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I’m Thankful for

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on November 21, 2018 at 6:07 am

lady-w-raw-turkey.gifGood morning to you. Are you feeling alright?
Today I’m Thankful to God for my life.

I’m thankful to you for coming by,
and I’m thankful that you can comprehend. That ain’t no lie.

If I wanted to keep a secret from you, and in the past, I did try,
but somehow you saw through me; I keep cellophane nigh.

I’m thankful that you don’t want me to ‘put-on‘ for you.
I’m thankful for your midterm civic duty; you really came through.
Mmm, ooo, and thank you. )))HUGS(((

It’s Wednesday now, our beloved Day 3,
and just one day before the day of the feast,

Natl-Lampoons-Christmas-TurkeyI hope to God I don’t dine like a famished beast.
Then again, I can’t – my mouth jewelry won’t allow me.

Me and my braces.
Eating doesn’t yield one of my prettier faces.

However, I love my orthodontist. Their services are worth my while.
And I don’t reckon I’m too far off from correcting the bite of my smile.

I hope, I do hope – but until then it’s dope to not eat a lot.
Still, my darn chocolate cravings too often than not – hit the spot.

I’m thankful for chocolate and tomorrow I’ll opt for chocolate French silk pie,
I’m Qui
Thankful for thee because I’d just be talking to me if you didn’t stop by. 😀

THANK YOU.

A is for Arizona’s Awesome Atmosphere

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel on November 19, 2018 at 3:45 am
In good company

Ever since the midterm vote and Kirsten Sinema‘s blue —
Arizona has been yielding a much friendlier hue.

I’m telling you and child it feels good.
What’s the vibe saying in your neighborhood?

I spend a lot of my dwelling time in the great state of Texas 
and it used to be the color red between states that connected us.
But now that is not true,
Arizona has turned blue 
And I’m loving “how the midterms has affected us.”

It really, really feels good, y’all.
Cheddars is the place to dine and stall.

Or so it was Saturday afternoon; 
the diversity of patrons did swell and boom.

I eat at Cheddars in Texas and Arizona all of the time.
Originally established in Texas their hospitality shines.

Usually, when I dine in Arizona, my presence sticks out a lot,
The crowd is generally white but the menu hits the spot.

Arizona has a diverse bag of residents, though we haven’t really been mixing.
Folks weren’t sure if it was okay to be chatting, shooting the bull and chitting

about politics, familial affairs, or world news.
So, we held our peace and piece until A-Z turned blue.

Yoo-hoo! Neighbor-oo, how do you do?
I’ve been looking out of the window wanting to talk to you.

Can I offer you a cup of juice or how about coffee?
That’s the new dialogue that seems to be about me  

when my melodious doorbell chimes and sings.
Prior to the midterm vote, I’d never heard the thing.

DING! DING!

The southwest atmosphere is absolutely better.
California is on fire,
I pray the Earth to become wetter.

I’m praying for rain.
If I was a Native and knew of a dance
I’d do the darn thang.’
California needs rain.

The atmosphere over there is rather smoky.
Please pray to God for rain, or soon we’ll all be choky.

Don’t be in a pot slowly boiling; don’t be a curious and an uninformed toddler.
Don’t be the casualty to a hot stove that’s only getting hotter.

You get my point? Now pass the joint because Cali’s weed fields are surely burning, 😀
I’m Qui
Happy to be
in Texas and A-Z where blue and purple reflects our yearning.

Turn to God and put-in on a feel-good vibe –  like Arizona’s atmosphere.
Let’s be kinder to each other more because God holds that stuff dear – 
and then He won’t have a choice but to hear:
Cali needs rain.

Cherishing

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 16, 2018 at 12:36 am
Time flies…

Good morning. I woke up with the feeling of winning!
No jars to pickle me in – though I am hooked on KIDDING.

Have you had a chance
to check out KIDDING On-Demand?

Oh, you should. You really should.
It’s quite the SHOWTIME reflection of a ‘perfect neighborhood.’

I hope that Mr. Roger’s hood was not ever so deep.
You’ve got to see Jim Carey’s performance – It’s talking to you and me.

The writers scripted sex, death, and drugs
to accessorize the main story t’was born of love.

The society-observative me thinks so.
Season one came in hot; the cast is a pro.

