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Did You Catch a Wink?

In Communication, Dream Journal, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on November 29, 2020 at 7:38 am

Over the last few days, especially over the Thanksgiving week, I noticed the online pulse of activity began to fall weak.

What is it that thou are doing? Pray thee tell. Are we no longer in a handbasket directly addressed to hell?

I’m asking because online activity numbers indicate – folks are no longer online all day.

God is good, and I’ve got to say: “Hooray!” — No “hip-hip” will preface my celebrate.

The other day I read that saying “hip hip” before “hooray” is connected to a bit of racial play.

Had you ever… did you know as much? Go ahead and click the pic and tighten up. 

It’s okay if you didn’t know the true origins — of how a lot of our American sayings began.

I didn’t either — but then knowledge crawled up on me like a spider

and I yelled, “ouch!” To ease these terms into everyday conversation is like offering gout.

Thank God that racism is not gastrointestinal. Though if it were, would folk be more confessional?

I mean, have you seen folks who suffer from gout? Random walking is not what they’re about.

Gout is painful, as are racist connotations in any setting. — Are you sure your friends won’t think you’re a racist? Hm. You are betting.

The good news is: social media is at a lull, and the numbers are low. So, please take this moment to read more during your to and fro.

The last 4-years pushed you to run behind the eight-ball of headlines. The pulse feels like “we can take a break now,” — and things will be fine.

So we’ve put down our phones, tablets, and the laptop’s too, to kick it with family, old friends, and new.

Is that what you did? Pray thee tell. Did you? — Well, I’m not tripping because I did it too.

I have also been sleeping better, my dreams are far more calming. Just a few weeks ago (over the last year to fo’) my dreams were a bit alarming.

Not all dreams are charming, nor is every day. I pray the online decongestion is our new normal day.

Folks: we have family, friends, pets, and the likes — we should not be online from the birth-of-morn to the dead-of-night. We both know it ain’t right.

So, this weekend when I noticed the online-coast-was-clear and that every digital storefront was open, but not many visitors were near —

the feeling of a new pulse washed over me. I thanked God for the moment and all that it can be.

Then I thought about you, “Did you catch a wink?” I hope you did – you deserve it; running behind the eight-ball stinks.

 

 

A new wind is coming in, it feels good, please do inhale,
I’m Qui
Good morning my sweet — keep moving towards heaven and away from hell.

Close your eyes and take a moment to meditate; take a moment to think.
You’ve held on tight, and things will work out alright – go ahead and catch a wink.

The Way Things Are Shaking Out

In Communication, education, Griot, News, Self Improvement on November 20, 2020 at 4:32 am
Come on lil fella – shake a tail.

Good morning, good looking. How are you today? What time did you wake up? Did you kneel and pray?

I sure hope so, because today holds a lot. If Friday isn’t your payday, you probably aren’t looking for squat.

But you should be. The fact that you are alive is key.

Vibrate higher. Be a composer of good and then be a sire.

Good morning, good looking. How’s it shaking? If doing good isn’t 1st nature to you – get to faking.

Jit-up good intent until it’s authentically you. Allow today to ‘shake-out a much better hue.

Days until 2021? We still have a few. Good morning, good looking. What will 2021 bring through?

I’d rather focus on next week and compose a plan to cut-short covid19 jeers. 2020 has been blurry, hate-plentiful & in a hurry; I pray for change for next year.

The way it’s shaking out right now, the President-Elect Joe Biden is still on the runway, — awaiting his taxi into the WHITE HOUSE, but no welcome has been composed for the relay.

I wish it weren’t true, I truly wish things were at a different sum. I wish that the current administration would concede and then welcome.

I wish that Americans who didn’t get their choice of President-Elect would take patriotic form — and support the winners of the 2020 election and voice their hurt in a poem.

It’s what I did four years ago when Hillary Clinton was denied — her rightful place as the popular-vote winner, before decency died.

