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In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on April 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

420-holidayGood evening Munchie! 🙂 I’m here to divvy the sticky skinny
of the goods in Arizona on this day of 420.

Gimme! Gimme that tincture in a medicinal frame…
I could use it for this maxillofacial pain.

Despite Marijuana not being legal in all 50 states
Seems citizens support legalizing it– but it’s too little too late.

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The opposition to shut it down – comes in the thicket.

Personally I think law makers who voted it down smoke pot – the most.
And I think the smokers who voted it down don’t deserve to smoke no ‘mo.

Yes!! There is no such thing as a conservative pot smoker
But let them tell it – they’re true old school stoners; relic tokers.

They hail it “a gift from God; an all natural intimate sport.”
Q: So if you enjoy it so much, what did you vote it down for?

Medical card numbers soar, as the masses realize
You don’t have to take RX meds to pain disguise.

Knowledge is on the rise. The more I read, the more I score plenty.
Knowledge is in abundance today on this 420:

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Qualifying Medical Issues
What to do next?

The time, here in Arizona is 4:20 on the dot,
I’m Qui,
Elevated near the mountains – down below, it’s a little too hot.

Sitting to the left? What have you got?

Set it ON FIRE

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement on April 17, 2017 at 6:33 am

matches.pngToday is Monday and you all know how I feel–
I’m always on that relative Griot spill.

Today I’m ON IT! Filled with excite and inspire!
I’ve got pends in the bin and I’m ready to Set it ON FIRE!

I’ve got a THINK TANK to commune with to birth a new script write.
I’ve got a toddler on my hands; he’s 69 – cutting up like he’s 5.

I call him my father, my elder, my birthright sire.
My hands are full with “needy bull” and I’m ready to Set it ON FIRE! 🙂

Hey! Whatever it is that needs productive igniting – resist the feeling to say “screw it.”
Hunker down and get a handle on it from the ground… aka set a RESOLVE match to it.

N. Korea’s been acting up, nuke-testing without clear sense.
And who do we think was scared off by the words of Mike Pence?

I don’t think Kim Jong Un is going to stop missile testing anytime soon.
What now? Is the US going to “go at it alone,” Per the Twitter buffoon?

We had a presidential election last year on who we wanted to head up the country, to hire…
The elected came in as if drunk off Ripple and Gin then took years of (country) progress and Set it ON FIRE!

EPA standards have been rolled back and Planned Parenthood funding is divvied to the states.
We’re back to that B.S. — a woman must have the child, even if she is raped.

Sounds like a lot of future welfare cases are about to be made
In a country that was once held “LAND OF THE BRAVE.”

[Current administration conversation]
Don’t abort that baby, Ms. American lady! Are you serious?
Girth it, birth it, seek assistance and be treated like a refugee from Syria.

Policy delirium.

Oh well, still I rise, with wide open eyes and continue to aspire!
When met with a challenge, I raise my standards and Set it ON FIRE!

This piece is not quite a NEWS PERUSE fuse, though there is much to say on the topic.
We’ve got Steve Stephens out willing & killing; Authorities are out to STOP IT.

Dear citizens in Cleveland, keep your eyes peeled and open
There’s a nut on the street and his gun is smokin.’

Nuts work for free, it seems. I’ve seen no signs saying: NUTS FOR HIRE!
I pray for the force of the law to not only catch, but Set Stevens plans ON FIRE.

Today is a new day, in a new week, totally poised for greatness within,
I’m Qui
Good Morning to thee, when was the last time you meditated or took a knee bend?

SET the current trends ON FIRE … start to PRAY again!

And then GOOD comes in…

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on April 14, 2017 at 6:04 am

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Just when you thought you’d ease up on “the push of the grind” to self improve —
Ol’ GOOD comes in and reinforces your DO GOOD mood.

Do it –  things for yourself, because your loyalty and perseverance is strong.
This EASTER weekend raise yourself up.  Putting you last — has gone on too long.

The GOOD Book says Jesus arose from the dead after 1 day + 2.
Trust me He did it because He had love for the GOOD in you.

The GOOD can be found in lifes many silver linings;
good-thumbs-upthose nuggets of hope that come from love mining.

Life can look bleak and sometimes make you feel lonely and without a friend
but just when you think to throw in the towel is usually when the GOOD comes in.

So go ahead, get to it! Reach that point where you just don’t care
so that God can have a guardian show up to remind you that He’s right there!

