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A Monday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, weightloss on March 19, 2018 at 7:58 am

Monday-Fresh-StartGood morning dear one. How well did you sleep?
I took no melatonin and slept very deep.

I was up early this morning and am currently working out.
Yes, I’m on the gazelle giving myself hell; calories and I are in a bout.

What’s the news on the hill all about? Really.
Stormy is doing what the Nor Easter could not; salaciously silly.

It’s no new news that folks lie on their willy.
To think porn will be the winner of scorn… again it looks silly.

And so I’ve turned my cheek and I am ready to tackle a new day,
though I can’t help but think about the debacle surrounding McCabe.

He was set to retire today.
Instead, his pension appears to be floating away.

Heyyyy Monday! What’s really good?
What positive moves can we make in our hood?

fresh-off-the-boat_family-conversation.gifLet’s start with a conversation around the dinner table;
let’s explain to our youth the difference between acting unhinged and being stable.

We have to.
If we don’t – we’re screwed.

The youth are looking at the hill and deciding whether or not
they should grow up and act adult-like or continue to be a snot.

The latter, they cannot. We have to deliver that information.
What this country is going through is comparable to self-degradation.

A Monday is a great day to speak up and talk to a kin
about America’s fall and how we can rise again.

Good morning dear one, it’s so good to commune with thee,
I’m Qui
over here doing me, trying to make a challenging Monday feel like a breeze.



Mix It Up, Baby

In Comedy, Communication, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on March 16, 2018 at 7:20 am


We’ve finished this week of thirds in victorious might.
My segue to getting here came to a head,  after GAME NIGHT.

That’s the name of the film that I saw last night at AMC theater.
Laughter reigned from beginning to end, as far as I can remember.

I actually tried not to laugh too boisterous or hardy
as not to miss any dialogue being transferred to a party.

I saw the late show but was safely home by the stroke of midnight.
A movie a day won’t keep the doctor away,’ but it will lend a cinematographer student insight.

game night_comradery.jpgI need all of the light on this journey, that I can bask in.
I laughed so much; Jason Bateman is touched
and Rachel McAdams comedic sense is a win.

Pappadeuxs, a little homework, and a movie – I got it all it in,
and now the excitement of another workweek finally comes to an end.

Are you ready kinfolk? Are you wearing your dancing shoes?
Life is a game that must be played,” and I don’t want to lose.

Life is full of battles – we should be careful to pick and choose,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, keep laughing and showing your teeth; be mindful to mix up your groove.

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IMG 2:  Hopper Stone/SMPSP/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

A Twinkle for A Wrinkle

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement on March 14, 2018 at 6:03 am

A WRINKLE IN TIME: Meg, (her little brother) Charles Wallace, and Ms. WhatsIt

Pardon me, I didn’t catch your response to that last question of mine.
I was inquiring if you have had a chance to see A WRINKLE IN TIME?

I did, indeed – filled with curiosity and excite.
If fact, I was in the theater last Friday on opening night.

I took it all in; I did not fall asleep.
The film had a consistent and strong moral release.

I read a lot
into that 2-hour slot.

The film’s message encouraged me to hold-on and keep the faith.
It reminded me that The IT is seeking to penetrate my space.

I won’t let it.
As for the film? I won’t forget it.

Of the morals woven into Disney’s tale, I did see this:
To white men in America,’ they sent a message. (8).gif

Calvin and Dr. Alex Murray

The message was in the loving foundation that shaped and pulled the show through;
it said you can still head up the family heart-thumbnail– they just, may not look like you.’

It also showed us that The IT has no respect of person.
The IT is hate and if it resides in one’s heart, can become a community burden.

The tale showed us that when evolving and growing, change may hurt a little.
This was shown every time Meg would quantum leap – the transit scenes in the middle.

Did you see it? Did you see A WRINKLE IN TIME?
The vibrancy of color was newly on shine.

Wasn’t the brilliance of Ms. WhatsIt’s hair color simply divine?
Did you dig Charles Wallace? He represented innocence, intertwined.

Did you dig Calvin’s role? He journeyed with Charles and Meg.
Did you get that he was looking to belong when The IT got into his head?

We saw his abusive dad, instead of love. He had a family devoid of care.
It was that bit of insight that co-signed why Calvin was there.

Again, the film is about feeling needed, loved and included.
Love and faith can conquer all and rebuild whatever The IT has uprooted.

I loved the film. It was deep, it required me to think and yielded me hope.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, I thought A WRINKLE IN TIME was dope.

Lets Go To DICK’S

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 28, 2018 at 7:32 am

to-catch-a-thief-car-driveLast night was highly strung so I slept in a little bit.
I woke up feeling refreshingly sporty; therefore, I’m going to DICK’S.