I was hurt, and I cried. Then I stood up and marched on. —  I wrote a poem with no alarm and continued to support America; home.

It’s what’s we do when things don’t shake-out the way that we want them to. We pick ourselves up and pray for safe passage to make it through.

Give ol’ Sulk-a-lot the boot. I did it 4-years back — now you can too.

We’re Americans; we unite. It’s just what we do. We calibrate for unity — democracy rules.

Vote recounts have gone-on in a couple of states, perhaps even a few. We’re Americans; we unite, and we accept reality’s truths.

The way that things have shaken-out this year… they have yielded us plenty. It’s been fun. Thank God we’re almost done. I look forward to Jan. 20.

What are your thoughts? What good will today toss-up or bring about?

I’m Qui

True to the red, white, and blue — even when in doubt about: “The Way Things Are Shaking Out”.

Be SHAMELESS

about UNITY.

Hibbity Hump Day – Folks it’s Time To Slay

In Advertise, Communication, dance, education, Griot, Movies, Self Improvement, Video on November 18, 2020 at 6:21 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 Haywood Nelson again,
I’m Qui
atop of this hump glad to be purveying and conveying What’s Happening.

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

Be TRUE TO THE GAME:

As Good As It Gets

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on November 16, 2020 at 6:04 am

As good as it gets” – but by whose measure? Are the goods – a bag of misunderstoods or of intellectual treasure?

Don’t ever assume anything; always get an understanding.   As good as it gets by my rule may prove particularly demanding.

If I am handing you an olive branch, will you misread — and assume it little more than a twig or a weed?

Always look closely. — You may not ace every test, but you can, mostly.

Good morning, beloved. I am on my “A-game.”  Concepts are dropping on me like Newton in “apple rain.”

Monday’s race is one worth the bet.  Tailor it for you and make it “as good as it gets.”

Don’t second guess yourself or use another man’s measure of rule.  Following folk who don’t have a plan makes you look like a fool.

You chart the plan… and that’s “as good as it gets,” man.

You got this! Can’t nobody beat you when you’re in your element.

So, cop this griot indent and focus your intent to invent: “as good as it gets.”

Did you get that?  — Read it again, and copy that.

You control your future; you control the day,

I’m Qui

and it isn’t “as good as it gets” if it doesn’t include your say.

Be the potter.

Mold the clay.

HOW TO Arrest This Mess

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement, Video on November 13, 2020 at 4:45 am
It’s doing circles around us…

State-after-state in the USA sends up SOS signals, asking for help. Over-burdened medical facilities threaten medical professional’s health.

The COVID tally is rising, and people are still dying. I am sure that we can do better. Word is — things will be getting worse as we deal with colder weather.

Are you ready, kinfolk? It’s time for us all to do our part. “Don a mask and wash your hands” — it’s time to live smart.

TRUE STORY:

Once upon a time, I thought I was in a life-threatening rut; I had just descended from a water slide and didn’t realize I needed to “stand up.”

As I sat on my butt doing the drowners yell, my guy shouted out, “you don’t need any help! Just stand up, 5’3 — and all will be well.”

He was correct. The water was closer to ankle than neck.

I just needed to open my eyes to realize — that I was taller than the waters 12″ rise.

So, I opened my eyes, and yep, he was right. I just stood up and didn’t lose my life.

The moral of the story is:

America: Open your eyes and stand the frack up! COVID is 12″ of water, and we are sitting on our butt.

Let’s not cause more of a spectacle than we already have; the world is watching, and we look ill-bad. Let’s wash our hands and don a mask.

Perhaps it sounds better when celebrities ask:

Protecting self is something that we all can do. Let’s mask-up until COVID is f#@ked — then we won’t have to.

I’m all in, I’m all in! I miss my family and friends. I’m all in because I want this era of isolation to end.

To mask-up is to win. Oh! And always wash your hands.

Keep hand sanitizer on-you even after we’re on the mend. Clean hands across the land will always be “in.”

