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I like your pizza

In Communication, education, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement, Video on June 26, 2020 at 1:10 pm
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Your touch…

Think of life as a pizza and make it like you like it.
Coffee is basically black though Bailey’s will always spike it.

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Whatever works for you…

I’m just saying life is at hand please live it out loud.
Appreciate yourself for standing out from the crowd.

You are quite unique and of you, God is quite fond.
You rarely look at what is; you innately look beyond.

Pizza is what you make of it and I’ve been watching you make yours.
I chronicle about you every-other-day; you are quite the combo score.

Thanks for coming through. For your life contributions – I thank you even more,
I’m Qui
Good afternoon to thee. Your combo chemistry is not ever a bore. I stand to bear witness to your comprehensive soar.

Perspective:

Your pizza looks good and your coffee is strong.

 

BRACED

In education, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on June 22, 2020 at 7:46 am

 

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Orthodontics is my choice of brace.

I have been “holding it together” for the last 26 months non-stop!
I removed my 2 bicuspids to help out; though at ease — I am not.

Season have changed two times over, from cooler weather to hot —
and I remain in a Griot frame; my ortho treatment is like Hip Hop.

Ligating Braces don’t stop; the process is a revolving one; a song.
I had the choice to break my jaw bones, or commit to braces; go long.

I chose to “go long;” I’m a quarterback on this pass.
However proper my choice, these wires are on my…. ASK

me one thing that I would change if I could?
I’d have researched WHY George Washington’s teeth were made of wood?

I’m sure his manufactured dental set was ‘the best’ in his day/in his hood.
But to chew steak thoroughly — his teeth were probably of no good.

This I’ve always understood, but why have wooden teeth in George’s day?
No one has confirmed his dental churns; though I think he had issues with his TMJ.

I know that I do —
because Carne Asade is difficult chew,

but I get it in.
TMJD is just not my friend.

TMJD is preventable and I am in the process of reverse.
For as much as it pains me to eat — I still have girth.

What good is a TMJ worth, if in fact,
I can’t eat salads and the chips will yield fat?

Why not eat those delicious salads – you ask, after all they are a treat?
My bite is mismatched and is no good for chewing-up green leaves.

Unfortunately,
few leaves ever meet
between my teeth.

Roughage just isn’t big enough.
Chips and cookies yield more bulk

in my mouth.
They also yield to “biological fat pockets” from the south.

I’m 26-months in and braced well, though my teeth are still moving.
Drinking water is a sensitive subject for me; too hot or cold induces drooling.

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Its just room-temperature water, tho…

Drinking cold water feels comparable to biting into ice cream.
But I’m not eating ice cream, I’m just thirsty and restraining a scream.

I’m good. I’m good. My orthodontic work is for a very good cause.
I’m trying to fix the bite of my teeth; the undertaking requires much gall.

I’ve got the gall. I’ve also got strength and on this Monday morning I am thrilled to have you.
I’m Qui
Good morning kinfolk, BRACE yourself for a warmer vibe to come through.

You may not be concerned about your teeth,
but Summer came in the other day and she’s packing heat.

As for me and my teeth… What ever will we do today?
I will hit the home-gym to warm-up & hem the fascia around my TMJ.
I’ll also have several other gadgets on hand to put into play:

Cervical Traction Device for TMJ

I place it on the floor, lay my neck on it and zone out/fall asleep.

RAD Point Release Kit-Myofascial Release Tool Kit

I use the balls to massage my back, neck, shoulders and hands. Click here to see how.

USB Heated Neck Wrap for Pain Relief

Once I’m done releasing myofascial knots in my neck and shoulder I relax it with a heating pad that has auto shut-off in 30 minutes.

What Can We Do?

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on June 3, 2020 at 3:38 pm

Earlier this evening about 17 minutes after 5 —
President O made BREAKING NEWS and he did it “live.”

Did you see it? Did you see it? Big Leo speaks truth
when he says the future will very well be delivered by our youth.

