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Skosh

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on September 18, 2017 at 4:30 am

about this much…

Less than a dollar worth of change, the last of the milk, a half of piece of toast…
If it’s less than whole, less than 100% — chalk it up as skosh.

Me? I’m skosh-ghost. A little bit of nothing rarely lives here.
I’m a Costco chick, bulk is a hit; yet I’m skosh on the beer.

It makes my stomach bloated, a skosh – it’s not pretty, but it’s true.
I want to spend quality time and more than a skosh with you.

Anywho it’s a beautiful Monday Morning
and I’m several moments post my yawning.

I’m thinking again… yeah I’m brawn’ing.
My morns are filled with academic honing.

To the point –  I’ve been meaning to tell you I’ve gone back to school.
I felt a new Bachelors Degree in arsenal would be pretty cool.

I’m a content writer; a PSA filmmaker.
A degree in Cinematography would add to my money maker. 🤗

Just a skosh.
Tho skill wise I plan to milk it the most.

A new degree and little ol’ me….
Surely you can recall — school does it for me!
Yes sir and Oui!!! Education is always key!

Sure — I already work in the field but it’s always good to know
The roles of as many as possible – as least a skosh.

Good Morning Monday! I don’t know much more than I’m loving you, right now.
I’m Qui
On a high. I’ve got the future in my eye… well a skosh of it, anyhow.

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Word of The Day

In Book, Communication, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement on September 15, 2017 at 4:45 am

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Good morning “ami!” How in the world have you been?
Our 1st new word is “ami” and it is French meaning friend.

Dear Ami, I have missed you. Did you acquire much work and play
since we last spoke, 2-days ago on the hump of a mid-week day?

I’ve indulged in much reading, comprehending and analyzing views…
What I have not been doing – in the least, is watching local or satellite news.

I’ve nothing against Chuck Todd or Velshi & Rule
though to inhale that on a daily will make you the fool.

auto-cash-counter-gif.gifI’m not a good fool, so I’ve been reading and investing in self.
I’m a writer. Reading is fundamental and contributes to my colleague’s wealth.

Enough about me, let’s get back to the Word of The Day,
Are you being “perspicuous” when you speak your say?

Perspicuous means (of language) transparent and clear; easy to understand.
This is the charge of every orator, writer and book binder in the land.

Clear and concise is best. It is true.
Therefore “perspicuous” is word #2.

I’m parable-simple, still perspicuous in my writes of convey.
Don’t let the griot hold you up, yo’ – like a good sonnet, digest the say.

the-cat-and-the-hat-michael-meyers.gifI think you can. Dr. Seuss and the longevity of rap have paved the way
for the comprehension of griot; story telling via rhyme did pervade.

Before there were any Dr. Seuss books or one track of Hip Hop/Rap
griot masters were passing down news in rhyme – no shine, just the facts.

Surely you knew that before reading it here today,
Therefore your 3rd new word must be “pervade.”

Pervade means (especially of a smell) spread throughout and perceived in every part of.
The griot format indeed permeated; tho credit-wise it was underrated. Today let it be dug.

Last but not least, I’ve found another interesting word that I’d like to share with you,
I don’t know if you have room in your vocabulary for it, but the word is “moue” (moo).

moue-face-poutingMoue is not new and is seen most on a fixed-minded face;
Moue is the word for that pouting expression used to convey annoyance or distaste.

Word of Advice: Don’t moue.
It doesn’t look cute on you.

My “Word of The Day” title – seems to convey that there would be just 1,
I’m Qui
and I chose 1 + 3 because 4 new words will yield more vocabulary fun.

What on earth will you talk about tonight?
A new word or two will sew you up tight.

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Monologue Hog

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Sports on September 11, 2017 at 4:45 am

Focus

Good morning and good Lordy,
Irma came rolling in right after Harvey.

Uncle Corey insisted that he hunker down in Key West.
Most of the other fam went on the lam — but Unc was up for the test.

I haven’t heard of his status yet. I’m still praying for a rain thwart & stall.
To the McIntosh fam that is my connective clan: please send a text or call.

The weather in Arizona is on ‘beautiful ball.’
Sky – clear, sun – out and the birds are on ‘call.’

