When Love and Compassion Isn’t: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

what is love? haddaway the media accounts of the houston school shooter are extremely troublesome. according to the reports, he was bullied and robbed in part because other students were jealous of him and he had nice possessions. he is charged with three counts aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. he shot three people withContinue reading “When Love and Compassion Isn’t: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Oh My! Royal Rocket Envy, The Coveting of Captain Kirk: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

dont’ criticize what you don’t understand bob dylan the great george takei, and others have suffered from the dreaded “shatner-envy.” they covet the actor who played the great captain james tiberias kirk of the starship enterprise. takei’s envy so great and predictable that during the preparation of this blog post, mr. takei’s displeasure concerning mr.Continue reading “Oh My! Royal Rocket Envy, The Coveting of Captain Kirk: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Olympic Gold for The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

This kid just had the swim of her life and I am so proud to be her teammate Lillia King i grew up in the middle of middle class in west los angeles. attending school on the westside, i had friends whose families had tremendous wealth. i spent time at their amazing houses and sawContinue reading “Olympic Gold for The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Monkey’s Tale of Aggression: A Ten Commandments’ Story

animal’s social behaviors exposes humanity’s roots. a pet monkey socially dominated a family. this monkey’s social climb tells us much about personal interactions and our society. a family told their story on a youtube video. they brought a monkey into their house essentially consisting of the mother, a daughter and a son. the family wasContinue reading “A Monkey’s Tale of Aggression: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Wisdom From Africa, Using Ten Commandments’ Principles To Win Over Others: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

while it is a relatively young jewish community, it employs principles as if they were present at the base of mt. sinai when moses delivered the ten commandments. the abudaya jewish community in uganda was founded a little over 100 years ago by semei kakungulu, most recent leadership in the community is rabbi gershom sizomu.Continue reading “Wisdom From Africa, Using Ten Commandments’ Principles To Win Over Others: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The House That Desperately Needed The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

if there was any house in need of the ten commandments, it was the stackhouse residence. if only the ten commandments were plastered in every room and hallway. perhaps, tragedy could have been avoided. in a time when people decry the ten commandments as an archaic, dated and irrelevant document, news stories prove quite theContinue reading “The House That Desperately Needed The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The “You Can Have It” Game

many people covet. they see beautiful houses, beautiful spouses, beautiful cars. they ponder as to how great their lives would be if they could only have that possession. sometimes, i like to play the game, “you can have it.” the “you can have it” game’s rules are as follows: first, choose the item that youContinue reading “The “You Can Have It” Game”

Orange You Happy Now? Exacting Punishment, Lessons To Be Learned, and The Ten Commandments

leviticus 24:19, provides that “a man who inflicts an injury upon his fellow man just as he did, so shall be done to him [namely,] fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. just as he inflicted an injury upon a person, so shall it be inflicted upon him.” this has been interpreted thatContinue reading “Orange You Happy Now? Exacting Punishment, Lessons To Be Learned, and The Ten Commandments”