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FRIDAY NIGHT: Grown Folks Hour

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 17, 2020 at 8:26 pm

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Good evening and welcome home, already.
I get lonely without you; I’m so solo-steady.

Here’s a drink to curb your edge; tonight, call me Becky.
Let’s play a game of “Percale Chess;” tonight you can ‘check me.’

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Come on and affect me. By all means be effective.
I’m Queen, you’re King.  Let’s intertwine our collective.

Connecting dots of intentional deeds,
drawing lines and reaping seeds.
Your majestic vision supersedes the weeds.
Thrive in the moment of you and me.

Who, me? You know my spin.
I’m categorized in the “Writers” bin.

Shakespeare, Langston, Paul Dunbar, and Dr. Seuss
nourished my poetic roots; thus, I bear a similar fruit.

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A connection with me, means that you’re a reader

of grown content… and that’s good.
because I’m all about the water the wood.

How much wood could a wood-chuck chuck if a wood-chuck could chuck wood?
My name ain’t Chuck but I chuck much. I’m a southern girl.  It’s understood.

This Friday’s chuck, by all accounts is 100% Grade A.
I’m Qui
flirting with thee, via a little tongue & cheek Grown Folks word play.

I pray thee tell me, how was your earning day?
Lean in close and whisper how you wielded a slay.
I root for you daily; Yasss Bae. Hooray!”

Now, put down the telephone –
and commitment to being grown.
I’m so very glad that you’re home.

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Journey: MONDAY FUNDAY

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 13, 2020 at 4:20 am

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Yes-yes! Good morning, good morning. Wake-up sleepy head.
This day requires reel — no lounging in bed.

You heard what I’ve said so, let’s go.
The sun will meet us on location, yo.

Today is SHOOT DAY 1 of the AUTO SAFETY PSA.
I am up to claim scenes per the script’s relay.

What about you? I’m duly charting an 8-hour filming day.
Though I must admit, we may finish quick; pre-planning yields me a slay.

And so today is MONDAY FUNDAY. I need no jo’ right now.
I’m bright-eyed and bushy tailed on 6-hours sleep…anyhow,

Monday

FUNDAY.

I’m up and ready to go.
So what’s that you’re getting into, yo?

May I suggest your start out the week
the way you want it to play out (i.e., productive, smooth, and sweet)?

Up-up-up! Get up on your feet.
Today you lead the band; they march to your beat.

May it be one of fresh creativity
because you planned-out over a few weeks.

WE got this. You and I are so much like.
Monday’s are easy – like riding a bike.

You can’t forget how.
Show and prove time is NOW.

Are you awake? I surely am and with a Chester-cheesy smile,
I’m Qui
Up to film the day, it’s a Journey; I’m charting the miles…

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Proceed.

NEWS PERUSE

In Communication, education, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 9, 2020 at 7:32 am

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Good morning good people. How are you today?
The news has a few views that I’d like to play.

Let’s take a walk across ye ol’ pond today
and witness Harry and Meghan carve out a new space.

What’s that you say? You have not heard?
Well, Diana’s baby boy has sent formal word

that he and his bride mean no disrespect
but intend to recoil as senior royals – for a life of more let.

Let means “to allow.” Also, the couple has an adorable son.
Prince Harry must be reminiscent; for his son he wishes more fun.

Therefore, he and our Meghan are planning to do a newer thing:
get dual residences on both sides of the pond. Quite fly and exciting!

I wish them well. Meghan Markel is born of our beloved country.
She and Prince Harry are indeed a new groove. New grooves can feel funky.

And that’s okay. Right? Change can bump and bruise.
I think the young royals are onto something. It’s time to stick-and-move.

What’s that you say? Where on Earth have I been?
In the checkout line reading tabloids, o’ friend. 😛

What about you?
I’ve also got a couple of PSA’s that I need to shoot.

One conveys auto safety and being compliant on the road.
I love that you keep your car shiny-clean but let’s conquer a higher goal:

clearer skies tomorrow.
Smoke plumes from a tailpipe equal sorrow.

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We can’t have soot-like emissions continually going up into the air.
QUI FILMS is supporting this PSA because we’re drivers of dimensional care.

Drivers of good and common sense – please endeavor to remain fresh.
Let us all be mindful of the road and the danger of bad breath.

Wait. Do what?
Yes. Bad breath made the PSA cut.

The second PSA that I am working on
is about the hazards of breath-too-strong.

