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Keep On Trucking On

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement, Video on September 11, 2019 at 4:45 am

black-truck.gifAnother morning to another day full of opportunity.
Rise early to get a start on what is about to be.

You do want IN on this – don’t you?
Good morning beloved, it’s Day 1 after 2.

You got that, right?
I slept rather hard last night

after putting in a whole lot of work.
Hard work could kill – so thank God no one was hurt.

I dated a shoot; with “the script,” I’m a flirt.
Directing myself in a scene isn’t easy; a talented skirt.

I pulled it off.
The challenge was great – I didn’t choke or cough.

It was a good time had; storytelling is something that I love.
I’m in two scenes out of seven – pulling a Spike Lee can be rough.

What about you? What have you been into?
It’s Day 3 for you and me. Let’s jit-up to push it through.

I think that it’s going to be good for you. Are you ready?
Previsualize and focus, enter with intentions; keep it steady.

Aw yeah! You’re ready! There ain’t nothing that you can’t do.
When a problem arises you just Keep On Trucking On through.

I dig that about you. Do it again today!
Tell me, love, do you meditate, do you pray?

I do, and I pray that you will be stronger all the more.
Time with you in the morn is time that I adore.

Goal!!! Let this Hump Day be a score for us,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, I’ve got nothing but pallets of love.

Keep pushing positivity. The route is to be dug.
You’s a MAC on the 10 – let me see your best TRUCK.

What’chu packing?

CONTENT

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on September 9, 2019 at 4:51 am
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I’m into both.

Good morning baby. How are you? How was your weekend spent?
We’re only 9-days into September, which would equate to at least 4-days late in rent.

I hope you know nothing about that. I used to work in Real Estate.
The rent was due day 1-4 and by the 5th day, it was late.

Anywho and woop-ti-woo! How are you feeling today?
I’m feeling rad – ‘gonna work from the pad and utilize gamification/play.

I sure wish that you and I could parlay today. I’d like to run some things by ya.
I’ve drafted a narrative series concept that I think has the potential to be some fire.

I do love Mondays. Herein is what goodness is made of.
A new view, yet thoroughly thought through; a blessed revolving hug.

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Life is doing her thing. I am courteous to let her come through.
Earth is on her cycle and she isn’t going to stop. What about you?

Global warming is no longer a warning. We are living in a heated Earth.
Folk: it’s time to change our tune, emissions within are a fatal girth.

So I bought a cruiser bike last week and I’m shopping for a new motor ride.
One that will not require so much fossil fuel. It’s time to put that aside.

I won’t lie to you kinfolk, honestly, I barely drive.
I walk, I run… I am a fan of staying inside.

I stayed inside the house quite a bit this weekend.
I studied pretty hard and hung out with a girlfriend.

She’s my favorite. We dined light and worked out hard.
Good friends with good vibes are necessary for a good heart.

I’m up early because I’m feeling refreshed!
I’m up early and ready to input my best.

Are you up for it?
Monday is at hand – come on, let’s score it.

Life is yours. Don’t play it coy; rise with vigor and adore it!
I’m Qui
A happy and honest she; positivity is an accelerator. Let’s floor it!

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Oh, I’ve been thinking…

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on September 6, 2019 at 4:36 am

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As if I ever stop thinking.
For if I retreat from my thoughts, I may resort to drinking.

Who am I fooling? I am already familiar with the practice.
At the end of the day, my vodka toast to tomorrow is “I got this.”

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Oh yes, Happy Friday! I insist on being such today.
I’ve got my scripts and a camera on my hip – I am ready to play

because I’ve been thinking… and a bit too much.
I’ve been busy with intellectualism and less with love.

For that, I apologize.
I’m a woman about quality and less about the size.

Good morning sweetheart. Open and focus your beautiful eyes.
The world is at hand, what doth this day hold in surprise?

To God be the glory and the limit is the sky,
I’m Qui
Up thinking about longevity, you and I.

Let’s prepare to go long.
Let’s pray that our love and compassion remain strong.
Pray for fam in the Bahamas, FL, and VA who’ve lost their homes.
Oh, I’m thinking that being united in love isn’t wrong.

Let’s focus on THE LORAX, i.e., HOME:

CHARACTER Much

In Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Science, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on September 3, 2019 at 4:45 am

WESTWORLD encompasses the epitome of Character Creation:
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Please tell me, (especially if you’re the reader/writer type) that you have at least a mental bank of bad-arse characteristics and traits that you like your film subjects to possess. If you said you don’t – it’s likely that on the surface you do not realize that you do. Whatever your favorite movie/show is – the protagonist (star) of that show or their co-star (that keeps you glued to the scene) possesses some type of bad-arse characteristic that you like.

