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Another TWO’s Day

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on February 14, 2018 at 4:53 am


Today is Hump Day – “Let there peace!” That’s what I always say.
Peace is when you throw up the deuce aka Another TWO’s Day.

It’s mid-week already and boy do I feel it.
I took yesterday off; lethargy was the boss and I wouldn’t ‘up-hill’ it.

I wrote not – too much. I hung out with my favorite girl, instead.
I talked about my core curriculum – She was on ‘the last blog‘ that she read.

I talked about a media project due at the end of this week.
She talked about dawning a concert venue tonight as I approach sleep.

Our commonalities are sweet! I remember hanging tough like that when I was 23.
She is 3-years junior to that age, indeed. She is the aristocratic jiz and literal mini-me.

And oui!!! Hump Day is at hand and I am up early to create.
I’ve got a Narrative Series pitch that I need to produce – on my plate.


In the spirit of Another TWO’s Daymeet Beyonce’s doppleganger, Brittany…

I took off yesterday because I have been going non-stop.
Ideas flood my mind. I know not of writers-block.

Though organizing thoughts can sometimes be a blessing in desguise.
I jot down a concept then re-write it mid-step because another idea’s on the rise.

Sometimes the creativity is so strong, it becomes difficult to lie down and close my eyes.
Though that was before I was pulling a full class load; seeking time to nap now, is always nigh.

Self-Preservation, people. Take serious your sleep and your play.
There you go!  Two more cool points on this Another TWO’s Day.

Good morning kinfolk. Let us stretch, workout, shower and get to it,
I’m Qui
All about good sleep, peace and the space to create. Ha! I can’t wait to do it!


Again and again and again and again…


Productive Childs Play

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement on February 12, 2018 at 7:56 am

productive-childs-play.jpgGood morning sweetheart, how have you been?
I was up late script writing, so today I slept in.

I had a banner weekend, no day went undone.
I researched and learned; to concept I gave birth –
It was exhausting but oodles of fun.
Yep. I got it done.

I’ve got that feeling of accomplishment about me right now.
Suddenly questions of when and why are naturally forming with the how.

Wow. I am truly enjoying the season.
Though to talk about me — wasn’t my chief reason

in hitting you up.
I wanted to check-in and I’d love a )))HUG(((.

I’m up sipping jo and the sun is on its way.
Phoenix is boasting a grey overcast today.

I like that too.
It allows me to feel like I’m up early with you.

7:30am is not early but -’tis suitable for today,
because it’s Monday, a natural funday
regardless of my workload, I plan to PLAY.

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Change it up at work today. Make each task a game.

Youth is about me when I wear my creative hat.
Put on your favorite helmet and get out there and bat!

GAMIFICATION is real. Think of protocol and task as a game.
It could yield a new spin to a routine plan that often feels mundane.

I’m into it! I am. I’ve arisen slowly and am fully charged.
I’m Qui
Checking in with thee, broaching creativity and thanking the good Lord.



In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on February 5, 2018 at 9:17 am


So much went on last week on satellite TV that I failed to mention
this griot piece of intentional release that I created with specific indention.

Starting with Cecil and Simmone:
Is the love really all gone?

I heard, via the clip that you two are mid-course
on severing the union; you’ve filed for divorce.

I’m sorry to hear that.
You are a positive picture in the Culture of Black.

This bodes for a more detail conversation. On this topic, I’ll be back…

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Skirt It, Curtis!

Last week’s MARRIED TO MEDICINE was something indeed.
I heard about the verge in Jamaica, but how’s the Barbados’ weed?

I only ask because during Ep. 12 Island Fever we indeed flirted
with the idea that all is not completely understood with our beloved Curtis.

Besides inappropriately pulling Toya into his lap a couple of episodes back,
It seems the art of making up with his wife, properly –  may be a trait of lack.

I’m in your corner Curtis! I truly am. I want your union to work.
You made your point when you took a side joint out of being hurt.

Skirt It, Curtis! The world is watching. If you can hear me, you’ve got to back me!
Be informed young man, that which makes you taller than you stand –
Is indeed your wife; that woman named Jackie.

