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”

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”

Look Who’s Lying Now: The “Liar’s Dilemma”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

as a trial lawyer of 3 decades, there are special moments that can occur with an adverse witness on the stand. i call it the “liar’s dilemma. ” the “liar’s dilemma” occurs when the witness is trapped into a position in which it no longer matters whether they answer in a truthful fashion. they haveContinue reading “Look Who’s Lying Now: The “Liar’s Dilemma”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Not “Dine and Dash”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

perhaps, due his delivering of manna from heaven prior to the epic mt. sinai moment, at the time that he laid out the ten commandments, he wasn’t thinking too much about restaurants. thus, did god forget to add the 11th commandment: “though shalt not dine and dash?” for those unfamiliar, “dine and dash” happens whenContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not “Dine and Dash”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Bullying: A Ten Commandments’ Issue That Was Addressed By The Master

in the book of leviticus, there is the torah portion kedoshim, chapter 19. kedoshim is, in part, a restatement of the ten commandments. kedoshim includes the commandments concerning one god, honoring your mother and father, honoring the sabbath, the lying, and using god’s name in vain. vayikra also expounds upon the commandments. bullying was anContinue reading “Bullying: A Ten Commandments’ Issue That Was Addressed By The Master”

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””

Complaint Syndrome? The Great PT Robbins Confronts An Issue That May Be Holding You Back In Your Life

pt robbins is here to motivate you again. do you have “complaint syndrome?” is your complaining holding you back in life? nor worries, pt robbins offers a money in the bank strategy to assist you with “complaint syndrome.” “complaint syndrome” is two-fold. first, are you a bad complainer? do you have issues you need toContinue reading “Complaint Syndrome? The Great PT Robbins Confronts An Issue That May Be Holding You Back In Your Life”

Come Back to the Dojo for Another Lesson: A Mr. Miyagi Moment of The Need to Focus on Our Filter

mr. myagi of karate kid fame is the great sensei with respect to the art of focus. the art of focus goes beyond martial arts moves. the art of the focus deals with mental martial arts moves as well. focus is important with respect to our language. we all have thought and take these thoughtsContinue reading “Come Back to the Dojo for Another Lesson: A Mr. Miyagi Moment of The Need to Focus on Our Filter”

The Atlantic Rot of Lies

the atlantic magazine already had a reputation of questionable journalism. it only got worse. they essentially exposed that they have an institutional problem. the atlantic’s practice of journalism is so questionable that it shouldn’t even be considered as journalism. truthiness is a problem. the atlantic magazine’s latest run-in with the truth involves an article whichContinue reading “The Atlantic Rot of Lies”

Self-Destruction: The Unforeseen Consequence of Lying: A Cautionary Tale

is it possible that a well-respected journalist working for one of the most well-respected news program could destroy themselves with a lie? is it possible that someone of that stature could make a lie so bad that they would demean the profession of journalism in the process? wow! not only was this possible. it justContinue reading “Self-Destruction: The Unforeseen Consequence of Lying: A Cautionary Tale”