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Above The Fray

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on June 12, 2019 at 5:15 am
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THINK ABOUT IT: Fray is most accepted on a burlap sack – and even then it may be frowned upon depending on what’s in the sack.

Remain there.
Be steady – even when it ain’t fair.

Keep your nose clean – to keep law officials out of your hair.
You can do all of that & then some and still find no advantage there…

initially.
To equate the universes sway to a human peer’s way – will miss me.

I suggest that we take a good look at all situations.
Are they of well-crafted design or fray via communication?

Look at it closely and if there is indeed a sign of discord or tear
“above the fray,” I appeal to you and please remain there.

Do it for you, because it is who you are and what you will and won’t allow.
Lest you lose your bluff and out comes this stuff: “Do what?” then a Boom-Pow!

Please do not let that be you.
Let “being above the fray” be your habitual cue.

This hump day is owned by you and I. Do tell me whatcha got up?
Me? I’m doing some production work remotely — here in the cut.

If you’re down to help me out on lights during my pending shoot – do send me a text.
I’m about crew collaboration. If not this time, let’s hook up on the next.

Time is of the essence. If we take our eyes off of it, it will surely get away.
I’m into being the most productive; my positive cloud space overcasts all fray.

He-ey! Happy hump day to ya! Be happy and remain there,
I’m Qui
Glad to be leaving this note for thee, simply because I care.

Now you know, so go to & fro and conquer the day.
And if that co-worker says one more ill-word to you — keep your head

Above The Fray

Museful Monday

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on June 3, 2019 at 3:45 am

muse.gifMmm. Good morning baby, (as I roll in the bed towards you).
Do tell me what you want to do.

Shall we arise, make productive hay, and raise the tent
of intellect on the day? Equate it to wisdom spent?

Of course, we should.
Let intellect be the wood

that receivers want to surf.
Let an understanding be our fundamental turf.

How’s your headspace? How’s your body today?
Ditch the seriousness for gamification and play.

What type of productive term relation is Gamification?

The term incorporates the use of game mechanics and experience design
to digitally engage and motivate people to achieve their goals.”
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Gamification is the way to get it, yo!

The day is new and poised to be a fun day.
Let’s rise to the occasion of another fantastic Monday.

You muse me, I want you and together “we”
should dedicate this space to positivity.

Monday is the space that we will make positive space out of,
I’m Qui
Good morning dear Muse, please accept my Day 1. Love.

Let’s consummate our intentions with a breast-to-breast hug:

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RIGHT NOW

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Politics on May 30, 2019 at 12:45 am

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At current — this Thursday is parched
with the thirst of the public’s revelation – at its start.

Right Now that’s what’s going on.
No more singing the “blind clarity” song.

Did you see via Robert Mueller’s lenses?
Words were legal but there were no minces.

He said, in the report ‘that if he could, he would
have told us that the prez was innocent and that all was good

then he said, ‘but the report didn’t state that,’
because that wouldn’t have been a revelation of the facts.

What you say? And um, do what?
Right Now the White House’s lawn looks rough.

So far, so far
[we are] from the word salad of Barr.

Hardy-har-har? I don’t think it’s funny at all.
For the low-hanging “i-word” – many are mid-call.

The speaker of the house resides in a decision-stall. It isn’t easy.
She still remembers what happened to the Repubs when they impeached Bill Cleezy.

Bill Clinton was impeached for lying — one time.
Congress needs to step up and put it all on the line.

Don’t be scared this time.
Follow the constitutions etch and all will be fine.

I will be honest with you,
I’m a bit on-the-fence too.

‘Not overly optimistic about pulling anyone out of position.
I’d rather see our current course just cease;
put the country’s degradation in remission.

That’s all.
To take a breath; an intellectual stall

like the speaker of the house.
Wisdom at the highest levels is still allowed.

Yes-boom pow!
Let’s all reassess, Right Now.

Be not hasty in making any moves.
Adhere to the constitution for leading grooves.

