I Really Blew It: A New Year’s Tale

The sound of the shofar grew increasingly stronger exodus 19:19 i was about 15 years old and it was my time for cup of coffee in the big leagues for shofar blowing. years of jr. congregation blowing were about to pay off. i got the call to blow shofar for the adults’ rosh hashanah service.Continue reading “I Really Blew It: A New Year’s Tale”

Great People Inspire: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

With a strong hand and with an outstretched arm, for His kindness is eternal psalm 136: 12 as in exodus, great things can be accomplished one a strong hand and arm. hansel emmanuel donato dominguez’ story is accomplishing great things with his strong hand and arm as a one-handed basketball player. “at age six, hanselContinue reading “Great People Inspire: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shall Not Say %#^@? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

foolish stories sometimes have important messages. humanity’s corruptive influence at a “wildlife park” is this story’s subject. it wasn’t a story of animal cruelty. arguably, it was something worse. in 2020, an english wildlife park became infested with f-bombs dropping from the sky. certain of the park’s winged residents were acting in a foul manner.Continue reading “Thou Shall Not Say %#^@? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

She Honored Her Father With a Treatise and Ended Up With A Faceplant: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

parents often cross the “common sense” line. in this story, the unwritten rule of “parent-child” confidentiality was broken. apparently a private communication made public became the source of family embarrassment and controversy. perhaps, a loving daughter gave herself and self-inflicted face plant. parents have a superpower over their children: the power to embarrass them atContinue reading “She Honored Her Father With a Treatise and Ended Up With A Faceplant: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Comment That Was Both Despicable and Correct: Venue Means Everything: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

if i was the new york criminal court judge on the matter, public defender sarah burleson would have been asked to approach the bench. i would have demanded her to apologize to the court, to the victim, to the victim’s family, and to the people of new york, for the comment she made. if iContinue reading “The Comment That Was Both Despicable and Correct: Venue Means Everything: 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”

Was He a God Fella? God, Sarah & Humor: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“I make you laugh, I’m here to … amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny? joe pesci, good fellas was joe pesci goodfellas’ epic scene inspired by the god fella? the torah records a similar scene. perhaps, the henry hill character was inspired by the matriarch sarah. the storyContinue reading “Was He a God Fella? God, Sarah & Humor: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

I Vaccinated My Child From Failure: A Ten Commandment’s Story

per the center of disease control, a vaccine is “a product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease.” “vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but can also be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose. ” vaccinating a child from failureContinue reading “I Vaccinated My Child From Failure: A Ten Commandment’s Story”

Theft’s Impact On Children: A Ten Commandments’ Story

it was the late 70’s, and chuck mangione’s instrumental “feel so good” was on the radio. it was a special jazz song played with a unique instrument, the flugelhorn. as a high school jazz trumpet player, i dreamed of getting a flugelhorn just like mr. mangione’s. i was able buy a used horn. it wasContinue reading “Theft’s Impact On Children: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

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”