Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part II: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the first blog post, there was a discussion of rabbi yehuda’s wisdom of advising parents to teach their children a trade so that they could be upstanding citizens. to not so, the rabbi opined would be tantamount to teaching them to steal. taking the rabbi’s advice to modern times, the term “skills” versus “trade”Continue reading “Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part II: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Return of The Psychic Cat? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

for the lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. proverbs 2:5 a ten commandments’ project saying is “nothing good happens after midnight” sadly had a “psychic cat” moment. in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, a tragic shooting happened at an airbnb which had a party. at 1100pm, the police came to the residence responding toContinue reading “The Return of The Psychic Cat? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Genius Moment When I Learned To Read Upside Down: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in 11th grade, high school students reported for college or career planning with the school’s guidance counselor. it was my turn. my first visit to this office ever. my school hijinks, fortunately, never got to disciplinary level. the meeting started. on his desk was my “cume” file. the formal term for it is “cumulative file.”Continue reading “The Genius Moment When I Learned To Read Upside Down: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Honor (Other’s) Mother and Father? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And you shall teach them to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house deuteronomy 6:7 parents have obligations to raise children. the torah ascribes a moral obligation. in modern society, parents have legal obligations toward their childrens’ health and welfare. the disney corporation does not have such an obligation towardContinue reading “Honor (Other’s) Mother and Father? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Nothing Good Ever Happens After Midnight: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

my one bit of wisdom to all is that “nothing good ever happens after midnight.” while the saying is a generality, it a mantra for parents to impress upon their children; and for children to impress upon themselves. let me be the bad guy, the wet blanket and the marshal of the obvious. this specialContinue reading “Nothing Good Ever Happens After Midnight: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Honor Your Parents (By Taking Their Keys): A Ten Commandments’ Tale

with prolonged health comes prolonged aging. many parents live to past 80 years of age. extended life leads to deteriorating motor vehicle skills. sensory losses to both to vision and hearing combined with diminished reflexes can lead to poor reaction times. as a result, unsafe and deadly driving can occur. children after often stand inContinue reading “Thou Shalt Honor Your Parents (By Taking Their Keys): A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Not Get Caught In A Vacuum: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i was a good kid for an extended period of time. my parents placed me in religious school. additionally, we were fixtures at saturday morning jr. congregation services. from the outside, people saw me as an upstanding child. at some point, however, i went off the rails. bad influences around me promoted petty theft andContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Get Caught In A Vacuum: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

“Blurred Lines” Is Now More Than A Song: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

robin thicke’s song “blurred lines” became a super hit in part due to its sexy music video featuring beautiful models almost naked. it has over 784 million views. an unrated version of the music video was also produced. this as well was highly popular with 75 million views. these two videos illustrate the problematic ofContinue reading ““Blurred Lines” Is Now More Than A Song: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Super (Life) Moment: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the ultimate life goal was cemented in my early teens. the goal was not a profession, winning some award, or having an athletic achievement. it was to have a family and become a parent. being awkward and unusual, this endeavor was a daunting task. over coming shyness to ask some one out, actually getting aContinue reading “The Super (Life) Moment: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Mothers To Honored? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

two recent news stories about mothers illustrate why faith matters when it comes to children. the first story is from new mexico. ms. lexis avila, 18, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and child abuse. she allegedly tossed her newborn child into a garbage dumpster and left it to die. dailmail.com her motherContinue reading “Mothers To Honored? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”