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AFFIRMATION

By: Richard Ray   I don’t care how self-assured and confident you are, we all seek some level of affirmation in our lives. I am not talking about the extreme petulant and needy (#Trump) who are insecure and in need of incessant assurance. I am talking about the normal human nature that occasionally needs support, […]

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THE COLD REALLY SUCKS

By Richard Ray:   In an ode to Captain Obvious, I declare that the cold weather… really, really, really sucks. As I write this, over a third of the US population is experiencing arctic temperatures below freezing and many with feel likes temperatures below zero. Even the Sunshine state, has recently been experiencing colder than […]

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NEW BEGINNINGS

By Richard Ray:   Unless you are extremely sick or infirmed, every day that you are blessed to wake up is an opportunity to start anew. New beginnings are afforded to us every day. That is the absolute beauty of life. No matter how hard life is… no matter how arduous our journey’s or the […]

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YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW WHAT GOES ON BEHIND PEOPLE”S CLOSED DOORS

By Richard Ray:   The CEO and one of the founders of Golden Krust, a seemingly successful restaurant chain with over 120 stores (mostly franchises) in 9 states and products sold in groceries stores in over 30 states, died. Lowell Hawthorne, a Jamaican immigrant, who worked as a NYPD accountant for nine years before starting […]

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MIKE FLYNN’S PLEA: STILL TO EARLY TO DEFINITIVELY KNOW ANYTHING

By Richard Ray:   I received several calls after news of former United States National Security Advisor Mike Flynn agreed to a plea deal under Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into the Trump Administration’s possible collusion with Russia in meddling and influencing the 2016 US Presidential election. My reaction to the news is that we are […]