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Monday Morning

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on September 28, 2020 at 5:15 am

Monday Morning:  Things are getting world-wide-weird again. — I stopped fracking with social sites because bots are not my friends.

They pretend to be social kin  and have formed decoy sites — to anchor Gravatars while they peruse and LIKE writes.

Butt for what? Ain’t nobody giving bot love.

Monday Morning, I’ve no time for late introductions or yawning. I pray the polls be on ‘swoll with our collective-unity spawning

in just a few weeks. Let no American be vote-shy or poll-weak.

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In November I intend to vote my interests and base them on the facts. I know that the IRS can reach you best if you forfeit on a tax.

I’m no expert, but on this I do know — because in 2011 the IRS came for me, yo.’

In reference to taxable dollars that went unpaid – on a lump sum that I received from closing out my 401K.  I really had no choice my job closed shop and moved away.

This was back when the 2008 recession hit.  Who knew lucrative gain would not return for a bit?

Business finally resumed about 3 years later — and the IRS came for me like Cruella Deville on gators.

I recall that I had just logged 3 new clients, with promissory notes to pay me — when the IRS entered stage left and emptied-out all of my savings.

Aw frick-frack and what the heck! That was quite the “wake-up” point. So, are we sure the IRS doesn’t know about the 1st fam’s tax-less  paying joints?

The U.S. is a lot sharper than that. — The U.S. is funny about folk not paying tax.

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It’s just who we are.  The IRS is filled with the best contact-tracing stars.

They are quick if they think that you owe them a check.  Paying taxes is our way to show country love; we invest.

Monday Morning, what new headlines will be born out of today?  I’m a writer with a griot lighter – I’ve already meditated and prayed.

I am awake and ready to participate. What give’st thee?

I’m Qui

ISO the good of we; utilizing Monday as opportunity.

Do you HIATUS

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on September 25, 2020 at 8:05 am
Clarity and meaning.

I like to HIATUS. I really do love to do me. I pause the writes and hop a flight to spend a few nights in Cali or the NYC. 

Once in my accommodations I kick back and relax. I meditate and pray for bigger faith and God has got my back.

Creativity does not lack, new concepts are in the bag and I am grateful for that. 

As of late, I have been on hiatus in the era of Corona  – where masks and shield glass is all up on us.

Everyone should be mindful of spittle, cough and sneeze. The people are conflicted on what to do, who, and what to believe.

Please believe in the number of Americans that have died from this virus. Mask-up and handle up to help thwart our ill-spirals. 

The idiocracy of our day is on display as I travel to and fro. Let us find unity in community; let us focus and vote.

Our country is still young and we don’t relish in “choke.” If we have something to say, let us show up to the polls and vote.

I love the U.S. and I love you. It’s between you and I what we decide to do.

Though if you are still into the red, the white and the blue, I suggest bridging more understanding between me and you.

Where did MUTUAL RESPECT go? We can get it back. Let’s recommit to our unity-values and pin discord to the mat.

Tell outsiders who seek to interfere – to ‘mind your business and ‘get back. Forgo arguing on social media; don’t wear the mad-hat. Let bots troll on thots — you’ve got nothing to do with that.

Take a break sometimes and breathe; take a break from the societal fuss. To self preserve is still my word, so Do You HIATUS?

This morning I slept in and I’ll be having brunch in bed,

I’m Qui

thinking about we. Please marinate on what I’ve said.

IDIOCRACY is a movie, not a goal:

Avoid idiocracy. Vote.

Vision and Focus from 1860

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Politics on September 18, 2020 at 9:16 am

What does tomorrow look like in your mind’s eye? 10-years, 20-years, 200-years from nigh?

You ought to always think forward, from what I just read – yesterday’s woke vision was more than a century ahead.

So I was talking to Fab5Freddy the other day, and he dropped a link referencing The Wide Awakes.

I was intellectually-smashed and enlightened to the hilt because Fab is always on “the progressive” tip.