It’s Friday baby, and a GOOD one at that,
I’m Qui
Release the stone that’s held you down too long. Good Friday is up to bat.
For you to Rise again… a Revival. You deserve that.

ENJOY LIFE TODAY
and the GOOD therein.

Give the rest to God.

 

NEWS PERUSE – Airline Jet Fuel

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on April 12, 2017 at 6:46 am

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Knotted Up Travel…

Yes-yes! Good morning good kinsmen, I pray that everyone is fine.
I want to talk a little bit about the bad customer service at United Airlines.

I’m no bandwagon jumper, I am, however, an opportunist of writes
and my New Years trip to New York this year – was partly facilitated by one of their flights.

And I promise to God I am not lying, but I told my dear high school beau
That our purchasing 2 tickets and given no designated seats was a big fat no-no.

Their flight destination board was shotty and they had the rudest flight crew staff.
I wanted to write of it earlier, but it was nothing at which to uplift you with or laugh.

I told my dear beau, if there’s an opportunity to fly United Airlines again? I’ll forgo.
He didn’t care for their protocol and was too willing to let thier lack luster display go.

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Unfortunately post seeing UA‘s new “customer dragging video,” I am convinced that they don’t care — even a little
for our passenger experience more than they do that we provide the funding in the middle.

The trip was more important for their 4-crew members that needed the seats of paid patrons.
It’s no wonder their seating was met with boo’s and statements that proved they were being ‘hated on.’

Again – I didn’t share my 2017 New Years Eve connecting flight woes with you,
because UPLIFTING news is what I’m into and bad news makes tasteless juice.

However, in light of what happened last weekend, I thought I’d better confirm
CEO Munoz is horrible with customer service; t’was from him, employees have learned.

Jimmy Kimmel gives an inside look into United Airlines Marketing:

WHAT IN THE WORLD is going on?
United Airlines… you aren’t looking too strong.

Your marketing team will have trouble spinning
the fact that you apologized only to the fact that you were inconvenienced in winning.

In fact Munoz said, and I quote:
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Ooo wee kinfolk, something has gone terribly wrong
for them to think they can treat patrons like so and we dance to this song.

Well, I’m certain I won’t dance with them. I won’t play along and be smiley.
I dropped United Airlines quicker than the 58 advertisers that dropped O’Reilly.

O’Reilly and the other Bill, Mr. Cosby
seems to have had a pretty similar hobby.

Call it what you want – it sure looks the same.
Be it O’Reilly or Cosby — Bill is the name.

Good Lord! Deliver us from our exceptional selves.
Morals should count higher than the stack of wealth.

Munoz has apologized a third time without dismissive intent to “word clown.”
Or perhaps his apology was in someway tied to the stock prices that were going down.

If you’re a United Airline stock holder or spouse/lover,
no worries on the stock, before the close they duly recovered.

human-kindness.jpgIf it weren’t for the money, I don’t think change or an apology would have come.
I think Oscar Munoz thought the majority of America wouldn’t add up his careless sums.

My beau is a Mathmetician, we did the math rather quick.
The fact that we’re talking about dragging customer service says the country is sick.

There’s a lot of coughing but no vomit or blood (yet) gushin’,
still our country’s acting a little funky
and might need some sort of Robitussin.

You don’t have to believe me, in fact you can outright refuse,
go out and grab a pussy and you could make the next NEWS PERUSE. 🙂

It’s up to you. I’m just dropping heightened information
something like The Cat in The Hat, tho in Griot formation.

Good morning kinsmen, it’s mid week and I’m on my mid-week grind,
I’m Qui
I always love kicking it with thee on any relative NEWS PERUSE find.

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Vibrate higher, resist temptation and take your Robitussin

A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on April 10, 2017 at 5:24 am
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Seeds of wisdom

The bed you make may be your own.
Consequences matter from a kid all the way to grown.

Be quick to apologize if you’re the one in the wrong
and always pay royalties if you use other artists words to make songs.

That’s just good advice 
if you want to avoid a drama-filled life.

Me? I’m doing quite alright. I’m always digging the wiser say.
Anytime that you may find  me “quiet to the riot” I’m usually in Proverbs phase:

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To myself and others, I always say:
Pick and choose your battles and be clear about your plight.
Don’t throw your weight around if you’re not prepared to fight.

Aggression is aggression, there is no such thing as a “slight.”
Again, Don’t throw your weight around if you’re not prepared to fight.

img_4439A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today
Is nothing more, really – than COMMON SENSE in your face.

