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A is for Arizona’s Awesome Atmosphere

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel on November 19, 2018 at 3:45 am
In good company

Ever since the midterm vote and Kirsten Sinema‘s blue —
Arizona has been yielding a much friendlier hue.

I’m telling you and child it feels good.
What’s the vibe saying in your neighborhood?

I spend a lot of my dwelling time in the great state of Texas 
and it used to be the color red between states that connected us.
But now that is not true,
Arizona has turned blue 
And I’m loving “how the midterms has affected us.”

It really, really feels good, y’all.
Cheddars is the place to dine and stall.

Or so it was Saturday afternoon; 
the diversity of patrons did swell and boom.

I eat at Cheddars in Texas and Arizona all of the time.
Originally established in Texas their hospitality shines.

Usually, when I dine in Arizona, my presence sticks out a lot,
The crowd is generally white but the menu hits the spot.

Arizona has a diverse bag of residents, though we haven’t really been mixing.
Folks weren’t sure if it was okay to be chatting, shooting the bull and chitting

about politics, familial affairs, or world news.
So, we held our peace and piece until A-Z turned blue.

Yoo-hoo! Neighbor-oo, how do you do?
I’ve been looking out of the window wanting to talk to you.

Can I offer you a cup of juice or how about coffee?
That’s the new dialogue that seems to be about me  

when my melodious doorbell chimes and sings.
Prior to the midterm vote, I’d never heard the thing.

DING! DING!

The southwest atmosphere is absolutely better.
California is on fire,
I pray the Earth to become wetter.

I’m praying for rain.
If I was a Native and knew of a dance
I’d do the darn thang.’
California needs rain.

The atmosphere over there is rather smoky.
Please pray to God for rain, or soon we’ll all be choky.

Don’t be in a pot slowly boiling; don’t be a curious and an uninformed toddler.
Don’t be the casualty to a hot stove that’s only getting hotter.

You get my point? Now pass the joint because Cali’s weed fields are surely burning, 😀
I’m Qui
Happy to be
in Texas and A-Z where blue and purple reflects our yearning.

Turn to God and put-in on a feel-good vibe –  like Arizona’s atmosphere.
Let’s be kinder to each other more because God holds that stuff dear – 
and then He won’t have a choice but to hear:
Cali needs rain.

Cherishing

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 16, 2018 at 12:36 am
Time flies…

Good morning. I woke up with the feeling of winning!
No jars to pickle me in – though I am hooked on KIDDING.

Have you had a chance
to check out KIDDING On-Demand?

Oh, you should. You really should.
It’s quite the SHOWTIME reflection of a ‘perfect neighborhood.’

I hope that Mr. Roger’s hood was not ever so deep.
You’ve got to see Jim Carey’s performance – It’s talking to you and me.

The writers scripted sex, death, and drugs
to accessorize the main story t’was born of love.

The society-observative me thinks so.
Season one came in hot; the cast is a pro.

The narrative view is fresh, it’s strong, and it’s rough.
Jeff Pickles has his shortcomings, yet he is enough.

TNT’s LAST SHIP has sailed, and it isn’t coming back.
Sunday was the last battle on Nathan James’ war track.

I like to watch television a little bit
and it’s channel 573 that I just can’t quit.

It’s called SHORTSTV and it has the best lineups
of creative short films that you can watch in your cut.

Time flies when you’re having fun and reviewing your peers.
I’m a student of film, popcorn, mimosa’s, and cheers.

I’m truly entering into my happy zone as Fall’s essence begins to ring,
and then I hear that Kim Porter’s crossed over; she exited the scene.

XO.

PDiddy aka Mr. Love: I am doleful for you and your beloved children.
Please take heart knowing Kim won’t be far – and that you’ll see her again.

Kim did cross over, but her love won’t ever end.
This morning I arose and with intent, my knees did bend.

I’m praying for you; you and the fam are not alone.
Kim Porter was the real deal, I can’t wait to hear the memoir song.

Life is not to be taken for granted, neither is the stretch or the yawning.
I’m Qui
Cherishing life
and my Griot writes, along with your presence on this morning.