At current — this Thursday is looking kind of parched
with thirst from the public’s inquisition at its start.

Now what? And how now brown cow?
I’m Qui
Chronicling a change in the air and it’s happening Right Now.

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The Hairy Hump

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on March 27, 2019 at 4:50 am

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It needs a shave or maybe a laser.
If the bush is unruly, maybe a taser?

Arrest the entanglement of idiocracy
and return this fine union to inclusive Democracy.

The old hairy hump is upon us again.
I’m taking her to the mat – I’m slated to win.

After today, my weekend officially begins.
I like to roll downhill with a paycheck and friends

to the bank.
Whatchu thank?

This isn’t a time in history where I should go to the mall
without a care for tomorrow‘s fare and spend it all.

If there ever was a time.
Today is that day that you save your dimes.

Start putting away coins; do put away plenty.
A recession is trying to court the U.S. in 2020.

Remember the last time that happened? Good times went to louse.
Also, I distinctly remember it being started by a Repub in the White House.

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I think Jensen Ackles has some of the best reactions

Are we really headed in that direction again?
Well, about that paycheck – please don’t spend.

Save today — or tomorrow you will throat-a-lump.
This is your wisdom cue on this hairy hump.

Take it. Take it.
Take a moment to prepare so that you can make it.

The Hairy Hump always needs a manicure,
I’m Qui
seeding a little foresight and wisdom into your core.

Have a fantastic Wednesday – please know that I love you and that I care.
As for our vantage view atop of this hump, stand in the parting of the hair.

A Bag of Monday

In Communication, dance, News on March 25, 2019 at 4:46 am
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You can guess what’s in the details…

When it comes to bull corn do you really need to know —
down to the last detail from whence it traveled to and fro?

Will not knowing truly throw you into a rut?
You already know what you need to know – just check-in with your gut.

Sit quietly with eyes closed and ask the universe a question or two —
then check-in with your intuition; it’s always true to you.

Then open your eyes and thank God for the depths of truth.
Thank God that you’re not going to hell in a hand basket; His grace is holding you.

So what – if you’ll never know if a man is telling the truth from the start.
Let folks say what they want – know that God knows their heart.

Embracing this grace will prove you to look and feel smart.
Don’t let questionable chatter and worldly banter pierce your heart.

Staying focused on God is indeed a necessary art.
Your intuition is your compass; use it to chart.

What are your thoughts? Do tell what you think.
I’m Qui
and you’re quite intuitive if you think something stinks.

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What I Do Know

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A seasoned dancer.

I do know that God is real and that in Him I trust.
What crimes need be committed to warrant the chant: “Lock her up?”

I suppose if Mueller found no wrong doings – then the Clintons must be squeaky clean.
I also know the government does what it wants to take-away from and to add-to any scene.

The worlds way… it’s an old thing, it’s musty and resembles an old box.
I do know that my intuition is gold and that my connection with God rocks.

It’s also true that if you don’t stand for something that you will fall for any old thing.
I do know that we have a creator and it is of Him, to thee I sing.

Wear the cares of this world like salt over your shoulder,”
after mom delivered me those words she turned to granny and said, “I told her!

My ancestors wanted me to know that there is nothing new under the sun.
What I Do Know is that they weren’t lying. Today’s safety is in Wisdom. Get you some.

Don’t spend your time running in packs devised under peer-influenced controls.
God is watching and time is clocking; Vote your interests and pray for your soul.

I don’t need to know it all,
to know not to fall.

This is What I do Know.

What you do with today is solely on you.
Don’t play to the mundane. Call it “an old thang” – that you just don’t do.
On the real, if you want to heal then turn off the news too.

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 LET’S ROCK OUT ON LOVE –
It may be our last true defense.

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Okay. You know me well and how I feel about love.
I’m down to start my day with grown play,  a smile and a genuine hug.

I’m down to tell you just how much your good energy makes me smile.
I do believe love makes cross-country journeying feel like one mile.

Unbiased love is the good stuff, child.
Give some today; be guilty of doling it out.