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My mind is always in-search-of a new wrinkle, so I took a quick researching sip — and learned that the Wide Awakes, in essence, have been evolution’s progressive whip.

Formed from the Republican Party in 1860, they pushed for President Lincoln to win. Then they trolled the states with ‘freedom sway‘ for my enslaved kin until the Emancipation Proclamation kicked-in.

What great vision. Evidence reveals that they are still on a mission.

United. Collectively we can conquer all. The Wide Awakes of 1860 had vision and gall.

The spirit of their focus has strengthened with time and has brought many iconic artists together to vibe.

From ObeyTheGiant to Fab5Freddy, Ebony Brown, and Alicia Keys — I am grateful to witness the fruit with century-year-old roots, alive & well, and in full swing.

Life is all about learning and getting better. Tell me something new, and I turn into a research go-getter.

Hank Willis Thomas heads up the 2020 Wide Awake group that defines itself as “a network of like minds who create in the name of liberation, artist sovereignty, and the evolution of society” that aims “to radically reimagine the future and enable self-emancipation.”

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Hank Willis Thomas. Who is he? He is an American conceptual artist whose capacity produces the most creative + smartest.

Per the JstorDaily – They were known as the “Wide Awakes,” because of their youth, enthusiasm, and torch-lit nighttime marches. “Now the old men are folding their arms and going to sleep,” said William H. Seward while campaigning for Lincoln, “and the young men are Wide Awake.”

They ran through the streets of the South in the 1860’s — they are a heavy weigh-in as to why slavery missed me

The spirit of their fruit is more than a century years old and their reconvene is our progressive gold.

This topic reminds me that we are always living in legacy-making days. Reality revives Wide Awake and invokes a true quote from SCHOOL DAZE:

New 411 keeps the eyes wide. I credit this brain wrinkle to “the woke” Fab5.

TOPS

In Communication, education, Griot, News, Politics, Science on September 16, 2020 at 9:26 am

A hump, a hill or a mountain? Regardless the elevation, I am trying to be on top! The amount of sound bytes that one phone call can produce is quite a lot.

Ask the prime head-of-household at Pennsylvania’s block of 16. I think after talking to Bob Woodward, he knows what I mean.

New sound bytes are indeed a situation that needs to be “gotten on top of.” And FYI, never try to re-word what you’ve already said, love. It’s not a good for anyone, let alone the ‘dot gov.

Remember when online browsing, at any “country” prompt – the United States would always be first? Things have changed from yesterday and I have a longing thirst — to be tops! The dismantling of our status quo has really got to stop. 

There are 40-plus days until the 2020 Election. Please pay attention to vote towards a re-direction.

Science is real and Mother Earth is proving this now. Global warming is about extreme weather, not just the summers heightened plow.

Our winters will prove to be more intense — and beach front property will decrease in rent.

Hurricanes and massive tropical storms — that used to be once-in-a blue moon, are now the norm.

Glaciers are melting faster than ice cream in the oven. Mother Earth is sick of our girth; she needs human lovin.’

COVID cases are soaring through the roof. The growing daily tally is our sobering proof. 

We must buckle down and get on top of this. For our leadership, the world insists. 

It is we, that they miss and I pray that they will never stop. They yearn, like we yearn; the world enjoyed us being on top.  Now we’re facing a pandemic that is difficult to stop. Wear a mask and gloves, don’t let COVID cop. 

Let’s get on with the-get-on; let’s leap like new frogs. Let’s show spine at the polls and take America off of “pause.” Let’s value ourselves like the art of Hip Hop — and not auction off our constitutional rights like a thot

I don’t sleep in bunkbeds anymore but I did as a child — and being on top was always my style.

I suppose I prefer to be TOPS anytime that I am on display,

I’m Qui

Good morning  to the leader in thee. Elevate and take your place.

I will see you at the top.

