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Good Morning Monday

In Book, Communication, Griot, Movies, TV Shows on March 12, 2018 at 6:49 am


It’s not quite as early as you think.
With the sun not yet up, I’m doing the one-eyed wink.

My, I could use a tall, hot cup of jo to get things going.
I’ve got seeds in my bag that I need to be sewing.

School work. You know the drill!
Monday’s are the beginning of things getting real.

I spent the weekend pacing myself and yielding very little to play
because Sunday was the deadline date for the outline of my essay.

Please feel the vibes of my grin.
I look like Chester – sure, but I got it in.


And we’re back to Monday! God is good, we’re all alive.
Opportunity is gassed up – are you down to ride?

I am. The sun is on its way to join the day’s mix.
I’m in Arizona — it’s 49 minutes after 6.

Good Morning Monday. I’m so very glad to see you again.
Yesterday I joined a book discussion group and made new friends.

We reviewed the book QUEEN SUGAR by Natalie Baszile,
and talked about Charley and Ralph Angels lives of heel… on the heal.

The discussion had an authentic appeal comparable to reel.
We discussed the differences that live between the book and the series deal.

The differences were vast, still, I like them both.
We met at 3 at Changing Hands – by 5, we were ghost.

The Monday sun is rising now; there’s so much beauty in her shine.
I’m Qui
So happy to reconnect with thee. Any chance that you saw A WRINKLE IN TIME?


News Peruse

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, TV Shows, Video on February 19, 2018 at 7:36 am


presidents day.pngPlease, yo – say it ain’t so.
Is it time for a News Peruse?
I’m inclined to say, “No.”

I don’t miss running down headlines, though they inspire me to script.
Then I wake up this morning to another round of the hill’s fat lip.

Oh, it’s nothing deemed new-news, we’re still swelling off of last weeks hit,
when Mueller passed down 13 indictments on Russians for election meddlin.’

I don’t want to talk about it, really.  :/ I’m poised to wait for the investigations answers.
Nor do I want to talk about Melania’s man cheating or the scowls of Sarah Sanders.

Oh – why, yo?
And on top of that, I think she’s a Leo.

Have you seen Steven Colbert’s new animated show, OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT?
It is actually genius work and a great way to comedy vent.

When was the last time that you laughed? —- Oh! Just now? You did it?
Was the reason for the laughter over something the President twitted?

I see. I see.
‘Woah is me,’

is what I think when I start receiving courtesy cues
that folks in my circle are ISO a News Peruse.

I don’t even want to talk about the Florida shooting…
It’s like watching a hunting humans club and they’re recruiting.

The NRA takes no blame…
ill formed Tweets etch in certain shame.

The leader is so limp, unintelligent and lame
that even our children refuse to say his name.

We lost 15 children to gun violence on Valentines Day.
Giving credence to them saying, ‘Nothing ever goes their way.’

They complain and we brush it off.
17 more lives are lost. How much more is the cost?

In my mirror is a daunting reflection of world views,
in order to keep it real – we must thumb through and News Peruse.

I hear your vibes and it’s true – I love you anyhow.
You always come through with the supportive bOoM-PoW!!

Thanks for that.
Now make it a point today – to LAUGH.

You got this! I got this! Having a GOOD TIME is what we do!
I’m Qui
Serving you for coming through; Bon appetit la News Persuse.

Is there anything therein that you can use?

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NEWS Nuggets


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.

Monday Morning Rise

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Sports, TV Shows on February 5, 2018 at 5:29 am

newspaper-lady.jpgBetwixt the sheets and the down comforter on top
I slept quite well, dreamed deeply and drooled alot.

Good morning Monday, I slept until 4:30.
Beginnings at their best – watching the sun crest,
with opportunity I’m always flirty.

At this very moment I’m batting my eye lashes at you.
The day is early, dear Monday. What ever will we do?

Me?  Absolutely yes! I am definitely in the mood.
Aunt Stella started something and now I’m in a groove.

But it’s not quite that mono y mono touch that’s known to make a gal drool.
I tell you, Monday, everyday is a fun day; I can’t get enough of school.

You ever have a ‘jones that not too many people understood why or how?
Well call me the milk lady because I’m exposing the cash cow

to obtain a degree of science that I know will lead to new births.
When it comes to honing a picky diet, let education be my girth.

Let it increase my lobe capacity and shape both halves with a wealth of sum.
God bless me as I eat the curriculum of this degree. God bless my cerebellum.

