Sometimes Life Is What It Is Cracked Up To Be: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

while living in venice, california, i walked over to the abbot kinney memorial library located on south venice blvd. i was horrified to find a hypodermic needle on the grass on the north side of the building. this was an area trafficked by children, adults, and pets. another day, i was traveling back to veniceContinue reading “Sometimes Life Is What It Is Cracked Up To Be: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Resigning Moment for a Bad Joke: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

it is reported that los angeles county district attorney george gascon has nearly unanimously received essentially a vote of no confidence by his attorney staff. theblaze.com the attorney staff voted in favor of the public’s effort to recall him from the elected office. this vote comes at a time when it is reported that oneContinue reading “A Resigning Moment for a Bad Joke: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An Un-Bearable Injustice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

california wildlife authorities have been accused of crossing the line. a death sentence has been imposed upon a homeless state icon. the state icon is being punished in part due to property damage while homeless in los angeles california are remain essentially unpunished for causing significant property damage and structure fires. a death sentence isContinue reading “An Un-Bearable Injustice: 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”

California Needs (Groucho) Marxism

politics is the garden of eden of incompetence groucho marx groucho marx was not only the best marx brother, he was the best marx period! you can bet your life that god had little clue what he created with groucho what he unleashed onto the planet. he provided generations of laughter for americans that wasContinue reading “California Needs (Groucho) Marxism”

Grandma Robbed of “Smart Phone” and “Credibility?” A Ten Commandments’ Tale

Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call……There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’ … For the times they are a-changin’ bob dylan-with my profound apologies former california senator boxer had quite a predicament. despite her political party essentially being the monopoly of her state’s government, she fell victim to being robbed in open daylightContinue reading “Grandma Robbed of “Smart Phone” and “Credibility?” A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Greatness Hmong Us: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the lee family gave america a gift. they reminded the united states of both american spirit and greatness. the lee family, via their daughter, ms. suni lee, offer a much needed story of dedication, hardwork, family values, and overcoming adversity. ms. suni lee’s gold in the overall women’s gymnastic team will hopefully inspire people toContinue reading “The Greatness Hmong Us: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Moore (Family) Justice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

you shall not pervert justice; you shall not show favoritism…. Justice, justice shall you pursue deuteronomy 16: 19-20 the moore family and their supporters scored one of the greatest victories in california criminal justice history. they took on the los angeles county sheriff’s department, the los angeles country district attorney, and the entire state ofContinue reading “Moore (Family) Justice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Asian “Massacre The Jews Game” Is Now Academic at the UCLA Department of Asian American Studies: A Ten Commandments’ Story

the guardian reported that “preparations for the opening ceremony of the tokyo olympics have been thrown into further turmoil after the show’s director was sacked over a joke about the holocaust he made in the late 1990s. kentaro kobayashi, a popular entertainer, was dismissed after a video clip resurfaced online of a skit in which he joked aboutContinue reading “The Asian “Massacre The Jews Game” Is Now Academic at the UCLA Department of Asian American Studies: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

When You Are Orthodox, It’s Not Just A Game: A Ten Commandments’ Project

orthodox jews face tremendous challenges dealing with non-observant world. every friday evening and saturday, they are challenged by their sabbath observance. every time they eat, they are challenged to have kosher food. in the end, there are 613 commandments that have possible interactions or interference with the non-observant world. the non-observant world is not onlyContinue reading “When You Are Orthodox, It’s Not Just A Game: A Ten Commandments’ Project”