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In Comedy, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on September 13, 2021 at 9:28 am

You know what I think fun is? Maybe you don’t.
Though if you don’t ask me, then you surely won’t,

so I’d like to share with you my thoughts
on fun under the sun that can’t be bought

and has proven over time to de-bump the bumpy.
This act, dear kinfolk, is what I call a FUNDY.

It can happen on a Monday but most often towards the weekend.
Because “monotony” can’t survive when you’re among friends

Most weekend slots have a history of being a fun day.
But that’s no reason to not try “the feeling” on a Monday.

Monday’s fun doesn’t spell out like the weekends choice.
Monday’s fun uses an insiders voice….



of wisdom.

Make “being well informed and staying on your toesinto a game.
One that you take pride in carrying out with no shame.

Take the day by the rays and forge the universe with your desire.
It would help if you had on board a little Shirley Chisholm, Sagittarius fire.

You don’t have to be a fire sign to rile up a difference.
Use your air, earth and water chemistry to course correct systemics.

All that is required for us to win this,
is you, committing your best in it.
All truth, please; no gimmick.
Make every Monday a FUNDY – and go with it!

Focus on your abs and laugh a little more. 
Do a new workout with a high FUNDY score:

Don’t even get me started on cardio; I’m down for a beneficial workout.
Additional good news is you can do it in or out of bed! Fundy is what it’s all about.

Perception enhances course correction. Gamification provides the way,
I’m Qui
still loving on thee, like a maternal she – as we play out this fun Monday.

Nope. Today will not be funky
because YOU insist on making it a FUNDY.

Do it.

Can’t Forget About You

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, encouragement, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Video on September 10, 2021 at 8:39 am

You stay on our minds:

These are just a few incidents via natural disaster, infrastructure failure, and the reason that we have spent the last twenty years in Afghanistan; 9/11. Legacy reveals that we have many more calendar dates that deserve memorial love,  but if we listed every single one, most days on our calendar would be a holiday. As a leading society that wouldn’t be productively feasible, so it is up to each of us to remember. Remember the lives, the heart, the soul, and the sacrifices of lives lost and be proactive;  show a little love or at least a little civil camaraderie. 

Mindful living is the epitome of charity giving… 

All that we need of each other is to be mindful in thought —
and remember that life is precious and that living without compassion costs.

No compassion yields to your own heartache and pains;
whereas, mindful thinking doesn’t cost you a thang.’

Don’t forget about yesterday or how today has been born.
Don’t forget about the newness of life after loved ones are shorn. 

It’s a cycle that I cannot forget, I pay respect to the fallen that expand our calendar sum,
I’m Qui
I’ve got my mind on thee, live light, full of compassion and have fun. 

No man knows the eternal setting of his own sun.
Remember compassion. Today – yield some. 

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In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, encouragement, Griot, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement on September 6, 2021 at 6:58 am
Photo by freestocks on Unsplash

Over the last two weeks, it has come to my attention that two men, whom I love, have crossed over, my Uncle Dom and Coach Gales.

While away on business our family was informed that our big-brain, sharp, and off-the-chain Uncle Dom had a car accident and passed.  Then yesterday while talking to my mother I mentioned the name “Coach Gales” in a conversation leading up to HOW I became so good at working with words and oral communication. I was just about to unpack my E3 Assessment results when my mom said, “You know Gales? I think his funeral was this past weekend…”  

I’m a lover of life and while I try not to be a cry-baby when I find out that someone I love has crossed over, (because “energy” is not destroyed), still, I felt compelled to compose. I’m a Scientist, I understand death, but it still pierces the heart. Right? Especially when losing someone who taught you HOW TO FISH, i.e., ball, communicate, excel in life. Both Uncle Dom and Coach Gales were standout men and I consider them strong Intellectual Influencers.

Uncle Dom and I did not talk much because I learned early-on that big brains are something to marvel; thus, in his presence I listened and aspired. Coach Gales on the other hand, was my 12th Grade English Teacher. In fact, I was an honor student who attended a college prep high school and was initially confused on HOW a coach would be able to instruct me in English 101. Well, for starters, Coach Gales mentored me right into “The Harlem Renaissance.” He was the first one to gift me with a LANGSTON HUGES cassette tape and instructed me to learn the depths of the writers messages. The audio production was eloquently read by orators Ruby D and Ossie Davis. The production inspired me to learn, understand, and appreciate word composition and the depths of meaning. That precise understanding is the foundation that built my style of writing; Griot. 

In reading Coach Gales’ obituary, it stated, “He was an avid reader and enjoyed word puzzles and giving English lessons…” He taught me how to think, strategize and use words by assigning his English students to complete and turn in the local newspaper’s Family Circle word puzzles from the Sunday paper every Monday. My classmates would mumble remarks about the pains of doing word puzzles, but I… I wanted to be like Coach Gales. I was inspired by HOW he was able to formulate the answers. Today I am a word master. Give me a word puzzle and I will learn it and kill it. So, while I don’t play basketball, Coach Gales made a baller out of me, too; a communications baller.

Coach Gales crossed over at 82-years old and my Uncle Dom crossed over “age unknown” to me.  Uncle Dom was always a numbers guy, great at computing, but somehow the number of years never donned his face, (think Paul Mooney, Comedian – died looking 12).


When the mind is elevated,
getting old can be debated.

Intellectual Influence is powerful and deep.
Intellectual Influence built The House of Qui.

Intellectual influence remains Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’ legacy.
The influence of intellectuals has composed our history.

Let continuance be no mortal mystery; may short memories hit the curb.
Let us read, comprehend, perceive and feed the future what we’ve seen and heard.

Communication is word, I love to compose and broach.
Communication requires both word and deed; today I am a Coach. 

I’m Uncle Dom’s niece too, I can think and create worlds out of an inch, 
I’m Qui
A Word-witty she paying homage to Intellectual Influence. I endeavor to be congruent.

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