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Waking up to Timothy Snyder, again

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows, Video on November 21, 2017 at 7:07 am
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An ALARM Clock

I initially posted this piece in March of 2017, though as the days progress I feel compelled to post it again for further review.

Allow me to reintroduce the topic of tyrannical juice via TIMOTHY SNYDER to you.
A little insight on how dictators come through:

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waking-up-is-keyI’ve been with my guy for more than two decades, (since high school), so waking up to Timothy Snyder was something new to me. Good thing my guy isn’t the jealous type, because Timothy has a book that has caught my attention and demands ‘curl-up-in-the-bed’ time, so I’ve been ‘curled-up.’

How did I meet Timothy? Bill Maher introduced me to him last Friday night (I’m quick! 🤗) – he was a panel guest. Did you see the show? It was enlightening and heavy all at the same time. And by “heavy” I mean in yielding brain lobe capacity. You know THAT works for me. Oui! Meet Timothy:

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I met Timothy on REAL TIME with Bill Maher on Friday
He was discussing historical tyranny; education always equals a high day.

I kept the channel locked. Here is where I wanted to play,
it was pretty good stuff. Here’s a 5-min vid of Tim’s informative say:

Heyyyy! That’s whats up. Did you get that?
Aw, you know me. I’m a knowledge hungry she,
and yes — I definitely dug that.

It was so good, so proven and so deep…
I think I’ll transcribe the conversation for “readers on ‘the creep.'”

But that will take a little bit of time.
Peep YouTube – now, before they kill the line.

Me? On this Tuesday morning, I’m feeling fine.
I’ve got a few hours pending before tackling my grind.

I’m hitting you up, because you’ve been on my mind.
Good morning baby. I’m on my lobe-lift grind.

The day is early and knowledge is a good serve anytime!
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, I’m content with spooning this book of mine.

I’m imploring you to expand your mind and to read a book today
Protect yourself, health and wealth from the tyrannical methods of yesterday!
DO Be wary of it creeping up again; Resist “the tyranny sway.”

#PayAttention

 

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Time Management

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on November 19, 2017 at 5:03 am

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Journal Time.
Wine time.
Decompress time.
Comprehension time.
Shine time.
Me time.
No time.
Game time.
All of the time.

Journal time.
Blog time.
Shots time.
Block time.
School time.
Rule time.
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World news time.
Neighborly-views time.
Get involved with the move, time.
Work time.
Not all the time.
Family time.
Priceless time.
Non-refundable time.
Consistent. Time.

Our time.
Us time.
Alone time.
Must time…

It never stops –
Just like the beating of your heart. Your heart rocks.
Time after time.

When was the last time that you took a little time for any of the aforementioned?
I’m Qui
with a list of times that needed a new indention.

PS. Always limit time yielded to friction.

Overlooking

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 16, 2017 at 4:28 am
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Yes. I noticed…

No, I really haven’t jumped-on nor delved into the power preyed headlines 
of the many women who have been offended by an O’Reilly, Moore or Weinstein.

I have not.
Though I empathize with all of the tears and snot.

I really do.
I relate with the hashtag #MeToo.

In many instances I spoke up and things just got muddy.
Friendship acts masked the paths of predators prowling for a sexual buddy.

Not sure why so many are power hungry and feel the need to heighten their stance
by cornering folk, metaphorically grabbing ’em by the throat
and putting their hands in the victims pants.

Not on one occasion but on many.
Morals in tow? There can’t be any.

Those with ill-intent who have crossed my path and I was aware – it did not end well.
I’ve remained a lady until this day, oui. Their reward is a mental hell.

I won’t harp on it.
My pen will be too sharp on it.

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Overlooking small souls that insist on living too large —
is appropriate in being my current charge.

More women have been affected than care to mention on a whim
because doing so means other folk will know they too were “a victim.”

Who wants to be “a victim” when such a small pistol posed no whip?
I have found folks who are power hungry to be a lonely and useless trick.

Not worth my pen or my spit. So I “forget you forgot you.”
My heart goes out to my sisters and brothers who ever thought about you.

My heart goes out to everyone that has allowed the actions of a predator to watermark their life.
Power-hungry is the fabric of this country. I’d rather make art alone than roll in trife.

