Except perhaps related to relationships, quitting is the easiest thing in the world. Giving up is far easier than persevering through all the obstacles that life places in front of us. Those hurdles are both known and unforeseen and often they are formidable, without easy and clear fixes to them. I said quitting was only […]



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 […]



  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 […]



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 […]