A good life is yours to live and requires not one day of pout.
Give it and it’ll come back to you; love uses a boomerang rout.

When was the last time that you were God-smacked with love?
I’m Qui
and I’m God-smacking you now. Open up, I’m coming in for the hug.

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A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on April 10, 2017 at 5:24 am
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Seeds of wisdom

The bed you make may be your own.
Consequences matter from a kid all the way to grown.

Be quick to apologize if you’re the one in the wrong
and always pay royalties if you use other artists words to make songs.

That’s just good advice 
if you want to avoid a drama-filled life.

Me? I’m doing quite alright. I’m always digging the wiser say.
Anytime that you may find  me “quiet to the riot” I’m usually in Proverbs phase:

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To myself and others, I always say:
Pick and choose your battles and be clear about your plight.
Don’t throw your weight around if you’re not prepared to fight.

Aggression is aggression, there is no such thing as a “slight.”
Again, Don’t throw your weight around if you’re not prepared to fight.

img_4439A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today
Is nothing more, really – than COMMON SENSE in your face.

If you’re in the car but not behind the wheel – I suggest you pray.
Especially if the drivers skill are comparable to the roller coaster: Run Away.

As in old, herky-jerky, extreme sharp turns and full of thwarted thrills.
Click the roller coaster link; the Run Away is real. 🙂

Remember that a roller coaster ride is limited to its designated tracks,
walk your journey, know your road, don’t be side-tracked by this and that.

The world stage is too big for any type of menial tit for tat,
so if you have issue with your brother — please leave it at that.

Do not go global, do not take to Twitter or Facebook.
Take it God and maybe your best friend, then jot it in a journal book.
Lock it up so that your counters don’t take a look.

That’s A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today…
All of your thoughts need not be aired. Some – you can put away.

However, if you’re all about healing the world, what ails the people or unity on a whole,
Hit-up your girl, Qui. To me, that’s Project: GOLD. I’m always down to positively affect the soul.

Good morning to you, be on your wisest beat,
I’m Qui
On this griot 1-2-3 sewing wisdom in relative seeds.

Plant. Grow. Eat.
It makes sense.

Hump WHAT?

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 30, 2016 at 5:49 am

output_ju99swSo at the end of September, I’m sure that I did mention
that my “residential feel” would undergo a new rendition.

I moved out of the awesome vacation-model-like home that I was renting and into a condo
because I’ve been in Phoenix 5-years and felt it was time to “LOOK TO BUY A HOME” – yo.

So I went onto ZILLOW and began saving homes I liked.
The homes were good looking, but the prices were a little spiked.

I didn’t like the prices, but what of them? I know what I like,
and if I have to pay a little more to get my perfect score – then bring on “the spike.”

That was in September…
how well do I remember.

So I was continuing my home search, because I’ve only signed a year lease
and my home saving searches on Zillow had been a breath of slow release,

Until early last week when my email was suddenly filling with mail
of Homeowners jumping ship and putting their homes up for sale.

At first I thought it was just ARIZONA or doth Trump nationally vex us?
Thereafter emails started growing of HOMES being dumped FOR SALE in TEXAS.

What the what-what? What is going on here?
And those sharp price spikes – are receiving quite the shear.

Are you watching the Real Estate market? Are you seeing the same?
Folks are not feeling our pending instability – an economic bust would be most lame.

Well dear fam, THIS is the game.
Folks are dumping their domestic assets and with no shame.

I’m beginning to worry a little because the price slashing is cray
one Zillow notice informed me that an AZ home dropped by 50K!

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50K Home Price Reduction in Mesa, AZ

Hey! This is no way to start the elects new term.
But the last time we had a Republican president HOME OWNERS got burned.

Folks aren’t stupid – they have learned and YES — it’s too soon.
But for some reason Trump supporters thought he’d get into office and there’d be a housing boom!

Don’t “Boo!”  but click any of the Zillow homes that I have linked.
Home owners don’t wanna — because they’ve just come up from a sink.