WORDPRESS is Pressing Evolution Again

In News on November 14, 2018 at 8:23 pm

Have you felt the new Editor that’s being introduced through the admin’s backdoor? I’m framing it as coming through the backdoor because at present using the new editor is an option.  But we know that the option period is for a limited time only and that eventually, the new editor will be all that is available. 

Me? I have opted to give the new editor a go early because I’ve been on WordPress for almost a decade and am no longer afraid of confronting the evolution that they serve up. It’s usually good. 

So what did I find?

Well, I found that I will now be building my article content in blocks. Which isn’t really so different from typing text onto a blank document, but they are calling the beginning of a new paragraph “blocks” and I’m sure that’s a reference to HTML coding. We code in blocks. I also noticed that the HTML toggle switch is missing at the very top of the new document. However, if you highlight the block, the edit toolbar will appear at the top. Not a bad deal, but definitely something to get used to. 

In order to continue to press out my Griot point of view
It’s best that I learn how to maneuver the new hue.

It appears that WordPress’ evolution is a clever hat
But poses some issues in my Griot format.

In order to write in Shakespeare verse, poetics and Griot slots,
I may encounter a continuance issue at writing in blocks.

Each new 2-line stanza seems to create a brand-new paragraph.
But it’s just 2-lines in a verse; nothing to start a new block at. [?]

In order to compose this Griot piece in format-fashion 
I had to enlist a Word document and pre-viz my passion.

I wrote out my piece, copied and pasted it into one block.
Then once I pressed enter, it made a new block forever 2-line slot.

The extra step of previsualizing rocks and saved me from being confused by the editing evolution,
I’m Qui
And WordPress’ Press of Evolution bodes well for me; t’is my early conclusion.

What sayest ye, o’ WordPress Kin?
Evolution is real and they’re at it again.

Frame your day After you Meditate

In Comedy, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on November 11, 2018 at 10:13 am

Terry-Crews-curious.gifIf you’re asking me, “Why Qui? Do what?
I sincerely wish for you to experience more love.

If you can think more of yourself, others will have no choice but to.
Rest in knowing God created, loves and resides inside of you.

Know without a doubt that your life is worth the living.
And when you’re a casualty of people who fall short –
please don’t let that stop you from love-giving.

Every day upon your initial awake,
take 5-10 minutes to pray and meditate.

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Do it once a day and you may find that you crave more.
I’m Qui
I keep clarity in my life by activating silence at my core.

Don’t let the life-of-the-day run you.
Acknowledge your life first and journey the day through.
Mindful framing can work wonders for me and you.

Manifesting Monday

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement on November 5, 2018 at 6:45 am

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Good morning baby, it’s Monday indeed.
I’m high with no coffee beans or weed.
Our pending collective vote is the responsible seed.

I am high off of life and I am plenty, plenty “woke.

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WELCOME NEW VOTERS – Don’t be intimidated.

Good morning Dear Monday, tomorrow we vote.
Stay focused – don’t yield to the hocus; don’t choke.

CALL 1-866-OUR VOTE

What’cha want today? Whatever it is – you can have.
On November 6th, let’s go to the polls and laugh.
‘Not being heard,’ needs to be our new thing of the past.

Let’s make every moment count – life goes way too fast.
This week offers new acceleration; please step on the gas.
I yearn to be closer — like we used to be in the past.

Vroom-Vroom! Are you ready? Are you truly awake?
I’m Qui
Manifesting good for WE – tomorrow is ours to give or take.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? WHAT WILL WE COLLECTIVELY SAY?
Take a moment to meditate and pray; claim this as a Manifesting Monday.

BOO’d UP

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on November 1, 2018 at 10:37 am

good-friends-knowledge-funGood afternoon Sweetie! Naturally, I ate too much candy last night,
though it was the fudge striped cookies that just didn’t do me right.

Did you celebrate Halloween last night? Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to.
No mimic-dress up for me – I was filming Roll B for a degree that I’m in pursuit.

