Forgiveness On Hold: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the oscar winning film, forrest gump, the man denied his destiny of dying on the battlefield confronts a great storm. angry at the world. after losing his legs on the battlefield, he then took to lose his soul in a bottle of alcohol. captain dan climbs to the top of the mast and goesContinue reading “Forgiveness On Hold: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

What Is In A Number? The 613th Post: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

613 is the torah’s big number. it is the number of commandments. besides the 10 commandments, there are an additional 603. this leads to the question, are numbers important? the torah has one particular recurring number. forty plays a large role throughout the torah. for noah, the flood rains came for 40 days; for moses,Continue reading “What Is In A Number? The 613th Post: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Life Without Consequences: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

my generation is in part responsible for moving society towards a life “without consequences.” the underlying concept is that people are free can do whatever they please with no repercussions. legalization and decriminalization of marijuana was on of the efforts. my generation needed their guilt free and consequence free marijuana. part of my generation apparentlyContinue reading “A Life Without Consequences: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Your Best Role Model, Yourself? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

If I am not for me, who will be for me? rabbi hillel role models aspire us. they can shape our lives, our careers, our ambitions, and our destiny. with birth, we encounter our first role models; our mother and father. siblings, as well, can be role models. with time, the role model universe expandsContinue reading “Your Best Role Model, Yourself? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Tragedy When A Comedy Becomes Reality: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the seinfeld television show’s greatness was that it took three characters with little redeeming value and made their petty antics comedy. the show, “about nothing,” featured disputes involving proprietors of frozen yogurt, roasted chicken, and chinese food. most famously, there was the “soup nazi” episode. in the fantasy world, seinfeld characters, jerry, george, elaine andContinue reading “The Tragedy When A Comedy Becomes Reality: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Esther & Joseph: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

esther and joseph’s stories share commonalities. they both take place in foreign countries, they both involve beautiful people, their stories take place in the seat of government, and their stories are ones in which god is not in the foreground. esther and joseph bring their morality into foreign settings. with their intermarriages, they mainstream intoContinue reading “Esther & Joseph: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

When Muscle Memory Was Moral Memory: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

law enforcement officers deserve respect and deference with respect to their job performance. law enforcement positions require both training and ongoing training. this training can be physically demanding. frequently officers sustain injuries while training. officers, as part of their training, practice with their law enforcement lethal and non-lethal weapons. there was recently a high profileContinue reading “When Muscle Memory Was Moral Memory: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Your Personal Diversity Coach, Part I: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

a drug problem? go to rehab; a drinking problem? go to alcoholics anonymous; a racial offense or micro aggression problem? go to a diversity coach? humanity has always required an “erasure” mechanism. individuals falling off of the contemporary “straight and narrow” path must have a means of getting back on it; a way to cleanseContinue reading “Your Personal Diversity Coach, Part I: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Big, Big, Big Man On Campus: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“To be happy and be at peace, I would’ve been shocked. I wouldn’t have thought it was possible.” michaey sweetney in 2019, nypost reported an excellent nypost human interest story on mr. michael sweetney’s post-nba life and success. at the time of that article, he was the assistant coach of a division iii basketball teamContinue reading “The Big, Big, Big Man On Campus: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Powering Through For Success: Learned Lessons: The Challenge of Uncertainty

uncertainty is a trap which holds us back. uncertainty gives us an excuse to stop pursuing our dreams and goals. admittedly, there are times when there is the need to “wait on the sidelines.” for example, there may be uncertainty based upon data. one looking to buy a home may wish to wait when thereContinue reading “Powering Through For Success: Learned Lessons: The Challenge of Uncertainty”