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INTELLECTUAL INFLUENCE

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, encouragement, Griot, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement on September 6, 2021 at 6:58 am
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Over the last two weeks, it has come to my attention that two men, whom I love, have crossed over, my Uncle Dom and Coach Gales.

While away on business our family was informed that our big-brain, sharp, and off-the-chain Uncle Dom had a car accident and passed.  Then yesterday while talking to my mother I mentioned the name “Coach Gales” in a conversation leading up to HOW I became so good at working with words and oral communication. I was just about to unpack my E3 Assessment results when my mom said, “You know Gales? I think his funeral was this past weekend…”  

I’m a lover of life and while I try not to be a cry-baby when I find out that someone I love has crossed over, (because “energy” is not destroyed), still, I felt compelled to compose. I’m a Scientist, I understand death, but it still pierces the heart. Right? Especially when losing someone who taught you HOW TO FISH, i.e., ball, communicate, excel in life. Both Uncle Dom and Coach Gales were standout men and I consider them strong Intellectual Influencers.

Uncle Dom and I did not talk much because I learned early-on that big brains are something to marvel; thus, in his presence I listened and aspired. Coach Gales on the other hand, was my 12th Grade English Teacher. In fact, I was an honor student who attended a college prep high school and was initially confused on HOW a coach would be able to instruct me in English 101. Well, for starters, Coach Gales mentored me right into “The Harlem Renaissance.” He was the first one to gift me with a LANGSTON HUGES cassette tape and instructed me to learn the depths of the writers messages. The audio production was eloquently read by orators Ruby D and Ossie Davis. The production inspired me to learn, understand, and appreciate word composition and the depths of meaning. That precise understanding is the foundation that built my style of writing; Griot. 

In reading Coach Gales’ obituary, it stated, “He was an avid reader and enjoyed word puzzles and giving English lessons…” He taught me how to think, strategize and use words by assigning his English students to complete and turn in the local newspaper’s Family Circle word puzzles from the Sunday paper every Monday. My classmates would mumble remarks about the pains of doing word puzzles, but I… I wanted to be like Coach Gales. I was inspired by HOW he was able to formulate the answers. Today I am a word master. Give me a word puzzle and I will learn it and kill it. So, while I don’t play basketball, Coach Gales made a baller out of me, too; a communications baller.

Coach Gales crossed over at 82-years old and my Uncle Dom crossed over “age unknown” to me.  Uncle Dom was always a numbers guy, great at computing, but somehow the number of years never donned his face, (think Paul Mooney, Comedian – died looking 12).

 

When the mind is elevated,
getting old can be debated.

Intellectual Influence is powerful and deep.
Intellectual Influence built The House of Qui.

Intellectual influence remains Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’ legacy.
The influence of intellectuals has composed our history.

Let continuance be no mortal mystery; may short memories hit the curb.
Let us read, comprehend, perceive and feed the future what we’ve seen and heard.

Communication is word, I love to compose and broach.
Communication requires both word and deed; today I am a Coach. 

I’m Uncle Dom’s niece too, I can think and create worlds out of an inch, 
I’m Qui
A Word-witty she paying homage to Intellectual Influence. I endeavor to be congruent.

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VIRGO Seasoning

In Comedy, Communication, education, encouragement, Griot, News, Science, Self Improvement, Video on August 25, 2021 at 5:15 am
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Good morning, good folk, I’m up at the crack of dawn –
because I’ve much to do before the rise of the sun. 

At this very moment I am up to exercise –
searching beyond Music Video’s to accessorize my jo’ vibe 

and I found something that captivated me for a 6-minute spell —
it was a recollected story about DAVE CHAPPELL.

Who, by the way, in case you’re like me and didn’t know,
is a cerebellum, intellectual, wheat-packing Virgo.

Dave’s birthday was literally yesterday, yo,
and I had not one clue to hip me to  “the know.”
So, was finding this video on his birthday a coincidence? I don’t think so.
I think the universe addressed it to me and my finding it was goal. 

