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HOW I’M LIVING

In Networking, News, Self Improvement on January 23, 2019 at 5:02 am
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Birthing NEW – Daily.

Wide open and open wide – – I’m really quite giving.
That’s truly what comes to mind when I think of HOW I’M LIVING.

How are you living? Is it fresh and anew or is it sour?
Are you happy one minute and pissed by the hour?

Oh my. I hope not. I’m living anything but.
I’m happy about life, period – even when I’m in a rut.

Think about it – there’s always something to be thankful for.
Perhaps you got no check this week, but in another area, you scored?

Did you come up on a new job offer? Was it full time or a side gig?
Do you what you must, starting with ‘In God, you trust,’ and please don’t stress your wig.

Me? I’m living just fine as a writer.
It’s not about high stacks yet – I’m the variable exciter.

Somebody’s got to do it – plus I’m pretty good at it.
I write what I comprehend and the person who hired me tags & bags it

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I’m about that life!

as their own.
They pay me a fee and I get on.

It’s HOW I’M LIVING.
I’m the creative type and I’m quite giving.

I produce fire.
My creativity is for hire.

It’s just HOW I’M LIVING.
I’m in school learning TRIG and the rules are giving.

Did you take it?
My mind is alert but I’m feeling like I should bake it. 😛

I don’t know,
though I’m sure a new degree is the way to go.

I’m going; talents showing.
The mediocre receive a mowing;
on the Deans List – I’m glowing.

I’m not partying much, still, I’m cool and open to it.
Though homework and Trig rules! I’m focused; won’t screw it.

Can you do it? I could use your help if you’re down for the giving.
I’m Qui
and every day should be a high day. I just wanted to verse on HOW I’M LIVING.

Having said as much, let’s LIVE IT UP, my hardworking friend.
Besides today being Hump Day, it yields us towards the weekend.

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Here-Here! Let’s usher it in.

SURE

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 18, 2019 at 5:15 am

can i have it-memIs today a reason for celebration,
a step away from degradation,
a day to build on our united relation,
a day to retreat from psycho-babble connotations?

SURE.

Yes-Yes. Let foolishness and misunderstandings hit the highway!
I awoke this morning, feeling SURE in my yawning that today is a high day.

Hello, howdy, and hi!
Come on over – DO stop-on by.

We’ve got Nancy Pelosi holding the gavel now
and a wall for separation — may not eat our tax-cow.

Do we need to reopen the government? — Absolutely we do.
Should we do so by any unsettling means? <– Bid ignorance adieu.

Wisdom is about me and you, as is another opportunistic Friday morn.
Rise and shine. I hope you’re feeling fine for the wool of yesterday is being sClint-Eastwood-YES.gifhorn.
Is our current state of the union still a reason for alarm?

SURE.

Can we get better? — We must.
More bipartisanship and less fuss.

Can we do it for the sake of being whole and secure?
Can we put a check on what we need to correct? — Absolutely. SURE.

Unproductiveness… we need to shoo it.
Come together and get things done? We need to do it.

Can we do it today? We SURE can.
I’m Qui
and anytime I feel at an impasse – I pray for a plan.

LET’S DO IT.

This Cool Breeze…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News on January 16, 2019 at 6:53 am
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Air out the laundry…

This Cool Breeze on my neck
is a welcoming check.

Thank you, God, for the bay-style window
and for the rays of the sun, that warms my soul.

I love that you’d gift me this comforting moment.
I thought I was alone, but you are ‘all up on it.

And I feel that…
A melancholy breeze with lots of trim and less fat.
You feel that?

Trigonometry detains my thoughts today; I pray to receive with ease,
I’m Qui
In the face of tough Math and a tougher Congress  – I am loving

This Cool Breeze…

Pay attention and enjoy it, please.

Keep It Moving

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on January 14, 2019 at 4:30 am

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Good morning sweetheart. Allow me to catch you mid-stride
and say “There’s nothing new under the sun,” — not one new vibe.

That is if the above video is indeed a relic truth.
Isn’t that what one 2016 candidate was selling me and you?

I didn’t buy it.
Many did and now many deny it.

Still according to the 1950’s black and white narrative series clip
there was one 2016 candidate who was not shooting from the hip.

Not at all – not at all.
A script from a canceled series was recalled

and now we are living out a show that the networks cut short.
So about our collective position, whilst there be any thwart?

Especially since we know that some shows should never be remade.
Good morning Monday, please Keep It Moving and thank you for the shade.

Good morning sweetheart, I missed you over the last few days.
Were you out and about being compassionate or engaging in misbehave?