Abuses happen everyday. Confront them ASAP, heal and move forward.
I’m Qui
Lifting you up from any violating cut and encouraging your journey onward.

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Getting To It

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on November 14, 2017 at 6:18 am

Broaching the mid is progress sweet,
It’s Day 2 in this early opportunistic week.

Whatcha got planned? Include something that you love.
Hump day is in view; just a few hours up.

Up hill, that is, or so they say.
Me? I’m quite hype about this weeks 7-days.

Each and every hour of everyday can be used
To stack positive, go mining for good and explore a new view.

Check the angles of the wind, keep your ear to ground
And if your course is incorrectly charted – go ‘head and turn around.

I’m quick to get up today and quick to get on my way
I’ve got a lot of work planned at the start & then I’m off to play!

happy-tuesdayGoing out to play on a Tuesday? You betcha!
When friends show up with business plans to chop up —
Am I in? You betcha! 🤗

But not a minute before I checked in on ya…
How’s it going baby? Any chance you’re in Arizona?

If you are, locate me and join me – our think tank loves a good head!
I’m Qui
Yawning a high pitched “Oui,” opportunity is at hand and I’m passionately lead.

The Difference

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on November 12, 2017 at 7:34 am

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Let’s go over some things, let’s sew up last weeks dew.
We’re going to hit a couple of headlines – ok, maybe a few.

We found out Wilbur Ross didn’t cross his heart on not lying
or his little faux pas of being mega rich would have rendered him dying.

He isn’t dead. That whole over-inflated financial worth
was nothing more than the weight of gas per his overzealous girth.

Since then, he has re-iterated his million are far less thwarted.
Doing so calmed the DOJ’s brow — basically Wilbur farted.

Under pressure, he released the truth and now we know
he padded his finance bottom line to hype-up his hedge fund show.

What about Papadopolous? Was he administration fortified or just the skim?
I have no idea of his rhyme, reason or will. We’ve been seeing less of him.

What about this Russia thing? Perhaps it isn’t the headline of the mayhem flyer.
I mean, Frederica Wilson and I are still in the dark about what happened in Niger.

As it pertains to LaDavid Johnson and Myeshia, his lovely widow:
The FBI has yielded no investigation report, but the Washington Post did. Yo?

brotherly-love-he-aint-heavy.JPGWhat is that about? Furthermore what was periodically printed and duly read – – –
is that LaDavid was bound (hands in front) and shot in the back of the head.

Via newspaper reporting is how the Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson leanred of such.
LaDavid Johnson was a Sargent in the United States military. Where’s the brotherly love?

We’re just catching up. I wanted to make sure that you knew
that we’re keeping up with the headlines. Well at least a few.

Other than that, the day is anew and we are all charged to be positive chancers.
Let us go out in the name of humanity and administer love. It’s the total answer.

You are surrounded by politics and bad news, but politics and bad news are not you.
Stay abreast of nuclear news and divisive views then equivocally refuse.

Good energy is trying to surge in the face of mayhems dew,
I’m Qui
Moistened by the good in multiple hoods; that is the residual of me and you.

We are

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Entering the change…

In Griot, News, Politics, Video on November 8, 2017 at 4:51 am

Theme music for today

Did you hear Joe Buddens PUMP IT UP song booming from your neighbors house last night? If so, that’s because Virginia and New Jersey showed up and showed out.

It’s not Friday night but you cannot tell by the way my neighbors were wielding out last night after hearing that the country isn’t as doomed as it seemed.

The college educated suburbs in VA showed up and had something to make clear; they had something to say.
New Jersey came in on that same Democratic horse and up on hind legs insisted they came to play.

Welcome back kinfolk. You were missed.
Though I admit I’m gonna miss Chris.

Remember Hurricane Sandy
when he and Obama were dandy?

I enjoyed that hug.
I appreciated Chris giving up the love.

So, yeah I’m going to miss him and his snarky filled, sarcastic-ridden speech.
But not as much as Chris missed the crowds the day he closed down the beach.

jon-stewart-chair-danceYeah. It’s all good.
This morning NJ has a new Governor in their hood.

There are many across the country who are starting this day off with a smile
after realizing the country may be waking up; marking a new mile.