I did dress “the part;” though, not quite one with bite, ghoul or ghost.
My fashion stroll was for the sake of the Cut Away roll – I stuck to the scripts wardrobe.

And not one kid knocked on my do’. That was truly the scary part.
I know Halloween isn’t my neighborhood’s scene – still I’m a kid at heart.

Oh! And of course, I was BOO’d UP.
I had a little something-something going on in the cut. 😉

But like I said no ghouls, goblins, or ghosts.
So, BIG UPS to the guy who held the boom mic pole.
Thank you, dear sir –  you’re a very kind soul. 😀

So then why am I just coming around, if I stayed in all night?
While I was asleep, my stomach and those darn cookies had a fight.

Those cookies are my favorite, el KEEBLER FUDGE STRIPES.
If those cookies are the culprit, I’m facing yet another fright.
I mean, come on man! I just bought those cookies last night.

I digress.
It’s not a must to consume cookies – I guess.
New comprehension; I accept and confess.

What about you, BOO? What have you got UP for today?
I’m Qui
I’m woke and ready to go post watching Oprah in the G-A.

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COZY-UP to the Idea of Good coming for you, in your cut.
Then MARRY the Idea and you’re officially BOO’d UP.

Good Luck.
Much Love.
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Tomorrow Feels Like Today

In News on October 31, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Qui Entertainment Magazine

cinematic-film-reels.gif The reel view.

It’s going to be a restful day for me, tomorrow.
I’ve got 60% of my homework done; no weekend-sorrow.

Tomorrow feels like it may be a winner.
I know because I call the shots and I’m no beginner.

Today feels a lot like the future; I’m calling the shots right now.
My pen is my mule; a field of creative concepts, is what I plow.

I write. I love to listen and participate in thinking outside of the box.
I’m in school for Digital Cinematography and I’m reminded of how much writers rock!

I’ve just watched an hour-long pre-recorded event and six short-films; I have a couple of analysis’ to produce.
The professor said 200-words for 1 and no less than 500 for the other. Thank God I’ve got the juice!

My grade school teachers used to remark, “If you use all of your…

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This Stuff Right Here…

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on October 19, 2018 at 5:29 am

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Yes, THIS.  😀

There’s so much to say, let’s wrap this up quick:
I suppose we could start on the VOTING Tip.

Make plans now to get out and vote on November 6.
Democrats are the choice if you’re concerned about care when you’re sick.

Our Republican friends
want the ACA to end.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act will take us back to the begin
when pre-existing conditions kept sick folks from getting in

on an insurance plan that they could possibly afford.
Mitch says if Dems don’t win —  healthcare repeal efforts will soar.

Hm. I just wanted to start out with that little bit. Please marinate on it and vote.
Don’t just turn out to the polls by yourself but bring your beloved kinfolk.

Voter suppression is real.
Be sure to turn out to let the governing body know how you feel.

This country is being divided-up on purpose. Let us recognize and heal.
It’s Friday, my usual get-live day, yet I want to talk about This Stuff Right Here.

I want to talk about you and me.
Where we are and where we want to be.
Tell me.

Please don’t fall victim to thinking that your vote won’t make a difference.
Ask Big 44. It matters so much, he made a few mentions:

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YOU MATTER and regardless of your message I want to hear from you.
I will understand you loud and clear after the tallied totals come through.

Dear beloved Americans: regardless of our differences, I am counting on you.
We didn’t see eye-to-eye in 2016; let’s unite on the white between the red and the blue:
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The topic of  America’s position on human rights at this time — is dark and lousy.
The prez debates while he waits on reports from the Turkish – Consulate, Saudi.

A WaPo journalist’s life has been brutally lost.
But a big contract from Saudi could be an adequate cost?

I paraphrased but didn’t make up the intended sentiment.
The price of getting away with murder is enough money being spent.

It’s nothing new that true history has not previously fed —
It’s just quite remarkable that it’s what the sitting prez said.

Yes-Yes! This Stuff Right Here is a sum that I could not make up.
If I did you’d cry fiction and tell me to wake the crux up.

