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OPINION VS. JUDGMENT

By Richard Ray:   For years, when challenged, I have argued the differences in my having strong opinions as distinctively distinguishable from being judgmental. Admittedly, I have some educational training in arguing semantics, but I acknowledge that the distinction is thin at best. Merriam-Webster’s definitions highlight how similar the words are, but for me conceptually […]

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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 […]