We all misbehave from time to time, and hopefully, we all know when to stop.
No one can fool all of the people all of the time – regardless of your status-quo-snot.

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Things have long heated up to “hot,” and I’m so glad that I didn’t choose the turtle neck.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, please continue to be patient whilst Karma does a check.

Keep It Moving

and pray for the man whose trials yield him vex.
It may be his day today, though tomorrow – who is next?

2019 – Come On In Here

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 4, 2019 at 2:15 am

gene-wilder_that-goes-wo-sayingGood morning dear readers of intellect and refined comprehending skills.
Thank you for coming through and for digging my Griot flow at your will.

I appreciate you. For real.
Let our united understanding be a big deal.

If you’re waiting on the law to change the tune of our collective song,
I hate to inform you that the wait time may exceed Jesus coming back home —
and child, you don’t want to wait that long.
A united front benefits you and me and it makes our country strong.

So Come On In Here, 2019. I’ve been waiting on you buddy.
Last year was good for me, but I’m hoping that you’ll love me.

Hug me authentically and I’ll hug you back.
Let’s cook up a meal and not a snack.

Understanding, compassion, and unity — bring it back.
Not just in my hood, but across the United States mass.

2019 – Come On In Here and shine!
Besides the late sixties, you’re my favorite nine.
Come On In the HOUSE – everything is fine.
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An ill will at Goodwill

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on January 2, 2019 at 5:15 am

Goodwill stores.jpgMonday afternoon I went to Goodwill to find an end Table or a coffee table for a realtor client’s home staging project in Arizona. I walked into the Goodwill store and 2 minutes later I found what I was looking for, a rather large chocolate vinyl ottoman that opens with air hydraulics and had a deep compartment for storage. Get this! It was only $19.99! That’ s my kind of deal. There was a white man about 54 – 57 years old about 5’10” – 5’11”, dark hair & brows, no facial hair, 187 – 193 lbs, and wearing teal blue shirt who was walking rather closely behind me as I looked over the ottoman before I decided to purchase it. Curious as to which ticket color represented the 1/2-OFF sale, I said to a man who was within earshot, “Excuse me. Do you work here?” He said no – then I inquired of him if he knew the sale ticket color. He said ‘no again, but that the sales lady who helped him could tell me.’ He turned in her direction but she was gone. I actually saw her vanish into the rear stockroom doors. I thanked the man and went after the store clerk for assistance. She re-emerged from the stockroom and marked the ottoman as sold and told me to pay at the register and to drive my car to the rear of the store and pick it up. I proceeded.

Once in the rear of the store, it starts to pour down rain. A frail female and a strapping male exit the building carrying my Goodwill treasure. While they were loading it into the SUV that I was driving a white Dodge RAM pulled up behind me.

December31-2018_Goodwill-Stalker.jpgAs soon as the employees put the piece into the SUV the white truck just drove off. The white male driver donated nothing nor did he pick up a purchase. I thought it kind of weird that he waited for them to do the work, which took time – and once they were free to help him, he drove off.  I’m sure it was all caught on the shopping centers surveillance system. I thanked the workers and begin to drive back to my clients home, about 20 minutes away.

5 minutes from my destination a white Dodge Ram gets directly behind me in traffic and makes every turn that I make — with no blinker. I pull into the gated community of my client’s and begin a slow drive through the neighborhood with the white truck community estates gate.jpgfollowing me. I made a quick left w/no blinker and they kept straight. I waited before turning onto the street of the home that I was delivering the piece to. When I made a right onto the street the white Dodge Ram was at the end of the street at the T of the road waiting for me. I pressed the garages door opener before approaching the house and zipped the SUV into my client’s garage.  I was on the phone with my client as I entered the gated community and the two of us watched the white truck sit outside of his home at the stop sign at the end of the street.

I begged my client to not go outside because he had no intentions of calling the cops. After about 15 minutes or so the white truck drove off — very slowly.

What was this about? Why would that man latch onto and follow me – not only through the store but out of the store and onward? My client took pictures of the white truck that followed me to his home and is actively on the lookout for future guests that intend to “surprise.”

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I spotted An Ill Will at Goodwill on December 31st.
A white man with covert plans and perhaps an ill-fated thirst.

I don’t know what made me stick out, I was only in Goodwill for 10 minutes – top!
The man was already in the store when I arrived; to stop following me – he would not.

I didn’t catch on to things being odd until I was ready to leave the cut
and went to the rear of Goodwill to get my purchase – suddenly a white truck pulls up.

