Moses The Seeker? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the torah is taught to children through story books. these stories often are not the word for word depictions of the torah. rather, they are an interpretation. they are edited with respect to adult topics, i.e. lot’s offering of his daughter to the city’s residents in lieu of the strangers, and include non-textual sources. storiesContinue reading “Moses The Seeker? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An Amazing Forkless Life? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

When you come to a fork in the road, take it. yogi berra most lives present with forks in the road. aspirations, educational choices, and vocational goals don’t always transpire as initially conceived. “how did i get here?” made famous in the song “once in a lifetime” rings true when we awaken and look atContinue reading “An Amazing Forkless Life? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Great Author Could Have Taken A Page From The Greatest Author: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

Do not add to the word which I command you, nor diminish from it, to observe the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you Deuteronomy 4:2 the master of the universe’s brilliance should always be appreciated.  author theodore seuss geisel aka dr. seuss perhaps should have learned from the master creator.  mr.Continue reading “A Great Author Could Have Taken A Page From The Greatest Author: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Literary Sophie’s Choice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in a dark moment in history, a literary “sophie’s choice” may have been made. “sophie’s choice” is essentially the impossible choice. the term sophie’s choice comes from the fiction book of the same name. in william styron’s 1979 novel a mother, in a nazi concentration camp, must decide between her children: which one will liveContinue reading “A Literary Sophie’s Choice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Peace Is For The Old…And For The Young To Learn: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

listen young people, sit on the bleachers mr. harris, jr. high schol physical education teacher one of the oldest hebrew writings found is the priestly blessing. the blessing was written on a piece of silver. one of the blessings is “may the lord raise his countenance toward you and grant you peace.” numbers 6:26. peaceContinue reading “Peace Is For The Old…And For The Young To Learn: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Be Kind, Rewind: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

did the dvd contribute to civility’s demise? pre-dvd, vhs was the popular video format. the analog format consisted of cassette tapes. these vhs cassettes offered post-theater release movies to consumers for home viewing. due to the cassettes high prices, they became popular as rentals. video rental stores, such as blockbuster, popped up all over theContinue reading “Be Kind, Rewind: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Reason, Permanence & Housing: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

These people and their f**king tree houses andrew cumo long before he governed of the state of new york, was bestowed an emmy, obtained a big dollar book deal and inspired a unique sexual orientation, the infamous, then candidate for attorney general, andrew cuomo made a profound observation. his comment was in reference to aContinue reading “Reason, Permanence & Housing: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Work Right Now? Opportunities Missed? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the us, despite job opportunities, people are refusing to work. “a prevailing theory has been circulating on the mainstream media is that americans are refusing to work because the government is simply paying people too much money.” wanderer. beyond this theory is the fact that there are other significant reasons. some individuals receiving benefitsContinue reading “Work Right Now? Opportunities Missed? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Searching For Good: A Ten Commandments’ Story

there is nothing new under the sun ecclesiastes – Chapter 1:9 my old backyard was filled with matured fruit trees. they had been there years. persimmons, figs, tangerines, and avocados were aplenty. the word got out. the backyard became the unofficial salad bar for the neighborhood wildlife. during the day and night, they all tookContinue reading “Searching For Good: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Thou Shalt Prescribe? Should Justice Principles Apply to Medicine? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i used to suffer from annual sinus infections. the treatment was simple. one doctor appointment and a $5.00 prescription for erythromycin. one year, my doctor wrote a script for a “new” medication. he told me that it might make me feel better “a day” sooner. the pharmacy bill for the new drug was $70.00! thereContinue reading “Thou Shalt Prescribe? Should Justice Principles Apply to Medicine? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”