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FUCK IT

How is it possible that in the English language two words, comprised of only six letters can have such a frightening, offensive, empowering impact to so many people? Two of the most dangerous words in the English language are “Fuck It”. I recall an old time hustler from Brooklyn once telling me that if I […]

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FEAR

  Merriam-Webster defines fear as: an unpleasant emotion caused by being aware of danger: a feeling of being afraid: a feeling of respect and wonder for something very powerful. Yet, you did not need me to define fear for you. We all know what it is…At least we know what it is conceptually. People hate […]

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FRIENDS

“FRIENDS, HOW MANY OF US HAVE THEM?” Whodini Before I start, can I first mention the irony that the all the members of the group that penned one of hip hops most famous songs are no longer friends. Two of the three are still tight, but the friendship of the group is fractured. The irony is […]

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INTERNET CRAZINESS

Have people lost their collective MFing minds? I am constantly amazed by the racist, sexist, homophobic, violent, criminal or just plain insensitive things people in the public eye or minimally with jobs say on social media. Before starting “Diary Of A Mad Mind” I had avoided social media like it was Ebola on steroids. I […]

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Believe Em

“A friend once said, and I found to be true That everyday people, they lie to God too So what makes you think, that they won’t lie to you” Lauryn Hill- “Forgive Them Father”   People really are who they are. No, this is not a paraphrasing of Popeye, but one of those fundamental truisms […]