Peace Is For The Old…And For The Young To Learn: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

listen young people, sit on the bleachers mr. harris, jr. high schol physical education teacher one of the oldest hebrew writings found is the priestly blessing. the blessing was written on a piece of silver. one of the blessings is “may the lord raise his countenance toward you and grant you peace.” numbers 6:26. peaceContinue reading “Peace Is For The Old…And For The Young To Learn: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Times Change…People Don’t: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

Noah was a righteous man he was perfect in his generations; Noah walked with God. genesis 6:9 people grown up in their era, their time, and their values. noah’s story best illustrates this concept. noah, in his time, was humanity’s best. noah’s righteousness, however, may not compare well with the righteousness of future generations. asContinue reading “Times Change…People Don’t: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Oh My! Royal Rocket Envy, The Coveting of Captain Kirk: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

dont’ criticize what you don’t understand bob dylan the great george takei, and others have suffered from the dreaded “shatner-envy.” they covet the actor who played the great captain james tiberias kirk of the starship enterprise. takei’s envy so great and predictable that during the preparation of this blog post, mr. takei’s displeasure concerning mr.Continue reading “Oh My! Royal Rocket Envy, The Coveting of Captain Kirk: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Mom With A Conviction: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

parents often need to teach their children how to be honored. ms. lynn savage, a dedicated mother, has taught both her daughter and the united states an important lesson: “how do you take care of a sicked loved one?” her story is also about the ever increasing intellectual dishonesty, corruption and dysfunction with medical institutions.Continue reading “A Mom With A Conviction: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Getting Over The Hump…Day: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

you deal with “manic” monday. you ate to your heart’s content on “taco” tuesday. now, you have reached wednesday, the dreaded “hump” day. where are you on this proverbial hump? are you climbing up to reach the top? are you on top looking down at the beginning and end of the week? are you onContinue reading “Getting Over The Hump…Day: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Will He Sing “Rocket Man” When He Is the “Rocket Man?” A Ten Commandments’ Tale

oh captain! my captain walt whitman william shatner’s career is much about hits and misses. the hits, star trek, the twilight zone episode, and boston legal. there were also many misses. one of his greatest misses, in the end, has emerged as a cult hit. mr. shatner’s rendition of elton john and bernie taupin’s classicContinue reading “Will He Sing “Rocket Man” When He Is the “Rocket Man?” A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Museums of (In)Tolerance: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

martin luther, who lived in the 15th and 16th centuries, took issue with the catholic church’s practice of indulgences. an indulgence was essentially a monetary penalty intended to absolve one of past sins: payoffs for bad conduct. this same martin luther, centuries before the ww ii holocaust, made history as a virulent anti-semite. this soContinue reading “Museums of (In)Tolerance: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

She Manned Up: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in liverpool england, a small act of kindness offered a better world vision: a trans woman graciously agreed to be counted for a good cause. counting to ten, in jewish ritual practice, is something that is obsessive compulsive. orthodox jewish law requires 10 men as a quorum in order to conduct formal religious services. whileContinue reading “She Manned Up: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Reasoned Visa To Honor One’s Father: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

mr. chiune sugihara’s legacy continues today. his son, nobuki, will be honoring his father by attending the naming of a square in jerusalem to honor his father. mr. sugihara’s legacy is one of granting visas. according to the us holocaust museum “japanese imperial consul chiune sugihara, the first Japanese diplomat posted in lithuania. in theContinue reading “A Reasoned Visa To Honor One’s Father: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

We Have A Friend In High Places: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

and god heard the lad’s voice, and an angel of god called to hagar from heaven, and said to her, “what is troubling you, hagar? fear not, for god has heard the lad’s voice in the place where he is. genesis 21:17 friends in high places can be important. pennsylvania emergency room patients found out.Continue reading “We Have A Friend In High Places: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”