Let me slow down and point-out the calcified fact
that heart disease thrives via the build-up of plaque.

bad-breath-horse.gifPlaque on your teeth need not cause you to hush.
Be friendly & chatty with others  after you brush. 🙂

It’s a good ambience and your friends will cease to frown
when you and your long conversation comes around.

I know that most of us have conversation on a variety of hues.
I wouldn’t be surprise if you dropped a line about this NEW PERUSE.
It’s okay if you do.

All publicity isn’t good publicity, but you are a good soul.
I would think if you talk about me, it’s as good as gold –
and that’s goal.

Am I right?
May goodness be yours by the day and by night.

Me? I’m up early reading and couldn’t refuse the write.
A NEWS PERUSE is a connective tool to world-view insight.

And while I’m taking it easy – by crossing the pond and talking film shop,
life is really good-to-go, good kinfolk — but world news isn’t so hot.

We, the people are the news. What we do composes the worlds view,
I’m Qui
Always involved in a new days evolve, positive news, encouragement, and you.

PS — If you’re wondering why I didn’t mention IRAN?
I prefer to leave the fish in the frying pan.
You don’t need my views on that particular stance.
Let’s make LOVE the news; let’s start a new band.
Remember WE ARE THE WORLD? Let’s sing and hold hands.

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2020 Will Yield Plenty

In Communication, education, Griot, News on January 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
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So many ports of entry.

Good morning New Year. I’ve been waiting on you.
There are quite a few points that I’d like to work through.

2019 was a mother and you held the door for her leave.
I appreciate your entrance; you are fresh air to breathe.

Good morning, good morning. Let it always be new between you and I.
2020: I’m focused plenty; for you, I’ve got eyes.

I like the strength of your thighs. May I cop a feel?
2020 your hips can yield plenty as it pertains to intellectual appeal.

Oh yes. Please come in and do take your time.
You and I are going to get along just fine.

From the span of the calendar to all that God holds true,
2020 it’s good to meet you; allow me to accentuate you.

May you encompass a host of electric vehicles, hybrids and the likes,
humanity, wisdom and love; much less digital hacking and fights.

Good morning New Year. It’s so good to meet you.
Be not coy with your grace, a world healing is natural and due.

Excited is my heart and every molecule that composes me,
that you and I should finally meet.

Welcome beloved 2020.
Through you, the flow will be plenty.

Let’s frame you in a medium shot…

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It’s 39 degrees outside — though you are so hot.

Science. God.

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, News, Science, Self Improvement, Video on December 30, 2019 at 5:30 am


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Have you ever been reading and certain phrases and words catch your eye?
Happens to me all of the time – I shan’t lie,

and in those moments my lids grow wide
as I comprehend the minds of other lives.

At the point where deep intellectualism resides
every story has peaks & valleys; today we focus on The High.

The Almighty “Oh My;” the one responsible for your spirit, mind and bod.
Let’s talk about The Most High, I call Him: Pops and God.

What do you call Him? Do you call Him at all?
If you don’t everyday, do call when your probs are tall.

I do.
And like supernatural fixin’s – He always come through.

spinning news paperSo I was reading this piece in the New York Times
that says Christians be talking but God doesn’t make “the chime.”

Folks are not talking about God everyday.
I was a bit surprised; I responded, “Whatchu’ say?

I really didn’t want to believe it.
But my guy has not only been telling me this — he heaves it

every time I mention God in conversation,
he says, “Most folks wouldn’t make that relation.”

I be like, “What?
It feels like taking one to the gut.

I suppose I did assume everyone talks about ‘The Most High.’
Especially at the start of everyday; upon opening their eyes,

but the New York Times has published otherwise – so I had to vent.
In fact, the percentage of folks that talk about God often is 7%.

That alone won’t pay the rent when Christianity is at an all time high.
What does it mean to be a Christian? Is ‘believing in God’ a time that’s still nigh?

I sure hope so.
Though Stephen Hawking and Einstein said “no.”

Both men believed more in Science as the life-creation reason
and that human stories and calendar glory created the Christmas season.

Okay.
Then there’s my say.

prayingAgain, I pray and God comes through.
I believe quantum fluctuation belongs to God, too.

If you are not familiar with it,
no probQF makes life in quantum physics.

I believe creation can occur via quantum fluctuation,
and also, that God gave it to us to make such relation.

Is that okay?
No right or wrong needs to be at play

if we can come together and agree on this day
that a higher being, our God has the first and last say.

After all, it won’t be you nor I
that give quantum fluctuation or creates life.