To those on the south coasts: I’m praying for y’all.
And after y’all hear from Uncle Corey send us a text or call.

I have a little sister in Houston that survived Harvey’s brut.
The pics she posted online revealed the saddest truth,

Her home is flooded and looks interior destroyed.
The love remains minus the clothes, furniture and toys.

She has two teen children – and within the two is a vast capacity of love.
I saw instagram vids of the shelter and her kids – they brought with them ‘the fun.’

Their high spirits glowed through the video bytes.
Their socio-economics were disrupted but their high spirits buffed it–
They’re up for the challenge of rebuilding their lives. 👍🏾

Good morning and good Lordy,
Irma came in hot and co-signed Harvey

to convey a message that Earth is unhappy.
Her land is carelessly sheared; her forests are assets – not a beard
and her waters are litter-nappy.


The gasoline and coal that we’ve burned…
Earth is speaking. Will you listen and learn?

Is it too much of an inconvenience to consider the fact
That we’re living a bit excessive? Must we eat all of the fat?

I had a car accident about  a month ago
and figured it may be time to upgrade the car, yo.

But then I started questioning, ‘Where am I driving to?
I work from home; less fro and more “to.” 🤗

Then I started adding up the good of a new car, for me:
I came up with shiny paint, minus my down payment bank and transit compliments of “Oui.”

Hmph. That isn’t enough for me. Incentive remains to bite the “new car challenge.”
And don’t go giving me that mumbo-jumbo about “better miles per gallon

conversation.
I am not driving across the nation.😆

In fact, as of late I’ve been walking a lot more,
enjoying nature and reaching my FitBIT score.

I’m also looking at the trees, the grass and the cars that pass by,
and I’m thinking “Lord bless the speedy travelers.” I’m guilty too – I shan’t lie.

Do I really NEED a new car?

Ever so consciously I awoke and arose today
while the rain whips the south coasts out of shape…

On another note

Beasley is Cold!

What about the NFL game last night?
Dak, Whitten, Williams and Elliot set it off right.

They brought an Irma’esque storm
That sounded a giants alarm.

I don’t think Dak wanted another repeat
of last years NY Giants double meet & defeat.

Last night the Cowboys did ‘the dang thang’
and shared with the Giants a lil bit of hurricane.

Watching the game was a great way to pass the time
when reality and chaos was hard on my mind.

After a full inhale of plays and a satisfying slow release
I realized Dem Boys came to play. Godspeed on being BEAST‼️

I’m happy today for life, love and those that hurricane survive,
I’m Qui
Loving the A-Z because amidst troubled skies she has the best sunrise.

Give the creator thanks if you were able to wake up and open your eyes.
Yes, YOU!
💋

Eh yo! How’s your ENERGETIC FLOW

In Communication, fitness, Griot, News, Science, Self Improvement, weightloss on September 6, 2017 at 4:30 am

 

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It’s that time again, just before the Arizona sun rises
that I produce for you a topic or two in griot vises.

Let me frame the scenes and set them in place
before laying them out onto this digital space.

I could hammer out a myriad of thoughts and a myriad of views
from all that is good in life to the anxious whoa’s & dangerous lows of world news.

Where shall I start? I’d much prefer to talk about you.
What’s good with you today? Do tell, what you’re up to?

What’s on your agenda? How do you chart the day to go?
In all of your doing and career pursuing don’t forget your flow.

As it pertains to your energy. Please acknowledge when you need to pause or rest.
You can not perform at peak when forgoing eat and sleep; this will not yield you your best.

jumping-jacks.gifToday is a good day to hump onto an opportunity that’s been staring you in the eyes,
it’s easy it’s free and it will bode well for thee – get back to EXERCISE!

Eh, yo! How’s your ENERGETIC FLOW?
If you need a tune up – others may already know. 🙂

Did you rise early today? Did you meditate?
Did you stretch and talk to your body in relate?

I did...
and I thought about you, kid.

At present I am up sipping jo and preparing myself to go out.
The sun is on the rise, I’ve got sunny-anticipations in my eyes
I’ve got to explore what this feeling is about.