The narrative view is fresh, it’s strong, and it’s rough.
Jeff Pickles has his shortcomings, yet he is enough.

TNT’s LAST SHIP has sailed, and it isn’t coming back.
Sunday was the last battle on Nathan James’ war track.

I like to watch television a little bit
and it’s channel 573 that I just can’t quit.

It’s called SHORTSTV and it has the best lineups
of creative short films that you can watch in your cut.

Time flies when you’re having fun and reviewing your peers.
I’m a student of film, popcorn, mimosa’s, and cheers.

I’m truly entering into my happy zone as Fall’s essence begins to ring,
and then I hear that Kim Porter’s crossed over; she exited the scene.

XO.

PDiddy aka Mr. Love: I am doleful for you and your beloved children.
Please take heart knowing Kim won’t be far – and that you’ll see her again.

Kim did cross over, but her love won’t ever end.
This morning I arose and with intent, my knees did bend.

I’m praying for you; you and the fam are not alone.
Kim Porter was the real deal, I can’t wait to hear the memoir song.

Life is not to be taken for granted, neither is the stretch or the yawning.
I’m Qui
Cherishing life
and my Griot writes, along with your presence on this morning.

Life is A Game – Are you a Player

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on October 28, 2018 at 10:32 am

If Life is A Game and we are all participating players,
let it be a game of teams and put me with Oprah and Shawn Achor.

Shawn’s POV is quite giving and I’m a positively charged taker.
Please tell me that you know of TED’s friend, Mr. Shawn Achor:

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY” and “how we look at the human brain”
are topics that I’m interested in – I’ll definitely hop that train.

I’m an avid TED fan. Every presentation comprehended shapes another fun day.
Shawn tends to frequent places that I value. Did you hear him on SUPER SOUL SUNDAY?

If you missed the original OWN TV broadcast back in 2014
I have posted the audio portion because I can’t find the interview scene.

It’s good stuff that you can grasp and build upon.
Have a life watermark? This is something you can focus and heal-on.

The thrill of anything non-real is a fad with an epically short wick.
But see, Shawn, TED, and Oprah seem to cleave to good and… it sticks!

Good takes root in the heart, warms the soul, and radiates through your physical glow.
I’m Qui
And life is a game that must be played, live every day yielding your best show.

You are the captain of your vessel.
Where whilst your ship go?

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Your move…

 

Don’t Look Now or DO

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, weightloss on October 22, 2018 at 4:46 am

george-clooney_double-take.gifIs it okay if suddenly I feel a little different and zen?
Yesterday I spent the day in the buff; feeling comfy in my skin.

It was good. Have you tried it?
Your birthday suit suits you. Why then do we hide it?

Have you seen your sides yet or do you call them love handles?
Are your pecks and breasts perky; body lit like a candle?

If you’re older than 27, I understand your lack of lit’ness.
Though spending your days buff will default prioritize your fitness.

Trust me on this.

Another benefit of wearing not too much 
is that your laundry load receives a significant cut.

Wear less – wash less; eat less – look better.
I’m Qui
Enjoying the Fall and without a sweater.

Good morning sweetheart. How are you looking?
If there’s too much “eave” around the middle –
modify what you’re cooking. crazy-smileyface

Preserves

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on October 21, 2018 at 2:51 am

empty-mason-jar.jpgGrape, strawberry, or perhaps a little peach?
No sandwich is necessary for a good life to be in reach.

Life can be sweet if you know how to make it.
Opportunity isn’t an entitlement. When you see it, take it.

A good life can go long, so you want to have a good body-quality relation.
While the day is young and most anything can be done, put in on Self Preservation.

Take a few minutes out of your day to sit in a quiet space
turn off the lights, close your eyes, focus, and meditate.

Do you do it?
Wondering how to stay still and go through it?

Meditation yields a peace that can elude you if you’re not mindful and careful.
Life is full, prioritize as a rule; being overwhelmed yields to being fearful.

Preserve all that is good about you.
Meditate and pray every day before you join ‘the group.’

Your friends duly count on you
to be yourself and help pull them through.

Surely you knew, — right? They count on your strong style.
So please relax next time you see them and flash that reassuring smile.

