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Wide Open Wednesday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 15, 2020 at 5:32 am

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I had to think on it a while – pardon my expressive delay.

I enjoyed the CNN broadcast last night
and I think Sen. Warren did alright.

There were no hot topics that were cooled to the core,
and Sen. Warren did a great job at being honest and not sore.

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How many times has someone said something hurtful to you with no witnesses nearby;
tho when the tale was retold, that person chose to lie and deny?

Good people say foul stuff all of the time,
and a good handshake is not an appropriate response in-kind.

At the end of the debate Sen. Warren approached Sen. Sanders (they’re friends but not the best),
so when he extended his hand to shake her’s she clasped her fingers and drew them into  her chest.

Sen. Warren began to speak; though no audio was shared with us.
Tom Steyer approached the two in talks and his face looked like “hush.”

You know?
Tom’s smile turned into an “Uh-oh.”

Who knows what Sen. Sanders and Warren were saying?
Men devaluing women isn’t a joke and Warren isn’t playing.

Why on Earth would she handshake with a friend to ‘his not being honest?
Instead she approached him civilly to broach the topic; friends be up-on-it.

Real friends lay it out on the line, on the floor and on the table.
Bernies ‘overlay for the underplay‘ was an unappreciated fable

that Elizabeth Warren wasn’t feeling. Folks need to learn:
A woman can be sharp and graceful, but if you cross her, there’ll be a burn.

Even during ‘said burn,’ Sen. Warren was lady-like; she did it right and to that, I salute.
Mika Brzezinski missed the mark on MORNING JOE;  Sen. Warren displayed her value.

She spoke according to her own truths.
No shade to Sen. Sanders, tho, I bid him adieu.

Other than that, the debate was a smooth ride,
I’m Qui
a connoisseur of insight and a lover of good minds.

And just like that…

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 3, 2020 at 4:29 am

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2020 is upon us and everything has the potential to be new.
What is it that thou desirest? What will you do this year or you?

Everyday is uncertain, as is every breath in and out.
Your body is autonomous – but you don’t have to run routes.

No need to do more laps around a process that you have
that leaves you tapped-out of energy and with a block on creative gas.

Leave that route in the past. Today focus on building-up whatever you may lack.
Do it because you need to and ideas of ‘how to’ will begin to stack.

Go ahead. Give it a go,
And just like that, you’ll soon be a pro

at calling good energy your way.
positive-vibe-karmaIt’s January 3rd and it is your day.

It is my day too.
I have enjoyed January 1 and 2.

Though I must admit,
I heard Day 3 is usually “the hit!”

Are you hitting it?
I’m up early for the jo and the griot-spit.

Communication.
I compose these pieces to promote positive relations.

Let anxiety and lack-of peace hit the door.
Tell old man lack that you ain’t with him anymore.

Don’t ever choose to — not do the best for you.
And just like that the universe will move to meet you.

Affirmations. Are you still saying them?
Practice them often and watch negativity hem.

Come on, it’s the first Friday of a new year and
I’m in it to help us collectively win it, man.

I have a feeling that we are more linked that even I know.
Is it true that you’ve channelled-off of the “NEWS” show?

World news continues to be a hot mess.
Fixing our issues is something that God does best.

Let’s give it to Him
and watch miraculous amounts of negativity hem.

If you don’t like the way things are going with and/or around you
a conversation with God will relieve all and pull you through.

And just like that – your vision will become clearer;
peace is yours when God is nearer.

Get your peace. I am certainly in route to get mine,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee. Today your best self will shine.

Go on and put in the work. Be mindful that you’re doing it for you.
And just like that – watch the universe respond in kindness and truth.

This year is poised for the advancement of all, especially you.
Advance in love and watch bigger love come through.

Give-in to mindful livin.’
Utilize your best 2020 vision.

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I missed you and I want to…

In Communication, education, Networking, Self Improvement on December 26, 2019 at 5:15 am

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I’d have wished you a Merry Christmas yesterday
but I didn’t want to interrupt your “celebrate.”