What about you? If you see me in transit don’t hesitate to lightly nudge me.
I want to bid you Namaste, hear about your day
and of course encourage you to hug me.

I’m blazing and on fire with happiness and hope today,
I’m Qui
ISO the energy: Qi  as well as peeping your flow today.
‘Looking good. Hey-ey.

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Ignore the cute dance.

Always yield your best energy.
There is no substitute synergy.
So put the candy down!
[Talking to self] 

 

Good Morning, Beautiful

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on September 4, 2017 at 4:50 am

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Good morning, beautiful. Good morning, good morning, good morning!
Wipe the cold from your eyes and be strong in your stretch and yawning.

Stand erect and stretch, then bend at the waist and touch your loyal toes.
If you can’t exactly meet them, that’s okay – the effort, is the beneficial gold.

Hang there for a minute, relax your shoulders, arms and fingers.
Relax your head into the move – relax your neck, o’ shower singer.

Breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
After a total of 5-10 seconds, reverse your position of south

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Happy to…

and stand up straight again, though slowly, vertebrae-by-vertebra.
Then bring your hands to your chest in a position of pray
And say “Namaste.”

Acknowledge the gratefulness for your body and spirit shortly after your feet hit the floor.
Do it because you deserve it – and especially if you’ve not ever done it before.

Don’t substitute acknowledging your physical body with the energy you generate when you pray.
Oh yes! I’m a praying girl – its big in my world; the religious start of my everyday.

Religious? What in context, does that mean?
That means I do it often at the start of my day – per every new scene.

Aw, you know what I mean. I pray and give thanks – for sure,
then I stretch my body towards the ceiling – then down to the floor.

For my body I am grateful. For me, (without request or beg), it works dutiful.
Therefore, after my stretch, I look in the mirror and say, “Good Morning, Beautiful.”

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What did you say to yourself this morning? Have you said anything at all?
Consider yourself and thank God for your health, your body is loyal with no stall.

A body stall is not at all what we want. Right?
So I thought I’d share my gratitude chant via this write:

“Thank you my toes, my knees, thighs, hip and my heart.
Thank you my eyes, mouth and brain – that’s so smart.

Thank you to all of my organs that do function in this awesome bod.”
This after: ‘I give thanks for life and all that is good.’ – My prayer to God

Good Morning Beautiful. Good morning – good morning; Im talking to you right now.
Yes you! Who chose to roll through with the supportive boom-pow!

Thank you. I appreciate you. Take your time, read a while; please do stay.
I’m Qui
Grateful for life & the sun and all that we have in common. To your spirit: Namaste.

Dance with me.

Dahn Jon

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, Video on August 28, 2017 at 8:07 am

STS-dahn jon.jpgI decided to break from the grind of corporate contract winners
and dedicate some “me time” via the Tao Healing Center.

We met up in Sedona
Where big energy rests on ya.’

We did introspection reflections; we looked within ourselves.
The healing practice mainly costs you time for yourself.

Leave at home your mundane concerns and wealth – it’s not needed here.
Sedona has a reputation of internal peace and ‘wiping the mind clear.’

It totally and completely did it for me.
I resided in Sedona for days of 3.

Three is a small number  – though my internal organs received it as rigorous fun.
I practiced in converting STRESS TO STRENGTH with Tao Master Chun.

We acknowledged our Chakras and and focused on feelings to reconnect…
Then we hiked the Healing Gardens and visited an awesome vortex.

I stood still in the thick of it, grateful to God;  standing on sacred ground.
I calibrated my vision to see the energy particles,  mid air; all around.

There – is where good energy abounds. I was amazed.
Then we passed the sight of Levenson’s resting place.

Ilchi is the man that revived the dream
that Levenson left – when he conceded life’s scene.

Therein is the tale that provided the retreat
That I dedicated to myself over days of 3.

Converting Stress to Strength –
Is how my time was spent.

My Dahn Jon does it me.
We tapped and patted our energy free.

Penned up emotions have no magic potion of which I can tell.
But a trip to a Mago retreat could facilitate you into being well.

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Teen energy is HUGE!!! Go Sadie!

We meditated a lot. When was the last time that you did?
In our class of mature energy there was a lone majestic kid.

