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A Cool Monday

In Communication, Griot, Networking on September 22, 2014 at 9:16 am

A Cool Monday 20140922I woke up this morning to no alarms,
yawning to the wake of natures charms.

I’m out here in a Phoenix neighborhood
where the heat of brimstone is always good.

Me? Go outside? In the summertime? I wish I would.
I take D3 — avoiding a deficiency — is understood.

Though as Fall approaches the desert, the mornings are again grand.
About 8 months out of a year, Arizona feels like an island.

But if we’ll just rewind to a morning last week,
I could have used this beauty at our triple digit peeks:


DIY A/C — $40

Now make no mistake about it, it will be hot this evening still.
I’ve got central a/c, so it’s no thang to me, but $40 to avoid heat is CHILL!

And so it’s Monday again. Filled with promise and opportunity.
I wore the weekend out! I did little else but ME.

My kid was away on a senior trip with the cross country team
and me and my sweetheart journeyed Phoenix, seam-to-seam.

We went and we saw; exploring the city’s dimensional show
and ended up in the cut of one fantastic: PAPA JOE’S.

You don’t know? Oh! I’m from the South and it’s been my mouths wish
every since I’ve been in the desert, to find some steady catfish.

There are no catfish farms around here. In this heat? They wouldn’t survive.
But upon finding this lil FISH-N-QUE, my dreams ‘came all-the-way LIVE.

No jive. I ate at the dive. I had a good time.
Will I go back? As sure as I’m writing this rhyme!

Ooo good lawd, the weekend was good to me, and I didn’t touch ‘the reel.’
I had a good time, the sun was on shine and the a/c stayed on chill.

I also mingled at CANYON JACKS to see a friend off to another state.
I was sure to sip the cape cod but forwent ordering a plate.

The benefits were great!
I work hard, and then play.

1-day of rest, congregate and pray
and ti’s my journey to this Cool Monday.

I won’t need a sweater, this morning is sure to warm up.
I’m Qui
Enjoying the breeze with a little CAFE BUSTELO in my cup.

Opportunity is yours. Sip-sip it up!

a cup of jo
peace and love.

The Future looks like…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on September 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm

A VH1 PLUS MUSIC video line-up
is how my morning yawn was cut:

And just like I hoped, the sun came up most beautifully
encouraging me to paint my own day more hue’fully.

Even though the Dallas Cowboys lost yesterday
I’m no sore loser – I’m still up to play.

And so today…

I find myself busy doing script work. I have so many open ended scripts – good stock, sure, but I would feel much better, (I think), if I could close most of them up. I kind of fancy open-ended scripts. It’s a great place to tack down an idea without having to commit to the end… just yet. Often times while a script is in marinate, life steps forth with the perfect situation to write about, that I never would have thought to create in a million years. Only the future could have produced some of the fantastic endings that I have been able to construct in script. I like the future and always look forward to it.

I look to our children. They are our future. How are we shaping our future? What are we putting into the soil of the budding plants? Will our future blossom or shrivel up like a raisin in the sun? A raisin in the sun? Pardon me, I couldn’t resist the dramatic flair, but it’s the perfect segway to tilt the conversation towards something dear to my heart that I miss and would love to revive: AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALS.

After School SpecialsDo you remember them? They were after school shows, (no longer than 60 minutes in broadcast) that would present adolescent situations and teach us how to approach and handle them positively. I found them to be very necessary then and am happy to look back over my life and confirm that the after school anthology absolutely helped me through incident after incident, assuring me that I wasn’t weird but indeed life was. The shows imparted wisdom. Great scripts, great casting and great timing, but most of all, the shows imparted wisdom.

This is where I am in my script writing today. I’m masterfully shaping tomorrow. Many of you know I am largely vested in teen casting and that most of my work stars my own offspring. Besides being affordable labor she has awesome story ideas and has taken to scene framing and shooting. I’m quite excited about her growth and interest in film studies. She dropped her  photography course to do film studies. WooHoo! Qui Films has a budding ARTSY flower and we’re glad about it. Perhaps this is why I am so interested in bringing back those after school specials… I know someone special who could benefit from them.

The Future looks like whatever we show them.

Princeton Study_excerpt

[Ref Source: Princeton.edu/futureofchildren]

My teen daughter wakes up to VH1 music videos and goes to bed to reality shows. This is her first year dating, so CATFISH is her favorite show. She vows not to fall into that fishing hole, (dating by social media). Catfish isn’t an after school special, but it is serving its purpose.

The Future looks like whatever we show them and I’d like to keep the music videos, simply because music is a serious form of art expression, (as is video production), and I’d like to add to that: after school specials.

What do you think?

We need more go getters and less discouraged (involuntary) moochers,
I’m Qui
Imparting knowledge and wisdom via scripts to energize our futures.