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February 2 , 2023 /

RACISM UPDATE

(Note: Some parts of this article were published previously. Repeating those for emphasis and adding a few updates.) The history of the United States is black, brown, olive, red and white. That is in alphabetic order of color.  We are not color blind and white people have suppressed and oppressed people of color for centuries.

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January 30 , 2023 /

WISDOM

Thousands of years of wisdom literature have used the techniques of oral storytelling that was then disseminated in written form.  The collections include the wisdom literature from Sumeria and Babylonia, among the most ancient in the world, with the Sumerian documents dating back to the third millennium BC and and the Babylonian dating to the

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January 27 , 2023 /

A GRATEFUL HEART

My Dad died from a sudden cardiac arrest in 1979 at the age of 67. That was 44 years ago. I was 42. I knew then I was in the gene pool for heart issues.  My paternal grandmother also had heart problems and died at age 64, in 1952.   My younger brother by 4 years,

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January 23 , 2023 /

SHORT WALK, LONG THOUGHTS, DEEP CONNECTIONS

On a cold January afternoon, I step outside the front door and start on a walk, turning south for a block, then east, walking on hard pavement, a street with no sidewalks, a street lined on both sides with houses neatly tucked back from the curb, their double garages facing the street. A variety of

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January 21 , 2023 /

OPTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS

(Note: This blog is a follow up to this previous one, garygruber.com/broken That piece focused on three systems, health care, education and politics.  The premise is that these systems are broken and dysfunctional, in need of more than being reformed. They need to be transformed into different systems that are more efficient, effective and economical.

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January 13 , 2023 /

BROKEN

There are numerous systems in the U.S. that were designed to serve people according to their needs.  Many of these systems have been overloaded, stretched beyond reasonable expectations and are dysfunctional to the point of being, for many consumers, a negative experience.  The three that I will mention are among those where many of us

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January 6 , 2023 /

CHANGE PLANS

When you see, read or hear these two words, “CHANGE PLANS” how do you regard the word change?  Is it an action verb, an imperative to change your plans?   Or is it a noun, the act or process of change?   Or is it an adjective describing plans as in wedding plans, travel plans or career

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January 1 , 2023 /

NEW

NEW A new year, a new day and a new week, so why not a new blog?  Having finished the 30-day experiment, it seems a good time for a review and a reboot.  Many of us are glad to say good-bye to 2022 and take this blank canvas for 2023 as a gift and see

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December 30 , 2022 /

DAY THIRTY – END

There are 31 days in this month and this 30 day Bold Experiment ends today.  The bold part was taking it on and seeing if we could meet the challenge, not all that great, nonetheless, a daily commitment.  The experimental part of this exercise was writing a short post for each day as a way

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