Appreciating, Understanding & Riding The Wave: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

my best friend took me surfing at newport beach in high school. it did not take long for a wave to come crashing down. i was taken under the water. there, the wave made my surfboard a weapon. a weapon against me. the board smashed my head and cut my back. gnarly. in that moment,Continue reading “Appreciating, Understanding & Riding The Wave: 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”

The Best Post Sometimes Is Not To Post: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

yesterday, there was no post. while it was a crazy travel day, there was some time at the airport to finish and post. i played with a number of almost completed posts. they, however, all had problems. i had standards. the blog’s goal is that each post, whether serious or humorous, must wake some validContinue reading “The Best Post Sometimes Is Not To Post: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Is Being Second Is Better? “First Person Syndrome:” A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And he (Noah) sent forth the raven, and it went out, back and forth until the waters dried up off the earth. genesis 8:7 noah’s number one was the raven. the noble corvid was first commissioned to scout the post-flood world. noah’s choice of the raven was not random. recent scientific study has found, ravens’Continue reading “Is Being Second Is Better? “First Person Syndrome:” A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Breaking the Broken Record: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

recitals were commonplace when my children studied violin. with a digital recorder performances were captured. eventually, a cd was burned with many pieces. while driving, i frequently listened to the cd. my daughter’s performance on a difficult piece captivated me. she played extremely well for three quarters of it. then, it happened. she struck oneContinue reading “Breaking the Broken Record: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Five Essential Books Not Available on Amazon: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

everyday i write the book elvis costello no matter how many times you beckon to “alexa,” you will never get these books on amazon. you never will. the five essential books are the book of good life, the book of redemption and deliverance, the book of livelihood and sustenance, the book of merits, and theContinue reading “The Five Essential Books Not Available on Amazon: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”