Right? Let’s not give this disease any more sunlight. If you can decipher wrong from right, I’m going to ask you to join the human race fight. “Don a mask and wash your hands” — ’tis is my longevity plight.

My plight reads like a motto that needs adopting,

I’m Qui

My plight is a motto that every American should be copping 

to Arrest This Mess:

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Clarity

In Communication, education, Griot, News, Politics on November 11, 2020 at 5:15 am

The people cried foul; they knew the tally was not right. They prayed before voting, then poll-voiced their plight. But their votes went unprotected like valuables outside at night. The elect didn’t originate from Vegas, but there were hands of sleight.

On November 3, 2016 the world knew that a new resident was slated to move-in. More news after electoral views stated “the new rez’s wouldn’t be  the Clinton’s.”

The voting public had a clue but then electoral tallies were shy. The faith that Hillary had in the popular vote tab – on that night, it died.

Honesty and civility were missing; it had been tightly tucked away.

No one has explained why, yet. Perhaps for signed NDA’s?

Might there be a lure at play? Folks march lock-in-step when they are paid.

Pockets-lined rule the day; pockets lined stay fat.

Could it be “the moola/money?” Someone may be looking into that.

Factually, I do not know a thing, but little else makes sense. Who destroys their reputation for anything less than the rent?

Americans usually do not sell-out. Power invokes integrity-sour and humans break character for clout.

It isn’t ever worth it to be evicted or to go to court — when you could just be “a resident-complying sport.”

I am so glad that President 44 left the house — with head upright; no whiney mouse.

I’m so glad that President 43 did it, too. — ‘Tis a trend also held by President 42.

American civility held a world-class record; others aspired to beholden — as a city shining on a hill. The implication was “democracy golden.”

Those were the days and those days were back when… just moments before  the 2016 election was stolen.

Do you remember that? Who’d have thought — that the American election could be stolen or bought?

Not many ever thought it or fathomed, until the year 2016 when it all happened.

Few will soon forget that an election was stolen just 4-years ago,

I’m Qui

in the name of civility, the one with the least votes should go.

News Peruse

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on November 4, 2020 at 5:59 am

This just in from the fashion era of ‘you can’t touch me — word on the wire is Brooks Brothers has filed for bankruptcy

I’m so very sorry to hear of such an unfold. It’s a lingering effect from COVID; halting shoppers ‘to and fro.

 

As an eye-candy consumer I am visually pained, yo. Ain’t nothing like watching a masculine strut across the room in Brooks Bros. clothes.

 

Change is inevitable. Fashion comes and goes. America will be fine – from crown to sole.

If Brooks Bros. is closing down with capital so big — what chance does a small biz stand to not be reduced to a gig?

 

Many small business owners have closed shop and moved into the garage. Past months presented a rut, but don’t give up. Your success is not a mirage. 

 

That Brooks Bros. suit that you bought was for a reason — plus the world’s current evolution is only but a season. 

 

That suit? Hold on to it. A new day and opportunity is coming for you to pursue it. 

 

I wrote a piece sometime back titled “What kind of outfit are you running?” A question owned by voters as 2020 ballot numbers are stunning. 

 

Vote counting is going long…

A grandaddy ash has never been accepted as cash.

 

Thank God for the hump and that election day is done. Now begins the hard work of uniting our sum.

 

Lawsuits are waiting to happen; how much of tax dollars will that cost? When the vote choked in 2016, Mrs. Clinton received a loss. 

 

Lawsuits are of no help — when the tabulated count is voter dealt.

 

I hope America intends to get better; I pray that we get this right. Otherwise the world will consider our talk & intentions to be Jekyll & Hyde. 

GOOD IS GOOD.

Meditate (on good thoughts) to proactively work on self.

It’s time to get our unity back.As of late, our swagger has been whack. 

It’s time for patriotic incivility to bust and fall flat. Let’s work on THAT. 