Me? Sure, I’m happy. I’m an energy lover who thrives on what’s in the air.
Right now happyis spilling over and I feel it in my toes and my hair.

Woo, I’m surrounded! There’s a feeling of giddiness in my solar plexus and I’m ready to play!
Entering the change that can propel us from lame is the perfect hump to ride on this day.

Jump atop of it and co-mingle with the person next to ya. Yield them a smile.
I’m Qui
excited to write that visceral hate isn’t the vibe and quite happy to walk a new mile.

Awake

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics on November 6, 2017 at 6:43 am

A good nights sleep, the feeling of safety, a good time being had in public, or a barrelling laugh —
Seem to all be indications of the American Dream from the past. Yesterday is fading fast.

The blind vie for political positions
and are voted in, in the name of “party tradition.”

Tradition used to indicate that a cadidate was sharp, groomed and vetted to serve.
Today tradition is gone away and taken with it the strength of our forefathers word.

The people feel less secure, many are leaning towards scared.
Folks are unsure about tomorrow, if their 401K’s will be there.

The 2016 presidential candidate, (now prez) said while on the campaign roam
that he could protect you from harm. Him and hm, alone.

After what happened yesterday at First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Texas
“More safe” is not the repeated feeling that connects us.

26 people were shot and killed in church.
15-20 others were injured and hurt.

Gun regulation talks are not on the table or amidst
and the white guy who killed 26 isnt called a terrorist.


The president nor the media are able to say.
However, had he been tan — “send him to Guantanemo Bay.”

News Flash: If someone is threatening folk with a gun, a running car or a large stick
and kills people in his wake – he is called a terrorist.

Still the prez spoke yesterday and did not fail to miss
labeling yesterdays white male killer “a terrorist.”

The prez also said (earlier) that he, himself, ‘had a good brain’
but can’t remember how his administration got in this Russia thang.’

Or what Wilbur Ross is doing. He’s too old to be a theft chameleon.
He’s our commerce secretary whose personally hoarding billions.

George Papadopoulos is still sitting in the hot heat
while the white house doubles down on, “Who is he?”

Michael Flynn and son should be on the run from all that glitters,
they are under possible indictment and should stay off of twitter.

Please dont be bored about this. Please do stay awake.
Everything going on today puts your future at stake.

The dude from that reality show whose in the white house is an Apprentice with no skill.
You better vote or bear more yoke – today’s law is tomorrows continued ills.

Wake up and get real. This is not field day and we are not on teams.
We are Americans at heart, in goodwill, good deeds and good seams.

Good morning goodness. I’m obviously on the up-take.
Im Qui
shaking your shoulder a bit. Can you hear me? Are you AWAKE?

Let’s SHACK up. I’ll meet you there!

In Book, Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on November 5, 2017 at 8:47 am

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You remember the place, don’t you? THE SHACK. I do love going there. ❤

Please tell me that you’ve seen this exemplary and remarkable film. If you haven’t – put it on the list.

The Shack is based off the (same name) novel by William P. Young and it’s a real winner chicken dinner. It’s jammed packed with so many “ah-ha moments” that it releases concentrated amounts of nourishment into your soul via depth of comprehension. Yes, far more than any chicken soup could ever render.

The film was released in March of this year though I’ve only seen it just a few weeks ago and boy, did it get me. Starring Sam WorthingtonOctavia Spencer and Tim McGraw this film exhibits divinity in vision and direction by Stuart Hazeldine. Before this film I’d not ever heard of William P. Young or Stuart Hazledine. Today – I truly couldn’t imagine not knowing of them.

So what is this shacking thing all about? Why has it got me feeling some kind of way? Because it to spoke to me about being “some kind of way.” It was confrontational and welcoming. This reel yields life changing potential.

No story spoiler here, just encouragement and a trailer:

I’ve seen it twice and I was effected the same way both times. Not only do I plan on watching it again, but I plan to introduce a friend. As good as this film makes me feel, it would be selfish of me not to share it; thus, I’m sharing it with you. Do yourself a favor get this film in your sights and sip on it. If chicken soup is legacy to be good for the soul, then The Shack is comprised of nutrients much like the marrow.

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So when I say, “Let’s SHACK up. I’ll meet you there!” I mean,
You have got to partake with me, this soul reviving scene.