If you’re in the car but not behind the wheel – I suggest you pray.
Especially if the drivers skill are comparable to the roller coaster: Run Away.

As in old, herky-jerky, extreme sharp turns and full of thwarted thrills.
Click the roller coaster link; the Run Away is real. 🙂

Remember that a roller coaster ride is limited to its designated tracks,
walk your journey, know your road, don’t be side-tracked by this and that.

The world stage is too big for any type of menial tit for tat,
so if you have issue with your brother — please leave it at that.

Do not go global, do not take to Twitter or Facebook.
Take it God and maybe your best friend, then jot it in a journal book.
Lock it up so that your counters don’t take a look.

That’s A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today…
All of your thoughts need not be aired. Some – you can put away.

However, if you’re all about healing the world, what ails the people or unity on a whole,
Hit-up your girl, Qui. To me, that’s Project: GOLD. I’m always down to positively affect the soul.

Good morning to you, be on your wisest beat,
I’m Qui
On this griot 1-2-3 sewing wisdom in relative seeds.

Plant. Grow. Eat.
It makes sense.

What I KNOW about SHEETS

In News on April 8, 2017 at 2:27 pm

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output_upttm1Sheets come in the form of rain, hail, sleet and snow – on any day .
It’s sewn into percals by the hundreds for which we decently lay.

It’s formed from wood and called paper – onto which we write.
Making it rain means dropping dollars – a professional strippers excite…
and a ballers delight.

Sheets are everywhere all of the time and just in case you didn’t know,
If you cut two holes in the center of one and put it on you’re head – you’ll be ghost.

Sheets can be damn useful as well as being quite giving,
You can tie a few together to escape fire in a 3-story building.

I’m not a sheet expert but I claim to know a little
If you’ve got a down comforter and set of matresses the sheets go in the middle.

Dee dum-dee diddle, I’m just pulling…

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Another Fine WEDNESDAY

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on April 5, 2017 at 4:29 am

Greenleaf-cast-2017-season2And I’m feeling very much like 32
It’s SPRING time and I’m on the take –
not sure what on Earth I’m going to do

with this sunny side of me that is clearly showing.
I’m over here reading, writing, learning and knowing.

I’m soaking up information that I didn’t know yesterday.
The sapeosexual that I am, this research equates to play.

Hey-ey! It’s Wednesday baby and I’ve got a feeling of Dallas, TX in my hair.
I’m quite a few miles out of her radius’ frame but my attitude doesn’t care.

greenleaf_family.pngI’ve got K104 blasting through my speakers, via an app and bluetooth on my phone.
I’m rolling through the streets, I’m Phoenix-deep, but the DF-Dub is all in my dome.

Monday seems like it was just yesterday — yet it looks like the weekend’s about to begin.
We’re atop of the hump, fix your posture – no slump, It’s not Friday, but WEDNESDAY, again.

What’cha got up for today? Be it all sweet and no beef
for later tonight on channel OWN, you can indulge in some GREENLEAF.

Yes, honey child.
GREENLEAF is back – you know it’s gone be wild.

UNDERGROUND will backdoor this awesome show and still new at season 2’s begin.
Underground isn’t on channel OWN, but rather on WGN.

Go ahead and DVR them in. Both are pretty good company.
I’m just a writer, a dome exciter – these shows are like friends to me.
You ever talk back to the TV? 🙂

I do, and all of the time.
Sometimes it’s a flat comment – sometimes it’s a rhyme.

Today more of the same will be on shine, I’ll be nail-biting on bended knees,
I’m Qui
on Another Fine Wednesday, join me later on for familial reflections of you and me.

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Artful Notation

Just yesterday as I was on my way, sashaying and being productively steady
I received an informative text from the international and domestically cool: Fab 5 Freddy.

Beyond saying,”Yo Qui! What’s up?,” and spitting a few more verses that made me think
he split my wig with info of his current gig when he shot me this WJLA link:

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Fab5Freddy & MC Yan hang hip, historic and cultural ART in the SMITHSONIAN

http://wjla.com/features/good-morning-washington/street-artists-bring-unique-collaboration-kung-fu-wildstyle-to-the-smithsonian

Two very different, yet influential international icons
collaborating in art of hip and historic cultural sums.

Mmm and yum. Y’all know how I feel about adding good and solid content.
It seems that their art and cultural collab has alas, been SMITHSONIAN sent.

