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Did You Catch a Wink?

In Communication, Dream Journal, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on November 29, 2020 at 7:38 am

Over the last few days, especially over the Thanksgiving week, I noticed the online pulse of activity began to fall weak.

What is it that thou are doing? Pray thee tell. Are we no longer in a handbasket directly addressed to hell?

I’m asking because online activity numbers indicate – folks are no longer online all day.

God is good, and I’ve got to say: “Hooray!” — No “hip-hip” will preface my celebrate.

The other day I read that saying “hip hip” before “hooray” is connected to a bit of racial play.

Had you ever… did you know as much? Go ahead and click the pic and tighten up. 

It’s okay if you didn’t know the true origins — of how a lot of our American sayings began.

I didn’t either — but then knowledge crawled up on me like a spider

and I yelled, “ouch!” To ease these terms into everyday conversation is like offering gout.

Thank God that racism is not gastrointestinal. Though if it were, would folk be more confessional?

I mean, have you seen folks who suffer from gout? Random walking is not what they’re about.

Gout is painful, as are racist connotations in any setting. — Are you sure your friends won’t think you’re a racist? Hm. You are betting.

The good news is: social media is at a lull, and the numbers are low. So, please take this moment to read more during your to and fro.

The last 4-years pushed you to run behind the eight-ball of headlines. The pulse feels like “we can take a break now,” — and things will be fine.

So we’ve put down our phones, tablets, and the laptop’s too, to kick it with family, old friends, and new.

Is that what you did? Pray thee tell. Did you? — Well, I’m not tripping because I did it too.

I have also been sleeping better, my dreams are far more calming. Just a few weeks ago (over the last year to fo’) my dreams were a bit alarming.

Not all dreams are charming, nor is every day. I pray the online decongestion is our new normal day.

Folks: we have family, friends, pets, and the likes — we should not be online from the birth-of-morn to the dead-of-night. We both know it ain’t right.

So, this weekend when I noticed the online-coast-was-clear and that every digital storefront was open, but not many visitors were near —

the feeling of a new pulse washed over me. I thanked God for the moment and all that it can be.

Then I thought about you, “Did you catch a wink?” I hope you did – you deserve it; running behind the eight-ball stinks.

 

 

A new wind is coming in, it feels good, please do inhale,
I’m Qui
Good morning my sweet — keep moving towards heaven and away from hell.

Close your eyes and take a moment to meditate; take a moment to think.
You’ve held on tight, and things will work out alright – go ahead and catch a wink.

NEWS PERUSE – Entertainment Hues

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on November 23, 2020 at 6:40 am

The weekend was swell; the weekend went hard. Raise your hand if you watched the American Music Awards?

It aired last night, but I saw none, — I was deep into short film reviews and app-streaming sums.

It has to be done; someone has to watch all of the indie submits.  Most are creative and well crafted – I fall for dialogue and quips.

Action films are a hit and new series’ can “free time impale.”  Speaking of, I heard we may soon have a serial “Waiting to Exhale.”

Had you heard? Porsha Williams DISH‘ed out the word.

You guys know that I love la Bella Porsha; she is a real ride-or-die. — So, Mr. Daniels, if you’re reading this, “please send Porsha “Robin Stokes’ sides.”

Porsha feels confident that she could play the part well.
Doesn’t everyone love a Cancer with a soft shell?

The Zodiac, Cancer – not the illness.
More diverse roles for Porsha is my multimedia request.

Photo by SoundKick

Missy Elliot always hails “best” when I think of random acts of kindness, — via a Twitter post, she was invoked to buy a bride-to-be’s wedding dress.

We all must support our lacking community.

It’s imperative we look past imperfections and towards unity.

That is the goal.

The FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR’s cast reunion is healing gold.

If unity was a tangible product, 4-days ago it was sold.
Black don’t crack; no cast member has grown old.

Photo by: TVLine

Well, Lil Nikki grew up but he still looks the same,
the size of his clothes is all that has changed.

Photo by: DailyMirror

The reunion was recollection-amazing.
The 80’s television industry did a lot of raising —

and I am so grateful for that.
Didn’t see it? Go ‘head and run it back.
You can find The FRESH FAM on HBO Max.