It always has.
Rev. MLK started marching as a lad…

President Obama reminded us of that.
Via our youth, we can get our mojo back.

The children demand that we “reimagine the police.”
He also encouraged our finest (career servants of peace)

to continue to engage with civilians that consist in every hood.
Because when we all work together we produce the most good.

President O still believes in us as we still believe in change.
Change takes place through voting; here’s his bullet point lane:

WHAT CAN WE DO?

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We can figure this out.
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#1. We know there are specific evidence based reforms that if we put in place today would belter us up and save lives, would not show any increase in crime – those are included in the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report. You can find it on Obama.org.

#2. A lot of mayors and local officials read and support the task force report and then there wasn’t enough follow through. Today I am urging every mayor in this country to review your use of FORCE POLICIES with members of your community and commit to report on planned reforms. What are the specific steps that you can take? I should add, by the way, that the original task force report was done several ago – since that time we’ve actually collected data in part because we implemented some of these reform ideas. We now have more information and more data as to what works. And there are organizations like Campaign Zero and Color of Change and others that are out there highlighting what the data shows, what works and what doesn’t in terms of reducing incidents of police misconduct and violence. Let’s go ahead and start implementing those. So we need mayors, county executives, others who are in positions of power to say this is a prior – this is a specific response.

#3. Every city in this country should be a MY BROTHERS KEEPER commune. Because we have 250 cities and tribal nations who are working to reduce the barriers and expand opportunity for boys and young men of color with programs, policy reforms and public and private partnerships. So, go to our website and get working with that because it can make a difference.

“And let me just close by saying this — I’ve heard some people say that ‘You have a pandemic then you have these protests, this reminds people of the ’60’s and the chaos and the discord and distrust throughout the country… I have to tell you though I was very young, you had the discord and assassinations back in the ’60’s. I know enough about that history to say there is something different here.

You look at those protests — that was a far more representative cross section of America out on the streets peacefully protesting and who felt moved to do something because of the injustices that they had seen. That didn’t exist back in the 1960’s. That kind of broad coalition.

The fact that recent surveys have shown that despite some protest having then been marred by the actions of some; a tiny minority that engaged in violence; that despite (as usual) it [violence] got a lot of attention and a lot of focus — the majority of Americans still think that the protest was justified. That wouldn’t have existed 30-40 years ago.

There is a change in mindset that is taking place; a greater recognition that we can do better. That is not as a consequence of speeches by politicians, it’s the not the result of spotlights in news articles — this is a direct result of the activities & organizing and mobilization & and engagement of so many young people across the country who put themselves out on the line to make a difference.

So, I just have to say THANK YOU to them for helping to bring about this moment and just make sure that we now follow through. Because at some point, you know, attention moves away; at some point protests start to dwindle in size. It’s important for us to take the momentum that has been created as a society, as a country and say Let’s use this to finally have an impact. Alright?

Thank you ever body. I’m proud of you guys.  I know that we’re going to be hearing from a bunch of people who have been on the front lines of this who know a lot more than I do about it. ‘Proud of you. ”  – President Obama

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I didn’t mean to go and get all transcribe’y and such,
it’s just that this kind of news yields us hope & united love.

You know me on topic love; I’m an easy sap for it.

I’m Qui
I can see our good. Let’s move to one beat and score it.

Woosah

In Communication, fitness, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on June 1, 2020 at 7:59 am

 

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We Rise.

It’s Monday, dear beloved and the sun is out.
Authorities sift through what the weekend was about.

Me, too.
Change by and large is due.

I recollect and accept evolution.
I think the people were protesting revolution.

The U.S. is a collected institution, please don’t be duped.
We are to love and protect our country not burn and loot.

We must love each other more. I know it sounds Sunday School’ish.
Though for what is going down with man — some of it is foolish.

I think we all know that.
I’m not giving up – I want peace back.

I want you.
Good morning, beloved. What are you up to?

Perhaps you are tired — if you stayed up late?
Perhaps you are laid off and without financial grace?

