Some People Act Like Grown Ups, He Did, He Made the Movie: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

adam sandler just had his greatest acting moment. sorry, happy gilmore bobby boucher in “waterboy” and billy madison can’t compare adam sandler’s award winning performance was in real life, being yourself. he was with his daughter and he, unlike other parents, acted like an adult. an adam sandler ihop restaurant appearance went viral. he wentContinue reading “Some People Act Like Grown Ups, He Did, He Made the Movie: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Movie Recommendation for Teens: How to Live a Life of Excellence and Happiness

when you want to know about life, you go to a rabbi, a priest, an iman? wrong! you go to a sushi chef. not just any sushi chef, you go to the world’s best sushi chef. you go to jiro. as awesome as his sushi must be, he life story is as well. while onlyContinue reading “Movie Recommendation for Teens: How to Live a Life of Excellence and Happiness”

He Honored His Father With Perfection: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

john hinkle jr struck out to do something special to remember his departed father. he kept on striking and striking and striking and striking. in the end, he had bowled a perfect game. the whole time, his father’s ashes were knocking the pins down. mr. hinkle, jr., to honor his father, had had them speciallyContinue reading “He Honored His Father With Perfection: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

When You Are Down On Yourself, There is Always Family: A Movie Recommendation

the movie, with certain issues, may be offensive to some. for others, it may not be to their liking. with an open mind, however, this movie is all about family. it is a wonderful tale about how family members have the capability to make a difference and find happiness. to do so, however, they haveContinue reading “When You Are Down On Yourself, There is Always Family: A Movie Recommendation”

Was He Such a Genius That He Thought There Were Only Nine Commandments? A Ten Commandments’ Tale of Adultery

“every bee that brings the honey needs a sting to be completeand we all must learn to taste the bitter with the sweet” naomi shemer many historical figures had collisions courses with the ten commandments. king david and albert einstein had trouble with a particular commandment. we are all human, we all make mistakes. weContinue reading “Was He Such a Genius That He Thought There Were Only Nine Commandments? A Ten Commandments’ Tale of Adultery”

A Vision Lesson Old Testament Style

people lose sight of things. they get emotionally charged. they ” their ability to see: to have vision. for the jewish new year, rosh hashonah, a torah story is read. the story is about abraham’s concubine, hagar, and her and abraham’s son, ishmael. in the story, abraham, at the request of his wife sarah, sendContinue reading “A Vision Lesson Old Testament Style”

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””

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?”

The Ten Commandments’ Payoff? Just Ask The Wisest Man on Earth

if you follow the ten commandments, what do you get? this question was answered when king david transferred power to then king solomon. in the transition, king david told then king solomon to “keep the charge of the lord your god, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies, asContinue reading “The Ten Commandments’ Payoff? Just Ask The Wisest Man on Earth”

Buddha vs. Moses: Different Perspectives When Exiting the Palace

both buddha and moses shared a similar life experience. their actions, however, were profoundly different. both buddha and moses were palace dwellers. buddha, for the earlier part of his life, was sheltered in a palace. the buddha was disillusioned with palace life. as a result, he left and had four visits outside the palace whichContinue reading “Buddha vs. Moses: Different Perspectives When Exiting the Palace”