 

If you understand and are ready to put in the hard work, take courage in knowing that you are this country’s good worth

 

Your energy is needed, and your patience is gold. Let’s go forward with an understanding: I respect your spirit, and soul.

 

The news that we are to peruse will be our own. Fall brings the harvest of yesterday’s seeds sown. 

 

Over the last 3-years, what on Earth have we grown? I pray there’s enough for each man to prosper and build a home. 

 

There’s a bandwagon of good that I’d like us to all get on. Bring your momma, your daddy, your family, and your jones.

 

Everything is good until an occasional wrong…

Monique countersues Candice | RHO Potomac

More news on the wire reveals a Potomac fire

I should know. I’ve been watching season 5, yo. 

Monique Samuels and Candice Dillard are in a tiff; a real legal regal cliff.

I can sum up their issue as being a karma ‘thang — because each girl’s reflection is fashioned in the same

Each one is standing up for how she feels. Candice is about lip service; Monique does “drag drills.” 

This is how communication goes awry at will. This is the root of discord that kills 

the unity vibe. However, its misunderstandings that yield RHO it’s thrive. I am a fan of the concept and franchise. 

It’s a show of good, bad, and what’s real –its about life at the top, and life downhill

Reality shows are packed full of lessons. So, what Monique and Candice are going through, could result in a blessin.’

Are you watching? They look a lot like you. — News Peruse’s include shows that deserve your review.

Hump-up on learning more about others. Via television we learn how to be good friends and better lovers. 

I’m all in. I want more love and I have more to give. I think love is a good variable for Monique and Candice’s jiz.

Perhaps you are thinking, “Ah. It’s just a show,” when in fact, actual lives are reeled in RHO.

I’ve got your back, yo. You will remain informed, 

I’m Qui

Humping news, from several views; marinated in griot charm.

Being That

In education, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on November 2, 2020 at 6:32 am

Being that today is poised with anticipation, I’ve taken to writing, because tomorrow is election day and the electric vibe is exciting.

It could prove that American love abides; the states are united. Today is pre-election day and to be honest, I’m kind of excited.

I feel like Elizabeth Banks – remember her from HUNGER GAMES? Her skills contort like no other in any sort. I love her capacity frame:

And like Elizabeth I, too have voted, so tomorrow I’ll be rooting for you —- to go to the poll, may angel’s cover your soul while you vote on behalf of your truths.

Being that the hour is early where I am, I think I’ll make me a cup a jo. —But then again, anxiety rides caffeine like a yo-yo. So…

Maybe not this morn…

Perhaps “Tennessee Pride  and an egg that’s fried” is my next production born.

Would you care to join me? How do you like your eggs? — Tell me, are you well? What thoughts are in your head?

My thoughts have been all over the place; creative synapses are winning. Being that I’m not rich yet, my POC’s represent multiple beginnings.

A POC is a Proof of Concept – it’s what you draft when you have a story idea. A lot of the time, I make conception notes in rhyme and nestle the DNA right here.

It’s so much fun to do.  — Nestled-notations is something I’m into.

Notes keep me on track; idea harvesting is true.  — Nothing pleases me more than crafting a score after kicking thoughts with you.

Being that I just shared my POC/griot seed-sowing tendencies with you, care you to share a cool and unknown with me about your own truths?

I’m a writer, I am down to listen.  New content is born from your relative mentions,

— my creative soul defaults in a position to receive.  Creating content is as natural as my ability to breathe.

I am grateful and truly thank God for this.  — To always relate and communicate is my purposeful wish.

Being that I am nearing 400-words on this griot peace — I digress once more; composition retreat.

I just couldn’t bear not-checking-in with thee,

I’m Qui

God speed to all that is good and is destined for “we.”

Tomorrow is election day. Please do not sleep.