Life can be mundane, prone to yielding to the same ol’ thangs:
Rituals, broken rules, and legacies that need to be examined and/or changed.

Revisit your foundations, your beliefs and your not-so-distant past…
A good place to rendezvous? I recommend The Shack.

See the film or get it in paperback. Either form is truly fair.
Want someone to tag along? Hit me up. I’m happy to meet you there.

I’m all about self improvements. I’ll bring the curly string!
I’m Qui
All about shacking up. Who knew this would be my thing? 😊

Peep the film.
Get lost in what it means.

Sweet November

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on November 2, 2017 at 7:50 am
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Prescott, Arizona

November, November.  How are you my sweet?
So fairly you’ve come in with a refreshing spin.
I’ve missed your seasonal release.

The Summer was a beast; so very trying and relentless.
We embraced her warmth, a 115-day charm –
our AC’s had no rest.

Alas! Our air conditioners finally got a break this week,
while good ol’  Dallas, TX  is reviving the devil’s heat.

Dallas will be warmed to the tune of 92 degrees.
Texas does it’s own thing in the face of Summers retreat.

You do know that all four seasons run-at-will in Texas. Do remember.
And while I miss Arlington, TX I am enjoying the dawn of AZ’s November.

So sweet, you are.
The fairest by far.

It truly is good to see you.
You’re the perfect distraction from world news.

So beautifully diverse, your natural views. I admire you -360.
I’m Qui
Wearing a sweater this morning because your dawn is quite nippy.

Good morning November.
You’ve got my attention.

Picking with the P

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on October 31, 2017 at 4:38 am

At The Pumpkin Patch with my little Pea.

Happy Halloween to ya! Ye ol’ curve is rising; today is deemed the day of pre-hump.
Nothing is scarier or hairier than having worked on the campaign of Trump.

Mondays indictment dump put a slump in a few of the former campaign kin.
I don’t know the score, but God bless Paul Manafort – with him the arrests have began.

Then BOO! It’s Halloween, folks are dressing up, (some in costume & such) and heading off to work.
The world continues to turn while the futures of former campaign-heads burn with an uncertain flirt.

Such intense scrutiny on ones life has got to spirit-hurt. So I shan’t dance on their bad.
I actually feel for Manafort,  Papadopoulos and Gates.  Human compassion. No laugh.

We’re all human. We all make mistakes.
Sometimes, in life, we over stack our plates.

And then we get a tummy ache; some may even feel like you have to poo.
That’s usually once you’ve been served and you know the po-po is coming for you.

‘Tis TRUE.

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Pick and choose your battles and may your burdens be light.
Think about what you’re doing and how it will affect your life.

Who deserves what? And who are we to judge?
What would you say if I said the purported 3 could use a hug?

Pardon? Do what?
You don’t feel like participating in a hug?

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Therefore, I won’t go so far as to send the aforementioned any flowers,
but I will lend compassionate vibes as I’m sure others are sending sour.

Today I am glad we are cautiously approaching the hump.
Today I am glad my name wasn’t in the indictment dump.

Today I am glad that we have a calendar day
where we can dress up and do a little fantasy play.

Ahem. Well, I do it often – it’s just what I do.
I’m sure you’ve seen me change my hair color a time or two.

I’ll never forget (a decade ago) I was dressed, out and about in February thinking I was looking cool,
When I overheard a couple of kids say, “I wonder who she’s dressed as,” – while I was visiting my kids school.

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Pick a P…

Now, I was not a part of an assembly nor were the kids putting-on a shady front.
My top hat and heels just reminded the kids of a profile within Black History month.

So help me God, they truly and honestly thought
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So, I suppose I could dress up today as a Black History icon.
I can be me – from yesterday. Oui! Yesterday was pleasant and fun.

However, interest in reliving yesterday – I have none. I’ll dress as a sexy vixen.
I’ll be a domestic house bunny, with greens, cornbread and other nutritious fixens.

It’s an easy outfit to conquer. What do you think?
Of course, I’ll also have candy and Proseco to drink.

Today is a day of pretend. I am totally down – in complete fashion!
I’m Qui
I’ll be portraying a fantasy of partying at the Playboy Mansion.

I’m thinking about it…

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Don’t skimp on the Ponder.