She was just 13. She opened her heart and took in the scene.
She arrived as a child and returned home – a wiser teen.

It was a beautiful thing.
I cried, I laughed, I even attempted to sing.
The experience invoked me. I was charmed by the scene.

I arrived a mess out of sorts, so I communed in nature with an open heart.

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You retain stress in your organs. Be encouraged to RELEASE that. You don’t deserve it.

I was energetically all over the place; I carried quite a lot to deal…
Chun and those attending with me coalesced their energy & we healed.

Today I feel refreshed, renewed and glad to be a member
of such a loving family at the Tao Healing Center.

We all need it – to reconnect and focus on self.
I’m Qui
Encouraging you to a Mago Retreat. Invest in you and return to well.

PS — Here’s a little note to those who joined me in retreat this weekend and won,
If you find that your body is still sore from our retreated score – no problem, it’s just your Qijong.

Elevated

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on August 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

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Yes, Bart. #ComeUP! 

Good morning baby. How’d you sleep? I’m up early — I know.

I wanted to be of the first in A-Z to see the sunrise show.

I wanted to be of the first to greet you as you awake, yawn and rise.
Nothing but good’s been pending for you – before you ever opened your eyes.

Go and get it! Don’t be surprised. You’re a beast when you’re at your best.
The way you make the fam look good, you’re not Scottish but deserve a sur name crest.

Yes, honey! Yes! Today is ours for sure.
Never mind what’s going on in front of or behind –
today was made for a score.

So let’s take it.
Let’s enjoy it to the fullest and not fake it.

Me? I’m up here on this mountain top.
Taking care of self? You know I don’t stop.

I’m up here taking-in nature and good company, alike.
I’m up here with intentions to better my life.

Inhale good vibes. Exhale all strife.

It’s the perfect awakening for girl like me on, a Friday.
I’m Qui
Up here in Sedona, A-Z. So for me, it’s an absolute high day.

Nomaste.
Be peacefully elevated along lifes way.

 

POWER Moves & A Couple of Fools

In Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows on August 23, 2017 at 4:35 am

donshea-hopkins-power-rainaYes, I saw it all and yes it was purposefully sour.
Before I spill the beans please tell me that you saw POWER?

Bean spilling is about to commence
Tariq isn’t slick and Raina reaped consequence.

Kinfolk, I was sick. I truly thought I would throw up.
I was enjoying watching Donshea Hopkins grow up.

And now this:
The death of a child is hard to dismiss.

FOOL 1: Ray-Ray really messed up when he pulled that trigger.
Raina was just another nobody, the crooked cop figured.

Did you see the eyes of her brother as he stood over her last gurgles of breath?
Tariq looked up at Ray to see him running away then to Raina as she embraced death.

florida-evans-damn.gifCrooked POWER got her.
In specific it was horrific and Ray-Ray shot her.

Florida Evans said it best: “Damn, damn, damn!
Where’s that Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham?

If only Tasha could read her little girl another bedtime story tonight.
The femme sibling role lost its soul; the writers will no longer write.

Raina St. Patrick has met her scripted demise.
But did you see her brothers eyes?

I did. They were charged with new and calculating views.
It just didn’t appear that his soul felt dear about bidding Raina ado.

In other devilish deeds
spawned from Sundays POWER‘ful seeds:

power-dre-smokingFOOL 2: Dre is definitely smoking but it ain’t weed.
I’m weighing this by the size of his recent misdeeds.

He orchestrated Julios death
And has the Toros Locos walking to the left.

They are under suspicion and now being watched…
Warehouse distributions for Tommy are up in smoke – shot.

Tommy is the one eyeballing the Loco’s and feeling a big testy,
He has duly reached out for help from his dad,Tony Teresi.

The show yielded to credits after Tommy fist bumped snow.
He was still on his vent at the episodes end – but of Raina’s – he does not know.

Eh yo! It was emotionally pulling to say the least,
I’m Qui
On these POWER Moves & a couple of Fools. The entire production is beast!

As for the host, the black and gold STARZ:
Take care of this series – its relativity goes hard!!!