Me? I’m a writer. I create stories — most are inspired by life circumstances and situations. I craft them from specific highlights to broadly general, depending on what “the message” calls for. Story is told through characters. I love dissecting and creating new characters – so yes, I CHARACTER Much.

I have learned a lot from some of my favorite shows of the past – and not all were fiction. I am still learning tons about character traits from my current favorite shows like BILLIONS and SUCCESSION. Don’t even get me started on the content inside of POWER’s character bible. I’ll bet it’s intense and likely a bit shocking, but I’m up for the read.

Let’s look at some very familiar and strong characters that I admire:
Click the name of the show to learn the inner-workings of the character. Click on the actor/actresses’ name to read more about their social-media life.

LOGAN ROY (Succession) – The actor who pulls it off: Brian Cox
BOBBY AXELROD (Billions) – The actor who pulls it off: Damian Lewis
OLIVIA POPE (Scandalous) – The actor who pulls it off: Kerri Washington
ANALISE KEATING (How To Get Away with Murder)  – The actor who pulls it off: Viola Davis
TOMMY EAGAN (Power) – The actor who pulls it off: Joseph Sikora
JAMIE ST. PATRICK (Power) – The actor who pulls it off: Omari Hardwick
RILEY NORTH (Film: Peppermint – 2018) – The actor who pulls it off: Jennifer Garner
MAEVE MILLAY (Westworld) – The actor who pulls it off:  Thandie Newton
LARA CRAFT (Tomb Raiders) – The actor who pulls it off, Angelina Jolie
LORRAINE BROUGHTON (Atomic Blonde) – The actor who pulls it off: Charlize Theron
MINNY JACKSON (The Help) – The actor who pulls it off: Octavia Spencer

What characters, characteristics, and traits do you admire; which ones inspire you? Have you ever adopted any of those traits for yourself? If you have not – I wonder what adopting a new trait would look like in your life. If you have adopted a trait from a favorite character – I’m curious as to how that’s working out for you?

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I won’t lie to you, I have a little bit of all of them residing inside of me.
I CHARACTER Much for specific benefits; I CHARACTER Much for film and TV.

I rarely watch a thing without analyzing the dialogue and who’s saying it.
I rarely watch the view of any hue that’s half-hearted and not “slaying it.”

I like to learn, people. I enjoy experiencing and mirroring what moves you.
I CHARACTER Much after studying such, then I craft a comparable role in a new groove.

Award-winning compositions are proof that character traits “make the show,”
I’m Qui
Life imitates art all of the time. Does your personal character have any glow?

Find a character with spunk, style, and pizzaz then take some notes.
Let the positive traits of character inspire you to grow.

Bring Back HOPE

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on August 30, 2019 at 10:17 am

We Can Do It.

Bring it back, bring it back – to every Mr. and every Ms.
Bring Back HOPE and I don’t mean Ms. Hicks.

Speaking of, I hope that she is doing well,
for her former co-worker has rung the quitting bell.

All is well that ends well…
only if there are no secrets to tell.

I’m not interested in any secrets.
Time is of the essence and we need to beat it.

Earth is on fire at our own doing
and the stock market is subject to conflation screwing.

Folks aren’t just standing around waiting for their chips to fall —
we are a wise people and recognize that our systems are full of gall.

Don’t doze off to sleep now. This is the very minute to be awake.
The future of the planet needs us. If we fail to heed, we’ll surely bake.

Don’t let a greedy man burn your land for greedy cash;
yielding our world to cancer and turning our air filters into ash.

I arose this morning feeling pretty stoked
that regardless of what we’ve all heard… there is HOPE.

And it’s back with a fever-pitched passion.
Be excited that HOPE hasn’t gone out of fashion.

Meditate on the good and all that is well.
Meditate on knowing your destination is not hell.

Meditate on being a part of Earth’s solution.
Stay focused and prayerful; don’t yield to confusion.

Don’t bang your head against the wall, you’ll get a contusion.
Stand strong in HOPE. Bring her inside of our evolution.

We need a long-term solution to an issue that is pushing humanity to a brink,
I’m Qui
Good morning sweetheart, Bring Back HOPE and Be PROACTIVE. What do you think?

We Can Do It.

The 1st POWER Hour

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on August 26, 2019 at 11:43 am

Last night was Day 1 of STARZ’s finale season of POWER starring Omari Hardwick,
and Poncho got smoked because Tommy ain’t no ‘witch.

You get it — what I’m saying, but did you see it?
It was 9 scenes after Tommy and Ghost’s beef/riff.

LaLa was pleasantly curvaceous and strapped in her scenes.
Her son, Cash has grown up; he curses now – and everything…

Agent Saxe is running around thinking that Ghost killed AUSA Angela Valdez.
Tommy put one in her chest while trying to put one in Ghost’s head.

