Was The Final Holiday Sacrifice The Greatest? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the high holidays are full of tales of child sacrifice and loss. rosh hashonah starts with abraham sending his son ishmael to the desert with only bread and water. abraham is then tasked by god to sacrifice his son isaac. on yom kippur, there is the story of the high priest aaron who is grievedContinue reading “Was The Final Holiday Sacrifice The Greatest? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Was Something Missing From Anthony Bourdain’s Recipe For Life? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

with the pending release of an anthony bourdain biographical book, reports are coming out about his life. mr. bourdain, a beloved chef, author and tv host, explored the world of food. he was the down to earth person traveled the world for culinary greatness. he, however found comfort at an in n’ out burger. itContinue reading “Was Something Missing From Anthony Bourdain’s Recipe For Life? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Book of Hannah? A New Year’s Reaction

i must confess. youtube reaction videos drive me crazy. for some reason, youtube thinks that I am intersested in watching people, who supposedly never heard all time great songs or classic movies, offer their first time reactions to amazing songs and movies. i wonder, “what rocks have these people been living under?” as annoying asContinue reading “The Book of Hannah? A New Year’s Reaction”

The Conversation Starter: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

to start a conversation, i often will bring up a topic and ask the individual what they think of it. this tends to work out well. there are times, however, when i know, if i bring up a certain topic, things will not go well. knowing this, i mentally shelve the topic and come upContinue reading “The Conversation Starter: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Forgiveness On Hold: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the oscar winning film, forrest gump, the man denied his destiny of dying on the battlefield confronts a great storm. angry at the world. after losing his legs on the battlefield, he then took to lose his soul in a bottle of alcohol. captain dan climbs to the top of the mast and goesContinue reading “Forgiveness On Hold: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The “Woke” Ten Commandments? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

is there a moses of the “woke” world”? from the heights of cyberspace and in the land of the world wide web, did writer mr. dan cummings come down with two samsung galaxy tablets and present them to the children of wokeness? where the keyboarding of the “woke” gods brought to mr. cummings to clickContinue reading “The “Woke” Ten Commandments? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Did He Maroon #7? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“if only i knew then what i know now.” if so, would things change. personal growth is not simple. as we try to grow, our lives become more complex. while we have more wisdom, we are are often more issues and more concerns. adam levine, rock star, of the band maroon 5, and tv personality,Continue reading “Did He Maroon #7? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Projecting Greatness? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

projecting is often seen with individuals who engage in bad or immoral conduct. they often accuse others engaging in the conduct when they are in fact engaging in it. is there projecting greatness? maimonides, an historic great thinkers, was perhaps projecting when he conveyed the notion that one should, beside studying torah, also work. “[a]nyoneContinue reading “Projecting Greatness? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Duke & Oregon Prove To Be Losers in the Game of Hate: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

marxism is the oppressor a massive mormon temple is a landmark of my childhood. my racially diverse jr. high school was next to it. i lived a few blocks from it. there was never a negative interaction or incident with the temple or the people who attended it. in fact, i never saw or interactedContinue reading “Duke & Oregon Prove To Be Losers in the Game of Hate: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Of Monkeys, Dogs & God: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

our family has taken in a puppy. the dog is an ambassador of sorts. everywhere we go, all people of all sorts ethnicities, nationalities, age, orientations, and health have approached to take the puppy in. each individual approaching do so with happiness, kindness and good intention. the puppy, in return, is friendly to everybody. toContinue reading “Of Monkeys, Dogs & God: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”