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Wednesday’s Word Way

In Communication, education on September 2, 2020 at 6:19 am

Sounds like “you-da-moan-ya.” New word circulation is ‘up-on-ya.

Good morning, dear kinfolk, it’s already day 3. I wish a state of eudaimonia for you and me.

I wish more love, I wish more smiles. I pray that your journey is smooth for many miles.

Covid grips society, still; we all feel that. So while you’re home feed your dome – become an autodidact.

An autodidact is someone who likes to teach themselves.When I’m not in school I teach self well.

Be pellucid and maintain your smile. Pellucid means “clear in meaning, expression, and style.

Knowledge marks you intelligent & fun. Forgo the words, “I don’t know;” forgo nescience.

A wordsmith, I am; my work is my play. I bid you a clarifying Wednesday’s Word Way.

Reside in eudaimonia; be well in your body and mind. Read a book, sing a new hook; peace is yours to find.

You deserve it. Let’s live it today.

I’m Qui

Happy Hump Day to thee; take the defined way.

Jester or Majestic

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Video on August 28, 2020 at 12:04 am

Q: What is a jester?

A: A good understanding’s arrester.

Self hate and ill understandings invoke sore and fester. Civility is in a fight and the jester yells, “arrest her!”

Qui

Pay no mind to the jester. He does not understand that to wear such a suit is to be dressed by another man.

A fashion not tailored for the backside of his own hands. Oh man, oh, man. There’s no favor in being bland.

Whatever you do — don’t don a jester’s suit.

Use your energy and platform to help folks stay alive. Respect begets respect – via compassion, we all can thrive.

I know that you know who you are. You used to be folks’ favorite star.

Love? We still have it, so please search your heart. Your skill is a hoot; versed in scripted parts.

You used to make us laugh but these times require no “jest it.” You are bigger by dimensions but framing-up far less than majestic.

Momma always says “if you don’t have anything good to say – then don’t say nothing at all.“ I like to key-key & ha-ha, but not as much as I love to stand tall.

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“Every time I watch Bamboozled and especially when I see the Blackface Montage scene – I cry because it hurts just a little. Okay it hurts, a lot. The montage is composed of real, archived footage. #Truth. Well done, Sir Spike Lee.” Majestic.

Qui

Wait a minute Mr. Postman

In Advertise, Communication, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Video on August 21, 2020 at 5:47 am
My mailman is always happy on his route.

I have always been in awe of the postal office processes, the mailmen & women, and the postmaster. Because I had two aunts who retired from service and a cousin who is currently employed with the USPS (for decades now) – as a child, I thought every family had a member in it that worked for the post office; who wore those cute & comfort bearing uniforms:

The USPS brand palette of colors speaks volumes towards the services that they provide; delivering friendly, warm, comforting, and supportive parcels.

As a content creator, I couldn’t resist showing off the USPS’ Coolors. Coolors is a color palette generating tool that I use when creating visual content. Colors invoke emotion. Here’s a great write up on colors, branding, and how people react on 99Designs. It’s a quick read and I enjoyed it.

My multimedia composition career is a colorful one. Every day is new and every client brings a new campaign that needs to be composed, packaged, and delivered. I sit up, pop my knuckles, read the schematics, and drive home tailored text with images and an effective color palette to support the call to action.

Delivering digital content is my profession. Delivering mail content is the job of the postmaster and postal workers. Where are they and where is the mail?

Like Johnny Carson revealed time after time, no one knows and no one’s talking. In the red state where I live, delivering the community mail has long been a “contract gig” – at least for the last 3-years.

MY ANSWER: On purpose and to deter.

The reveal of THE QUESTION inside of the envelope that is pressed against my forehead reads: With November so close, what is the issue with the post office? 

I’m no swami, I’m a content writer; most researched best – though I, too, put on a COGIC hat and pressed an envelope to my forehead.

The letter was dated one month back, but I had just received it. The contents had long come to past – so there was no urgency to read it.

I’d already talked to the addresser and they wondered, ‘did the post office eat it?  Then the song of MJ started to play – in thought; mail delivery “word” is beat it.

And life is rarely a bore – refer to the Democratic Convention. Pack comfy shoes & to-go food before hitting the polls and voice intention.

Life is at hand – let’s make it grand.  Pause on writing letters and visit if you can.

Mail in your ballots early and vote as early as allowed. This is the year to give Democracy a cheer. Vote and be loud!

You got this. Consider your due diligence to be patriotic fancy.  Be sure to bring your ear buds and jam. Alas, you got this Annie.

I’m here with you. Support is always key!
I’m Qui

It’s the weekend baby – keep your eye on the U.P.

