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”

Proper Parroting to Proper Parenting: If You Are Planning to Have Children or Have Young Children, This is a Must Read: A Ten Commandment’s Tale

as a parent deserving of being honored by their children in accordance with the ten commandments, much can be learned from proper parroting. why parrots? parrots are smarter than your young children! there are estimates that parrots can possess the intelligence of a 4 1/2 year old human. in addition, they have all the trappingsContinue reading “Proper Parroting to Proper Parenting: If You Are Planning to Have Children or Have Young Children, This is a Must Read: A Ten Commandment’s 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”

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””

Honoring Your Mother and Father In A Song: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“if I could get another chance another walk, another dance with him i’d play a song that would never ever end” “dance with my father” luther vandross, richard marx everyone’s childhood is different. not everyone has an idyllic childhood or parent-child relationship. things happen. mr. luther vandross’ childhood hit a rough spot when, at theContinue reading “Honoring Your Mother and Father In A Song: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

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”

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 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”

Parents, You Can See Things Coming From Miles Away: While You May Not Be Nostradamus, You Need to Trust Your Wisdom: A Ten Commandments’ Story

parents have years of experience and maturity on their children. good parenting must utilize this experience and maturity. parents must trust their instincts. they should never indulge in fantasies. there are times when an experienced parent can see an accident coming from a million miles away. this story was one of them. it was aContinue reading “Parents, You Can See Things Coming From Miles Away: While You May Not Be Nostradamus, You Need to Trust Your Wisdom: A Ten Commandments’ Story”