The House That Desperately Needed The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

if there was any house in need of the ten commandments, it was the stackhouse residence. if only the ten commandments were plastered in every room and hallway. perhaps, tragedy could have been avoided. in a time when people decry the ten commandments as an archaic, dated and irrelevant document, news stories prove quite theContinue reading “The House That Desperately Needed The Ten Commandments: 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””

Rules For Some, Rules For None: A Rollerball Society: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“No, there aren’t. There aren’t any rules at all.” Jonathan E Rollerball (1975) while george orwell’s novels 1984 and animal farm describe the current world of politics and power. the 1975 movie “rollerball” offers an additional dimension. have governments, social activists and corporations worked in concert to create a societal vision? this question, in part,Continue reading “Rules For Some, Rules For None: A Rollerball Society: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Fast Food Moses? A Smashing Event Analyzed: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

recently, video has emerged of a man having a dispute in a fast food restaurant. it appeared he was shorted some “chicken wings” from his order. not getting satisfaction from the workers and apparent management, he proceeded to grab the cash register and smash it to the ground and through it through a window. beforeContinue reading “Fast Food Moses? A Smashing Event Analyzed: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A True Story About Telling the Truth: Reflections on the Late Great Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Old Lang Syne”

being honest with oneself and life is one of the hardest things to do. life is full of pain, regret and missed opportunities. we are blessed that dan fogelberg had a chance encounter with his high school sweetheart. this encounter was turned into the song “same old lang syne.” pjstar.com the song captures how weContinue reading “A True Story About Telling the Truth: Reflections on the Late Great Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Old Lang Syne””

Someone Lied and Someone Died: A Ten Commandments’ Story: A Cautionary Tale for the United States

“lies are like matches, you play with one and you can start a fire” ten commandments’ violations can have a cascade effect. one violation, a lie, can lead to a bigger and more consequential violation, a murder. currently, the united states has a number of individuals, media and institutions freely spewing lies about fellow americansContinue reading “Someone Lied and Someone Died: A Ten Commandments’ Story: A Cautionary Tale for the United States”

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”

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”

Purple Reign, Purple Reign: Moses vs. David

michael jackson was the king of pop. michael jackson was a multi-talented showman. his hit album “thriller” was on the verge of being permanently number one on the pop chart. something happened. there was new royalty. a prince. with a “purple rain.” the album “purple rain” took down the king of pop. prince, while aContinue reading “Purple Reign, Purple Reign: Moses vs. David”

Thou Shall Not (Stream a) Murder

the likes of mark zuckerberg should be so proud of themselves. a fight involving girls between the ages of 12-15, resulted in the murder of the 15 year old by knife in a wal-mart. this murder was streamed live on both facebook and instagram. after the murder, these girls pronounced “‘we just stabbed that b***hContinue reading “Thou Shall Not (Stream a) Murder”