The Weather and The Storms

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on September 14, 2020 at 4:26 am
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The weather and relative global storms equal a human’s peace on constant alarm. Perhaps it’s Earth’s natural and reciprocal charm?

Have we treated Mother Earth well? No. Her reflective storms brewing is a direct show.

The weather is degreed by the people. What’s our tenement today? Fire’s reign on the Western seaboard; the sunshine has gone away. The skies are orange and thickly filled with ash gray. Our collective weather worsens as our societal storms do play.

The two are co-sponsoring the look of today. The storm patterns appear to be here to stay. At least for a while, if we don’t change our convenient life’s way; slow down on convenient consumptions, mask-up, and earnestly pray.

The ill of our day is already airborne. The weather of society is sick with alarm; actively engaged in a 2020 storm. What’s the price of today’s peace? A leg, a life, and/or an arm. What happened to yesterday’s compassion, growth, and charm?

Here’s an idea! Let’s use two legs, two arms, and all of our digits — to go to the poll for humanity’s soul. Unity. Please feel it.

Our lives will improve if we can collectively correct and weather these storms,

I’m Qui

Good morning to thee, let love and unity thwart pending harm.

With the proper formula, we can weather any storm:

Compassion + Mindful Actions =

Let’s induce it.

The Closure

In Communication, education, Griot, News, Self Improvement on September 11, 2020 at 4:50 am

The top of a sew-in unit is called a closure, but I’m no weave stylist, so that has absolutely nothing to do with what I’m talking about, today.

Today is Friday; the last day in a week full of explosive and colorful revelations. From politics to the number of folks getting sick — there’s a lot to un-pack and sew-up before our situation can heal. Let’s get to it!

I miss you. I miss our coffee/lunch dates and our hiatus/rendezvous.
I miss sneaking up behind you, covering your eyes, and hugging you.

I do. Don’t you? The wind has brought in more than the flu.
Leaving the door wide open and… gosh, I miss you.

Please wear a mask every day, in and out of the house –
especially if others are around – who breathe from nose and mouth.

 

Wear gloves, if they’re available and keep hand sanitizer on-hand.
We can’t win this thing with only half of a marching band.

We need all hands-on deck to be thoroughly cleaned a.s.a.p.
If we are to close up this Covid thing and reclaim the lives of “we.”

 

I need thee and the good energy that you bring to revive unity
and stitch up our community;

to invoke America to sing a song of togetherness. I happily confess —  that when it comes to reconstructions, we do it best.

 

Trials come and trials go,
let our united spirit rise and show.

Our hole of discord needs to be closed.
Let us use our vote to administer a sew.

 

When someone tells you who they are – do nothing less than believe.
I’m Qui
With needle and thread, excited about the prospect of sewing peace.

I could use a hand. ❤

BOT BOOTY

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on September 9, 2020 at 4:47 am

About the size of a gnat’s arse, is how large the brain may be —
of a “mock-account holder” who dabbles-in “pretending to be…”

Oui. Oui. It is true, it is true.
When you live your purpose folk may want to be you.

This moment in time ushers in big BOT season.
The 2020 Election coming up has got to be the reason.

Social Media operates under a constant threat of hacks.
Blogs are in the same lane; you gotta’ know that.

BOT BOOTY is the hind parts of one who is lowly hired
to infiltrate, snake, and replace your peace with faux fires.

I noticed a couple of bots that have named themselves after me.
I’m flattered that they recognize that “words of wisdom are key.”

Though I have a feeling that the unauthorized URL suckling’s of my namesake
have not formed to poeticize, but perhaps to confuse and perpetrate.

The number of countries that drop in to read ye ol’ chronicles of Griot
reminds me to be mindful of my communication flow.

Bot Booty knows nothing about that.
Google yourself and see what comes back.
Bot Booty website’s are comparable to URL fat
or at the most -the literal hind parts of a gnat.😛

Don’t kiss or click that!