I’m awake. Are you?
Let your intentions be true.

I need you to come through, to be encouraged with no fear.
I’m Qui
Imploring you to read up on the VOTE, and go to the polls
to change-up This Stuff Right Here.

Learn & Laugh, a little:

Babies Don’t Read

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dangerous-Curve-Ahead-Sign.gifBabies don’t read but they certainly are teachable.
A fresh mind is moldable whereas, an old one is not reachable.

When simply asked ‘can you read,’
the U. S. prez said — (NOT A DAMN THING).

He isn’t well read.
No recollection was in his head.

He is not a baby and new life isn’t here before us to unfold.
Call a weak mind a horrible find; especially when the dog is old.

God bless America’s old soul, her new soul needs salvation.
Confessing a love for dictators and such is not a healthy relation.

And what about our nation? Are we to fend for ourselves?
Somebody wake the neighbors up! Our union isn’t feeling well.

No new hope is being shaped and no new tricks are being divvied.
Our international status is a wee bit ratchet— with every new day we look a little more silly.

The stock market is not an actual tell. Global money is not yours.
Your money comes from your local job and you spend it at a local store.

So when the stock market rises do you really score?
However, if she fails, your finances are impaled and then you get a little sore.

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Crippling…

Right? Remember what lead us to the collapse in 2008?
Well there’s another elephant sitting on your plate
and with your finances and security — he’d much like to play.

Can’t you see the writing on the wall? Are you comprehending this Griot feed?
If only you could – I wish you would. Unless you’re a baby — and Babies Can’t Read.

And if you are a big baby, anytime is a good time to grow up.
It’s Monday beloved, give this day a hug and start inserting in it more love.

First love for yourself and then for others.
Be mindful to extend it to your sisters and brothers; your father and mother.

Respect is the human baseline.
Utilize respect and you’ll be fine.

Read inspirational writes daily and do pray often
that God keep your mind sharp and your heart softened.

Babies Can’t Read but you’re much sharper than that.
A well-balanced lifestyle keeps your mind from getting fat.

Good morning Monday, you caught me mid-topic,
I’m Qui
and illiteracy is real! Barbara Bush couldn’t stop it.

Educate your soul and go out & vote — because only Babies Don’t Read.
That’s not you nor me. History is best born out of unity and DEMOCRACY.

The change is still up to you and me.
VOTE

Let The Weekend Begin

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on October 5, 2018 at 9:14 am

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Yes-Yes! We are blessed with another weekend!
An opportunity for me to do my thing and SHE binge.
So where in the world is Susan Sarandon?

I’ve got a script to clean up and shoot.
Pardon me, not just one but two. This is what I do.

I’m that “play with the camera lady.”
Mess with my shot, the set-up on my lot –
and ”Waa-waa-waa!!! I’m Lil Baby. “😜

I like that lil ol ‘ jam that Drake has with Lil Baby.
It’s Friday, a get-live day, and I’m that high-on-God lady.

I ain’t studying them dudes on that committee
who are enraged, creating a farce of a stage – I’ve got God with me.

And you don’t have to believe in Him. I do. He’s the highest clout.
Come midterms enjoy the binders of women who will vote you out.

bell-toll-grim-reaperOh, and to those women on the committee who may vote Bart in,
It’s good to know Your Name and Faces when we recall the sin.

We’re coming for you, too via the polls in the end.
I love you, I do – but you’re no help old girlfriend.

We are women facing another weekend.
Literally, I’m taking it all in.
I suppose the “girl hate” didn’t dissipate at Hillary’s end…

That’s too bad. Personally, I need women.
When will Beyonce’s Formation request kick-In?

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Ladies, If Bart O’ Kavanaugh gets in by tomorrow,
womens reproductive rights will be an issue of sorrow.

Don’t fall prey to this; do not choke.
November will bring with “the midterm jiz;”
Ladies we need to vote!

It’s the weekend ladies. Are you going out to march?
I’m Qui
In studio filming, supporting you with my cash and my heart.

Be smart.
Be Proactive.