Thou Shalt Give a Hug: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

it’s friday, the end of a week like no other for those in los angeles. a car culture society’s consciousness has been rocked. the life lesson has been felt and appreciated: common everyday occurrences can become life changing events. this concept has been with me for years. my practice of law can involve simple normalContinue reading “Thou Shalt Give a Hug: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Señor Coffee Moment: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

You shall rise before a venerable person and you shall respect the elderly leviticus 19:32 growing old can be tough. in my 50s, every morning strands of the precious hair on my head would land in the sink drain. at the same time, my mirror sent me the message that my hair color was changingContinue reading “A Señor Coffee Moment: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Not Kill Carl: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

there is a line separating humans and animals. many humans appreciate that “wild animals” must maintain their “wildness.” in other words, their survival instincts cannot be compromised by human contact. simple acts of feeding “wild animals” can cause irreparable damage to them. they can become habituated. thus, when a “wild animal” gets too much humanContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Kill Carl: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

One Flew into the Cuckoo’s Nest: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

during the peak of a working career, time demands interfere with family obligations. as a professional on the road, i take advantage of having to go to a variety of areas. on occasion, i would take the opportunity to visit my aunts and uncles. they meant very much to me as much of my childhoodContinue reading “One Flew into the Cuckoo’s Nest: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Honor Thy Nanny? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“My wife and I will forever consider her the guardian angel of our son” patrick mullen many families rely upon housekeepers and nannies to run their lives. many become part of the family. some become even more. the ten commandments specifically provides for honoring one’s mother and father. there is no for a sub-category forContinue reading “Honor Thy Nanny? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An Outstanding Name, Image and Likeness: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

college athletes are now able to make money licensing their name, image and likeness. businesses would be wise to invest in mr. jamal sheed, a university of houston basketball player. he is a winner. outrageous displays of unsportsmanlike conduct by both fans and players are damaging the reputation of collegiate sports. a university of tennesseeContinue reading “An Outstanding Name, Image and Likeness: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Honor Christmas: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

tradition, tradition tevye two members of the tribe have been put on the naughty list this holiday season… american jewish immigrants historically admire christmas. tradition, sharing, goodwill and time with family are all values embraced by jewish culture. for jews, seeing these value played out on a large scale of the pre-dominant christian society isContinue reading “Thou Shalt Honor Christmas: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”