I may order a few other items online, perhaps I’ll Amazon Prime check.
On the other hand, they still support NRA TV… Shopping explorations! I’m looking for the next.

Good thing, for the sporty feeling me that I’m up for sewing money into society’s mix.
And with my choice of retail stores to begin with – I think I’ll goto DICK’S.

Surprised this morning to learn this that I’m a gun sporting girl?
Actually I’m a hunter of words, scripts, and supportive verbs; an advocate of peace in the world.

In light of February 14th at Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High,
Dicks is looking good; there’s plenty of room for other companies to try.

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS has decided to remove all assault rifles from their stock.
I’m not a big hunting fan, still, I am a sport who likes to shop.

There are dozens of other companies that have recoiled their NRA support.
Perhaps I will review that list and consider spending with them more.

It’s a beautiful day outside on this midweek hump,
but Florida buried their kids last week, so they are still in a slump.

Please send them vibes of strength, prayers to the father and yield support to their neighborhood.
Let’s show the children that we’re reliant and not down with gun violence — Let’s Go To DICK’S SPORTING GOODS.


It’s a NEW GAME.

Left, Left. Left-Right-Left.

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 21, 2018 at 4:30 am
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Students from  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School : Cameron Kasky, Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin

Martin Luther King had a dream and it looked something like today,
‘black kids and white kids are walking hand-in-hand (with a stop on the hill  before) play.

Their character is not content; they can very well hate you or adore you.
Congress, you’d best to pay attention, because they’re really coming for you.

Martin Luther King had a dream and he never woke up.
Today our kids are on the bus – they’re being forced to grow up.

This year, in the month of Black History – unity is fantastically brimming from the heart.
Remember that Louis Farrahkan, historically put us on to The Million Man March,

Parkland_shooting_protest.jpgNow the children of all races and gender
are promising Washington, DC another March to remember.

March 24th in Washington, DC is the date and state
when a million kids will show up and flood the gates.

State officials rejected a weapons ban in Tallahassee, yesterday
in the face of knowing a packed bus full of kids were in route – on their way.

Whatchu say?
Congress wears a careless face.
Our kids are going to vote them out of that space.

Donations towards the children’s march have been rolling in.
At a half a million a drop – The Clooney’s and Oprah had to get in!

Then Steven Spielberg ponied up and threw in half a million more.
Congress has been a real heel; the children aren’t impressed anymore.

Martin Luther King had a dream. Surely it’s something you’ve heard about.
Interestingly enough it all came to a halt when a shooter took him out.

Last week – 17 more
were added to the score.

Let us not forget. It’s long overdue that the people collectively rise.
Remember on March 24th, we’re MARCHING FOR OUR LIVES.

Once again, Hump Day is here – and I’ve really and truly missed you.
I’m Qui
Always thinking about WE ❤️ and super appreciative that you still come through. 🙂

is by far, the biggest sport.

Let’s talk about BLACK PANTHER

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 16, 2018 at 10:56 am



img_8267Just before our 8:15 showing last night of BLACK PANTHER at AMC, I tore open my Amazon packaging and took a pair of scissors to my MARVEL Black Panther tee-shirt. I threw on a head band to accessorize – because my ancestry is rooted in eye-catching jewelry and I wanted to show up looking like I knew.

Good thing I did. Did you see the neckline pieces that Black Panther and his nemesis cousin, Erik Killmonger wore? I was out done on my accessory choices and pleasantly driven to unexpected depths in the story-line and relatedness of the tale that was a black life experience.

Did you see it? Among so many messages, the biggest one was the hurdle that mounts in the middle of many African American families for a mono power. It may be between two alpha male cousins, two strong minded aunts, two bull headed brothers, two stubborn standing sisters, it doesn’t matter — beef exists in the tightest of families. However, all too often, in the African American family beef has an HOV lane to tarnishing and separates families at the root. I saw this in the film. Also, I really hoped the dying cousin would have accepted the extended hand of the king instead of preferring death. Have you ever been a part of a damaged relationship and the person with whom you share the relationship with would rather die than work things out? Yep. Like I said, the film was strong in relatedness.

Gosh i enjoyed it. I must say, after the first 30-minutes of the film, the screen went black and… well, my mood almost soured. It took me back to last year at Regal Theaters in Gilbert, AZ when I went to see GIRLS TRIP last July 2017, (with Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish) and the theaters air condition went out. After waiting in the dark (and properly cooled) theater last night for about 60-seconds, the theater manager came in with jovial greetings and informed us that it had just been brought to his attention that the show we were viewing was not in Real 3D3!! —  I didn’t think so, but no one in the theater seemed to be have been bothered by that fact, but me, so… I just sat back and enjoyed the unfolding of the story. Thank God for the patron that did get up and alert the projectionist — I was just going to write about it in the end and inform you all that the Real 3D technology may not be worth the few extra bucks. 🙂 However, after the projectionist put on the proper formatted film – it was all gravy baby. We were were eating the steak of this tale in pretty radical 3D vision from the comfort of leather-style home theater recliners.


