When Love and Compassion Isn’t: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

what is love? haddaway the media accounts of the houston school shooter are extremely troublesome. according to the reports, he was bullied and robbed in part because other students were jealous of him and he had nice possessions. he is charged with three counts aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. he shot three people withContinue reading “When Love and Compassion Isn’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”

Olympic Gold for The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

This kid just had the swim of her life and I am so proud to be her teammate Lillia King i grew up in the middle of middle class in west los angeles. attending school on the westside, i had friends whose families had tremendous wealth. i spent time at their amazing houses and sawContinue reading “Olympic Gold for The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A League They Owned: The Legendary NTMBA, The National Two Man Basketball Association: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

my father and my uncle, in their day, were both formidable athletes. both had served in the military. in los angeles, la cienega park basketball games could be competitive. i was told the likes of ucla great sidney wicks would play. my father would often pointed him out when he say mr. wicks walking downContinue reading “A League They Owned: The Legendary NTMBA, The National Two Man Basketball Association: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Wisdom From Africa, Using Ten Commandments’ Principles To Win Over Others: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

while it is a relatively young jewish community, it employs principles as if they were present at the base of mt. sinai when moses delivered the ten commandments. the abudaya jewish community in uganda was founded a little over 100 years ago by semei kakungulu, most recent leadership in the community is rabbi gershom sizomu.Continue reading “Wisdom From Africa, Using Ten Commandments’ Principles To Win Over Others: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

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”

The “You Can Have It” Game

many people covet. they see beautiful houses, beautiful spouses, beautiful cars. they ponder as to how great their lives would be if they could only have that possession. sometimes, i like to play the game, “you can have it.” the “you can have it” game’s rules are as follows: first, choose the item that youContinue reading “The “You Can Have It” Game”

Orange You Happy Now? Exacting Punishment, Lessons To Be Learned, and The Ten Commandments

leviticus 24:19, provides that “a man who inflicts an injury upon his fellow man just as he did, so shall be done to him [namely,] fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. just as he inflicted an injury upon a person, so shall it be inflicted upon him.” this has been interpreted thatContinue reading “Orange You Happy Now? Exacting Punishment, Lessons To Be Learned, and The Ten Commandments”

Come Back to the Dojo for Another Lesson: A Mr. Miyagi Moment of The Need to Focus on Our Filter

mr. myagi of karate kid fame is the great sensei with respect to the art of focus. the art of focus goes beyond martial arts moves. the art of the focus deals with mental martial arts moves as well. focus is important with respect to our language. we all have thought and take these thoughtsContinue reading “Come Back to the Dojo for Another Lesson: A Mr. Miyagi Moment of The Need to Focus on Our Filter”

Ten Commandments Power Ranking Part II: The Gateway Sin

in modern society, we have the term “gateway drug.” it usually refers to marijuana. A gateway drug is considered stepping stone to further substance and greater abuse. likewise, there is a “gateway sin.” i use the term “sin” but it can be termed as a “gateway to troubling conduct.” the “gateway sin” is coveting. inContinue reading “Ten Commandments Power Ranking Part II: The Gateway Sin”