When the Goodwill employees put the purchase into my ride, the white truck peeled off.
I exited the store in a different direction and still wasn’t “stalker” tipped off.

It wasn’t until I had driven 15 minutes away from the store and miles in a northern direction
that I noticed I had a white Dodge Ram on my tail with clear uninvited intentions.

I continued to use my blinkers until the driver started to tailgate closer.
The driver followed me into a gated community; a neighborly trespasser/poser.

My home-staging realtor client could not believe the moment, but it was easy for me to believe.
I am Black in America and “to always be on the lookout” is a life-long key.

I’m passing this story on to you, and will keep you in the loop should more unfold.
I’m Qui
and I spotted An Ill Will at Goodwill though covered by the blood I still brought home the goal.

Watch your back in 2019 and pray much over your soul.
To live another day is more valuable than gold.

Hump-Day Wisdom from Uncle Willie:

Pat & Turn’er have nothing on Paula Patton

In Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Video on December 28, 2018 at 2:22 am

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Talk about ‘walking a project through
Paula Patton is one of three Producers of TRAFFIK‘s truths.

Have you seen this relatively new 2018 film release?
I saw it on hump day and it is a beast!

It’s a Suspense/Horror piece based off of an ongoing, true scene.
It stars Paula and Omar Epps regarding a human trafficking ring.

Cali is the place where this story unfolded, resembling a romantic one,
but then certain hell rode in via Harleys & gin and killed all of the fun.

John and Brea were joined by Darrin and Mila for an impromptu date…
You’ve got to see what happened to Paula and the other three as the night grew late.

To add to my horror is the realization that this is happening in the United States.
Deon Taylor, the Writer/Director was inspired by headlines to create this screenplay.

traffik_paula-patton_omar-eppsDeon and his wife Roxanne are the other two producers of Traffik.
The film was budgeted at $4million and made $9Mil. That’s a reel hit!

Yes ma’am and yes sir! That is it!
Education and entertainment via a cinematic vent.

Please do not take my word for it – peep Paula’s Traffik
It’s riddled with edgy moments and eerie plot twists.

The title of this piece starts out introducing Pat & Turner.
If you aren’t familiar with the phrase, the aforementioned parallel will be a burner.

Pat & Turner are also known as your feet: ol’ right and ol’ left.
Paula did magnificent acting and producer-work on this tale.

With the statistics of human trafficking, I was impaled.
More than 60% are African American. We’re still for sale?

What the hell and why? If you’re stunned, then you are just like me.
Though the film laid out quite simply that it’s a million dollar industry.

This film kind of reminds me of GET OUT in the way that I was hanging on the edge – and for so long.
I recommend that you see Traffik with family and friends; its message and view is quite strong.

Pat & Turner are known for taking you from point A to point B
and Paula Patton not only walked this project through but she even acted in the piece.

Allow me to enjoy this sweet release. John Singleton and Ice Cube do it all of the time.
I just love when I get the opportunity to write about women of the same stock who are on their grind.

Women like Oprah and Queen Latifah, like Jada Pinkett-Smith and Vivica Fox.
That’s right! I’m doling out specific mentions because Black Girls Rock!

We can Write/Produce/Direct/Act, Pop & Lock! Now you know,
I’m Qui
Patting Turn’er and hoping you don’t overlook this film as a burner. Traffik is a dual show.

Entertaining + Educational

The most efficient way to go.

A Cup of Jo’ to GO…

In fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, weightloss on December 19, 2018 at 8:21 am

The benefits of coffee include:

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It’s a good Wake Me Up!
– if the brew is strong that fills your cup.

An innard stimulator.
If you’re constipated – it’s a regulator.

You can sip it out of a cup
or you can insert it into your butt.

It’s really UP to you.
Coffee is what’s up; wake up – it’s true.

Me? What do I do?
I make a strong brew.

I like to thermos it
for an all-day fresh sip.

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I’m into coffee enemas and colonics rocks.

I liken A Cup of Jo to GO to being like Hip-Hop.
Once you get started… why would you stop?

Unless of course, you have the tendency to fill rushed.
Does drinking too much bean makes you a little anxious?

Well, love, you make the call.
I just know Jo yields a GO that is known to kill “the stall.”

So I sip it and I sniff it in between smelling MMJ strains
at the local dispensary located off of Main.

Coffee is dimensionally known to ‘do the dang thang,’
A Cup of Jo To GO helps me to focus, mane.

A sip or two is all that I need to get ready.
I was introduced to an awesome grind by Fab5Freddy.

Water weight? It’ll get you to pissin.’
Ease up on diuretic aids and get to sippin.’