Good Monday morning, kinfolk, and how do you do?
It’s day 1 again. What have you got planned for you?

Will unity in the community show up and come through?
I’m Qui
Wide awake and up for a “give & take” with your Entertainment News Peruse.

The Way Things Are Shaking Out

In Communication, education, Griot, News, Self Improvement on November 20, 2020 at 4:32 am
Come on lil fella – shake a tail.

Good morning, good looking. How are you today? What time did you wake up? Did you kneel and pray?

I sure hope so, because today holds a lot. If Friday isn’t your payday, you probably aren’t looking for squat.

But you should be. The fact that you are alive is key.

Vibrate higher. Be a composer of good and then be a sire.

Good morning, good looking. How’s it shaking? If doing good isn’t 1st nature to you – get to faking.

Jit-up good intent until it’s authentically you. Allow today to ‘shake-out a much better hue.

Days until 2021? We still have a few. Good morning, good looking. What will 2021 bring through?

I’d rather focus on next week and compose a plan to cut-short covid19 jeers. 2020 has been blurry, hate-plentiful & in a hurry; I pray for change for next year.

The way it’s shaking out right now, the President-Elect Joe Biden is still on the runway, — awaiting his taxi into the WHITE HOUSE, but no welcome has been composed for the relay.

I wish it weren’t true, I truly wish things were at a different sum. I wish that the current administration would concede and then welcome.

I wish that Americans who didn’t get their choice of President-Elect would take patriotic form — and support the winners of the 2020 election and voice their hurt in a poem.

It’s what I did four years ago when Hillary Clinton was denied — her rightful place as the popular-vote winner, before decency died.

I was hurt, and I cried. Then I stood up and marched on. —  I wrote a poem with no alarm and continued to support America; home.

It’s what’s we do when things don’t shake-out the way that we want them to. We pick ourselves up and pray for safe passage to make it through.

Give ol’ Sulk-a-lot the boot. I did it 4-years back — now you can too.

We’re Americans; we unite. It’s just what we do. We calibrate for unity — democracy rules.

Vote recounts have gone-on in a couple of states, perhaps even a few. We’re Americans; we unite, and we accept reality’s truths.

The way that things have shaken-out this year… they have yielded us plenty. It’s been fun. Thank God we’re almost done. I look forward to Jan. 20.

What are your thoughts? What good will today toss-up or bring about?

I’m Qui

True to the red, white, and blue — even when in doubt about: “The Way Things Are Shaking Out”.

Be SHAMELESS

about UNITY.

Hibbity Hump Day – Folks it’s Time To Slay

In Advertise, Communication, dance, education, Griot, Movies, Self Improvement, Video on November 18, 2020 at 6:21 am
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Hey, hey, hey!” Sounding like Rodg’s friend Dwayne,
What’s Happening” with you; how’s the view in your lane?

Me? I’m awake and up for goodgame.
Me? I’m the vehicle in the creative lane.

You? You’ve been on my mind for quite some time now;
different reasons ‘why‘ and dimensions on the ‘how.’

Believe me now, when I say that I’m enjoying the climb
that has delivered me to this day; my creative grind.

I’m happy y’all.
In a world of uncertainty, I have the gall.
I wish happiness for us all.
Flex your positive gall.

It’s Hibbity Hump Day, which sounds a lot like “hibbity hop.”
Saying “hibbity hop” reminds me of The Sugar Hill Gang – Hip Hop don’t stop.

Something like The HUSTLER’S CONVENTION, I’m a one-stop Griot shop.
I’m something like Lightnin’ Rod; The HC is not a publication that you can cop

but you can stay tuned to multiple flows like my own, for most Griotte’s are quite steady.
We are storytellers of the day born. I learned as much from Fab5Freddy.

I forget not, much. I am intrigued by various moves made.
I chronicle the view in rhyme. Griot is my mode of Slay.
Hey.

Hey-hey-hey!” I’m quoting Haywood Nelson again,
I’m Qui
atop of this hump glad to be purveying and conveying What’s Happening.

