Is There An Effort Gap?

we decry gaps. educational gaps, equity gaps, medical gaps, racial gaps, wealth gaps, trade gaps, etc. we rarely decry about the “effort gap.” effort gaps are often discussed in the sports’ world. scoreboards sometime evidence this diminished effort. individual’s personal worlds do not have scoreboard to judge effort. effort indicators such as school grades, testContinue reading “Is There An Effort Gap?”

Enlightenment vs. En[light]enment: Buddha vs. Moses

siddhattha gotama’s life journey of discovery led him to a profound moment: a name was announced. moses’ life journey of discovery also led him to a moment in which a name was announced. for siddhattha gotama, the name was “buddha.” he took on and became the “buddha.” buddha, in translation, can mean the “enlightened one”Continue reading “Enlightenment vs. En[light]enment: Buddha vs. Moses”

Harriet Tubman, Max Freed, and Power of Impacting Generations to Come

harriet tubman is a legend. as part of the underground railroad, she navigated slaves to freedom. she is the “moses of her people.” a book published about her in 1886, by ms. sarah bradford, was also with that title. ms. tubman is credited for doing 13 missions in which she saved 70 lives. wikipedia. today,Continue reading “Harriet Tubman, Max Freed, and Power of Impacting Generations to Come”

Cultural Appropriation and Loving It: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

a levant religion, a spanish poem, and an african melody, what could go wrong? nothing. the ten commandments dictated the observance of the sabbath. practitioners of judaism, for a variety of reasons, left israel and established communities throughout the world. at one point, there was a significant spanish jewish community. in the 16th century spain,Continue reading “Cultural Appropriation and Loving It: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Texas Exodus Outrage: A Ten Commandments’ Story

the nytimes reported “like millions of his constituents across texas, senator ted cruz had a frigid home without electricity this week amid the state’s power crisis. but unlike most, mr. cruz got out, fleeing houston and hopping a wednesday afternoon flight to cancún with his family for a respite at a luxury resort.” question: whyContinue reading “The Texas Exodus Outrage: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

The Ten Commandments’ Payoff? Just Ask The Wisest Man on Earth

if you follow the ten commandments, what do you get? this question was answered when king david transferred power to then king solomon. in the transition, king david told then king solomon to “keep the charge of the lord your god, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies, asContinue reading “The Ten Commandments’ Payoff? Just Ask The Wisest Man on Earth”

Chinatown’s George Floyd Moment: The Problematics of Racial Politics: It Is A Ten Commandments’ Problem

anybody watching the news has seen the video of a male african american pushing an elderly asian man from behind down to the sidewalk in a bay area chinatown. the video is powerful. countless news stories of the chinatown violence epidemic lead with that scene. politically correct media, in many accounts, intentionally omit the allegedContinue reading “Chinatown’s George Floyd Moment: The Problematics of Racial Politics: It Is A Ten Commandments’ Problem”

When Truth Doesn’t Matter: Welcome to The Dark Side of The Force

the twitterverse was rocked by a tweet. a popular actress made a post concerning the holocaust, the twitter-people ignited in outrage. disney cancelled her from their popular star wars tv series. her tweets were referred by some as anti-semitic. esportskeeda let’s look at the tweet and learn. first, let’s look at the controversial satement? isContinue reading “When Truth Doesn’t Matter: Welcome to The Dark Side of The Force”

The Torah’s Four Words that China Fears: “Let My People Go”

the ten commandments story centers around god freeing children of israel from bondage from egypt. since that time, nations have confronted slavery. the torah’s words were not lost on the emancipation movement in the united states harriet tubman employed a song with those famous words as part of the underground railroad. americaslibrary.gov slavery allegations haveContinue reading “The Torah’s Four Words that China Fears: “Let My People Go””

America’s (Two) Social Commandments

currently in america, if one wishes to deride or destroy an individual, they are instantly called “racist and sexist.” there may be the only two things that matter in the american “social world.” “social” is the operative term as opposed to “criminal.” the two commandments are (1) “though shall not be a racist” and (2)Continue reading “America’s (Two) Social Commandments”