October 28 , 2011 / Gary Gruber / No Comments

Liberty and OWC

Having the statue of liberty in view spawns a few thoughts and feelings of patriotism so we considered a visit to Ground Zero appropriate and timely although there’s mostly construction going on around the memorial.  New glass skyscrapers are attempting to replace the WTC.  Not especially comfortable with the images but there you have it. 

read more

 0
October 27 , 2011 / Gary Gruber / No Comments

New York City

It’s very early Thursday morning and we’re parked across from the Statue of Liberty in Jersey City.  I know it sounds a little weird but there is an RV campground here just before the entrance to the Holland Tunnel. Liberty RV Park and Marina with ferry and train service into Manhattan.  Leaving Memphis Tuesday morning,

read more

 0
October 24 , 2011 / Gary Gruber / No Comments

ROAD TRIP

Intentions are to post here every other day or so on this two week road trip from Abiquiu, New Mexico to Stowe, Vermont and return.  First day out last Saturday, 10/22 was to Palo Duro Canyon, south of Amarillo, Texas, billed as the second largest canyon in the country.  No need to comment on which

read more

 0
October 18 , 2011 / Gary Gruber / No Comments

“Sunrise, Sunset”

Sunrise, 7:09 AM – October 12, 2011  Abiquiu, New Mexico The light, just before the sun comes over the horizon, is pure and clear when there is not a cloud in the sky and no pollution to filter this amazing light. It’s one of the many reasons artists, photographers and others come to northern New

read more

 0
October 10 , 2011 / Gary Gruber / No Comments

“It’s About Time!”

Here is an interesting phrase, “taking time off” because time is never off.  Like it says in the old ads for Timex, it just keeps on ticking and one day, we will run out of time, or walk out, or lie down and check out.  Think of some of the amusing ways people speak about

read more

 0
October 9 , 2011 / Gary Gruber / No Comments

No Virtue in Being Busy

I receive at least a dozen or more emails, telephone calls or messages each week (I don’t text) that are filled with comments about how busy someone is and I am often guilty of the same kind of remark.   And for those who must travel for work, that adds a layer of time consumption, creating

read more

 0
October 7 , 2011 / Gary Gruber / No Comments

Essential Needs and Requirements of Leadership

“The Times, They are A-Changin” In some recent research by IBM, 1500 business leaders from 60 countries and 33 industries were asked to list the three most important qualities needed in this new economic environment.  The top three may surprise you, maybe not.  They were: creativity, integrity and global thinking.  The next six (in order)

read more

 0
October 4 , 2011 / Gary Gruber / No Comments

What works and what works best. (What’s it all about, Alfie?)

In the 1970’s I learned a lot about human motivation, human development and human behavior. I worked in schools, universities and hospitals. I learned about organizational development and how systems worked and learned why sometimes they didn’t work.  It seemed to me that a system worked because it was designed with the users in mind

read more

 0
October 3 , 2011 / Gary Gruber / No Comments

Fussing About “Thought Leaders”

So I read something earlier this morning about thought leaders, tweeted it and there it rested for moment until I said, ok, I’ll write a blog.  Ever notice how so many people now start out by saying, “So….?”  It must be the transition from the experience of being constantly connected and streaming consciousness and what’s

read more

 0

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1405439599011{margin-top: 50px !important;margin-bottom: 50px !important;}" type="grid" mute="muted"][vc_column width="1/1"][/vc_column][/vc_row]