I learned a lot. I love it all.
I wasn’t even mad about the brief film stall.

I enjoyed much about the story-line – each detail, therein.
I hated to learn that Black Panther’s nemesis was his beloved kin.

I loved how we all could relate to a family member who hails “the brakes.”
I loved how through life and much adversity, the hero’s story was laid.

I appreciated the crowds that turned out to make this film a hit, by far.
I enjoyed our Real 3D audience at the close of the show, yielding applause.

I reside in Phoenix, Arizona where there are a lot of choices –
for folks to spend their entertaining dollar. So many new film voices

that they didn’t have to come out and support last night.
The fact that the audience was lit – is an aspiring writers delight.

Did I mention the dialogue was thick? They let me have IT with the details!
This is something I missed in PROUD MARY; their background story failed.


Yep. I’m digging the apparel.

But the action was on point, so was the talent that delivered the lines.
Black Panther pounced all over Proud Mary. Still they have roots from the same heroic vine.

They just want to help.

I appreciate Disney and Marvel! Thank you for leading diversity; for tending to the plight!
I’m Qui
Happy Friday baby! Grab your guy, best friend or lady and go see Black Panther tonight!

Productive Childs Play

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement on February 12, 2018 at 7:56 am

productive-childs-play.jpgGood morning sweetheart, how have you been?
I was up late script writing, so today I slept in.

I had a banner weekend, no day went undone.
I researched and learned; to concept I gave birth –
It was exhausting but oodles of fun.
Yep. I got it done.

I’ve got that feeling of accomplishment about me right now.
Suddenly questions of when and why are naturally forming with the how.

Wow. I am truly enjoying the season.
Though to talk about me — wasn’t my chief reason

in hitting you up.
I wanted to check-in and I’d love a )))HUG(((.

I’m up sipping jo and the sun is on its way.
Phoenix is boasting a grey overcast today.

I like that too.
It allows me to feel like I’m up early with you.

7:30am is not early but -’tis suitable for today,
because it’s Monday, a natural funday
regardless of my workload, I plan to PLAY.

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Change it up at work today. Make each task a game.

Youth is about me when I wear my creative hat.
Put on your favorite helmet and get out there and bat!

GAMIFICATION is real. Think of protocol and task as a game.
It could yield a new spin to a routine plan that often feels mundane.

I’m into it! I am. I’ve arisen slowly and am fully charged.
I’m Qui
Checking in with thee, broaching creativity and thanking the good Lord.



In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on February 5, 2018 at 9:17 am


So much went on last week on satellite TV that I failed to mention
this griot piece of intentional release that I created with specific indention.

Starting with Cecil and Simmone:
Is the love really all gone?

I heard, via the clip that you two are mid-course
on severing the union; you’ve filed for divorce.

I’m sorry to hear that.
You are a positive picture in the Culture of Black.

This bodes for a more detail conversation. On this topic, I’ll be back…

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Skirt It, Curtis!

Last week’s MARRIED TO MEDICINE was something indeed.
I heard about the verge in Jamaica, but how’s the Barbados’ weed?

I only ask because during Ep. 12 Island Fever we indeed flirted
with the idea that all is not completely understood with our beloved Curtis.

Besides inappropriately pulling Toya into his lap a couple of episodes back,
It seems the art of making up with his wife, properly –  may be a trait of lack.

I’m in your corner Curtis! I truly am. I want your union to work.
You made your point when you took a side joint out of being hurt.

Skirt It, Curtis! The world is watching. If you can hear me, you’ve got to back me!
Be informed young man, that which makes you taller than you stand –
Is indeed your wife; that woman named Jackie.

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It’s a DETAIL THING, Dear Dr. Eugene

No this spoonful post is not a MARRIED TO MEDICINE read… well maybe it is. 🙂
Only because we as fans understand life is not all hype episodes and glitz.

We love your style and your Psychological capacity to affect the way that we feel,
but outside of the MD’s office, I need you to increase your standing appeal.

I offer the same advice to your lovely wife. She’s the wisest broad.
I’m pulling for her, she’s a proud skirt, but you knew that when you met Quad.


About a married man…

She calls you Petty Betty and then she completely commits to the part.
It’s clear the two of you are wounded. I suggest you search your hearts.