Science is important and I am a woman of such,
but even Science has a beginning; a divine push.

Supernatural forces work for-and-against us everyday.
Please do not live this life ill-prepared for the game you must play.

Life is a game that must be played,”
be properly prepared or by stress be slayed.

Your power is present lest you allow it to be erased
by not believing in God and the schematics of grace.

You are a soldier – please take your place.
God is your power source – let this knowledge not be erased.

It’s okay to lean on Him and live in grace.
I really hoped the lack of God-talk was just a phase.

Unfortunately, I see
that this has become the norm in society.

Though it doesn’t always have to be.
You and I can change that – conversation is key.

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Again, I am a woman of Science, my upcoming Bachelors degree confirms.
I’m Qui
and I think, ‘the elimination of God talk’ yields hope – a certain burn.

It’s okay to educate ourselves and to  learn —
but not to the point that we ignore our spiritual discern.

5-4-3-2-REBOOT

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on December 28, 2019 at 5:15 am

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Are you ready? We are fast approaching.
The time to START SOMETHING NEW is manifest encroaching.

Do you feel it in your gut?
Whatever will you do with your flexible butt?

It’s time to move.
Catch the beat and ride a groove.

5-4-3-2-REBOOT on the 1.
20/20 is within our sights, hon.

I’m at the on-ramp of a creative zone.
5-4-3-2-REBOOT is the productive 1.

I’m on my mark, I’m ready and set to go do it.
Excitement is ours; let’s get up and exude it.

I’m looking forward to clearer vision in 2020.
Everyone that I know deserves more love and I’ve got plenty

to give on the 5-4-3 and 2.
I’m divvying more love to me and you.

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Oh yes, beloved – I need more love, too.
Whilst you divvy the love that encompasses you?

If only between you and your closest crew.
I think yielding more love is something we all ought to do.

I think it’s a perfect time for a Reboot, Boo.
A more loving union is one we should pursue.

In a short span of 3-days a new year will arise.
The future has a love-suture for our unite.

Care you to be a part of the evolve; dare you to lead?
I’m Qui
on the 5-4-3 because the 2 and Reboot requires our unity.

That’s on you & me — and to tell the truth,
I think we can do it! Let’s 5-4-3-2-REBOOT.

and be strong about it, like GROOT.

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Bust a new move.

 

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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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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Thursday’s GROWTH SPURT

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on December 12, 2019 at 5:31 am

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God is amazing.
You can see His moves in the trail blazing

if you look ever so closely.
To be in the dark about His moves is to live ghostly.

Are we living in the purpose of His intended scene?
If we’re not giddy about life – that’s a not God’s thing.

His will for us is to be peaceful. Let us be peace on this Thursday.
Lean not unto our own understanding less we reap a thirst day. 😛

Give negative energy a powerful black eye
by yielding to a GROWTH SPURT; reach for the sky.
Make Heaven on Earth within your sights.

Why not?
Your life is not about broken branches and snot.

Thus, this season was made for thee,
especially for children of the Trinity.

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If you be, also – then this is surely our day.
I’m Qui
Good morning beloved, let us kneel and pray.

May the rest of your day be a Godly SLAY.
Me? I’m already in route; I’m blazing the way!

Come and GROW with.

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ROLE PLAY is GOOD Any Day

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Yesterday I was lightening quick in composing personal texts.
A thought would cross my mind and I’d compose at break-neck.

Have you ever been there?
My partner says that’s ‘it’s not fair’

that my hands move as fast as my lips.
If one can’t keep up with the 411, one will get “the slip.”

That is not ever my intention and yesterday was a delightful surprise,
I composed a text so fast, that the recipients name slipped past my eyes.

I meant to send the intended text to one person, but it went out to a “friendly other.”
I started the texts out with “I’m texting because I love you,” – t’is was a text for my mother.

As God would have it, it went out to another lady whose kid is not me.
She hit me back with love and support and took on “the motherly lead.”

Ooo Wee.
She got me.

For later on when I accessed my texts to hit my mother again,
I realized the name atop of the texts was a beloved and much younger friend‘s.

She is indeed a mother of two who figured it was a mistake, and was just ‘doing what she do.’
She played mother to me yesterday; I exceed her offspring in age by a decade or few.

Ooo-ooo-ooo. Have you ever?
I yield such script-work to God; He is supreme clever.

I suppose this is the reason why I decided to rise and talk about G-o-d,
I’m Qui
and ROLE PLAY is Good Any Day – if you allow God to take the lead. Indeed.