An Amazing Moment In Jurisprudence: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“you shall choose out of the entire nation men of substance, god fearers, men of truth, who hate monetary gain, and you shall appoint over them.” jethro, exodus 18 moses’ father in law, jethro, succinctly defined the substance of the judiciary. a federal court judge, in 2009, reminded the legal community as to the court’sContinue reading “An Amazing Moment In Jurisprudence: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Is It Time To Judge Judges? A Ten Commandments’ Story

“but you shall choose out of the entire nation men of substance, god fearers, men of truth, who hate monetary gain, and you shall appoint over them [israel] leaders over thousands, leaders over hundreds, leaders over fifties, and leaders over tens. And they shall judge the people at all times, and it shall be thatContinue reading “Is It Time To Judge Judges? A Ten Commandments’ Story”

“Follow the Money”: An Old Testament Concept: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

human nature apparently never changes. bad or corrupt conduct has always existed and will continue. humanity’s challenge is to temper it. jethro, moses’ father in law, and midianite priest, offered some of the most valuable advice to moses and society. he is perhaps one of history’s wisest individuals. the torah document jethro’s instruction to mosesContinue reading ““Follow the Money”: An Old Testament Concept: 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”

The House That Desperately Needed The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

if there was any house in need of the ten commandments, it was the stackhouse residence. if only the ten commandments were plastered in every room and hallway. perhaps, tragedy could have been avoided. in a time when people decry the ten commandments as an archaic, dated and irrelevant document, news stories prove quite theContinue reading “The House That Desperately Needed The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An All Hands On Deck Moment In the Case of the Stolen Hand: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the unconscionable prosthetic hand theft may have changed the prospects for a one-armed baseball player. major league baseball has a history of one-armed players. there was peter gray of the st. louis browns, and the pitching great jim abbott of the california angels and the summer olympics. for parker hanson, big league dreams are aContinue reading “An All Hands On Deck Moment In the Case of the Stolen Hand: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Instant Carma? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the caption is correct. it was carma, not karma. did the power of gravity exact justice in the universe? in california, a man was found dead crushed by a car. it was believed that he was trying to steal the vehicle’s catalytic converter. catalytic converter theft, in california, is plague-like. the thefts increased from 1,298Continue reading “Instant Carma? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

What Happens When Promises Go Gaga? A Doggone Moral Debate Ensues: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

a dog-napping, an attempted murder and a debate about promises. when lady gaga had two of her dogs stolen, she proclaimed a “no questions asked‘ $500,000 reward for her two stolen dogs.” independent. her offer was shocking on multiple levels. first, she reward did not address the capture of the dognappers who nearly killed herContinue reading “What Happens When Promises Go Gaga? A Doggone Moral Debate Ensues: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Life and Tragedy of Ee Lee: Are Some Asian Lives More Equal Than Others? Welcome Back to the “Animal Farm”: Part VII of the Series

george orwell, in his classic novel “animal farm,” has the famous line “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” this statement has always troubling and true with respect to humanity. while we are all god’s creation, certain individuals, for certain reasons, are given more importance than others. as we seeContinue reading “The Life and Tragedy of Ee Lee: Are Some Asian Lives More Equal Than Others? Welcome Back to the “Animal Farm”: Part VII of the Series”

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””