I suggest you both focus less on the show and more on you guys.
It’s the magic that you had prior to BRAVO that was good medicine to our eyes.

Don’t get caught up in the productions and bankable checks.
These are always staple ingredients for reality TV to relationship wreck.

At the end of the day, I love the production and each one of the cast.
I’m Qui
Weighing in, in hopes that the harmonious healing vibe will continue to last.

Collectively, you all yield us insight into life, love and a more fulfilled laugh.

Monday Morning Rise

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Sports, TV Shows on February 5, 2018 at 5:29 am

newspaper-lady.jpgBetwixt the sheets and the down comforter on top
I slept quite well, dreamed deeply and drooled alot.

Good morning Monday, I slept until 4:30.
Beginnings at their best – watching the sun crest,
with opportunity I’m always flirty.

At this very moment I’m batting my eye lashes at you.
The day is early, dear Monday. What ever will we do?

Me?  Absolutely yes! I am definitely in the mood.
Aunt Stella started something and now I’m in a groove.

But it’s not quite that mono y mono touch that’s known to make a gal drool.
I tell you, Monday, everyday is a fun day; I can’t get enough of school.

You ever have a ‘jones that not too many people understood why or how?
Well call me the milk lady because I’m exposing the cash cow

to obtain a degree of science that I know will lead to new births.
When it comes to honing a picky diet, let education be my girth.

Let it increase my lobe capacity and shape both halves with a wealth of sum.
God bless me as I eat the curriculum of this degree. God bless my cerebellum.

I couldn’t help but to get up early, I anticipate the Monday Morning Rise.
I’ve got to attend lecture class – it’s always a blast.
New info is always a welcoming surprise.

Did you see Bill Maher last Friday night?
It was almost a Frum vs. The Mooch fight.

David was on panel with Bill and Donna Brazile
and before Anthony Scaramucci joined, the vibe was chill.

Though once The Mooch took his seat,
I won’t lie, he faced quite a bit of a heat.


The Friday Night Fight

First of all, the audience members booed him as he walked to join the set.
I reckon it’s something about his last job association that folks can’t forget?

I don’t know, and still it really doesn’t matter.
The Mooch and I don’t see eye-to-eye, but I can stand his chatter.

I see his angle and he’s cool. I ain’t mad.
But David Frum embodied the spirit of my dad –

David was a verbal noose for the Mooch on Friday night.
I was wondering if you’re still rocking HBO? Because we’re still tight.

DirecTV and me… we’re alright. I keep coming back for mo.’
I’m up right now sipping and half listen to Morning Joe.

If you’re wondering why I keep dipping in on them —
it’s because I’m concerned about the way the country is being hemmed.

I take all political news with a grain of salt.
I laugh and raise a brow — but my good day is not up for halt

so I keep it moving.
I may even get online and do a little AP News perusing.

I’m still in bed.
This monologue is straight from the head.

This moment is for you and me and our capacity of no limits under the skies,
I’m Qui
Excited about life, opportunity, WE and of course a good Monday Morning Rise.

What are you up for today?
S C O R E !!


Adversity isn’t an issue.

Merrin Dungey’s Reel’ness

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, TV Shows on January 31, 2018 at 8:11 am

Merrin Dungey.jpgUnbelievable resume! Do you know of any shows that’s Merrin has been cast in? Did you know that she’s in a new series on Fox?

Let me slow down, rewind and reveal that Merrin has been cast in many hit shows that you may have been and still are a fan of. The list includes

I first remember her catching my eye in the early 2000’s as a cast member in Malcolm In The Middle and then I was fortunate to catch her in an old episode of MARTIN. That was a long time ago. Since then she’s been in many other shows but primarily in a guest role and limited episodes;  most times no more than one episode per hit show. And that’s too bad, because I’ve always enjoyed her. She had an awesome career on ABC’s former series Alias but when it ended Merrin vanished from the weekly broadcast line ups until as of late. Have you heard of Fox’s new series Resident? Merrin Dungey is in it and she’s a mainstay character. Oui!!

About Merrin Dungey in RESIDENT
I have divvied another DVR slot to be spent.

I have not seen it yet, so I’m no selling vein.
Like I told you before I’m not into the ER show ‘thang.

I am a fan of The Good Doctor, the cast is a good mix.
Plus I dig the reeled journey of a Doc whose autistic.

Merrin is a steady actress who has not met the word QUIT!
Therefore I’m pretty stoked that she’s in regular cast on RESIDENT.

Born a Leo, August 6th and in 1971
reaffirms Ms. Dungey is likely a whole lot of fun.

A no-limit journey is definitely a Leo’s sum in life.
I’m Qui
a Leo as well, peeping Merrin’s RESIDENT work on Monday nights.