The universe nudged me to research Mr. Chappell, once again
— to remind me that he remains beloved, elevated kin.

Look beyond the cover photo and peep the video below.
Therein the comic spins precious 411 like silk; community gold:

Good stuff. Right? I duly had to share.
You know that I have a thing for humanity and for those who care. 

Good morning goodness. Today is Hump Day and wouldn’t you know —
it is also day three in the month and season of Virgo.

Get your wheat about you, and share an enlightening meal with someone else,
I’m Qui
Enjoying the Virgo’s wheat. Intellectual nourishment can lead to global health

Not Weighing In

In Comedy, Communication, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement, Video on August 20, 2021 at 4:41 pm
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The predictable pendulum swing of digital traffic is no true measure of business, foe, nor friend —
though I have found that I pull the most traffic when I griot my opinion in. 

Weighing in on “in house” stuff,
is what solid World traffic is made up of. 

When I was I a freshman in high school I rode the school bus —
and chatting it up was an innate must.

Can you imagine?
Me talking all the time before digital blog fashions? 

Ooo, child. It is true.
I was known on the bus as “Chatty Q.”

Every morning on the bus many were informed
about what happened last night, word on the street and/or the peoples plight delivered in a ‘girl next door charm.’

It was all-natural and I held nothing back.
I was “Dependable 411,” I was Barbara Walters-Black. 

HOW ABOUT THAT?

Like clockwork, I started each day off with my mouth on move,
until a girlfriend of mine reported reverberated grooves.

She approached me in sisterly love
and said, “Girl you are making folk rich, per word on my bus.”

I found her conversation of high interest,
how was I making folks money on a bus coming from the West?

I rode a bus from the East —
so she broke it down for me. 

People sell their seat on your bus
because of all of the gambling fuss.” 

Gambling fuss? What does that have to do with me?
She replied, “They bet on when you are going to talk, how long and how deep.

Every morning that you broadcast and weigh in,
some kid on your bus is richer by the journeys end.” 

Interesting information, indeed,
still I wanted more data in order to believe, so I tested out her theory with a brief talk retreat.

On the next day I boarded the bus, I sat down where I normally do —
and the bus was quiet; its engine hummed like new. 

I’d never heard our school bus’ engine —
because once I board my Barbara Walter’s persona would begin. 

But not on this day,
I boarded and for 20-minutes I had nothing to say.

Once the bus pulled up to the school,
I hear a vocal outburst in the rear from a dude.

He said, “Bitch!” and there was an uproar of collective laugh.
Later on I was told that the jock passengers were mad

because a big bet had been placed
and the entire operation fell on its face

when I didn’t speak.
Not Weighing In rendered the betting world “weak.”

As a young scientist I did learn that day,
that people live and breathe, bet and progress on what others “say.”

That’s crazy-cray-cray, but it is exactly true.
That’s why 24-hour news stations are crafted just for you. 

Someone (likely a corporation of folk) yearn to weigh in –
on the ease and quality of your life’s spend. 

Me? I choose not to spend my say
on anyone, anywhere, on every day.

I chart to be more specific.
So, if you can comprehend my convey, please hear it.

Griot is easy enough; it facilitates community information through.
It sounds pretty and cleverly witty, but it bears truth like Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Theodor Suess Giesel did have much to say,
he conveyed via children’s books; elevating their “play.”

I was a child who read his binds.
Dr. Suess expressed life clues and shaped my mind.

Books are a clever way to chat among a group of supportive friends.
411 should not solely exist for a counter twist, thus many are Not Weighing in.

The authentic blogosphere is shrinking and quiet.
Folks lapse on URL upkeep then corporations buy it.

The authentic blogosphere is shrinking, and most have gone away.
Not Weighing In happens to be this era’s claim of day.

I think 24-hour news is struggling, too,
I’m Qui
Griot’ing with thee about Not Weighing In on World News.

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