I can only imagine that you cooked your best, mingled with fam and ate.
Then you probably worked it off indoors — (the way that you like to play).

And I get it.
I didn’t want to hit you up while you were hitting it.

Did you consume some sweet potato pie?
I did – a small piece or two. I ain’t gone lie.

It was good but it wasn’t Mom’s; hence it didn’t taste the same.
Merry is the season and Jesus is the reason,  (that’s Mary’s son’s name).

Black-Jesus.gifThe calendar pushes us into the “mass shopping” lane.
Shopping isn’t king. Don’t forget Mary’s baby’s name.

Isn’t He why you’re feeling so so merry?
Let Him get those burdens up off ya – DO NOT carry.

You knew that right?
Now dance all day and dance all night.
Believe that all will be alright.
Eat a sugar plum or two from your dreams tonight.

You deserve it.
Not getting enough love? Then serve it.

You serve it so well.
Tell opposing notions to ‘go to hell.’

I know that family can sometimes work on your last nerves.
They too, have refrained from putting your philosophy on the curb.

So it’s mutual

the essence of family.
Amen. Now pass the ham to me.

I love leftovers. Don’t you?
Last nights fragments? We took up a few.
Therefore, “going-in again” is something we’re sure to do.
How about you?

A Happy Holidays is still in order from me to you.
What’s that you say that you’re getting into?

Will you be jitted-up for New Year’s Eve?
states-mmj-legalPerhaps travel a stint and smoke some weed?

Vegas or Cali? Where are you planning on going?
I know cold Colorado does not have your itinerary glowing.

Me? I’m easy like Sunday morning after Christmas.
I’m thinking of you, love and longing for a big hug.

So here I am, beloved. Do bring it in.
Let’s slide to the kitchen for a lemonade & gin.

There’s left over liquor from last weekend.
Let’s, you and I, stay warm; let’s drink the gin.

Let’s flirt but not sin. Can we really?
Let’s act like teenagers; don’t give AF and be silly.

Give yourself the gift of life
And bury routine, mundanity and strife.

Are you in?
If so, raise your cup of jo’ or gin.

I toast to thee: A loving and prosperous end-of-the-year.
I’m Qui
and I’ve missed you. Please let these words kiss you, o’ dear.

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Wine, Wings, and Scripts. OH MY!

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, TV Shows on December 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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Toasting to diverse scripts.

Last night, last night was about scripted writes.
We gathered before the sky took moonlight.

We sipped and drank, and shots were called.
Literally celebrating the leave of ol’ Fall.

We did so with open hearts and minds
we mingled over the new scripted finds.

Then we read…
with the drink about our heads.

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Yeah, we had the CAJUN WINGS, too.

Sober? We were and all feeling well.
T’is was the perfect setting for a SCRIPT READING spell.

The readers in tow represented Millennials and Generation Z.
Then there were the older kids; kids who graduated with me.

Okay, to be honest when I’ve the opportunity to hang w/younger folk, I’m pretty glad.
It’s good to feel youth extended — and not play the role of ‘the mom or dad.’
Yes! A good time was definitely had.

We read 2 short films – all original content.
We did so expeditiously; only 90-minutes were spent

breathing life into the formatted short scripts.
The guest comments are vital; I put them on my hip.

Something like a gun holster would adequately hold.
The minds of the future are todays think-tank gold.

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FRESH Eyes, Ears, Thoughts and Concepts matter in my SCRIPTS

The MOST VALUABLE PRODUCER flew in from LA
to host in the space and take her aristocratic place

as “The Hostess with The Mostest;” deep charm was on display.
The Producer is TWERKITA – from Dallas, Phoenix, and LA.

The script reading party that went forth last night,
was full of high spirits, wet-spirits, all-smiles and no fight.

The party wrapped before 10 but we still had a little gin
and wine left over to sip.
We partied until Uber came, we grabbed our things and we dipped.

A night downtown was owned by a party of social-minded script readers
whose opinions weigh heavy me. I’m the receptive writer; I’m eager.

