Machines, Humanity, and a Canadian Tragedy: A Ten Commandments’ Story

“talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,” deuteronomy 6:5 operating a motor vehicle is a privilege. improperly operated, they are instruments of death and destruction. this operational impropriety can range from inattentive negligence to sinister intent. the tianamen square incident, as discussed in a prior blog, representsContinue reading “Machines, Humanity, and a Canadian Tragedy: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

He Honored His Parents By Not Speaking To Or Seeing His Father: An Only In America Story: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i could only imagine what mrs. baldwin was thinking. she was the human version of switzerland. her husband and son would not talk face to face and they were staying away from each other while living in the same house. apparently, she was the intermediary. in the end, mr. patrick baldwin jr bestowed a greatContinue reading “He Honored His Parents By Not Speaking To Or Seeing His Father: An Only In America Story: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An All Hands On Deck Moment In the Case of the Stolen Hand: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the unconscionable prosthetic hand theft may have changed the prospects for a one-armed baseball player. major league baseball has a history of one-armed players. there was peter gray of the st. louis browns, and the pitching great jim abbott of the california angels and the summer olympics. for parker hanson, big league dreams are aContinue reading “An All Hands On Deck Moment In the Case of the Stolen Hand: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Hear O’ Minor: “Listen”

in the torah. god makes a big point about people listening. one of torah’s most important sentences begins “hear o’ israel.” deuteronomy 6:4. it is the pronouncement of the one god and is known as the “shema.” through jewish religious services, it is repeated many times. perhaps, it is because god knows that humanity hasContinue reading “Hear O’ Minor: “Listen””

A Great UCLA Alumni Who Helped Save the Modern State of Israel: He Also Had A Symbolic Impact: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

on 3/3/21, the ucla student government passed a resolution on alleging that the israeli government is committing “ethnic cleansing” against the palestinians. jewishjournal.com rather than discuss the current ucla student government’s actions, i would like to take the time to celebrate a late and great ucla alumni who helped found the state of israel. heContinue reading “A Great UCLA Alumni Who Helped Save the Modern State of Israel: He Also Had A Symbolic Impact: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

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”

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”

PT Robbins, Your Personal Motivational Guru, To Help You After You Carelessly Spilled Your Double Cappuccino With Extra Expresso Shots: A Secret To Getting Up From Failure: Changing the Narrative

pt robbins, your personal motivation guru, is back. pt, a big basketball fan, is also a fan of this blog. of interest is a blog post concerning an international incident of petty theft and the individuals involved on the road to redemption. there is new information relating to it which is the inspiration for thisContinue reading “PT Robbins, Your Personal Motivational Guru, To Help You After You Carelessly Spilled Your Double Cappuccino With Extra Expresso Shots: A Secret To Getting Up From Failure: Changing the Narrative”

Law Students and Lawyers Thinking About Working for the ACLU: Think Again: Are They Protecting Liberties for All or Just For Some?

as a law student, i too was caught in the fervor for fighting for individual rights. i thought about how cool would it be to work at the aclu. i would have loved to have worked on freedom of the press and first amendment issues. the case of roman catholic diocese of brooklyn, new yorkContinue reading “Law Students and Lawyers Thinking About Working for the ACLU: Think Again: Are They Protecting Liberties for All or Just For Some?”

A Steal that Was Slam Dunked: A Tale of Petty Theft That Led to An International Incident: A Cautionary Tale, a Tale of Second Chances, and the Need for Educators to Embrace the Wisdom of the Bible

for a time is was u-c-l-a steal! steal! steal! instead of the traditional cheer u-c-l-a fight! fight! fight! it was a petty theft. it was a stain to one of the greatest college basketball programs in history, it was an embarrassment to one of the most esteemed universities in the world, it was an embarrassmentContinue reading “A Steal that Was Slam Dunked: A Tale of Petty Theft That Led to An International Incident: A Cautionary Tale, a Tale of Second Chances, and the Need for Educators to Embrace the Wisdom of the Bible”