My word and here am I, or so I was –  “Zillow shopping.”
Now I’m thinking I may be here a while and not residence hopping.

Hm? What do you think is going on, I mean what in the hell?
Either folks are scared of Trump or he’s sponsoring THE BIGGEST REAL ESTATE SALE.

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Zillow warned us of the possibilities… Click to enlarge.

I don’t know, I’m just observing yo – I’m taking this day to do more research bumping.
I’m Qui
That #KnowledgeThirsty-She, and like I said, there’ll be no quick residence jumping.

I lost my home in 2011 after my job outsourced in 2008.
Being played a pawn for a second time is not at all my way to play.

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HUMP OBSERVATION
Today.

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A MORE Fulfilled MONDAY

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on September 5, 2016 at 5:09 am

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Good morning
, good morning! Whatever will we chat about?
LIFE is MOVING FAST, we better have a blast
before the lights go out.

Today my desk is full of many posted notes,
but not HOT lucrative leads, mostly of interesting folk.

Relating to people is where I learn the most.
And if you’re not careful, relativity will up and get ‘ghost.
You know?

You gotta “stay-on-it,” YO! You have to
if you intend to be a much more fulfilled you.

Dimensions are added as character is built.
There’s nuggets of gold in the wisdom of passing folk
Please DO TAKE TIME to sift.

That’s what sets us apart from others, what we find in the sift.
Don’t assume that clump is a bump of mud – dust it off, it may be your gift.

How’s your vision? How do you see most unforseen things?
Is that a hunk of metal or is a pile of unpolished rings?

Look a little closer. You must. Therein lies the truth,
It’s that thing that you’ve been missing, that thing that completes you.

Ah! It’s just a suggestion that I’m tossing out in griot say,
but on the real if you give it a moment of thought you may reap

A MORE Fulfilled MONDAY

I’m not gonna go all Donald Trump on ya’ and say “What have you got to lose,”
I’m Qui
Life is full of awesome options, remember to use wisdom on each ‘pick and choose.’

MONDAY is metaphor for NEW START. It is an opportunity.

Thanks for stopping by on this Monday. I appreciate you vibing me.
XOXO.

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GOOD Eating – a FULFILLING Reason

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Please do not confuse GOOD Eating with #CleanEating. The two are on almost on opposite ends of the menu spectrum. GOOD Eating consists of stuff like Texas smoked BBQ, Gumbo, CAJUN SAUSAGE-POTATO SOUP, and the likes. Good eating is the stuff that’s good for your soul. #CleanEating is what I’m doing. This consists of grilled chicken, fish, shrimp or sirloin steak. All pretty great options, but no carbs fat and sugar are allowed. After eating like this for a prolonged period your body almost feels new and this diet by far is the way to go long term. However, there’s still room for GOOD Eating, in moderation.

How are you feeling today on “moderation?” Me, personally, I am still eating clean so I can’t partake in the meal that comes to mind but I’d love to get in the kitchen and whip it up for you. On second thought, it only takes 30-minutes total from prep time to serve. If you’re up for GOOD Eating, this recipe should FULFILL your desire. Pull out your apron and wash your hands. It’s time to get busy.

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GRILL Away on LABOR DAY

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Click the image to enlarge the PHILLY-STYLE STEAK SANDWICH

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HAPPY LABOR DAY! It’s so good to have a day of appreciation for all of your labor. Thinking about firing up the grill today? DO IT. Clean eating demands that I do it  daily. Still good eating. YES!  But isn’t LABOR DAY dubbed ‘the last real grilling holiday,” (not withstanding mandatory tailgating during NFL season)?  So by all means break out the grill and lets get some smoke in the air!

Stumped on the menu? I’ve got your back. The other day I was in the checkout line and picked up a Woman’s World magazine — because I’m a woman and THAT’S what I do — it was chalk full of Labor day grilling recipes. There’s one for Barbequed Spare Ribs, Philly-Style Steak Sandwiches with Grilled Onions and Provolone, Beer Marinated BBQ chicken, Blue Cheese Burgers with Red Wine Onions and Hot Dogs with Avocado Salsa and Sour Cream.