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It’s a DETAIL THING, Dear Dr. Eugene

No this spoonful post is not a MARRIED TO MEDICINE read… well maybe it is. 🙂
Only because we as fans understand life is not all hype episodes and glitz.

We love your style and your Psychological capacity to affect the way that we feel,
but outside of the MD’s office, I need you to increase your standing appeal.

I offer the same advice to your lovely wife. She’s the wisest broad.
I’m pulling for her, she’s a proud skirt, but you knew that when you met Quad.


About a married man…

She calls you Petty Betty and then she completely commits to the part.
It’s clear the two of you are wounded. I suggest you search your hearts.

I suggest you both focus less on the show and more on you guys.
It’s the magic that you had prior to BRAVO that was good medicine to our eyes.

Don’t get caught up in the productions and bankable checks.
These are always staple ingredients for reality TV to relationship wreck.

At the end of the day, I love the production and each one of the cast.
I’m Qui
Weighing in, in hopes that the harmonious healing vibe will continue to last.

Collectively, you all yield us insight into life, love and a more fulfilled laugh.


In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on February 2, 2018 at 7:07 am

DegustApproach this day with DEGUST. Savor the good on the pallet of your life like a nutritious sublingual. Degust simply means to taste carefully, so as to appreciate a thing fully.


Mmm, I awoke this morning to the aroma of life. I’m glad I made it.
We’ve finally broached another optimal Friday and I want to taste it.

I will utilize degust starting with the rising of the sun in the East.
I’ll utilize degust when breakfast is done and it’s time to eat.

I want to taste it. I want to enjoy it and digest.
Good morning sweetheart – let today be your best!

Good morning sweetheart, love on yourself and join in on a )))HUG(((,
I’m Qui

Up sipping lemon juice
waiting for the sun to show her proof –

I’m totally poised to Degust.


Sip. Savor.
Spitting is optional.

Married To It

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 22, 2018 at 6:16 am

Bravo’s Married To Medicine reality series is an hour block of time that I really and truly enjoy. Politics, ethics, relationships and creative television content are lacking a great amount of wellness; therefore, watching this reality series is like taking Vitamin C. It offers functional insight into relative professional and familial dysfunction.

The cast consist of six women, four of which are doctors. They are:



heavenly_kimes_mtm.jpgI love these women. Dr. Heavenly is the only DDS in the group and she used to be the only cast member whose husband is also a doctor (MD) until Dr. Contessa joined the cast this season.

Aghhhh!!! That’s what’s up! There’s nothing like reeling the reality of everyday power couples. They’ve got my attention, I’m sizing them up and I like the way they stand. Purposeful.

The reality storyline touches on the relationship issues of a few of the women like Quad, Dr. Simone and even Dr. Contessa . Hardly anyone is spared this season… each one is Married To It.

dr_simone_cecil_mtm.jpgDr. Simone and hubby, Cecil are in the throes of working through a conflict. Cecil took 25K out of their joint bank account worth no heads up to Simone. While working through it we learned that he did so to invest in an adolescents side-gig app that connects adult neighbors with available teens who are willing to do domestic chores for a relative fair: KIDZ FORCE.

quad_eugene_mtm.jpgQuad and her psychiatrist hubby, Dr. Greg are having .miscommunication issues. Dr. Greg has been trying to communicate that he wants a child or two with his wife; a legacy from his loins to share his successes with, but Quad is midway with her successful accomplishments and would not like to stop at this point and start a family. The two of them make an adorable and beloved power couple, with much to offer the viewing public. I suggest they pull it together. I’m pulling for them to both achieve their relationship and legacy objectives.

Miss-Renee-Married-to-Medicine.jpgDr. Contessa is new to the scene and her hubby seems to be cool beans however it was their nanny, (R&B Singer Donell Jones’ mother) Ms. Renee, who brought the ill drama and owns the spotlight of “the misunderstood.” She called her employer (who is Dr. Contessa) [a] “black doctor -itch.” Why? And to Make matters worst she said it at Mariah’s house at a square event in front of the entire cast, crew members and other guests. I sure hate that. This show is about growth and that particular scene wrenched a growth stunt. Ms. Renee seemed sweet enough prior to losing it. I can’t wait to see how she broaches redemption and what she attributes her past vulgarities to.

dr_jackie_curtis_mtm.jpgDr. Jackie and Curtis are communicating again. That’s good.
Curtis stepped out on her and rumors implied that he was serving wood.