Monday’s Mood

In Advertise, Communication, education, fitness, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on September 7, 2020 at 7:47 am
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Today is a good day. I can feel it in my bones.
Today is a good day because I’m beloved by my T-jones.

Today is a good day because I get to talk to you.
Monday is one of my favorite days; it conveys the week anew.

I’m wearing a flower headband sitting upright in bed and I’m sipping cold jo.’
The sun is on its way to meet the day. I’m starting mine with you, yo.

How did your weekend go? Was it a productive scene?
I spent time pressing play and rewind on Beyonce’s Black Is King.

I can’t get enough of that feel-good piece.
God bless Disney for such a sweet and reflective release.

Beyonce and Jay Z — as a power couple are beast!
They portray what they feel and uphold “the real;”  
they are investing in legacy.

Home is where your heart is, and your heart resides within.
No matter where you go or where you live, you will always be among kin.

Life is short. Live every moment ‘up and smile as much as you please.
Monday’s possibilities are for your realities. Conquer them with ease.

Happy Labor Day, baby. Will you spend it eating saucy, good food?
I’m Qui
Glad to be spending it with thee – I’m forgoing the delicious ‘Q for more produce.

Lifestyle changes are always in play.
Work-off those plates with KeairaLashae.

Blow The Whistle

In Communication, dance, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement, Video on September 5, 2020 at 8:00 am

Yes, I did. I woke up with Too Short’s song in my head.
I didn’t yawn much but did a lot of bobbing to the beat in bed. 😛

I booty-popped down the stairwell and into the kitchen.
Once I was on the tiled floor I put some real work in.

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You should’ve seen me. I can really go.
Afterward, I brewed a real stiff cup of jo.

The weekend is at hand and I plan to lead the band.
I’m redecorating the house; new furniture is in the plan.

A manicure and pedicure will also be had.
I’ll laser the middle because later I’ll be bad.

I’m not booty-popping for no specific reason.
Fall is on the way and I want to have the tightest season.

Wink-wink. You know.
Be grown this morn’ and let your imagination go.

It’s ok to let loose a little. Ain’t nobody here but you and I,
I’m Qui
jam with me; move in sync and share the intent in your eyes.

I want to know what you really mean.
Let every move strengthen the scene.

No Weak End Here

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on September 4, 2020 at 7:56 am

Good morning, good morning, good morning to you. Friday is up for the taking. What do you want to do?

Have you been enjoying the presidential candidates in their new styles of campaigns? November is less than 60-days away; patriotic votes will reign.

The contrast between the two candidates is so very stark. One displays a bleak reality and the other one exhibits hope and heart.

It’s good to have choices; please do stay informed — of who’s saying what, shooting from hip or gutdecipher the intent of charm.

Polls roll in & polls roll out; some are tight and some are wacky.
I should know, I watch a show that rosters Steve Kornacki.

Polls don’t voice the sum of our whole, they are just insight. I watch lightly, and pray mightily: “God please make America alright.”

I watched the film HARRIET last night and I was blown away. Cynthia Erivo is everything, yo! Dare I say that she is one of the greats?

Have you seen her work in The OUTSIDER? Her flex of skill has an Edward Norton appeal; I know few who are brighter.

Tom Hanks is one of the few who submerges himself in a script. Cynthia Erivo is neck and neck; she breathes every moment real.

She also starred in Bad Times at The El Royale. Artists who eat, sleep, and birth script deep are craftsmen I call pals.

Cynthia’s capacity marks her “rare biz.” Every piece that she’s in is a hit. Who in the world is her agent? Kudos to Cynthia’s career dimensions.

I’ve also been watching a great deal of Disney Plus. The BLACK IS KING album is worth all of the fuss. Nourishment by Beyonce is a mass must;

she sings parallels and makes generational relations. Her video FORMATION should be the voting theme across the nation.

Are you ready? I sure am. The weekend is at hand.
I’m Qui
always thinking of thee. Dimensions keep us from being bland.