Monday Muncher

In Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Video on August 21, 2017 at 4:45 am
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These are 6 of the 7 Sisters named after the days of the week. Thursday (in black) and Tuesday (red head) are on the far left… Monday is MISSING,

Mm-mm-mm, it’s Monday, again
and y’all know how I am at a new weeks begin.

I’m all jitted up about conquering a win.
The possibilities for the day are many – in opportunities den.

Let’s talk about the goings on of my refreshing Sunday,
I was drawn in by Netflix’s WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY?

Have you seen this piece?
It’s multi sci-fi duplicity.

It’s new in the reel Netflix stream line-up.
It goes hard good Lord; kept me on edge in the cut.

7 identical siblings are born into a rut
because there can only be one. Now take that to the gut!

Webp.net-gifmaker (2)You’d think identical, multiple birth siblings would have a little more love

than Monday showed to Sunday. The family of 7 needs a  Musketeer hug.

Their grandfather and paternal reference was no guardian joke –
he raised 7 warriors. Gramps was played by Willem Dafoe.

Also there’s a pretty prickly role
that holds consistency by Glen Close.

You gotta see this.
From beginning to end – Noomi Rapace is a hit.

But then again, I am truly sci-fi bred.
I was into Thursday and Tuesday, (the Lesbian and the red head).

Spoilers will not be so quickly fed — you have got to see this piece,
I’m Qui
It’s new and still under box office review. The concept is beast.

With great intensity I inhaled and exhaled the satisfying, slow release of yesterday,
because today I labor my own seedy and literally scripted Monday.

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The day was yesterday that we had to let go
of the legendary Dick Gregory; he was just eighty-fo.’

Put your lighters in the air and say “Ho-oh!”
Then visit his wikipedia to learn a little mo.’

I had to learn of him too – my  adolescent introduction of him lead me to surmise as much:

Dick Gregory kept the vibe light
during the journey of civil rights,

he made folks laugh when they wanted to cuss.’

And sometimes they still cursed, but most importantly he taught them while they laughed.
Like I said, he was just eight-fo, when he crossed over, though he did MUCH in between his dash:

October 12, 1932      August 19,2017

Peep his legacy: learn well and don’t lose the laugh.

It’s about You, Me, WE

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on August 18, 2017 at 9:14 am

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I’m gonna start this piece about
with a few SHOUT OUTS:

  • Bless the woman who raised ya, Ken Frazier. You’re no scavenger, no scoundrel.
    You did the right thing by resigning from the presidents council.

As did the corporate giants that followed the moves that you birthed,
even though they escaped denounciation on Twitter like you and Merk.

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Once you guys started filing out of council the commander in chief went on a tangent
and insisted he doesn’t need you guys anyway and dismantled both the panels.

  • I’m not much for condemning, I’m not the judge nor a noble friar,
    Though the ultimate sacrifice was made by the late Heather Heyer.
  • Heather wasn’t the only one that lost her life,
    there were 2 officers on patrol who were  killed in flight.
  • De’Andre Harris is currently recovering from critical injuries to his throat.
    He was beaten relentlessly by white supremacists with weapon-turned flag poles.

God bless all souls that reside in turmoil.
What are you fighting over? An asset nor soil?

Why the hate rupturing boils? Unto others you should do…
Karma is real and always comes back for you.

Always.

That’s why it’s important to highlight the good
And relate to our neighbors in a myriad of hoods.

Heather Heyer’s mother is the hero this week.
I stopped all that I was doing to hear her speak

at Heathers memorial a few days ago.
Mom said ‘THIS MOMENT WILL COUNT‘ if her daughter has to go.

My heart goes out to her, things are forever changed.
The least I can do
is publish her daughters name:


And so Friday has caught us with our britches still down
The news peruse portrays the pointy hat of a pretty shifty clown.

Thinly percaled and unrefined cotton dingy.
I refuse to do a full news peruse – I’m gone be griot stingy. 😊

I’d rather talk about you and even talk about me.
Let’s talk about the fun of this weekend and WE...

I’m my most literal with you, I couldn’t have made it this far without ya.
I’m Qui
Partying on this Friday is key! Come with — I’m crazy aboutcha.

The official birthday party pops off tonight.
It’s scheduled to roll straight through Sunday night.
Aye!

#LeoProportions