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Get Busy Y’all

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics on March 7, 2018 at 6:30 am

Good morning dear neighbor. What on earth are you doing?
You say ‘A storm is brewing and that she’s filed for suing?’

You mean Ms. Stormy Daniels? You say that she’s suing whom?
God bless those on ‘that wagon.’ The right wheel looks doomed.

Though I pray to God that it is not,
lest the agenda of the wheel is completely shot.

The Nor’Easter is headed east but Arizona is still hot,
The Tariffs are on the table and Gary Cohen’s left his job.

The Oscars ran last weekend, but I didn’t look.
I was about my academic studies; my head in a book.

Though, I have enjoyed the Oscar media highlights
of stars supporting DACA and supporting Women’s Rights.

It was nice but what does it really mean?
The Oscars was a collective stitch at our divided seam.

It’s a good look – The Oscars, but is America still looking?
Or are they working overtime trying to sift through what’s cooking?

Politics is front and center. Please report all defiance’s to the boss!
The White House has a few bulbs out; operating in a dim chaos!

Woops! Watch out for the Ming vase! You can’t afford the cost.
Xi Jiping is set to be president for life. Forever, China’s boss.

The media reported it, though it’s posed no constitutional attack.
Then Trump uttered the words, Maybe we should try that.’

car-goes-off-cliffNo. We shouldn’t and furthermore, that is not a joke.
He’s overstretched on governing and choking at the throat.

The State Department is understaffed – who’s balancing checks?
The intelligence community is at odds and your cabinet is a wreck.

Cybersecurity teams have no new coding strings to remember
Because very little is being done to protect the mid-terms in November.

Good morning sweetheart, do not hit the snooze.
Wake up! Wake up! You’ve got too much to lose.

We’re headed towards a cliff and the car is set to cruise.
Wake up! Wake up! We’ve got too much to lose.

Things are messed up – sure, still we can change this groove.
I’m Qui
Encouraging you to do what you need to do; channel Young MC and Bust A Move.


Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News on January 29, 2018 at 7:03 am

My morning cup of jo

Good Morning Monday and wouldn’t you know,
I woke up wee early to Morning Joe?

Oh don’t even think that I’m going to sit here and recap the political spew.
I just appreciate their chatter and the attractive Mika Brzezinski view.

Her hair, posture and messages are always on perfect cue.
I dig the power media duo – I think their coupling is cute.

Thus, I share moments of my jo with them
as I began to piece together how the day will be hemmed.

mika_joe_morning joe coupling.jpgGood morning sweetheart. I hope that you’re feeling alright.
Say your prayers and get out there – be productive straight through the night.

The days news is not new but Joe hit on something pretty hot
He is using his position to educate us about faux FOLLOWER bots.

You know your fav celebrity’s followers tally that runs into the thousands in numbers?
Well many of them aren’t real people at all, but are profiles from cyberspace, in slumber.

Corporations are now learning this and like Morning Joe said
“Celebrities please don’t let your followers ‘say’ influence your head.”

Your real followers posts are likely being drowned out by the bots.
You’re still all that, indeed!! It’s just that your followers may not.

FB is prime playground for bots. During the prez election they incited division.
There was so much social media yuck – I tuned completely out and took up network television.

I’d rather be entertained
than to focus on a runaway train.

But it used to be fun…
When nuclear war wasn’t the relative sum.

So did you see The Grammys last night?

I did not but I DVR’d.
Last night found me to be the homework star.

I got it done!
Afterwards, I sipped a cocktail sum.
It consisted of no rum,
though shortly there after – I was done.

I slept hard and dreamed well.
I awoke this morn with a new story to tell.

In short order: I better get cracking and get to it!
I’m Qui
And it’s Monday baby. Let’s have fun and blow through it.


Good Morning Monday. XOXO

Sweet November

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

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.

Kick, Push, Kick, Push. Coast

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on October 19, 2017 at 3:30 am


If at first you don’t succeed – try, try and try again.
When you gain mad speed, don’t forget “the legs” that have been your friend.


Push thru like the background dude. Notice the hind-leg Kick!

WHOSE LEGS: Yours, your friends, your agent’s, your mothers, your partner, etc. The legs of your success is everyone that supported you and carried you – whether you asked them to or not.

Whoever it was that assisted you up and over that hill — remember them during the coast.
Whilst you coast, enjoy your accomplishments and forfeit not  to be learning the most.
Kick, Push, Kick, Push, Kick, Push, Kick, Push.  Coast!

Un-supportive folk are comparable to burnt toast –
your grill doesn’t cook that stuff no ‘mo.
Do yourself a favor and please let them and that go.

Always remember whose had your back the most.
It takes a lot to propel ahead — thus remember them on the coast.

Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push (Video) (Album Version)

Don’t forget Lupe Fiasco either. His joint inspired me to write this lil’ o’l piece.
Go on, click the link and join me in a dance-break release.

As we approach the weekend plan some quality time in your favorite hood.
I’m Qui
thatGriot lady in coast mode and I’m feeling good. 😀

Don’t skimp on the kick.
Don’t skimp on the push.
Enjoy every moment of the coast.


Inquistion Dont Stop & What about Biggie & Pac

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Video on September 25, 2017 at 6:49 am

Perhaps you did or did not see Fox’s broadcast
that investigated the deaths of Pac & Big; two decades past.

It was all real chronicle, no slamming tracks or laughs.
It yeilded a lot of concrete proof and a bit of ‘crooked-cop gas.’

There was new insight for me, to which I thank God
that Pac was only shot ONCE at the elevator in Quad.

Or rather that’s what I learned last night.
Sounds like Pac was shot by self – during that life byte:


Yep! I told you Fab5 would be in the broadcast, but I didn’t know
Soledad and Ice-T would kick it with F 2+3 in his Harlem studio.
It’s the spiz-ot yo.

Anywho, the 2-hour broadcast brought through rumors, facts and now a blog.
Pointing to several rival groups, including gang involvement and crooked cops.

Las Vegas never closed the case on Pac
and because Vegas loves an ongoing show — ‘It don’t stop.

Los Angeles never really properly closed the case on Big
or we would be more certain of WHO the culprit is that ‘split his wig.’

The WHY’s are very sketchy, though the broadcast seemed to imply
Pac was a walking-tale to be told, and didn’t mind living out a lie.

Perhaps he was not shot multiple times outside of Quad studio.
Still he allowed the riddled rumor of him being shot up – go fro.

I loved him, yo. I really did.
I’ve always been a fairytale kid.

I’m most sorry to Mrs. Wallace and Faith Evans alike.
I was reminded per the rewinding that Christopher lost his life.

The larger than life man
on that night – didn’t stand a chance.

God bless Biggie and God bless Pac.
2 icons were on the rise. 2 icons were shot.

The special investigation was hot. I’m not lying.
Kudos to Ice-T’s cred in the street and Soledad O’Brien.

Me? It’s Monday and I’m ready to start anew.
I’m Qui
Glad to be here with thee while mulling over yesterdays view.

It’s good be alive, thank God for life and good morning to you.


Legendary Exits Re-visited

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, TV Shows on September 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Biggie & Tupac are still gone.
They left a gang of music & prophetic quotes to carry on.

Not just in one or two — but in many songs
Though in a  few we’ve got two that will explore some of the wrongs

that went along and may have co-facilitated the icons earthly exits;
Therefore WHO SHOT BIGGIE & TUPAC was destined to be broadcasted.

It’s going down on FOX and will be hosted by Soledad O’Brien and Ice-T.
I’m Qui
Rest assured this vibe will include recollects from  Fab5 during this re-examining of history.

Have a seat & tune in. We shall see…

Word of The Day

In Book, Communication, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement on September 15, 2017 at 4:45 am


Good morning “ami!” How in the world have you been?
Our 1st new word is “ami” and it is French meaning friend.

Dear Ami, I have missed you. Did you acquire much work and play
since we last spoke, 2-days ago on the hump of a mid-week day?

I’ve indulged in much reading, comprehending and analyzing views…
What I have not been doing – in the least, is watching local or satellite news.

I’ve nothing against Chuck Todd or Velshi & Rule
though to inhale that on a daily will make you the fool.

auto-cash-counter-gif.gifI’m not a good fool, so I’ve been reading and investing in self.
I’m a writer. Reading is fundamental and contributes to my colleague’s wealth.

Enough about me, let’s get back to the Word of The Day,
Are you being “perspicuous” when you speak your say?

Perspicuous means (of language) transparent and clear; easy to understand.
This is the charge of every orator, writer and book binder in the land.

Clear and concise is best. It is true.
Therefore “perspicuous” is word #2.

I’m parable-simple, still perspicuous in my writes of convey.
Don’t let the griot hold you up, yo’ – like a good sonnet, digest the say.

the-cat-and-the-hat-michael-meyers.gifI think you can. Dr. Seuss and the longevity of rap have paved the way
for the comprehension of griot; story telling via rhyme did pervade.

Before there were any Dr. Seuss books or one track of Hip Hop/Rap
griot masters were passing down news in rhyme – no shine, just the facts.

Surely you knew that before reading it here today,
Therefore your 3rd new word must be “pervade.”

Pervade means (especially of a smell) spread throughout and perceived in every part of.
The griot format indeed permeated; tho credit-wise it was underrated. Today let it be dug.