He has since stepped out of his feelings and gone back to reclaim his life.
He’s making in-home visits to Dr. Jackie; the long form apologize.

Hey! He’s gotta start somewhere.
The fact that Jackie is open – is more than fair.

Way to go you two! Life is real, ain’t no crooking.
Time is non refundable
Curtis I appreciate you being humble.
Your character is shining and the world is looking.

Toya and Dr. Eugene: You two are the most fun!
The diehard Eugene does his thing for Toya & sons.

No disruptive news there.
Seems when in Love all is fair.

Taxes still matter – they squeeze like the mob.
Eugene is not Jamaican but indeed has 3 jobs.

Toya keeps him happy. She is his baby truly.
She’s eye candy, she feeds him dandy and wags a big booty.

Southern girls!

Collard greens and cornbread go well with a well balanced life.
I’m Qui
And when it comes to reality reel this series is worth the bite.

I’m all in – hook, line, sinker and relative bits.
The group is a nice mix of professionals that halt us from sick.
Yes-Yes! I’m Married To It.


In Communication, fitness, Networking, Self Improvement on January 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

peaceI’m currently feeling both: PEACE and the DEUCE. While driving away from my 7:15a.m. yoga class at the Tao Healing Center, at approximately 8:45a.m., I threw up the DEUCE as the view of the building became smaller in my rear view mirror. I was completely submerged in PEACE. I harnessed it in class. The class promptly started at 7:15 but I was about 10 minutes late. Tsk-Tsk and shame on me, right? Well, actually, I was bringing with me a guest and she was a bit delayed so, I kind-of made up for it. Kind-of. 🙂

We stretched, tapped & patted our bodies into an awakened state, our blood pumped more fluidly and circulated with more ease… we breathed in a space encompassed with the sounds of dole drums and hums. It was magical. I prayed, gave thanks (internally) and meditated in the space. I felt the energy of the man meditating in front of me. It was beautiful. I don’t know his name, but gosh I enjoyed his energy. He didn’t speak a word, he was a mere participant in class, but his energy? I enjoyed it so much, that I had to comment to him at the end of class. He received my appreciation. Namaste.

the-deuceThe instructor’s name of this morning’s class was Bretta; she’s also known as PEACE, (her spiritual name). I didn’t learn this information until the close of class. I should have known! That’s the exact feeling that washed over us during the 1.25-hours that we were in class with her.

This is how I began my day and pray that you began yours with PEACE, also. However, if a vibe of negativity is working on your nerves right now – I beseech thee, upon reading this to give it the DEUCE.


If you find an excess of politics divvying out energetic strife —
You could probably use a little bit of Tao Yoga in your life.

I know I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again:
meditation and prayer have got to be your best friends.

How could they not?
Hell is still too hot. 😉

You know what I’m saying? You get the point – I’m sure.
You, acknowledging your body may be part of the cure

to keeping ill vibes from infecting your spirit and soul.
Kinfolk, today’s Tao Yoga class was worth my weight in gold.

Wooo! It’s a great way to start a day, even though I was a few minutes late!
I’m Qui
and being late has never stopped me from piling good vibes onto my plate.

Though — it won’t happen again Tao Guide, Peace.  I bid tardiness the DEUCE!

The Happiness Advantage

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 15, 2018 at 4:32 am

Catch it!

There is empirical evidence that happiness can lead to a more productive and successful life, according to Shawn Achor, author of “The Happiness Advantage: Seven Principles.”

Let me say it again, ‘Happiness leads to success.’

Therefore, happiness is not only found at the end of success. Right?


Then, be happy – now! Why wait? This information should further encourage you to enjoy your life’s journey. Happiness is that thing that makes the journey not seem so long or arduous. Please forfeit leaning towards the notion that happiness will be found “at the end of” success. For us to assume this – is to rob ourselves of all of the happiness going on around us, right now.