I couldn’t help but to get up early, I anticipate the Monday Morning Rise.
I’ve got to attend lecture class – it’s always a blast.
New info is always a welcoming surprise.

Did you see Bill Maher last Friday night?
It was almost a Frum vs. The Mooch fight.

David was on panel with Bill and Donna Brazile
and before Anthony Scaramucci joined, the vibe was chill.

Though once The Mooch took his seat,
I won’t lie, he faced quite a bit of a heat.


The Friday Night Fight

First of all, the audience members booed him as he walked to join the set.
I reckon it’s something about his last job association that folks can’t forget?

I don’t know, and still it really doesn’t matter.
The Mooch and I don’t see eye-to-eye, but I can stand his chatter.

I see his angle and he’s cool. I ain’t mad.
But David Frum embodied the spirit of my dad –

David was a verbal noose for the Mooch on Friday night.
I was wondering if you’re still rocking HBO? Because we’re still tight.

DirecTV and me… we’re alright. I keep coming back for mo.’
I’m up right now sipping and half listen to Morning Joe.

If you’re wondering why I keep dipping in on them —
it’s because I’m concerned about the way the country is being hemmed.

I take all political news with a grain of salt.
I laugh and raise a brow — but my good day is not up for halt

so I keep it moving.
I may even get online and do a little AP News perusing.

I’m still in bed.
This monologue is straight from the head.

This moment is for you and me and our capacity of no limits under the skies,
I’m Qui
Excited about life, opportunity, WE and of course a good Monday Morning Rise.

What are you up for today?
S C O R E !!


Adversity isn’t an issue.


In Communication, Griot, News, Sports, TV Shows, Uncategorized on February 4, 2018 at 8:21 pm

Eating a New England steak.

Congratulations to those outstanding ballers on the Philadelphia Eagles team.
You went out there into the US BANK Stadium and did the dang’ thing.

Congrats! Congrats on hogging up our time and the NFL ball.
Even though I love my Cowboys, I’m truly happy for y’all.

Looks like Tom Brady’s career will continue on even still.
Yep. Regardless of how you feel about him, his game skills are real!

I am a Dallas Cowboy fan! I am not known to coddle with the Eagles in any way.
Though I was secretly pulling for them just to keep the cheaters at bay.


So hallelujah to the Creator on high!
It’s a miracle how I’m feelin’ about today’s Eagle flight.

I am sincere in my wishes. I send them with love –
for had the Patriots won, they’d have more Super Bowl Rings than us.

…and we can’t have that.dallas_cowboys_helmet_thumbnail

Goodnight dear NFL fans. Today’s recreational display was beautiful,
I’m Qui
about to turn in now, those battery throwers proved to be dutiful.


Merrin Dungey’s Reel’ness

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, TV Shows on January 31, 2018 at 8:11 am

Merrin Dungey.jpgUnbelievable resume! Do you know of any shows that’s Merrin has been cast in? Did you know that she’s in a new series on Fox?

Let me slow down, rewind and reveal that Merrin has been cast in many hit shows that you may have been and still are a fan of. The list includes

I first remember her catching my eye in the early 2000’s as a cast member in Malcolm In The Middle and then I was fortunate to catch her in an old episode of MARTIN. That was a long time ago. Since then she’s been in many other shows but primarily in a guest role and limited episodes;  most times no more than one episode per hit show. And that’s too bad, because I’ve always enjoyed her. She had an awesome career on ABC’s former series Alias but when it ended Merrin vanished from the weekly broadcast line ups until as of late. Have you heard of Fox’s new series Resident? Merrin Dungey is in it and she’s a mainstay character. Oui!!

About Merrin Dungey in RESIDENT
I have divvied another DVR slot to be spent.

I have not seen it yet, so I’m no selling vein.
Like I told you before I’m not into the ER show ‘thang.

I am a fan of The Good Doctor, the cast is a good mix.
Plus I dig the reeled journey of a Doc whose autistic.

Merrin is a steady actress who has not met the word QUIT!
Therefore I’m pretty stoked that she’s in regular cast on RESIDENT.

Born a Leo, August 6th and in 1971
reaffirms Ms. Dungey is likely a whole lot of fun.

A no-limit journey is definitely a Leo’s sum in life.
I’m Qui
a Leo as well, peeping Merrin’s RESIDENT work on Monday nights.