Is that why you were out in the streets protesting?
Many didn’t protest for George and are now confessing.

Many more than before protested their weekend away .
I was curious of the intent. What did they really have to say?

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I think the people are upset about being unemployed.
They think that Congress is ineffective; they’re annoyed.

Today is Monday and most folk still have a lot of free time.
The weekend was long on their minds… satellite news sifts the rewind.

Sifting can be organizing; to recap the acts of any day.
Though before you take it all in, let’s meditate and pray.

Woosah.
I’m in a space that I dig a a lot.

I am in my office; the peace is lofty.
Meditating on good intent keep’s bad energy off me.

You should try it.
It’s free; you don’t have to buy it.

Peace is ours. Don’t leave it on the table.
Change is necessary and we are more than able.

Meditate on breathing; thank God for your life.
Stand and stretch it out – go forward with the light

of wisdom.
God loves his children.

God loves you.
And I don’t know if you know this — but I do, too.
Yes.  I love you.
I don’t care what humanity is going through,
it won’t stop me from loving mankind and you.

I’m pushing positive energy towards our collective good; that’s why I meditate and pray a lot,
I’m Qui
Monday morning, I’m glad to meet thee. I accept and embrace the good of change;  Woosah.

SWITCH it up today:

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Oh, I’ve been thinking…

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 29, 2020 at 1:10 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, love, you, and I.

Let’s prepare to go long.

Let’s re-focus on THE LORAX and our home:

Hibbity Hump Day – Folks it’s Time To Slay

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 27, 2020 at 8:21 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 Dwayne Nelson again,
I’m Qui
atop of this hump glad to be purveying and conveying What’s Happening.

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

Or a LOVEBIRD:

MINDFUL MEMORIAL DAY

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 25, 2020 at 4:14 am

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Remember the heroes of yesterday…
they are the reason that you can safely play

outside at the park, in transit and at the game.
If it weren’t for our brave military our existence would be bane.

Have a Mindful Memorial Day to the survivors of those who we’ve lost.
We may not understand your depths, though we recognize your cost.

As you kneel, I’ll drape a cape on you and dust you off.
You, who were charged with carrying on; your hearts so soft.


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Thank you for the sacrifice:
children, hubby and wife.

Thank you for sharing your heart, your boy and your girl.
A Mindful Memorial Day; let’s remember the brave that shaped our world.

They are only “dead” when we forget to be thankful for their sacrifice,
I’m Qui
Have a Mindful Memorial Day baby – Democracy costs a high price.

Be thankful today, be happy and fully embrace this life.

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Thursday Purse-Day

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 14, 2020 at 9:15 am

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Perhaps you’re looking to clutch a high-end FERAGAMO, DOLCE, HAMMITT VIP or a COACH woman’s bag?
For if you know women and their shoes, without a matching purse, the outfit may pose a lag

to her fashion composition, so —
in this piece we’ll broach, “How To LET IT GO.”

No ma’am, don’t LET GO of that work of art by SALAVATORE.
Without which those shoes, will go from fab to chore and even, bore.

Thursday is a great day to focus on a new pair of shoes,
and fashion the purse to not be a holder of blues.

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The PURSE speaks volumes in tandem with a statement shoe.

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Holder. Just saying the word makes me think of our former USAG.
Golden melanin, a calmer era then that yielded a surplus to we.

God bless he, as I am truly talking about an item
that could also reside in Former VP Joe Biden

and that is, the withal to be properly represent and be on point
in a global ensemble outfit that is a world joint.

You know?
What’s a woman without her clothes?

She is naked.
I won’t even fake it,

I enjoy being nude.
But to show ass or a knock-off bag is just rude.

Am I right? Therefore I write
in griot verses with pivotal insight.

I’ve no gripe, just looking for a new bag.
One that has proper lining and smells not of ball sac. 😛

You can understand that? Can’t you?
What’s in your bag? Is it yellow or blue?