The all-encompassing vibe of life loves being sweet on you.
Invest in preserving; to thyself, always stay true.

Go to God when you don’t know what to do.
Go to God if you think you have a clue.
Go to God and He’ll see you through.
Preserve and reserve. This life is about YOU.

Live, love, and give to those who don’t have or understand.
Self-preserve often to keep your heart open and softened,
and stay prepared to give a helping hand.

None of this can be achieved if you are out-of-sorts and unnerved.
I’m Qui
Good morning baby, I’m most interested in your sweetest preserve.

Use it today to concentrate on your preserve and spiritual relation.
Use the opportunity of the Sabbath to be a jar called Mason.

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This Stuff Right Here…

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on October 19, 2018 at 5:29 am

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Yes, THIS.  😀

There’s so much to say, let’s wrap this up quick:
I suppose we could start on the VOTING Tip.

Make plans now to get out and vote on November 6.
Democrats are the choice if you’re concerned about care when you’re sick.

Our Republican friends
want the ACA to end.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act will take us back to the begin
when pre-existing conditions kept sick folks from getting in

on an insurance plan that they could possibly afford.
Mitch says if Dems don’t win —  healthcare repeal efforts will soar.

Hm. I just wanted to start out with that little bit. Please marinate on it and vote.
Don’t just turn out to the polls by yourself but bring your beloved kinfolk.

Voter suppression is real.
Be sure to turn out to let the governing body know how you feel.

This country is being divided-up on purpose. Let us recognize and heal.
It’s Friday, my usual get-live day, yet I want to talk about This Stuff Right Here.

I want to talk about you and me.
Where we are and where we want to be.
Tell me.

Please don’t fall victim to thinking that your vote won’t make a difference.
Ask Big 44. It matters so much, he made a few mentions:

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YOU MATTER and regardless of your message I want to hear from you.
I will understand you loud and clear after the tallied totals come through.

Dear beloved Americans: regardless of our differences, I am counting on you.
We didn’t see eye-to-eye in 2016; let’s unite on the white between the red and the blue:
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The topic of  America’s position on human rights at this time — is dark and lousy.
The prez debates while he waits on reports from the Turkish – Consulate, Saudi.

A WaPo journalist’s life has been brutally lost.
But a big contract from Saudi could be an adequate cost?

I paraphrased but didn’t make up the intended sentiment.
The price of getting away with murder is enough money being spent.

It’s nothing new that true history has not previously fed —
It’s just quite remarkable that it’s what the sitting prez said.

Yes-Yes! This Stuff Right Here is a sum that I could not make up.
If I did you’d cry fiction and tell me to wake the crux up.

I’m awake. Are you?
Let your intentions be true.

I need you to come through, to be encouraged with no fear.
I’m Qui
Imploring you to read up on the VOTE, and go to the polls
to change-up This Stuff Right Here.

Learn & Laugh, a little:

Babies Don’t Read

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dangerous-Curve-Ahead-Sign.gifBabies don’t read but they certainly are teachable.
A fresh mind is moldable whereas, an old one is not reachable.

When simply asked ‘can you read,’
the U. S. prez said — (NOT A DAMN THING).

He isn’t well read.
No recollection was in his head.

He is not a baby and new life isn’t here before us to unfold.
Call a weak mind a horrible find; especially when the dog is old.

God bless America’s old soul, her new soul needs salvation.
Confessing a love for dictators and such is not a healthy relation.

And what about our nation? Are we to fend for ourselves?
Somebody wake the neighbors up! Our union isn’t feeling well.

No new hope is being shaped and no new tricks are being divvied.
Our international status is a wee bit ratchet— with every new day we look a little more silly.

The stock market is not an actual tell. Global money is not yours.
Your money comes from your local job and you spend it at a local store.

So when the stock market rises do you really score?
However, if she fails, your finances are impaled and then you get a little sore.

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Crippling…

Right? Remember what lead us to the collapse in 2008?
Well there’s another elephant sitting on your plate
and with your finances and security — he’d much like to play.

Can’t you see the writing on the wall? Are you comprehending this Griot feed?
If only you could – I wish you would. Unless you’re a baby — and Babies Can’t Read.

And if you are a big baby, anytime is a good time to grow up.
It’s Monday beloved, give this day a hug and start inserting in it more love.

