Why You Always Don’t Exercise Your Best Judgment; Isaac, Jacob & Auctions: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

we all make mistakes in judgment. two baffling tales and auctions may both offer you insight into the problem. it may get some clue to improve your judgment and decision making. two “emotionally” charged tales are our starting point. abraham’s son isaac is approaching death’s door. genesis 27. he summons his first born son, esau,Continue reading “Why You Always Don’t Exercise Your Best Judgment; Isaac, Jacob & Auctions: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

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”

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”

Mankind’s Retelling of the Story of Cain and Abel Is Often Flawed, Why? The Most Important Life Advice You Will Ever Receive: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you annoyed, and why has your countenance fallen? Is it not so that if you improve, it will be forgiven you? If you do not improve, however, at the entrance, sin is lying, and to you is its longing, but you can rule over it.” ‘ genesis,Continue reading “Mankind’s Retelling of the Story of Cain and Abel Is Often Flawed, Why? The Most Important Life Advice You Will Ever Receive: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Is There An Effort Gap?

we decry gaps. educational gaps, equity gaps, medical gaps, racial gaps, wealth gaps, trade gaps, etc. we rarely decry about the “effort gap.” effort gaps are often discussed in the sports’ world. scoreboards sometime evidence this diminished effort. individual’s personal worlds do not have scoreboard to judge effort. effort indicators such as school grades, testContinue reading “Is There An Effort Gap?”