The WILDSTYLE EXHIBITION is on display in Washington, DC as I speak.
The a fore interview was pretty telling as well, click PLAY and take a peek.

Good shows, good art and good love are like shots of caffeine to me,
I’m Qui
This Wednesday deserves a “Oui” for being so Fab and for tonights Greenleaf!

Laugh Lines

In Comedy, Communication, Networking, News, Qui Audio Byte on March 31, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Life can be serious and often, not so kind,
so when I can, I gracefully yield to making new Laugh Lines:

Two elderly women were out for a Sunday drive in a large car and both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself “I must be losing it, I could have sworn we just went through a red light”. After a few more minutes they came to another intersection and the light was red again, and again they went right through. This time the woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous and decided to pay very close attention to the road and the next intersection to see what was going on. At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was definitely red and they went right through, and she turned to the other woman and said, “Mildred! Did you know we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us!” Mildred turned to her and said “Oh, am I driving?”

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Flying like Harrison Ford
harrison-fordAn airplane pilot had had a particularly difficult flight and a rough landing. The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, smile and give them a “Thanks for riding Royal Airlines.” But, in light of his bad landing, the pilot had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment. Finally, everyone had gotten off except for this little old lady walking with a cane. She said, “Sonny, mind if I ask you a question?” “Why no, Ma’am,” replied the pilot,” “what is it?” The little old lady said, “Did we land or were we shot down?” 🙂
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Never mind satellite news today – tomorrow it will ramp up more.
For now, dowse out “suspicion” with this next J/K score:

no-firesA lady was complaining to her husband about remodeling her kitchen. “You have been telling me you were going to get me new cabinets for ten years!” said the wife. “They are a luxury and the ones we have are fine.” the husband replied. The next day the wife goes to visit her mother for two weeks. When she returns she is overjoyed to see a brand new kitchen waiting for her. She was so thrilled that every night when the husband got home she would have his favorite meal on the table and after dinner she would rub his feet as he read the paper in the recliner. A couple of weeks later a neighbor came by for a visit. After admiring the new cabinets she says, “All of us were so glad that the fire your husband had while you were gone was confined to the Kitchen.”

The last joke has so many “issues with it,” that I don’t know where to begin…crazy-smileyface
Let’s just say I’m glad the husband scored and no other square footage was singed.

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Aw. It’s okay to laugh every now and again… actually, as much as you can, Boo.
I’m Qui
Hello to thee:
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Waking Up to Timothy Snyder

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on March 29, 2017 at 7:05 am

waking-up-is-keyI’ve been with my guy for more than two decades, (since high school), so waking up to Timothy Snyder was something new to me. Good thing my guy isn’t the jealous type, because Timothy has a book that has caught my attention and demands ‘curl-up-in-the-bed’ time, so I’ve been ‘curled-up.’

How did I meet Timothy? Bill Maher introduced me to him last Friday night (I’m quick! 🤗) – he was a panel guest. Did you see the show? It was enlightening and heavy all at the same time. And by “heavy” I mean in yielding brain lobe capacity. You know THAT works for me. Oui! Meet Timothy:

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I met Timothy on REAL TIME with Bill Maher on Friday
He was discussing historical tyranny; education always equals a high day.

I kept the channel locked. Here is where I wanted to play,
it was pretty good stuff. Here’s a 8-min vid of Tim’s informative say:

Heyyyy! That’s whats up. Did you get that?
Aw, you know me. I’m a knowledge hungry she,
and yes — I definitely dug that.

It was so good, so proven and so deep…
I think I’ll transcribe the conversation for “readers on ‘the creep.'”

But that will take a little bit of time.
Peep YouTube – now, before they kill the line.

Me? On this Wednesday morning, I’m feeling fine.
I’ve got a few hours pending before tackling my grind.

I’m hitting you up, because you’ve been on my mind.
Good morning baby. I’m on my lobe-lift grind.

The day is early and knowledge is a good serve anytime!
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, I’m content with spooning this book of mine.

I’m imploring you to expand your mind and to read a book today
Protect yourself, health and wealth from the tyrannical methods of yesterday!
DO Be wary of it creeping up again; Resist “the tyranny sway.”