It’s a total high day and I’m up for the win.
Come with. This vantage view is better with a friend.

Be TRUE TO THE GAME:

As Good As It Gets

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on November 16, 2020 at 6:04 am

As good as it gets” – but by whose measure? Are the goods – a bag of misunderstoods or of intellectual treasure?

Don’t ever assume anything; always get an understanding.   As good as it gets by my rule may prove particularly demanding.

If I am handing you an olive branch, will you misread — and assume it little more than a twig or a weed?

Always look closely. — You may not ace every test, but you can, mostly.

Good morning, beloved. I am on my “A-game.”  Concepts are dropping on me like Newton in “apple rain.”

Monday’s race is one worth the bet.  Tailor it for you and make it “as good as it gets.”

Don’t second guess yourself or use another man’s measure of rule.  Following folk who don’t have a plan makes you look like a fool.

You chart the plan… and that’s “as good as it gets,” man.

You got this! Can’t nobody beat you when you’re in your element.

So, cop this griot indent and focus your intent to invent: “as good as it gets.”

Did you get that?  — Read it again, and copy that.

You control your future; you control the day,

I’m Qui

and it isn’t “as good as it gets” if it doesn’t include your say.

Be the potter.

Mold the clay.

HOW TO Arrest This Mess

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement, Video on November 13, 2020 at 4:45 am
It’s doing circles around us…

State-after-state in the USA sends up SOS signals, asking for help. Over-burdened medical facilities threaten medical professional’s health.

The COVID tally is rising, and people are still dying. I am sure that we can do better. Word is — things will be getting worse as we deal with colder weather.

Are you ready, kinfolk? It’s time for us all to do our part. “Don a mask and wash your hands” — it’s time to live smart.

TRUE STORY:

Once upon a time, I thought I was in a life-threatening rut; I had just descended from a water slide and didn’t realize I needed to “stand up.”

As I sat on my butt doing the drowners yell, my guy shouted out, “you don’t need any help! Just stand up, 5’3 — and all will be well.”

He was correct. The water was closer to ankle than neck.

I just needed to open my eyes to realize — that I was taller than the waters 12″ rise.

So, I opened my eyes, and yep, he was right. I just stood up and didn’t lose my life.

The moral of the story is:

America: Open your eyes and stand the frack up! COVID is 12″ of water, and we are sitting on our butt.

Let’s not cause more of a spectacle than we already have; the world is watching, and we look ill-bad. Let’s wash our hands and don a mask.

Perhaps it sounds better when celebrities ask:

Protecting self is something that we all can do. Let’s mask-up until COVID is f#@ked — then we won’t have to.

I’m all in, I’m all in! I miss my family and friends. I’m all in because I want this era of isolation to end.

To mask-up is to win. Oh! And always wash your hands.

Keep hand sanitizer on-you even after we’re on the mend. Clean hands across the land will always be “in.”

Right? Let’s not give this disease any more sunlight. If you can decipher wrong from right, I’m going to ask you to join the human race fight. “Don a mask and wash your hands” — ’tis is my longevity plight.

My plight reads like a motto that needs adopting,

I’m Qui

My plight is a motto that every American should be copping 

to Arrest This Mess:

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Thankful for Monday’s Merry

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on November 9, 2020 at 3:57 am

Good morning, good morning, good morning to you. There’s so much work for us to get to.

I’m looking forward to the day and us making it through. I’m looking forward to renewed love and getting back to me and you.

I am thankful early in November and it’s not because of a pending meal.

I am thankful for this month because it will yield to a different administrative feel.

Perhaps onto a road that presents us the opportunity to heal. You, know? I’m looking forward to learning more about the 2021 WH residential glow.

I feel good in my soul and I just didn’t want to withhold. Sharing it with you is good for my soul. Use this day to once again exceed goal.

I know that you’re going to do it. Because the issues pending for you are easy for you to work through it.

Just believe. Covid19 is still real – let’s give it a reprieve.

Pray for our healing; then receive. Use any downtime you may have to breathe.

Breathing is so important.

Breath-holding is for the ignorant.

Don’t hold your breath and wait for no-thing.

Plan at all times to break glass ceilings.