I’ve got re-writes to do today. Today is the Sabbath, so ‘good Lordy,’
I’m Qui
Recovering with thee from last night dope SCRIPT READING PARTY.

It went hard and no one was over the age of 40…
(beyond me) 😛

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IRRESPONSIBLE MFG & MKTG

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on December 18, 2019 at 4:50 am
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Think about it…

Our landfills are filled to the max and recycling “all things” isn’t quite as effective yet.

So, why are we a country of consumers who stack the deck
on any thing brand new that we can get?

A new car? You can have it, but what will you or the manufacturer do with the old one?
Recycling isn’t in the picture when we are so often feeling entitled and forever young.

How old are you? Sure, being young is indeed a state of mind,
so is being thoughtful towards Earth, yourself/mankind.

A new house? Old neighborhoods are abandoned for the new.
Builders are responsible for erecting residences for me and you.

They are hoping that you’ll be open to upgrade and bid your current one adieu.
But builders aren’t magicians; recycling houses should be in our purview.

I know what you’re thinking: “homes are recycled” because you have moved ump-teeth times.
Homes are not recyclable. We live in a system that needs to be looked at and redefined.

Homeownership erodes in neighborhoods that are 7-8 families removed from the original builder.
Reminding me of how we arrived at this place of impoverished standards; though, each new fam can be a healer

with an understanding in mind and a long-term vision for the future.
Passing down eroding structures equates to a wound – not a suture.

We, the people should utilize mindfulness via our individ & collective domes.
Let us give deeper thought to re-upping those earbuds and cell phones.

Phones do not render us transportation nor a place to live.
Though, when it comes to emitting radiation to your head, they do give.

So when a new phone hits the market, you often consider dropping the one that you have.
Are phones recyclable? Research before yielding a premature laugh.

THEY ARE NOT recyclable but they should be.
Is it asking too much to get manufacturers to agree?

What is the expiration date for any technological thing?
If marriage engagements don’t work, we just give back the ring.

It’s futile to hoard old cell phones and stack them up.
That practice is for legacy heirloom metals and diamond cuts.

If the jewel isn’t returnable, we opt to regift it or melt it down.
We mold it into a bar or another accessory; but we don’t abandon the crown.

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Do we really have to have it?

Jewelry isn’t the only valuable commodity that deserves long term thought.
Whatever happened to that old car, home, television, and phone that you bought?

This issue is not solely yours; though your thoughts on resolution are requested like hire.
Responsible manufacturing already exists in some markets – we actively recycle tires.

Would it be too much to dismantle an old home and reclaim the wood?
Would recycling old cellphones do our atmosphere any collective good?

Absolutely. If only we could arrive at recycling being easy and done on a whim.
There are so many products that we insist on upgrading but are not recycling them.

Manufacturers are making products-upon-products with no path to recycle.
We must hold them accountable; lets live a “FULL LIFE” – not a “life-full.”

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No RECYCLING yet, but a few REPURPOSING ideas

A life full of old products that we just walked away from.
Thoughtfulness starts with you. Upgrading is supposed to be fun.

Not tethering us all to dated manufacturing ideas.
IRRESPONSIBLE MFG & MKTG is a present issue – for real.

Are you so busy shopping that you have given it no thought?
What “thanks”  have mfg’s given to you for the upgrades that you have bought?

No national trade-in programs or money-back for upgrades.
Must we be loyal to Earths accelerated degrade?

Law insists that we pay a trash collection tax, inspect our cars and pay our utility bills.
Why aren’t we holding manufacturing and marketers to same “responsibility” feel?

The world is full of old NEW stuff and we need help with “the discard.”
Let’s appeal to manufacturers and marketers and not just to the Lord.

Praying for a miracle? Fine. But we need no supernatural dash,
just a few recycling programs to help reduce the loyal customer’s trash.

If manufacturers and marketers want the people – at large, to support…
We must demand they help us out on recycling their specific sort.

Consumers cannot do it alone.
Lest they be more thoughtful and not get that new phone.