First love for yourself and then for others.
Be mindful to extend it to your sisters and brothers; your father and mother.

Respect is the human baseline.
Utilize respect and you’ll be fine.

Read inspirational writes daily and do pray often
that God keep your mind sharp and your heart softened.

Babies Can’t Read but you’re much sharper than that.
A well-balanced lifestyle keeps your mind from getting fat.

Good morning Monday, you caught me mid-topic,
I’m Qui
and illiteracy is real! Barbara Bush couldn’t stop it.

Educate your soul and go out & vote — because only Babies Don’t Read.
That’s not you nor me. History is best born out of unity and DEMOCRACY.

The change is still up to you and me.
VOTE

‘Fess Up

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on October 10, 2018 at 6:08 am

BlackLightning-its-lit.pngLast night was the season premiere of that BLACK LIGHTNING mister.
However, the opening fight scene belonged to the “Stiletto Sister.”

In this series script,  Kara Fowdy is her name
and from 9-5 she works at the school; after hours she’s in the ASA game.

What she did to Syonide was a fatal shame.
She wedged a stiletto in her throat – in the name of shoe-game. 🤪

Meanwhile back at the crib with Jefferson and Lynn Pierce,
they discuss the school board not really being up for it and Lynn’s family fears.

She’s worried about the kids; Jennifer in specific.
Jen’s got a gift that her parents aren’t sure that she can deal with it.

Lynn was interrogated by ASA Agent Odell (played by Bill Dukes).
I also saw Robert Townsend in a pivotal scene or two.

Robert portrayed a school board member named Napier. He and Jefferson go way back.
Napier visited Jefferson off-the-clock, to “check him” on being too black.

Making sure Jefferson knows how the whites folk see him.
Reminding him it’s by no easy whim to be black and respected in Freeland.

Did you see it, man? The set up was nice,
though it’s Kara’s role that has me thinking thrice.

After impaling a stiletto heel into the throat of Syonide,
she went out to see Peter (aka Gambi, the tailor guy).

She went to ask for help and said that if he helped her to dodge her ASA fate –
that she would help him to secure “the briefcase.”

You know who else was in this episode among all of the stars?
Attorney Benjamin Frump; Tray’Von Martin’s family’s legal guard.

Attorney Angela Rye made a cameo appearance too.
Like Ben, she portrayed herself; they ‘do what they do.’

T’is true, t’is true. Good ol’ Black Lightning is bringing it to you.
Who doesn’t appreciate such real-life talent and crew? Ooo!

Back to the story, Boo.

Anywho, kids with special powers are trapped in pods;
Leaving the people of Freeland praying to God.

This season, Pinky from Next Friday plays the church pastor in the community,
whose trying to raise a half-a-mil for the return of the pod kids and praying for unity.

It ain’t working for Anissa; she voices as much to her dad.
Meanwhile, Jen’s home talking to Lynn and fires-off when she gets mad.

She literally fired-off a ball of fire and hit her mother.
Mom became the wounded and less the nourishing lover.

Mom was okay tho and recovered in quick time.
Anissa found a half-a-mil; committing a crime against crime.
She delivered it to the church and all is fine.

While the church praised God, Napier delivered to Jefferson, some bad news.
He said ‘the board is done with him and is closing down the high school.’

To make matters worse, one night while Jefferson was out with his LED Bender on —
he ran into ol’ inquisitive, law-derivative, Detective Henderson.

It didn’t go well.
Jefferson’s covert status was shot to hell.

Henderson insisted he ‘Fess Up to the sum
and out came the “you got me,” response from Jefferson.

Yep, that happened.

The Pierce household is in upheaval at this point.
Jennifer can’t control her lightning joint.

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Jefferson in the end, resigned from his job,
with more focused intentions on the ASA mob

and things are different.
Not to mention that Kara Fowdy is officially missin.’

Did you see what Tobias did to her?
Now her role has taken an interesting turn.

She hardly comes off like she takes easy to being burned…
The return of Black Lightning is more exciting and we’ve so much more to learn.

I do love a good story with many subplots,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, approach this day giving it all that you’ve got!

Side note: Salilm Akil‘s mind is hot.

‘Fess Up and then Bless up!

What now Jefferson???