Yellow is a sunny hue,
Drama is lined best in blue.

I like them both, in a shoe and a bag.
A progressive fashion sense is what I have.

It’s okay that we encompass bag hues,
just don’t ever let your bag be bigger than you,

unless it’s filled with cash.
Period.  — a MEGAN Thee STALLION bag!
Then hit me up when you get that.

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Thank You

In Communication, education, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 13, 2020 at 5:15 am
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For doing all that you do — please take a bow.

To all doctors, health care workers and nurses,
good samaritans who have donated from their purses,

to the bus drivers, truckers and train operators
to the grocery workers, maintenance techs and innovators,

THANK YOU.

For stepping up to help us all through.
In pressing times character is true

We see food handlers, too – yielding service and showing little fright,
so we stand outside (around the world) to solute you every night.

I’ve no balcony to herald from – still I insist on being included, yo,
so at 7pm I sing a THANK YOU hymn from my 2nd story window.

THANK YOU

so very, very much.
Life would have little compassion without your touch, ‘

Today is hump day and I’m off to film a scene,
rest assure at 7pm I’ll be back in my window to sing:

“THANK YOU! | Thank you. | Thanks. | You Rock!
Do your thang. Please don’t stop.
I pray that you remain well – that  cv can’t cop!”

Keep your head up, tell & listen to jokes; laugh hard at corn-ball zingers,
I’m Qui
Helping folks cover their mouths. Inspired by you, I bought a SINGER.

We’re all doing the best that we can
to help ourselves and our fellow man.

So, then this is For YOU, too:
THANK YOU.

PRESS PLAY and Give your self a hand-clap right away.

REPEAT.

Your “I” Contribution

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Video on May 10, 2020 at 8:36 am
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Fruitfully multiply.

Birthed of the Earth you have been nourished and loved
you’ve heard of connective-tales of how you were sent from above.

You live with purpose, give the best hugs and encompass ooldes of fun.
I can tell that you have been cared for and nourished. Who’s your Mum?

You are a wonderful addition to the world; with purpose you’ve grown.
A product of your parents “contribution;” proof of love and labor sown.

You learned from them and loved like them, then you, too bore another.
You jumped the broom, and thereafter in a room, you became a Mother.

He became a father and the two of you were knighted with fruit.
Your “I” Contribution will carry your DNA and reproduce a reflective suit.

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A chip off of the ol’ block.

We are all very similar, just different version of,
so when that little one acts up, like you used to — give them more love.

They are part of you; 50% is what you put in.
They are not disrespectful varmin; they are your kin.

Fruit is good; your fruit especially.
Mason them not in a jar like jelly.

What has grown in woman’s belly is a contribution to life.
Behold favor to the man that found her and made her his wife.

If you have a treasure of a mother in your sight/midst,
I pray thee rise, with wide eyes, and make her breakfast.

Are you her “I” Contribution? Or has thou made a child with her?
Either way, pay homage today – showcase her glory and worth.

Males are  born of and many enjoy her skirt. It’s called human nature.
And though the whole world may turn on you – not her; because she made ya.’

beyonce-hair-flipEvery man is to be celebrated; every man has purpose and worth.
Every man is born of woman. Today, we’ll celebrate her first.

For next month is coming soon;
We will sing a song for Dad in June.

This morning is beautiful, starting with its early morning dew.
Good morning to every “I” Contribution alive – I am just like you.

Thank God for my parents; my mothers DNA came through.
My “I” Contribution to the internet rests in this view.

I am a mother, too;
birther of poetic hues and intellectual dues.

I am birthed 2 of 4 by the same father and mother.
My purpose abounds; I’m a humanity lover.

I love you, sincerely like a mother would.
I compose griot/poetry/sonnets for your journey good.

My “I” Contribution is more than flesh.
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Don’t ever be dry.
This is my Contribution of “I.”

For the withal to nourish, I yield thanks my Mother’s way,
I’m Qui
Wishing every Mom in the History of man a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.

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