You have the power within you to go forward and succeed. The world reflects your perception; do not ponder and do proceed.

Be like Stacy Abrams and display an “I won’t quit attitude.” Be respectful to everyone even that OG rude dude.

Whomever it may be. Perhaps the thorn in your side is from a lady?

She must be a rose; do a quick perception check. Bad gestures can also take the form of “restroomrosettes.”

If you’re thinking “poo” — then you are correct.  There is just no getting past your quip-intellect.

I enjoy that about you, kinfolk. Thanks for being so sharp.

I’m Qui

and I’m truly merry at the core of my heart.

Monday, I am thankful for your capacity for a fresh start.

Don’t Stop

In Communication, Griot, Politics, Self Improvement on November 6, 2020 at 7:48 am

As it pertains to good love, good food, and good drink: Don’t Stop. Keep going, and give us more like the evolution of hip hop. 

Hasn’t hip hop evolved? If not – it surely will. Eventually the listening audience will require an intellectual fill. 

Knowledge-laced rap will be a demand. Communications are still barbaric in this era of  man.

Change is in the process, please Don’t Stop. Get wisdom while the-getting-is-good and higher education is hot.

If you have votes to count — don’t stop that either. America ISO a new route and/or a new driver.

Michelle Obama’s moma is right – please believe her. Do not stand in the round of jesters & clowns. “Keep it moving;you’re a leader.

Don’t Stop believing in good and all that you know — based on how your neighbors decided to vote. 

It’s okay. Because what they didn’t know — is that the world is governed by God, and voting is a civil show. 

Just a pulse of the American people – who tout “in God we trust” and prop up steeples.

Hmph. Thank God that all Americans are not the same. From cars, color of skin, and texture of mane — we are so not the same. 

Differences can be measured in the uneducated or smart; but the real differences that divide Americans reside in our hearts.

WHO ARE WE?

We are children of God. We are not God and we err all of the time. There’s so much we need to discuss beyond this summary in rhyme. 

We have work to do. Good thing that I’m into it and still in love with you. 

Good love… Don’t Stop. In or out of societal fashion, love is still hot. 

The 2020 Election ballot’s are still being counted 3-days after the election —

and it looks like this country is headed in a new direction. 

You and Ilet’s communicate. Care to make a connection? — The last 3.8 years have been void of sincere affection. 

As the vote tally rises I’m looking for a couple of pleasant surprises:

  • I want a new day to set and begin.
  • I want you and I to get more unity in.

We’re more than half-way done with vote counting, the 2020 Election turnout rocked!

I’m Qui

Much respect to thee, I wish a better era for we – so on “the vote counting,” please 

News Peruse

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on November 4, 2020 at 5:59 am

This just in from the fashion era of ‘you can’t touch me — word on the wire is Brooks Brothers has filed for bankruptcy

I’m so very sorry to hear of such an unfold. It’s a lingering effect from COVID; halting shoppers ‘to and fro.

 

As an eye-candy consumer I am visually pained, yo. Ain’t nothing like watching a masculine strut across the room in Brooks Bros. clothes.

 

Change is inevitable. Fashion comes and goes. America will be fine – from crown to sole.

If Brooks Bros. is closing down with capital so big — what chance does a small biz stand to not be reduced to a gig?

 

Many small business owners have closed shop and moved into the garage. Past months presented a rut, but don’t give up. Your success is not a mirage. 

 

That Brooks Bros. suit that you bought was for a reason — plus the world’s current evolution is only but a season. 

 

That suit? Hold on to it. A new day and opportunity is coming for you to pursue it. 

 

I wrote a piece sometime back titled “What kind of outfit are you running?” A question owned by voters as 2020 ballot numbers are stunning. 

 

Vote counting is going long…

A grandaddy ash has never been accepted as cash.

 

Thank God for the hump and that election day is done. Now begins the hard work of uniting our sum.

 

Lawsuits are waiting to happen; how much of tax dollars will that cost? When the vote choked in 2016, Mrs. Clinton received a loss. 

 

Lawsuits are of no help — when the tabulated count is voter dealt.