Comprehend the lyrics…

Solid Definitions – No Wood

In Comedy, Communication, dance, education, Griot, News on October 28, 2020 at 8:28 am

Word play can be woodsy work. I’m attracted to words and so I flirt. When I’m being bad with words, I’m really good. I render solid definitions – no wood. 

After researching thoroughly; fast forward & rewind, — the orator could not help but to tarry and opine.

After Dawn and Dan broke up, we thought everything was fine, —but then Dan spent the last 3 months stuck on rewind and repine.

Connect yourself to all that is good.
Is there an olive branch springing up in your hood?

Research what you don’t know to clarify things; make plain/understood,
Words are words; adjectives, nouns, and verbs, and pine is just wood.

Laugh at the obvious often. Laugh at clues once you have found them,
I’m Qui
Humping words with thee; they can elongate an understanding or grossly alter them.

Clarity:

What’s the word for this verb?

Leo. Virgo. Keep or Forgo?

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Self Improvement on October 21, 2020 at 5:30 am

Astrology birthmarks are often remarkable tells. Leo and Virgo create heaven and raise hell.

Why? Because both are picky about their birthright.

Leo & Virgo. What relationship whoa’s?

Picky and particular Leo will accept nothing less — than to have dibs on the real estate in their lover’s chest.

Picky, picky, picky Virgo is en route with bundled wheat — they will have not a hair out of place and demand attention when they speak.

Game is not weak between these two. So different they are; each one responds to a cue.

As a team, a Deux — the two can thrive. This pair needs clarification on who will drive.

It should be the one with the most alpha stance. Is the Virgo wearing a dress, nakedness, or pants?

Leo is a cat; they wear no clothes. They are upfront & address the wind @ their nose.

Their loyalty is weightier than old gold. The sunny rays that encompass them is a feeling to behold.

Regardless of what the Virgo is wearing — they will always display tact; no mindless swearing.

In the category of intellect is where this fair Virgin lives. Looking down-bridge onto the valley of imperfect wills.

ISO nothing for naught, the Virgo seeks skill — in hopes to add dimensions to what they already feel.

Success is always in the POV of the Virgo. Success is a daily mantra lived by a Leo.

Have you ever seen a Leo return from hunt, in the wild? Have you ever seen a Leo make a Virgo smile?

I have and it was a pretty good look. The kitchen has more potential when the two of them cook.

I’ve read astrology notations that say, Leo and Virgo are quite similar — in a way.

The Leo is lone and the Virgo is not a Gemini. Leo moves the day and Virgo moves the night.

It’s a win-win with a twinge of a turbulent ride. There’s nothing that can’t be overcome if respect is always nigh.

Should either of these zodiacs ever decide to control the other — you can chalk this pairing up as a real unsuccessful mother.

These two control their flow — they are independent of the others’ to and fro. In their world, everyday has the potential to be a show.

In light of, this you have to know — persistence belongs to the Virgo and Leo.

Have you ever known either one to accept a “No?”

I didn’t think so. It’s just not the way that they roll.

Still, if you are trying to make a relationship goal — I’m not thoroughly convinced this pair is a completed “o.”

A circle that is not MUTUAL RESPECT complete — is a union that is weak and unable to withstand relationship heat.

It’s true, it’s true. So, don’t let that be the issue with you. — Do karmic reflections to help you see-through. Because “What you do to them, will be done to you.” The Virgo and the Leo are reflective; Iron x’s 2.

The ego will pop up over both of your heads… in such a moment, refer back here, to what I’ve said: 

Mutual Respect will warm your heart and your bed.

So, when I look at this paring, up-close and at a distance — I conclude,

“You don’t want to miss this!”

Two-gether this pair will build the best nest. Keep this coupling on your wish list.

They are great at parties and the “the bee’s knees” on holiday!

I’m Qui

…from a Leo POV, the Virgo also makes excellent hay. 

Here’s an honest opinion derived from me: “I do believe this pairing is an investment to keep.”

The Earth is a cold place when it is void of a balance of heat.

Use the heat from the fire to process the wheat.