News Peruse

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on August 17, 2020 at 4:40 am

waking-beauty.gifGood morning good looking. Yes, I’m talking to you.
What did the weekend find you ‘pulling up to?”

Were you glued to the tube? Were you talking with friends
on topic Senator Kamala Harris and former VP Biden?

Okay, okay. I won’t go all-in,  though it’s important to be a sport.
I’m interested in arresting COVID19, so towards fresh perspective: I support.

To lose another life, I don’t want no more.
The Lord is our shepherd – in Him, we score.

More folks are paying attention and joining the band
to wear PPE across these United lands

and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

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Thank you, America. We got this and Go ‘head!
May our logistical routes get well, and our itineraries be met.

We are not ‘out for the count.’ There’s opportunity here.
It’s not how you start out but how you end the year.

Let’s remain focused and we’ll be fine.
Participate in wearing PPE all of the time.

make-lemonadeParticipate in transforming lemons into lemonade
and kick this pandemic ‘thit into “our past” phase.

It’s time to revive celebrating.
remember “Hip! Hip! Horray-ing?”

Gosh, it feels like it’s been too long since we’ve done it.
If you agree — adopt wearing PPE and let’s all gun it!

Do not let up.
Go out for necessities only then stay in the cut.

The Covid era is a social rut. I know… I’m with you.
Let it not deter us from perusing a headline or two:

There’s new news on the line coming straight out of New York:
there’s a call for the public to return to being a quarantine sport.

The article is a good read; minutes to complete it are only a few,
but I can paraphrase the response of the people: “they don’t want to.”

Mask burn out. Absolutely. I get it.
Though if it stymies Covid19 – I have to dig it!

Don’t you?
I hope that you do.

What about the mail, remember playing “Post office?”
Keep the P.O. open. What’s the cost of this?

Let’s not be fooled again — for that’s been happening a lot.
There is no common mass fraud around US mail-in ballots.

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This is the knowledge that needs to be ‘got.
To be informed is to be sexy – knowledge is hot.

Do what you-need-to-do to cast your beloved vote ballot.
Love for the United States and you? Mmmph. I got it.

Rumored voices hint some representatives may be confession
time off is enjoyed, but congress is better served in session.

What do you think? I think that would be great!
There’s so much on the table; so much at stake.

I know, I know… you just want to take a break.
But the American people’s residences’ are up for take.

With American unemployment ticked-up quite a bit,
rent is rolling around to bank accounts full of lent.

There was a $600/monthly relief given to the unemployed,
until word from DC came in last week saying ‘$300 is much better noise.’

FORBES.com reported on that tidbit last week
and rent is coming up — as sure I speak.

In these matters, I am praying for “we”
to survive impositions from the governs that be.

Things are always their best at the beginning,
let us operate as if — and claim the weeks end a winning!

Give me a pound if you’re down. Are you down to do it?
I’m Qui
at Day 1 – confessing that I’m happy to [co-] go through it.

The News remains at hand, take a moment to Peruse it.

About The BIRTHDAY GIRL

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement, Video on August 15, 2020 at 1:51 pm

An intimate throwback, because The Birthday Girl has your back:

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About Life…

WHO ME?

I ain’t never cared what you think about me,
or how you’ve always been free

or about your ethnic background –
if you’re of gentile or jewish crown.

I have not cared one bit
whether Governor Christi is fat or fit,

or if Hillary Clinton still looks good in daisy dukes
or who the Repubs will poll as their next “leading suit.”

I have absolutely given it no thought – because I do not care,
tho I am interested in what is just and what is fair.

The Dream Act, the removal of the confederate flag, racism and marriage rights for the LGBT
are definitely issues that get my attention and concern me.

I am into all people feeling good. Inclusivity is generally best.
Thank God we don’t HAVE TO judge – so we can wear the nonjudgmental vest.

Yes! Marriage equality is LAW and the Supreme Court said so.
It no longer matters the way your heart pitter-patters – to the alter, you’ve the option to go.

I don’t reckon there’ll be too much of an influx to and fro – but if it is don’t make the subject HOT.
Think not about it, (if you morally doubt it), remain cordial and just give it to GOD.

qui_i-aint-never-cared.gifLOVE is the most of the things that God has instructed us to do.
So to my Christian fam – the good book is now talking to me and you.
Oooo. You’ve gotta embrace the truth.

Personally I don’t care who marries whom. I’m happy and wish all others to be,
I’m Qui
and I ain’t never cared about much beyond what’s fair, love, equality, and good deeds.

Thank God we’ve got a major civil issue out of the entanglement of our hair.
Just respect your brother and remember: An act of kindness shows God that you care.
THIS I care for.
XO!!

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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