Last but not least, I’ve found another interesting word that I’d like to share with you,
I don’t know if you have room in your vocabulary for it, but the word is “moue” (moo).

moue-face-poutingMoue is not new and is seen most on a fixed-minded face;
Moue is the word for that pouting expression used to convey annoyance or distaste.

Word of Advice: Don’t moue.
It doesn’t look cute on you.

My “Word of The Day” title – seems to convey that there would be just 1,
I’m Qui
and I chose 1 + 3 because 4 new words will yield more vocabulary fun.

What on earth will you talk about tonight?
A new word or two will sew you up tight.



In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Video on July 31, 2017 at 4:45 am

I am really feeling this:

In short, I woke up dancing this morning.
I sprung out of bed with very little yawning.

My mind spinning and spawning tales to convey in script.
The pages are filling, the details are ripped

and embellished with roots.
Ooo oui! I’m an excited she
whose pen is bearing fruit.

I had a script construction meeting Friday night
that did indeed leave me feeling dope & hype!
Oh my!

There was an Aquarius on board, a real pretty Ms.
She scribbled on my script – details that I’d missed.

Thank you, Ms. Aquarius.


I do appreciate your input and wisdom
and will be sure to re-connect for another red-line check
via your eye for television. check-mark

This morning I woke up feeling blessed.
I’m slow to rise – no pending stress.

Though I’ve got my hands full with a pen in one and a lap top in the other,
I’m Qui
and you can bet I’m thinking of thee, as I continue to script a real cool mother. 🙂
I do it like no other. xoxo

I’m on it and


In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video, weightloss on June 25, 2017 at 9:43 am

Didn’t catch the spin cycle class this weekend? All may not be lost for burning calories if you’re going to church this morning.

I’m a church going gal, from the bible belt in the south. Pentecostal principles have shaped my being since the age of twelve. I may not share brother Swaggart’s taste for hair (hair spray) or sister Tammy Faye Baker’s make-up regimen, but I do believe in the dance.

When club goers go to a club and the DJ spins the steel just right, something invokes them to dance – some more choreographed than others, but still when the mood is perfect, all dance breaks out on the dance floor. Well, the same is true of the church. When the conditions are perfect, (the word of God has gone forth and praises are high), it is not uncommon in a pentecostal church for a dance session to break out.

Enjoy the comedic dance renditions in the video. These dances do look similar to the dances I’ve seen on the pentecostal floor. It’s good to learn the names of the dances too, in the event that … ‘Go on and laugh at yourself.

Christians dance in the spirit, much like  club-goers dance to worldly music. The only difference is in the intent of music (and vibe) that moves them. Club goers yield their dance skills to worldly music and Christians yield their dance to gospel music.

Either way,  calories are burned and an exercised heart is earned.


Good morning brothers and sisters, the gospel vibe can be enchanting,
I’m Qui
Reminding thee to stay fit – with That SUNDAY MORNING Dancing.


Ooo Wee, Lifey.

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on June 4, 2017 at 8:25 am

Here’s an appropriate metaphoric quote from the jamming Kendrick Lamar:

“All my life I want money and power
Respect my mind or die from lead shower
I pray my dick get big as the Eiffel Tower
So I can fuck the world for seventy two hours”

YES! I love a ripped mind that rips lines of depth.
Kendrick Lamar is speaking well and it’s yielding me wet.

Ooo Wee! Good morning Lifey! You ain’t left me and I’m glad.
The fun we’ve been at, outcurves the bat and I’m having a blast.

I love your ass. Ooo Wee.
I thank God for your totality.
I am well and quite happy with thee.
We’re in this together; me and my Lifey.

If we weren’t already fused as one, I’d court ya, even more.
The world is packed with partakers; a cluster of pimps and whores.

Pimp is metaphor for game pushers and the whores are those who’ll sell all to get it.
Reality shows, fad muses, commercials and satellite news’age – are viable ways to hit it.

Then there are those of us who prefer a more affective game
So we gravitate towards elevation; the intellectual lane.

Most of us write, some of us speak
All in an effort to positive tweak

bernie-mac-wait-a-minuteMe? Ooo wee, Lifey,
I may as well be Bernie Mac’s wifey.

I’m sweet as all get out and I do mean well,
Though I’m quick to shoot unnecessary b.s. to  hell

As I look up, lift up and elevate out.
Life is too short to not express or to pout.

I’m Learning.

Don’t catch gout in your energetic flow.
Tao is teaching me that. It’s ours to know.

Ooo wee, Lifey, I am really feeling you today.
I’m Qui
Kinfolk: Good morning to thee. Don’t forget your affirmations – Don’t forget to pray.

“Think higher,
Feel Deeper.”
Elie Wiesel