You read what I said. It happened on POWER.
I sat on the edge of my seat for the entire Hour.

32-minutes in and Tommy pulls a gun on Poncho
because he said Tommy “ain’t shit without Ghost.”
Woah.

Poncho got smoked.
The 1st POWER Hour wasn’t no joke.

Let Poncho be a lesson to the lot of us
that the rest of the finale season of POWER may be ruthless and rough.

The creative writers of this narrative series have guts. I’m watching and nail-biting.
Still, I stay tuned because the power of the write is stimuli/exciting.

Proctor showed up on the scene just to get inside of Federal crosshairs.
Tasha told Ghost that she wants a divorce; she’s done with being a pair.

AUSA Angela Valdez and her sister.

Angela Valdez’s sister gave Ghost a piece of her mind.
He offered to pay for her funeral and the gesture was met ‘unkind.

Angela’s sister is now working with Agent Saxe
in a move to avenge Angela; to get Ghost back.

Tasha kept calling Terry Silver’s cell phone with certain thoughts in her head
like this is the only way to hear his voice– her gut feeling says “he’s dead.”

And I think that her gut right.
LaKeisha threw a gun into the bay in the middle of the night.
See what I mean about “written delights?”
She was fulfilling Tommy’s request; helping to protect his life.

He killed Angela with that gun.
Yes! The 1st POWER Hour was so much fun.

10-minutes to the 60-minute mark and Ghosts sits in a parked SUV loading another firearm.
A great deal of ART IMITATING LIFE is seen in this episode; a reflection of peril and alarm.

Tarik found a noir way to connect with Ghost over the phone
channeling his own pain of loss since Kanan’s gone.

Perhaps it was all “theatrics.” Crazy stuff.
Such a POWERful ride is bound to be rough.

Popping collars and pulling cuffs – I’m glad that this season is alive and well,
I’m Qui
Tommy and Jason saw the bullets Ghost’s unleashed and vow to send him to hell.

The 1st POWER Hour was no walk in the park.
At the end of Episode 1, Ghost is single and in the dark.

ALTERED CARBON

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Politics, Science, Self Improvement on August 24, 2019 at 6:51 am

Let’s talk about NETFLIX and all of their streaming…
let’s talk about ALTERED CARBON and it’s layered meanings…

I can’t begin to tackle the narrative series with certain clarity
because I just found it’s broadcast and the concept is “altering.”

The linguistics that encompass this show reflect a united world.
I like it – I won’t lie; I’m a linguistic and futuristic girl.

The protagonist in this piece
is an Asian guy wearing a white sleeve.

Looking like Rick Flag from SUICIDE SQUAD
with Jackie Chan’s moves and BLADE’s old bod.

Yes, Joel Kinnaman plays the series protagonist
who’s been re-bodied and remains on a shortlist

of ENVOY walkers.
Their bodies are weapons – they’re not big talkers.

Hand-to-hand combat scenes that look like video games
and the constant flashes of life before and after – are insane.

Have you seen such a thing?
The concept of avoiding death by dawning a new sleeve?

The body gets old, it can be injured and die,
but future technology is looking to re-home your essence of life.

Kind of like the concept of THE SIXTH DAY,
Joel is like Arnold Schwarzeneggar, in a way –

as in he has been re-bodied
and prefers a brew over yesterdays sake.

The writers have got me; I’m watching Season 1 in a binge.
I’m also concerned about mother Earth and her surface singe.

Fossil fuel is yesterdays rule and must come to an end.
Unless we want to be like the dinosaurs and cause Earth to start over again

without us inhabiting her land. For that would be a problem.
Earth is being mistreated by human issues. We can solve them.

At current, there is a 3-week old fire burning in the AMAZON
set by human beings — so it won’t bring the Apocalypse on,

but it will release MORE CARBON emissions into the air – a fatal falter.
Our air quality on Earth will degrade; our lives forever ALTERED.

But we’re not quite like the Netflix show.
We only have this life and this one body sleeve, yo.

What are we doing?
Earth is not the woman that we want to be screwing.

She is willing to be silent and let you burn and die off.
Thinking about space travel? Today it is not yours to be bought.

PUT THE FIRE OUT. Cease and desist on the idea of making a profit.
God gave the Earth to all of us – before you destroy it, He’ll stop it.

He won’t come back as in bursting through the clouds,
because man has put forth plans to burn mother Earth to the ground.

But He will continue to look after His children who remain fair
and secure a pit for those who support Earth’s fiery land snares.

It’s simple. Think about it for just one minute.
When folks set traps for others, they, themselves fall in it.

It’s old news, its life news. There’s nothing new about this story.
So if you’re wondering if Jesus is on his way? This is no invitation to glory.

This is a tale being told by a man.
If you’re a praying person, God has a plan.

