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I WRITE BECAUSE

By Richard Ray:   I write because I don’t have a face made for television. I write because I don’t have a voice made for radio. I write because I have something to say. I write because, I actually believe my experiences (mostly the manual of avoidance) can be used to help others. I write […]

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POLICE SHOOTINGS ALMOST NEVER LEAD TO POLICE CONVICTIONS

By Richard Ray   The recent St. Paul, Minnesota jury verdict of not guilty in the case of Philando Castile, fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez was so dishearteningly deflating to so many, especially because so many had seen the aftermath of the shooting shown on Facebook Live by his girlfriend who was present […]

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LOYALTY

By Richard Ray:   Ever notice that the people that are always talking about loyalty or proclaiming themselves as the most loyal are usually in fact the opposite? There is no actual objective standard to define loyalty, yet the subjectivity involved should not dictate a shifting standard to suit your needs or narrative. Rant number […]

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PLASTIC SURGERY-CHEAPER IS NEVER BETTER

By Richard Ray:   A single, 25 year old mother from the Bronx, died after apparent complications related to recent plastic surgery treatments done in the Dominican Republic. Janelle Edwards leaves behind two daughters, one 7 years old  and the other 1. Her unfortunate and untimely passing should hopefully further remind people of the dangers […]