Again, I’m eating clean, so it’ll likely be grilled chicken for moi, but don’t let that stop you. MANGIA!

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Click on any image or recipe to enlarge the view

Jot down HOW TO achieve these:

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With that, I only have three more things to say,
I’m Qui

I love thee and
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Sipping…

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on August 22, 2016 at 12:28 am

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Life is full of apples, pears, bananas and lemon trees
butterflies, knats, flies, mosquitos and bees.

All belong to nature and work well together
most strive in spring and summer, vacating during winter weather.

Ah. You’ve gotta love the variety of nature for it shapes the spices of life.
Like your bouquet of family and friends – some bear love and some yield strife.

You embrace the status quo, because it is the constant that is always given
and that’s cool, if you do – but don’t let it alter your productive livin.’

Thank God for the honey, then cut and slice those lemons
and put them in a cup of hot water and receive your healin.’

Sip those darn lemons slow and let them benefit you.
Then make a nice bowl of sliced and cut-up mixed fruit.

It really is ALL GOOD – if you know what to do with each one.
Some you’ll keep for love and some you’ll lose after the fun.

Life is quite lovely and flavorful because of its many fruits.
Trees will come and go though you’re DNA code remains your roots.

If you find a familial tree whose fruit suits not your taste,
It’s not your tree, so let it be and carry on with grace.

Embrace what you learn and don’t forget to always open up to love;
Observe the green of your produce; vibrate higher – expand towards the sun.

You can infuse any fruit with water, be it the meat sweet or sour.
I take the fruits that life gives me and juice them with prayer power.

Mmmmm. Good stuff.

I love to sip those lemons and sauce-the-apples when I can,
I’m Qui
Quite fond of the various fruits of the land.
The good and the bad go hand-in-hand.

#SipWisdom

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The ORANGE August MOON

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on August 8, 2016 at 4:48 am

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Surely you know the song. I love it and I can’t wait to jam it again on August 18th. August 18th is the next day that The ORANGE MOON will be in Phoenix. How beautiful it is. I’m not at all superstitious or know of any wives tales connecting to it, I am merely a fan of its visual beauty. I can’t wait to see it again. Its next debut will be 3-days after my birthday. That’s right internet fam’ – it’s LEO SEASON and I’m on the reflect. Reflecting you…

How good it is
How good it is
How good it is
How God is.

MEOW.
Good morning baby. Life is good.
Thanks for dropping by my hood.
Comprehend the moves – so that they are understood.leo_tongue-passion
Then whittle what you want out of LIFE – craft it, like it’s wood.
You can do it I’m duly watching.
And unless God calls ya home — ain’t no stopping.

RAWR.
Be bold in your moves after careful consideration.
Don’t let emotions be the thing that leads you your chief relation.
Be a general in this thing, recognize all moves and place your bet.
Push on towards #TheWin and keeps your lobes wet.
Whatever it is that you want out of LIFE, you have the authority to go and get.
Time is of the essence and non-refundable. Are you ready? Get on you mark, get set…

CIAO.
Once the race has begun for that thing that you want out of LIFE
remember nothing worth having will come for a short or FREE price.
That includes love. It doesn’t cost money, but it does cost your earnest time.
Time is non-refundable and Love is free —  but costs more than dimes.

Don’t forget it.
If it weren’t true, I wouldn’t have spit it.
LIFE is at hand. You best go and GET IT.
Evolution puts you on top. Be brave -Don’t fret it.

Today is a new day and I’m happy about it fam,’
I’m Qui
It’s #LeoSeason and I feel — I’ve got every reason
to let my hair down and not give a damn! 😀

However, this is not that time for me. Today I’ll  just post my say.
I’ll “not give a damn and let my hair down” on my beloved birthday.

In the meantime I’m rocking the tunes of the Orange Moon.
This season brings with it a jazzy swoon.

#Smile @ me.