Get in it and get busy caring for your Earth.
Selfish money hoarders, there’s a pit for your girth.

Pray for the world – yes! And remember God is mightier than Gibraltar,
I’m Qui
Up early thinking about CARBON emissions and things being ALTERED.

The bed you make will be your own.
To burn down the AMAZON is to burn down your own home.

YOU LIVE ON EARTH!

Good Morning Goodness

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on August 21, 2019 at 4:45 am

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Good morning Goodness, how did you sleep?
Was it sound or in the round; was it refreshing and complete?

I sure hope so – I hit REM and stayed there a while.
I went to bed before 11. Ooo child. I laid stoic; I slept wild.

Did you dream, dear love? I did but I don’t remember the details.
I do recall that I was younger than 15, sheltered and wearing pigtails.

dancing unicornIt was sweet enough.
I awoke a woman in search of human touch.

I found it.
Good ol’ human touch keeps me grounded.

When was the last time that you touched somebody?

Good Morning Goodness. Are you ready for the hump?
Smooth is the pavement but rarely is it without a bump.

Put your seatbelt on and cruise this out.
Utilize wisdom today to figure -ish out.

Are you adding things up? I am, and I don’t need a 10-key to do it.
I’m Qui
Good Morning Goodness. Skip the early clock-in and let’s screw it.

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About The 1619 PROJECT

In Networking, News, Self Improvement on August 19, 2019 at 12:48 pm

black girl curtseyGood afternoon New York Times. How do you do?
I approach you with curtsey – I appreciate you.

Keep doing what you do. I am indeed an avid newspaper reader.
Tho I admit until just a minute, I hadn’t ever subscribed to your periodical seeder.

Admittedly, I’ve long admired your legacy trace;
and recently, your bravery (to the letter) on facing race.

Thank you. I read the 1619 install and I love it.
If words were a tangible matter – I’d hug it.

Which brings me to the topic of subscribing to your cause.
I have officially subscribed to NYT because you’ve got balls.

The 1619 Project should make us all take a pause.
If you love the United States, slaves are an integral part of our gall.

Our ancestors were recruited against their will.
They were hands-on in erecting our architecture and tending our fields.

Former slaves received no pay, no residual, no acres or a mule.
Slaves lost their lives firing up the US machine; this country’s fuel.

Over centuries of time, we are all grappling to understand,
what America has become and by whose hands.

From the plantations to the NFL-land,
what’s the beloved value of a black man?

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America is at a pivotal point – don’t miss the chance
to take a stand.
Be a part of her future, today and tomorrow we dance.

Do better than the generations before.
The world is in need of a united score.

We have no time for divisive energy.
The world is heating up to a fatal degree.

Finances are volatile and economists fear a recess.
There are balances in the wind, that demand a check.

With our State Departments underemployed, who’s driving this ship?
The 1619 Project is a great understanding to build upon. Do take a sip.

I did
and it truly massaged my wig.

Check it out.
If nothing else, to know what it’s about.

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TUESDAY is a MOVES-DAY

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Self Improvement, TV Shows on August 13, 2019 at 12:15 am
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Hit it!

Ah! Where to begin? There is so much to go through —
the day is early and I’ve much to tend to.

I’ve got a script to create, at least the bones of it.
The concept is strong; I nailed the film’s pitch.

It’s an all-encompassing piece – you know I have an itch,
for pulling us all-together and securing our stitch.

So this project is easily classified as a feel-good piece.
It’s dramatic and suspenseful during its short-timed release.

When it comes to scripting new roads – I’m a no limit beast.
The film topic is a well-thought fit, about the commonalities of WE.

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and them and him; we’re America’s teeth

and we don’t have TMJDwe don’t self-grind.
In the trenches of diversity, we find commonality and we bind.

Am I right?
Well yeah… that’s the way I composed my scripted write.

Another cool thing that I’ve done while in compose
is to script-collaborate with another peer for a longer reel-roll.

In working with another student I can add time on the run of our scripted truths.
So, instead of the short being a total of 5 minutes, we can have 10 via Part 1 & Part 2.

You see what I’m doing here?
Enjoying school; applying gamification over fear.

Why not? I prefer to play all of the time.
I’m doing it right now via this griot rhyme.

Ha-ha! Rise and shine. I’m on one today,
I’m Qui
Glad to start things up with thee on this opportunistic Tuesday.

Go forth with purpose – commit to working the groove.
Make a plan, follow-through, go strong in doing you – conquer the task and bust a move!

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PS – We haven’t had a NEWS PERUSE in a while
and while today isn’t the day for it I want to talk about SIMONE BILE.
Ooo child!
She is one outstanding and dynamic gymnastic warrior princess.
Her physical capacity is tops, though her inner-woman view is best!
She’s graceful
on the balance beam as well as getting things off of her chest.