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While “Do Unto Others” …

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xit. . . butters the skids that silkens society, the 11th Commandment (which was among the five commandments lost when, according to Mel Brooks, Moses dropped the third tablet coming down the mountain), is much more important:

Thou shalt not get in the way


— especially in department store doorways, single-lane roads, viewpoints established to take panoramic scenic take-home pictures…and anywhere else.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

February 14, 2017 at 5:03 am


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If you truly wish to promote peace and goodwill among your flusteredfriends and fellow men and women,


When someone is tailgating you on the freeway trying to get past, move into the slower lane and GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY!

When you step into the department store and stop to remove your sunglasses and get your bearings, move to the side and GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY!

When you stop to pick your selection off the shelf in the supermarket, MOVE YOUR SHOPPING CART OUT OF THE WAY!

An acquaintance points out that there’s always room to walk around but, by definition, if someone has to walk around you – YOU’RE IN THE WAY!

Daily life for everybody would have been easier if Moses hadn’t misplaced the other tablet of God’s laws because, while not written in stone, tradition claims the 11th Commandment is




Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 26, 2015 at 10:27 am

Michelangelo’s “Other”

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Just got a tweak from another source reinforcing my PRing of Michelangelo’s Moses in a quiet church overlooking the Colosseum minutes off Rome’s Via Nazionale. This marble classic touted as  the more-renowned David’s “twin” sits in a nook in St. Pietro in Viniculi — St. Peter in Chains because that’s where the chains that supposedly bound St. Peter are housed. You don’t have to shell out an exorbitant  amount of euros to stand in line in Florence to get ushered by an outsized David.  I’ve been telling folks about this for years but get incredulous looks and questions like, “How can such a supposedly magnificent piece like that  be hidden in a little church that’s not on the tour-bus route?”

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November 5, 2009 at 9:12 am

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