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Next thing you know… it’s Sentencing time

In Communication, Griot, News on March 28, 2017 at 1:05 pm
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Steps to healing the loss of Frances Johnston

Frances Johnston is the neighbor that I will never forget, she’s also the neighbor that I never met. On January 15, 2015 while sitting upright in my bed watching a show called RESURRECTION I heard a ‘thud’ in my backyard. My backyard at the time backed up to a major street, Dobson Road and on the other side of the street is the semiconductor giant Intel. The nights in the Ocotillo Lake subdivision were usually exceptionally pleasant and quiet for me until Thursday night, that’s when Wanda House hit and killed Frances Johnson as she walked in the bike lane one evening around 8:30-9pm. Read the story here.  I was jarred that evening by what I thought was a thud or a gutted breath sound. Investigating the situation further I went outside and saw 911 responders tending to a body in the bike lane. They worked on the body as they passed me and my neighbors and put the body into the rear of the ambulance. That body was Frances Johnston’s.

Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 10.12.07 PMI had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Stewart, Frances’ sister, online. She contacted me on Facebook, not too long after the incident to inquire of any additional information that I might be able to share with her; she was doing her own investigation and rightfully so. Other than my published blogged recollections, I had none. Sarah was relentless in staying on top of her sisters case and not long after  she forwarded me information on the hit and run suspect who was being charged with her sisters death. The woman that was driving that Thursday night in the bike lane was Wanda House. I encouraged Sarah to be strong and to keep me in the loop of this case.

Sarah would remain connected to me via Facebook. I used to frequent Facebook daily and her efforts invoked me to produce a story update when the hit and run suspect was arrested. Sarah sent me a cell phone snapshot of the suspect: Wanda House. I titled the piece “Next thing you know… There’s Closure,” when in fact, this case was just getting started. There was surely a trial coming and more sustained pains for the family. I knew Sarah would keep me in the loop via Facebook when the time came. Unfortunately our Facebook connection ended about a year ago when my career schedule picked up. I found myself knee deep in script copy writes, shoot dates and edits that I had very little time to socialize on the book of faces — like I used to.

This morning I woke up to check my morning blog administration notes and saw that the archived write-up on Frances’ hit and run had been accessed. It made me think of Frances, so I began to Google information to bring me current on her case and you wouldn’t believe I found.

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The Sentencing…

I found an article dated for yesterday 3/27/17 — Wanda House was sentenced to 3-years in prison and 3-years probation. It’s not clear if she will lose her real estate license or whether she’ll be able to reclaim it in the future.

Sarah Stewart and Frances McMillian (Frances Johnston’s daughter) will still be missing their loved one. Their sentence is for life.

My heart and prayers go out to Frances’ family. Every now and again when I visit the Ocotillo Intel plant I am sure to wave at Fran’s memorial that is so lovingly cared for at S. Dobson Road and Canyon Way. I didn’t know Fran personally, but she totally touched my life. The memory of her will always be ‘in my backyard.’ I won’t be forgetting Frances anytime soon nor will I forget Sarah. I’m certain Sarah was willing me the vibe to research and reveal todays judicial resolve.

Life is short. Love is forever.
Get busy doing it!

blue_diamond dividerFrances was just walking one night, trying to remain fit
When Wanda, leaving the bar, drifted in the bike lane and did hit

something with her car, though she didn’t know WHAT it could be
so she pulled over, got out and concluded there was nothing there to see.

She continued on her route home, likely still operating under a bar buzz phase
and didn’t realize the fatal harm that she caused until seeing the news the next day.

She went into a fit and her family members felt the need to call the police and a doctor.
Wanda was no doubt beside herself with grief and nothing could stop her.

Coppers showed up to “cop” her and started an investigation into Frances’ exit jeers.
She died in January 2015 via the bike lane scene now Wanda’s sentenced to 3-years.

3-years? Is that all that a 47-year old life is worth these days?
I realize Sarah Stewart and her family remain in the mourning phase.

I no longer reside in Ocotillo Lakes, and have taken away some pretty found memories,
though they do not overshadow the love of Frances Johnston by her beloved family.

I feel it.
And of the wound, I pray time will heal it.

One minute you’re alive, going for a walk to think on ‘thangs,
next thing you know your introspection leads you into the bike lane…

Next thing we learn is that in Arizona it is against the law to walk in the bike lane,
but there were no sidewalks along that side of the road nor signs to inform the same.

There was indeed a sidewalk on the opposite side of the street
at the same block where Wanda and Frances did meet
therefore Wanda will only reap

3-years jail time plus the same in probation
Still it won’t erase the Johnston’s pain. No comparable relation.

I’m glad justice did not forget Frances and that her case did come to light
I’m Qui
God bless
Sarah and Frances daughter. I pray healing in their family’s life.