calling – but I can’t heed it.

The agile moves that I am making in my life
would be best be executed at a “fitter” size.

So off to the journey – I do oblige. Are you down to ride? God bless us.
We’ve the capacity to change our reality – let us start with lettuce:

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Ingredients:

1 head of lettuce
2 cups of ice cubes
juice of 1 lemon
2-3 tbsp of honey

Per my doctor, I am consuming 2 of these (or similar) a day
over the course of 6-weeks to help facilitate excess fat away.

I will also consume one solid meal.
One that’s well-thought-out for detox & heal.

My health is A-Okay but my tummy isn’t quite so fit,
in fact, I can tell from a side profile that I eat biscuits. 😛

great-biscuits.jpgI picked biscuits up when I put donuts down.
Texas wears the ‘tastiest donut’ crown.

I am letting go of all packaged processed foods.
Chocolate, biscuits and donuts — will no longer do.

Not anymore.
Child please, I’m about this lettuce score.

I don’t really consider my targeted choice to be a diet.
Life is full of game and getting fit (to me) is a riot!

It’s all in your perception and how you look at a thing and approach to right it.
Me? I’m re-molding self and reviving my health; for opportunity, I am excited.

So much so, that I had to write it. Life is so much fun!
I’m Qui
Care to walk with me to the park for a run? Last one to the swing
is the unfit one!

Let it be not me nor you.
Care to sip some lettuce juice?

Give me your foot (o’ fit aspirer) and I will hoist you up onto the horse.
It doesn’t taste great but fitness can’t wait. I have duly made a choice.

See you on the weigh-in scales in a minute.
Challenged @ fitness? Perceive: “watch me win it!”

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Booking up the Summer

In Advertise, Book, Communication, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on July 17, 2020 at 5:48 am

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Books! Books! Books! Have you got any books?
Mary Trump’s book is on backorder. Yes – I took a look,

when I ordered my own.
She’s been observing the Don from youth to grown.
What familial reads hath she literally sewn?
Yes, I confess, I have back-ordered my own.


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I know that I’m not sly — but I’ve received several books over the COVID19 quarantine,
including Eddie Glaude Jr’s BEGIN AGAIN and W.E. Du Bois’ DARKWATER scenes.

I’ve got my arms full, indeed. I do love to feed my mind.
Today is Friday another “We’re aliveday. Let’s record it a good find.

There won’t be any club dancing tonight, COVID run’s the scene.
There won’t be any house parties either; groups are not a thing.

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The admin said “children should go back to school,” but parent’s are like “No.”

How is that a good idea in the era of COVID19?
Hospitals are full and bursting at the seams.

There is no way that anyone could convince me to risk my children’s lives
behind a dude who was never good in school; who on Pennsylvania Ave resides.

Nope.
No thanks; they’d forgo.

God help us. Are the reliant being lead by the blind?
I keep my head in a book; I do enjoy my mind.

Reading is fundamental and paints reality kind.
Especially when reality is wrapped in COVID one nine.

Do not be in a societal bind — fight back by reading a different talk.
Learn something positive & nourishing –  then let it effect your walk.

Gift your mind a massage and invoke within yourself renewed thought.
‘Strapped with 7 new books that need an earnest look; 7 POV’s I have bought.

Book talk is yielded by the scholar and back talk is yielded to the fool,
I’m Qui
waiting on Mary Trump’s book; an important chronicle in my book pool.

Something tell’s me that her uncle is going to lose his cool.

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Happy Friday beloved. 😛 Live out loud and let love ooze.
Read more; increase your cognitive score. Let a good book find you.

 

Hibbity Hump Day – Folks it’s Time To Slay

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on July 15, 2020 at 5:30 am

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Hey, hey, hey!” Sounding like Rodg’s friend Dwayne,
What’s Happening” with you; how’s the view in your lane?

Me? I’m awake and up for goodgame.
Me? I’m the vehicle in the creative lane.

You? You’ve been on my mind for quite some time now;
different reasons ‘why‘ and dimensions on the ‘how.’

Believe me now, when I say that I’m enjoying the climb
that has delivered me to this day; my creative grind.

I’m happy y’all.
In a world of uncertainty, I have the gall.
I wish happiness for us all.
Flex your positive gall.

It’s Hibbity Hump Day, which sounds a lot like “hibbity hop.”
Saying “hibbity hop” reminds me of The Sugar Hill Gang – Hip Hop don’t stop.

Something like The HUSTLER’S CONVENTION, I’m a one-stop Griot shop.
I’m something like Lightnin’ Rod; The HC is not a publication that you can cop

but you can stay tuned to multiple flows like my own, for most Griotte’s are quite steady.
We are storytellers of the day born. I learned as much from Fab5Freddy.

I forget not, much. I am intrigued by various moves made.
I chronicle the view in rhyme. Griot is my mode of Slay.
Hey.

Hey-hey-hey!” I’m quoting Dwayne Nelson again,
I’m Qui
atop of this hump glad to be purveying and conveying What’s Happening.

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It’s a total high day and I’m up for the win.
Come with. This vantage view is better with a friend.

Or a LOVEBIRD:

THURSDAY WORD PLAY

In Comedy, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on July 9, 2020 at 5:15 am

 

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Building up the vocabulary

Are you ready? Maybe yes, maybe no?
Still I want to put-in on our vocab growth, so:

Bromide: This word is perfect for today,
it defines “a person who bores you or  describes a commonplace.”

Who do you know that may fit that mold?
Tell them not, and they won’t be told.
Besides, the game is 411 and 411 is to be sold.