Do you see it? Catch it and ride it all the way to success!


It’s obvious that I’m into this semesters Psychology course; brain insight has got me shook.
I’m eating it up, (it’s almost tangibly in my gut) – so much so, I had to share Shawn’s book.

I hope that you don’t find it cheesy that I’m sharing with you my curriculum course reading.
I’m Qui
and The Happiness Advantage is a read that leads to better mental and physical well-being.

The following list of ideas is not a part of Shawn’s book
but the info is so spot-on, I thought you’d better take a look:



In Communication, Griot, Movies, Self Improvement, Theater, Video on January 13, 2018 at 12:15 am

I’m just in from Hawkins Theaters premier debut of PROUD MARY and Taraji P. Henson did her thang!


No spoilers here. Should you see it? Yes honey!
There was a whole lot of action/script drama and a lil’ funny.

It wasn’t a comedy but life can be a gas.
I’ve been in a hairy situation or two and had to laugh.

taraji_p_henson_proudmary_silhouette.jpgProud Mary is an assassin and her ex-beau is fine.
He’s the dude from HTGAWM – from Analise’s line.

In Proud Mary his name was Tom and he was able
To hold down the leading male role; quite stable.

I enjoyed his presence.
Proud Mary bore a lot of Christy Love’s essence.

You probably don’t know or remember Christy Love?
But she is exactly what Cinematography needs more of.

She was the television version of the principle character in FOXY BROWN. Like Christy and Foxy, Mary shows up and throws down.

She can hold her weight in chrome pounds.
She rarely misses if she fires a sound…

Heavy stunt action work owned the view –
like any boom-bang film starring Tom Cruise.

Again — I LOVED IT.

Taraji is showing up for that action hero title!
I support the view. We could use a new femme action icon.

Right on to the reel – and reel to the right on!!
A woman’s touch is what’s needed when things go wrong.

billy-brown3.jpgI’m proud of Ms. T. P. Henson and her co-star Billy Brown!
They filled the theater, thickly in my fair melanin town.

They get a BIG POUND! 👊🏾

The bay was packed with large groups of 10 or more.
For me, this film was a more personal score.

I sat in the back
In a tilted black hat.

I observed the laughter – I observed the gasps.
I observed a good time that by all – was being had.

and so I was quick to come home and tell you all about it.
I’m Qui
That PROUD of MARY, she. So much so, I had to content shout-it!

Open for plans this weekend? Friends or solo, choose to be merry!
Get dolled up — or maybe not. Regardless, go out and enjoy PROUD MARY.

Happy ENERGY Friday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on January 12, 2018 at 12:27 pm

Because I’m always HAPPY

All week long, I have been on a high
I’ve laughed so hard until I cried.

My fam is blessed, see no one died.
Life is not promised. I’m glad to be alive.

My children are safe, their rooms are… their own.
I’ve got an SUV full of gas and a cool, peaceful home.

There are a few Tubmans in the bank – so all is well and fine.
It’s actually quite lovely outside [72 temp nigh], thus I wont be all-day online.

Shopping: I’ve found a cute pair of  boots, whose price is  way too fair.
They would look great with my new skirt, my complexion and hair.

I’ll be in the AZ today Happy ENERGY grinning.
FOCUSING on the moment; maintaining my “WINNING!Qui_Capt_Morgan

Yes! I’ll be talking to my neighbors, patrons in the mall and on the streets
regarding whatever commonalities we may have. Yes! I love “the spontaneous meet.”

So if you see me on the move in an SUV or on foot about
don’t be afraid to say, “What-up Qui? I’ll be quick to return the shout!

Good ENERGY is strong and I love sharing it with you.
I’m a lover of LIFE. For she is my Boo.

The reasons for the high energy about me are many.
Beyond love, life, you and shopping, blessings still exceed plenty.

Happy Friday – because surely THIS has been a long and productive week,
I’m Qui
Taking it all in, flashing a grin with the win and 2 steps from hugging thee. 😀

HUG me