The Wisest Man in Vermont: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the wisest man in vermont contest wasn’t even close. bernie sanders, ben cohen, and jerry greenfield were laid to waste. the winner: jason. jason stood up at a burlington vermont city council meeting and stated the following words: “i don’t know you can have a conversation with someone when the opening salvo is you needContinue reading “The Wisest Man in Vermont: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Proper Parroting Leads To Proper Parenting: Rivalry Is a Good Thing: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i love you alex, the parrot a parrot training technique is rivalry. parents and children may greatly benefit from it. parrot experts, such as dr. irene pepperberg, have recognized that “one on one” training has limits. thus, to train parrots, rivalry training was instituted. rival training involves bringing an additional person in the room toContinue reading “Proper Parroting Leads To Proper Parenting: Rivalry Is a Good Thing: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Children Hear Everything: The Legend of “Char Man”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

children hear EVERYTHING. i learned it the hard way. i got burned. for children, summer overnight camp is magical experience. my opportunity came only once. our family ran a tight budget. as a result, each child got one shot at it. the month was filled with activities, learning and religious practice. during that month, iContinue reading “Children Hear Everything: The Legend of “Char Man”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

God Gave Israel To The World, Not Imperialism: A Ten Commandments’ Story

sometimes, individuals pontificate their beliefs and advocacy with little understanding of history. the following is a perfect example. blm co-founder ms. patrisse cullors is quoted with the following: ‘palestine is our generation’s south africa,’ she told the students. ‘if we don’t step up boldly and courageously to end the imperialist project that’s called israel, we’re doomed.’ dailymailContinue reading “God Gave Israel To The World, Not Imperialism: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

The “One Day” When God Was Happy: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

god envisioned the impaired to play a big part of his plan. moses, who was speech impaired, was asked to be god’s spokesperson to free his people from bondage. moses, despite god’s assurances, was reluctant. to accommodate moses, god added his moses’ brother aaron to assist. moses’ fear held him back. perhaps, after moses, godContinue reading “The “One Day” When God Was Happy: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

One of The Hardest Things To Do: Taking Advice From Others

we all have times when we struggle. we have family problems. we have relationship problems. we have work problems. sometimes, it is our conduct which is causing the struggle. we act in a way that contributes to the problem. we, however, cannot get out of our own way. we hold in our belief system thatContinue reading “One of The Hardest Things To Do: Taking Advice From Others”

Karenism: Same Old Hate in A Different Package: A Modest Proposal

the term “karen” has become popular in culture. according to dictionary.com, “karen is a pejorative slang term for an obnoxious, angry, entitled, and often racist middle-aged white woman who uses her privilege to get her way or police other people’s behaviors. as featured in memes, karen is generally stereotyped as having a blonde bob haircut, asking to speak to retailContinue reading “Karenism: Same Old Hate in A Different Package: A Modest Proposal”

Should God Be Allowed To Give A Victim’s Impact Statement at a Murder Sentencing? Why Not?

god created humanity. the murder of a human is a loss to god as much as to family and friends. each individual is considered one of god’s children. god is quite experienced in dealing with murderers. the documents that he confronted first first murderer and was forced to deal with the circumstances and implications. itContinue reading “Should God Be Allowed To Give A Victim’s Impact Statement at a Murder Sentencing? Why Not?”

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”