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Ol’ Rover is an Emulator.

Emulate – was Wednesday’s word. It means to imitate; to equal or excel.
Emulation is good as long as it’s not a journey to hell.
Study the game, what you hear and the folks that you flock-withwell.

Sound – Tuesday’s word is all about what you heard
though Merriam defines it as “solid; firm.” Merriam is ‘word.

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2 for who and zilch for me?

Legerdemain – Monday’s word seems so long ago,
though sleight of hands are still to and fro.
Did you ever get a round of stimulus pay, yo? 😛

I did not and that is word.
Missing out is definitely a verb.

I’m into words and I’m so into you,
I’m Qui
Good morning kinfolk, let’s bid monotony adieu.

Where I Live

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on July 4, 2020 at 12:55 pm

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I miss Gene Wilder and the original Willy Wonka character. The film debuted in 1971, which happens to be the year that I was born; just a couple of years behind the Summer of ’69 – an era of transcension, vibrations, love, color, wonderment and possibility. Personally, I think today we are in a parallel time to the Summer of 69.

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We don’t need to do a massive concert about unity and we don’t need to pass the weed, (well, it probably wouldn’t hurt), we just need to continue to lock arms together for unity across the global community. I understand that life is relentless, yet and still – “collectively, we’ve got this.” Let’s stay fueled up on imagination and determination. It matters. Einstein left word about it and Willy Wonka sang about it. Remember?

Would you be so kind as to you access your imagination lens and view tomorrow with me:

[Lyrics]

Hold your breath
Make a wish
Count to three.
Come with me and you’ll be
in a world of pure imagination.
Take a look and you’ll see
Into your imagination.

We’ll begin with a spin
traveling in the world of my creation
What we’ll see will defy explanation.

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it.
Anything you want to, do it.
Want to change the world?
There’s nothing to it.

There is no life I know
to compare with pure imagination
Living there you’ll be free
If you truly wish to be.

If you want to view paradise
simply look around and view it.
Anything you want to, do it.
Want to change the world?
There’s nothing to it.

There is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there you’ll be free
If you truly wish to be.

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And this is where I live; in a world of pure imagination.
I’m always glad to have you along to kick inferring conversation.

I appreciate you for stopping by everyday
to hear what lil ol’ Qui has to Griot say.

It’s okay if you choose to share it with a friend or two.
After all networking among friends is what we do.
Right?
True-True.
I am so into you.

I am into us coming together as a whole,
I’m Qui
Living in imagination; if I can think itthe idea can be sold.

I’m a writer and creating content is always my goal.
What’s your inner child style? Access him or her to get your gold.

Please don’t let this piece conclude with you hearing: crickets.
Instead: Use your imagination to help manifest your golden ticket.

In the interim, I’m so glad that you stopped by.
May wisdom heeding and a lot of reading always get you by:

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You Cant Make Me Talk About

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Qui Audio Byte, Self Improvement on July 1, 2020 at 6:14 am

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You cannot make me talk about any of the current headlined news.
I am a direct product of Rhythm & Blues;
therefore, on some points I do refuse

to talk about.
I don’t want no parts of it in my mouth,

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We are 4.25% of the world pop but 1/4 of the corona cases are ours.
We used to be good wine to sip, today’s fumes indicate wine sour.

I hope to goodness that we are not drunk.
We laughed at Pepe LePew, but we are the skunk

big-bang-theory_zipped-lipsand I don’t want to talk about it; you can’t make me.
Stuff like that will drive your ego and status quo crazy.

Things look a little hazy, so we’re going to have to close down the city.
Again? Did we reopen too soon? Now the Governors look silly.

There’s nothing willy-nilly about the number of American lives that have been lost.
Shutting down the country until we find out what’s what — is not too much of a cost.

Is it?
Aw man, forget it.

I don’t want to talk about society – I pray thee.
It’s all a bit much and you can’t make me.

The people of MS took a vote and decided to forgo historical vain.
They returned with a strong tally reflecting the people want change.

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I’m about unity, the cohesiveness of me and you,
therefore I have not been bothered with the removal of racist statues.

It’s not a pleasant thing to talk about and they were never pleasant to see.
I am for striking up conversation on the good that tomorrow may bring.

The world is watching us and when we march they lock-in step.
We may have snafued and skewed our view with the last prez-elect.

But

  • November will yield us opportunity to score a different view.
    You can’t make me talk about itjust so happens that I want to.

It’s okay to talk about tomorrow, for tomorrow holds our future.
It’s okay to heal from the surreal; let new unity provide the suture.

I woke up to a table full of topics and brand new polls
19% like the direction we’re headed in; God bless our souls.

Infection numbers are firmly in the red.
The bed we makeis indeed our bed.

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Give it thought and make it with care.

Social media issues on Facebook are being scrutinized
for spreading hate, disseminate and deep division thrive.

Don’t allow a social device
to impose on your future life.

It ain’t worth it.
About division: skirt it.

I really don’t want to talk about anything devised to divide; anything to shake we.
I’m a child of God, I speak on fraud. Be quiet? You can’t make me.

Corporations are vowing to retreat marketing funds
from the social media that’s leading ya.’ Dun-dun-dun-dunnn.

That’s the scary music. Somebody had to tout it.
Politics look like a schtick; I don’t want to talk about it.

Today is Hump Day and I’m in route to stand on top of it.
I’m Qui
A topic talker, selective walker. Kicking it with you? I love it.

YOU are always the perfect subject.

and that’s

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