A Morality Play Breaks Out At The Oscars: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

mr. will smith’s striking presenter mr. chris rock will be the subject of many discussions. the discussion can be about violence, the discussion can be about bullying, the discussion can be about open marriage and adultery, and the discussion can be about intellectual property rights. yes. intellectual property rights. prior to the academy awards, mr.Continue reading “A Morality Play Breaks Out At The Oscars: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An Experience In Gifting: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the mail this week, i received the best gift i will receive all year. it was a “thank you” card. having not seen the newlyweds since their betrothal, i wondered whether they had got the present. i was so relieved to have received the card months after the event. the wedding and celebration wasContinue reading “An Experience In Gifting: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Monkey’s Tale of Aggression: A Ten Commandments’ Story

animal’s social behaviors exposes humanity’s roots. a pet monkey socially dominated a family. this monkey’s social climb tells us much about personal interactions and our society. a family told their story on a youtube video. they brought a monkey into their house essentially consisting of the mother, a daughter and a son. the family wasContinue reading “A Monkey’s Tale of Aggression: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Honoring Your Grandmother, the Queen: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

royal drama is great for the tabloids, conversation and of course, oprah. unfortunately, this drama gave me a new neighbor in my state, prince harry. since arriving to california, he and his wife apparently have decided to celebrate festivis, the seinfeld created holiday, on a year-round basis. we, the public, been subjected to the perpetualContinue reading “Honoring Your Grandmother, the Queen: 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”

How To Be A Great Speaker: A Lesson From the Grave, “Bad” Country Music, and You Hitting One Out of the Park

it was a funeral “to die for.” unlike some cheesy funerals where there are mere pleasantries, my uncle’s funeral was special. it was the good, the bad, and the ugly all mixed in one. he was a lot of things to a lot of people. he was a saint, he was a sinner, and heContinue reading “How To Be A Great Speaker: A Lesson From the Grave, “Bad” Country Music, and You Hitting One Out of the Park”

Changing Seasons, Changing Attitudes: the Journey of Moral Living

“everything has an appointed season, and there is a time for every matter under the heaven. a time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot that which is planted. a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break and a timeContinue reading “Changing Seasons, Changing Attitudes: the Journey of Moral Living”