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”

She Was Both Right and Wrong At The Same Time: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

a new york actress, ms. jacqueline guzman, was fired for comments that she made on tiktok. some of her comments she made, however, were totally correct. dailymail.com for those who live in cities, event street closures are often irritating, disrespectful toward the general public, and deadly. many of these events are ones for which thereContinue reading “She Was Both Right and Wrong At The Same Time: 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”

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”

The Four “R”s

there are four “r”s of the ten commandments: respect, respect, respect and respect. respect for a higher moral authority, respect for oneself, respect for others, and respect for animals. yes. respect for animals. the ten commandments is located in the torah at exodus 20: 2-17 and deuteronomy 5: 6-17. exodus 20: 10 states “but theContinue reading “The Four “R”s”