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””

Is There An Effort Gap?

we decry gaps. educational gaps, equity gaps, medical gaps, racial gaps, wealth gaps, trade gaps, etc. we rarely decry about the “effort gap.” effort gaps are often discussed in the sports’ world. scoreboards sometime evidence this diminished effort. individual’s personal worlds do not have scoreboard to judge effort. effort indicators such as school grades, testContinue reading “Is There An Effort Gap?”

PT Robbins, Your Personal Motivation Guru, Teaches You “How To Move a Ship”: A Double Expresso Shot: A Business and Leadership Must Know

pt robbins, your favorite motivational guru, is in session. today’s lesson is “how to move a ship.” yes, “how to move a ship.” envision a large luxury liner traveling across the atlantic ocean. how can we move it? how can we turn this massive object around? pt says let’s “grab the captain’s wheel and let’sContinue reading “PT Robbins, Your Personal Motivation Guru, Teaches You “How To Move a Ship”: A Double Expresso Shot: A Business and Leadership Must Know”

The Anti-Semite, Semite Club? A Tale of Self Hatred or Stockholm Syndrome?

a popular line of clothing that many youths wear has the words “anti social social club.” i always see people mulling around thinking they are just so cool wearing the stuff. it got me thinking. is there another club like that? the “anti-semite semite club?” i thought more about this. how can a person fromContinue reading “The Anti-Semite, Semite Club? A Tale of Self Hatred or Stockholm Syndrome?”

From Generation to Generation: L’Dor V’Dor: The Struggles of Passing It Down: A Teaching Moment

” my children and i have a biological connection, when i open my mouth their ears shut” l’dor v’dor, לדור ודור, is a hebrew term which speaks to the generational responsibility to pass along knowledge from one generation to the next. in the torah, deuteronomy 6 provides that with respect to the commandment, the statutes,Continue reading “From Generation to Generation: L’Dor V’Dor: The Struggles of Passing It Down: A Teaching Moment”

“Breaking Bad?” How About “Breaking Good?” It Can Happen. It Already Did: An Old Testament Tale You Need to Know

“breaking bad” was an enormously popular tv show which is considered one of the top 10 of all time by many critics. the show portrays a chemistry teacher, walter white, who chose of a criminal path of producing and distributing crystal meth as a means of supporting his family. during the days of his criminalContinue reading ““Breaking Bad?” How About “Breaking Good?” It Can Happen. It Already Did: An Old Testament Tale You Need to Know”