Did His Thoughts Enslave Him? A Ten Commandments’ Passover Tale

this post is about homelessness. please read. growing up, our aunt, my mom’s sister, traditionally hosted the first night passover seder. as she and her husband, my uncle, lived up in the hills. we had to take a thirty minute drive up a canyon for the meal. the destination was not public transportation friendly. forContinue reading “Did His Thoughts Enslave Him? A Ten Commandments’ Passover Tale”

An Un-Bearable Injustice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

california wildlife authorities have been accused of crossing the line. a death sentence has been imposed upon a homeless state icon. the state icon is being punished in part due to property damage while homeless in los angeles california are remain essentially unpunished for causing significant property damage and structure fires. a death sentence isContinue reading “An Un-Bearable Injustice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Reason, Permanence & Housing: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

These people and their f**king tree houses andrew cumo long before he governed of the state of new york, was bestowed an emmy, obtained a big dollar book deal and inspired a unique sexual orientation, the infamous, then candidate for attorney general, andrew cuomo made a profound observation. his comment was in reference to aContinue reading “Reason, Permanence & Housing: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Grandma Robbed of “Smart Phone” and “Credibility?” A Ten Commandments’ Tale

Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call……There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’ … For the times they are a-changin’ bob dylan-with my profound apologies former california senator boxer had quite a predicament. despite her political party essentially being the monopoly of her state’s government, she fell victim to being robbed in open daylightContinue reading “Grandma Robbed of “Smart Phone” and “Credibility?” A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Moore (Family) Justice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

you shall not pervert justice; you shall not show favoritism…. Justice, justice shall you pursue deuteronomy 16: 19-20 the moore family and their supporters scored one of the greatest victories in california criminal justice history. they took on the los angeles county sheriff’s department, the los angeles country district attorney, and the entire state ofContinue reading “Moore (Family) Justice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Not Use Statistics? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics benjamin disraeli statistics are often thrown around as if they are the truth. statistics, sadly, are actually a tool for lying and deceit. government agencies often use statistics to justify both policy and spending. for example, during the height of covid-19, a governmental agencyContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Use Statistics? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

And The City of San Francisco Thus Saith “Thou Shalt Steal”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

san francisco, in defiance of ten commandments’ principles, sanctioned theft. it is as council members came down mt. sinai with their own commandments. their shiny new tablets that are making the world a much dangerous, corrupt, and unsafe place. disregarding the ten commandments, disregarding thousands of years of the human experience, disregarding business realities, sfContinue reading “And The City of San Francisco Thus Saith “Thou Shalt Steal”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

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”

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”

Does Size Matter When It Comes to Theft? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the ten commandments’ provision for thou shall not steal is clear. there is no provision that a little theft is permissible. in fact, little thefts have huge impacts on the most vulnerable in society. often, homeless people have their possessions stolen. such theft creates a greater hardship than a small theft occurring of a wealthyContinue reading “Does Size Matter When It Comes to Theft? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”