 

I hope America intends to get better; I pray that we get this right. Otherwise the world will consider our talk & intentions to be Jekyll & Hyde. 

GOOD IS GOOD.

Meditate (on good thoughts) to proactively work on self.

It’s time to get our unity back.As of late, our swagger has been whack. 

It’s time for patriotic incivility to bust and fall flat. Let’s work on THAT. 

 

If you understand and are ready to put in the hard work, take courage in knowing that you are this country’s good worth

 

Your energy is needed, and your patience is gold. Let’s go forward with an understanding: I respect your spirit, and soul.

 

The news that we are to peruse will be our own. Fall brings the harvest of yesterday’s seeds sown. 

 

Over the last 3-years, what on Earth have we grown? I pray there’s enough for each man to prosper and build a home. 

 

There’s a bandwagon of good that I’d like us to all get on. Bring your momma, your daddy, your family, and your jones.

 

Everything is good until an occasional wrong…

Monique countersues Candice | RHO Potomac

More news on the wire reveals a Potomac fire

I should know. I’ve been watching season 5, yo. 

Monique Samuels and Candice Dillard are in a tiff; a real legal regal cliff.

I can sum up their issue as being a karma ‘thang — because each girl’s reflection is fashioned in the same

Each one is standing up for how she feels. Candice is about lip service; Monique does “drag drills.” 

This is how communication goes awry at will. This is the root of discord that kills 

the unity vibe. However, its misunderstandings that yield RHO it’s thrive. I am a fan of the concept and franchise. 

It’s a show of good, bad, and what’s real –its about life at the top, and life downhill

Reality shows are packed full of lessons. So, what Monique and Candice are going through, could result in a blessin.’

Are you watching? They look a lot like you. — News Peruse’s include shows that deserve your review.

Hump-up on learning more about others. Via television we learn how to be good friends and better lovers. 

I’m all in. I want more love and I have more to give. I think love is a good variable for Monique and Candice’s jiz.

Perhaps you are thinking, “Ah. It’s just a show,” when in fact, actual lives are reeled in RHO.

I’ve got your back, yo. You will remain informed, 

I’m Qui

Humping news, from several views; marinated in griot charm.

Being That

In education, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on November 2, 2020 at 6:32 am

Being that today is poised with anticipation, I’ve taken to writing, because tomorrow is election day and the electric vibe is exciting.

It could prove that American love abides; the states are united. Today is pre-election day and to be honest, I’m kind of excited.

I feel like Elizabeth Banks – remember her from HUNGER GAMES? Her skills contort like no other in any sort. I love her capacity frame:

And like Elizabeth I, too have voted, so tomorrow I’ll be rooting for you —- to go to the poll, may angel’s cover your soul while you vote on behalf of your truths.

Being that the hour is early where I am, I think I’ll make me a cup a jo. —But then again, anxiety rides caffeine like a yo-yo. So…

Maybe not this morn…

Perhaps “Tennessee Pride  and an egg that’s fried” is my next production born.

Would you care to join me? How do you like your eggs? — Tell me, are you well? What thoughts are in your head?

My thoughts have been all over the place; creative synapses are winning. Being that I’m not rich yet, my POC’s represent multiple beginnings.

A POC is a Proof of Concept – it’s what you draft when you have a story idea. A lot of the time, I make conception notes in rhyme and nestle the DNA right here.

It’s so much fun to do.  — Nestled-notations is something I’m into.

Notes keep me on track; idea harvesting is true.  — Nothing pleases me more than crafting a score after kicking thoughts with you.

Being that I just shared my POC/griot seed-sowing tendencies with you, care you to share a cool and unknown with me about your own truths?

I’m a writer, I am down to listen.  New content is born from your relative mentions,

— my creative soul defaults in a position to receive.  Creating content is as natural as my ability to breathe.

I am grateful and truly thank God for this.  — To always relate and communicate is my purposeful wish.

Being that I am nearing 400-words on this griot peace — I digress once more; composition retreat.

I just couldn’t bear not-checking-in with thee,

I’m Qui

God speed to all that is good and is destined for “we.”

Tomorrow is election day. Please do not sleep.

Comprehend the lyrics…