Let’s reflect on all the amazing things Ray Charles gave the world before he succumbed to lung cancer in 2004. He basically helped invent soul music by mixing up R&B and gospel with raw, emotive singing and lyrics. And he accomplished all of that as a native of a remote, segregated state — Florida — becoming a master rollicking pianist despite his blindness from birth. That pretty much eradicates all of your excuses for why things aren’t going as planned in... More >>>