T’is a workable solution; a solution that I actually like,
I’m Qui
IRRESPONSIBLE MFG & MKTG exists because “excessive want” is ruling our lives.

Honestly, we can’t afford a trashed Earth; it’s time to consider ye ol’
DO NOT BUY.”

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What the L

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on December 16, 2019 at 4:48 am

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Good morning good people, take a hit and pass
I’m not on a mission about dissin’ – I’m all about the laugh.

Reality is running rampart, may comedy dispel,
and this little segment is something I like to call:

What The L!!

No this little ‘spit out’ has nothing to do with Samuel L,
but the fact that his pic came up on the research – was funny as hell.

Please don’t forget to laugh for a spell whilst you’re on your grind.
If there’s nothing around to invoke ‘the clown,’ laugh at your own behind.

I laugh at me all of the time.
I’m quite the clutz when I’m not in rhyme.

Not immune to falling down in public, though I’m quick to get up.
My fitness game is hardly lame, I fall and get up to keep my abs cut!

Now who’s laughing at whom?
Like I said, if I laugh at me – you know I’m-a laugh at you.

So go ‘head and do what you do. Look in the mirror and laugh
Life is only what you make it – less offense – more goofy gas.

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Teacher: “Kids, what does the chicken give you?”
Student: “Meat!”
Teacher: “Very good! Now what does the pig give you?”
Student: “Bacon!”
Teacher: “Great! And what does the fat cow give you?”
Student: “Homework!”  [ref. source: laughfactory.com]

Scene: A conversation with my friend’s father, who knows I do 
Web design.

Father: I have a business idea. How hard is it to make a Facebook?
Me: Oh, very easy.
Friend: He doesn’t mean to make 
a Facebook profile. He means to 
remake all of Facebook.
Me: Oh. Very hard.
Father: Oh, OK.
[ref. source: readersdigest.com – credit to: clientsfromhell.net]

tissue-toilet-paper-joke Q. What does Santa like to do in the garden?
A. Hoe, hoe, hoe!

Q: What kind of motorcycle does Santa ride?
A: Holly Davidson.

Q: What do you call a bankrupt Santa?
A: Saint Nickel-less.

Q: Why don’t aliens celebrate Chistmas?
A: Because they don’t want to give away their presence.
[ref. source: funology.com]

Grown Party Humor::

Q: What’s the difference between a G-spot and a golf ball?flower-pollenating-sex-joke
A: A guy will actually search for a golf ball.

Q: What’s the difference between a tire and 365 used condoms?
A: One’s a Goodyear. The other’s a great year.

Q: Why does Santa Claus have such a big sack?
A: He only comes once a year.
[ref. source: thoughtcatalog.com]

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It’s a new week, beloved.  Yes, here we go again.
Festivus is coming; it’s time to mingle with more fam & friends.

Good memories are made when you’re hanging with loving folks –
plus I have just armed you with a good array of jokes.

What the L! All is swell – use them and don’t be shy!
But only if you want to be the absolute parties delight!

Alright, some of these jokes are a little risque and some a tad bit strong,
I’m Qui
and they’re all good to me. When dealing jokes – you really can’t go wrong.

What The L!

BATWOMAN is THAT WOMAN

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows, Video on December 14, 2019 at 1:03 pm

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CW is the place that I suggest you to be
to witness the clarification of our past and upcoming legacy.

Ooo wee, I can see the good of the creative writers hand.
If we are to make music as a people, we all need a chair in the band.

BLACK LIGHTNING is pretty awesome; a totally fictional world.
Black Lightning has two children; both SUPER HERO GIRLS.

I give that script three snaps and a revolutionary twirl.
Where do you go when life throws you a whoa? You turn to your Moms or a girl.

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Am I right?
CW has foundational insight

and I like the way that they write.
Yielding the viewer throwback & future sight.

I do like. Heck, I’m playing it shy — I do love.
BATWOMAN is  THAT WOMAN. She deserves a hug.

The conception is real. The dialogue: layered & thick.
MARVEL yields us the skinny; deck-stacking is DC COMICS.