He Struck Me

In Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows, Video on January 26, 2018 at 12:00 am

Black Lightning struck me differently. 🙂

I’m quick with my reflexes but before I could get my viewing bearings straight, He Struck Me and I liked it. I liked it so much that I turned the other cheek and then to my DVR to schedule more to time to kick it with him. His name is BLACK LIGHTNING, have you seen him?

Most people in Freeland have seen him or at least heard of him. I live in Phoenix and I hadn’t seen hide nor hair of him until about two weeks ago on a Tuesday when I whimsically flipped the remote control onto CW and he was like Ba-BAM!!!


I was like, “Yes, yes. What have we here?”
He’s an educator with a past and (starting to look like) Dad Of The Year!

He’s not married, ladies – but he was.
He made two daughters out of love.

The ex-wife is Black Lightning‘s youthful love;
she’s still in his life, offering support and hugs but

the two parents can’t be in a relationship together.
He’s a great hero for the community folk — but for her, t’was rough weather.

I don’t know the depths of that storyline as we are only into episode two.
Black Lightning airs on Tuesdays. If you’re near CW consider copping the view.

He’s cute too, his real name is Cress Williams 
and his IMDB profile makes him a man poised to catch millions.

He’s no rookie, he’s been in the television and film game forever.
Wikipedia says he’s 47, though the way he’s kept his body… isn’t God clever?

I am a fan of man and I do appreciate the view of Tuesdays CW.
Mr. Black Lightning: I’m also a fan the latex suit that’s covering you!

Mama Mia!
Yes daddy, I see ya!

I see YOU too, kinfolk! It’s Friday! What have you got up for the eve?
I’m Qui
and I just wanted to share with thee, that Black Lightning Struck Me.

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.

So Much Compassion

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 3, 2018 at 4:31 am

the-good-doctor-changes-autismHave you seen ABC’s The Good Doctor yet?
Season one was so good that season two is a bet!

No fairytale get-wells — it’s life unexpected.
Compassion rises from the script — and like glue and we connect it.

I’m not an ER show watching girl; Grays Anatomy truly missed me.
I was just about to pass this up when pathos, ethos and lagos hit me.


The series is a remake of a Korean broadcasting original,
I must say the situational writing is well bodied and full of

compassionate moments that we rarely experience
unless you or your loved are in health trouble; hence,

the need for a little more neighborly compassion.
The Good Doctor propels these emotions into actions.

While researching this series, I was duly informed
that this is the 2nd such titled series under the US archive arm.

the-good-dr-orlando-bloom.jpgThe first [US scripted] Good Doctor series came and went too soon.
It debuted in the year 2011 and starred Orlando Bloom.

I didn’t catch the 2011 debut and caught this new reboot series on a whim.
I decided to write to you about it, because the lead principle… I like him.

His name is Freddie Highmore and he plays Dr. Shaun Murphy.
I once had an autistic neighbor and his vantage view was worthy.

He didn’t communicate with me like I thought a child should,
so I calibrated myself to being a peer to him, like Norman Lear would

and our relationship was productive and good.
We spoke only when necessary; his intentions were understood.

I learned. I evolved.
His understanding was vast, his chatter box – small.

I moved away from that neighborhood but not the experience light.
Then The Good Doctor came in with a connecting plight…

reminding me to have a little more compassion
for those those who are operating in a unique fashion.

As much as we all like to call ourselves unique
we could use a little more compassion for those not like WE.

Need to clear your mind of politics and low social fodder?
Tune in next Monday to ABC’s The Good Doctor.

Tune into compassion.
I’m Qui
Get reacquainted with the emotions action.


Use it on yourself.

Me, You and Jo

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on December 11, 2017 at 7:26 am

kerry-washington-yay-coffeeThis Morning Jo is good to me —
Not that early morning broadcast on MSNBC. 🙂

It’s strong, it’s dark, robust and sweet...
The perfect point for sleep and wake to meet.

I’m awake, sitting bedside with my feet touching the flo.’
I’m sipping and dipping — watching Morning Joe.

The news has been known to blow; yet journalist are clocking it.
Like a reality show on VH1 or  Bravo – I’m tuned in and watching it.

It’s real, our reality… it’s how I start the day.
It’s also strengthening my faith – the news yields me to pray.

I say, “Amen,” stand, and go on my way.
Internally and mentally – I’m ready for the day.

I take my jo
everywhere that I go,
until I’ve sipped the last drop.

I’m kind to everyone I meet
to and fro in the street;
Acknowledging your spirit – never stops!

It’s what I do! I’m a Leo – Yo!
I’m Qui
With early morning intimacy between Me, You and Jo.

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