I’m just saying and doing a little purpose-playing, yo!
I’m Qui
Good morning mid-week, can I get you A Cup of Jo to GO?

How do you like it, yo?

Thursday Word Say

In News on December 13, 2018 at 12:34 am

Qui Entertainment Magazine

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Good morning sweetheart. I don’t have too much to say,
I just thought I’d hit you up with a couple of words for the day

and they are: corroborate and collaborate.
This week, these words are heavily in play.

What doth young Twitter tweet from the hill today?
Any word of Tuesdays verd‘ & confession of 8 in play?

Tuesday was a big day and all day Wednesday I stayed glued
to a variety of stations heralding pro and con relations;
with popcorn, I’ve been watching the tube.

Corroboration means evidence — which is exactly what DC Prosecutors and Michael Cohen have.
Collaboration means working together; comparable to the president and Michael Cohen’s past.

Poor Manafort. He never said a word in his defense.
He’s still wearing a jumpsuit and sitting in prison; hence,

Michael Cohen spoke up quickly;
he waited patiently to tattle intently.

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TMJ and Surgery Day

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on December 8, 2018 at 9:20 am
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Surgery was on the lower rather than on the top.  EASY!

Ever since April of this year, I have been bracing for Winter, when I would have oral surgery. Braces were installed on my teeth in April and the journey began to correct my lower crossbite issue.

I entered into this journey knowing full well that braces would not solve my TMJ issues and that my Oral Surgeon had suggested Double-Jaw surgery; taking a hacksaw to the roof of my mouth to move my upper teeth forward just a bit and then sustain the position with titanium screws. This procedure would leave me with a more perfect “bite” position and a more perfect bite may help lessen my TMJ symptoms, that include chronic pain in the face, neck, & shoulders, and 7-day migraines. It’s also good for yielding a limited ability to open your mouth for food or otherwise.

After doing extensive research and traveling the states looking for a TMJ resolve, I found that there is none. Not even surgery is a fool-proof way to halt the pain associated with involuntary teeth-grinding. Still, I was willing to give it a go, knowing full well there would be an 8-week recovery that includes no solid food for about 4 of those weeks. Which is precisely why I went all in on Halloween and Thanksgiving. I knew Christmas would catch my mouth wired and the pounds melting off, as my body will decide to eat its own fat because my mouth will be pizza deprived.

I’ve had plenty of time to think about surgery. If not in April when they installed my brace, then how about in September when I started to get this lovely underbite? It’s quite noticeable.

A few weeks ago I woke up and didn’t want to have surgery anymore. It just dawned on me that TMJ has a whole host of pains associated with it including 7-day migraine sessions. Why then would I add to my pains the 8-weeks of healing from major a surgery that still may not resolve the TMJ?  Post-Double-Jaw surgery its very common to start having “seasonal pains” where the screws are bolted.  Seasonal pains!? I researched the cons of wearing titanium and I don’t feel the pros outweigh the cons for me. I do not want to add to my pain bank during my sincere effort to lessen it by having surgery. What can be done at this point? I began to wish that I had more teeth on the upper row to override my new protruding underbite. I wished hard.

No manifestation.

I took my ideas to my Orthodontist a week ago and shared my regenerative wish with one of her assistants who replied, “That’s easy to do; to make your top teeth fit slightly over the bottom teeth. But it’s a cosmetic procedure, and not comparable to surgery.” The Orthodontist came in and clarified that by removing two of my molars from the right and left side of my lower teeth would resolve the underbite situation cosmetically but won’t heal me of TMJ.

NEWS FLASH,” I yelled out! “That’s exactly what my surgeon said:  “Surgery may or may not heal me of the TMJ issue.””

So what’s the difference?” The Orthodontist left the decision completely up to me.

Life is about choices. There will be blood – one way or another, but it doesn’t have to be by hacksaw.

Eureka!

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So I had mouth surgery the other day.
I forwent the hacksaw for a two-tooth parlay.

Call me cosmetic, call me simple, but I won’t be crappy.
Not succumbing to titanium screws is what’s making me happy.

Now, I will have to wear these braces for another year.
But at least my skull will be originally intact; ear-to-ear.

Now I just have to do something about all of that Halloween candy and Thanksgiving dressing that I ate.
Good thing I’m feeling Invictus; I can control my calories. I can control my fate.

I’m exercising today. It’s a beautiful morning, I’ll start with brushing my teeth,
I’m Qui
Dealing with TMJ; braces yield fewer migraines and there’ll be no hacksaw for me.

Oui-Oui!!!