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CW is not afraid of –ish and I love their spotlight walk.
I support it so much that I binged it up to birth this Griot talk.

CW; See-Double-You. You’re yielding your audiences twice as much.
Tough storylines, diverse cast finds… you deserve double-the-love.

BATWOMAN. Let’s talk about her – she’s no bat nor cat.
But she is the who shows up on the scene to bid ill-posers a whack.

Though the script is not simple and the familial-issues are stacked.
If you’re looking for a mere “good time,” – you can also find that.

But whilst you watch on DC’s clock
dialogue clears the fog and backstory rocks.

It’s like LAYS – if you try one episode, it’s likely that you won’t be able to stop,
I’m Qui
and today BATWOMAN is THAT Woman. I’m binge watching CW’s creative dock.

and it don’t stop…

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Matter-Day SATURDAY

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on December 7, 2019 at 12:15 am

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Yes, every day does matter, though Saturdays are particularly special.
If the week were in an olympic competition, today would take GOLD MEDAL.

No? You don’t think so? I do — and I’ll tell you why:
Sunday thru Friday you strive to do your best though Saturday you don’t even try.

No lie. You’re best day’s have been on a Saturday night.
Like John Travolta, a fever, comes over ya’ that dissolves all plights.

Good ol’ Saturday; in its fullness  — what will it find you doing?
If you missed last nights percale fight, pray this evening’s vibe will be brewing.

Get busy in the moment you intend to be pursuing.
Have an idea of what you seek. Arrive at moments-cluing.

You got this.
I’m Qui
Your cartoon-loving, sis.

Being animated is under-rated; it compliments mundane play.
Get into it; enjoy it and screw it. Make SATURDAY a Matter-Day.
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Easy on a Monday Afternoon

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News on November 18, 2019 at 12:08 pm

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Isn’t that your story? Isn’t that what you want it to be?
Good afternoon sweetheart, having it your way is key

….and it just so happens that I am she.
I am eager and ready for an afternoon release.

“Wooo-sah,” beloved. What’s happened in the day thus far?
You are the protagonist in this tale; you are the star.

Shall we meet at the bar? I’m having hot water and lemon.
What will you be sipping; live that quote by Russel Simmons,

and DO YOU, boo.
Me, I’ll have not one drink but a few.

After the lemon juice, I’ll likely have a shot followed by a Michelob Ultra Light.
Yeah, I’m big on socializing, but to be “saucy” is not my plight.

I can hold my liquor but can you endure the strength
that it takes to relax; like someone else has your rent?

Can you? Relax at this very moment by taking a deep breath.
And thank God for the moment; it’s life – not death

and nothing that you are doing will be the detriment of you.
Stay true to your values, your view, and DO YOU.

There’s that suggestion again. I’m like a leisure-pushing goon,
I’m Qui
Enjoying this moment with you; an Easy Monday Afternoon.

FILL IT OUT with me...
It’s whatever we want it to be.

 

Mercy Mercy – Its already THURS-D!

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 14, 2019 at 5:45 am

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Good morning sweetheart, I’m on the run.
Last night was spent on editing fun.

Hard was the sleep that I just awoke from.
I’m an earlier bird when trying to beat the sun.

Lord: let today be filled with a whole lot of “yum-yum,” as in new creative business.
Let the university and those in parallel transit pique to bear witness.

Let my writing hand be of olympic fitness.
I am gratefully thankful to be so gifted.
AMEN.
He’s got the whole world in His hand…

and so onto a soap box I go
about ‘how the good of this day‘ will indeed be so.

Why not? If you ask me,
the last three days have been complete TRINITY.

I’m looking for THURSDAY to follow divine suit.
Mercy-Mercy! Let goodness be all over my literal fruit.

It will be and it is already so.
I choose to spend the first of my fruits with you, yo.

Good morning sweetheart. We are almost at the weekend,
I’m Qui
Up early for the reel; because the real is my friend.

THURSDAY is in progress as I speak.
Time flies when you’re having fun. Merci!

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