January 1 , 2020 /

TO BE DETERMINED

Arriving at the beginning of a new day, a new year and a new decade, “to be determined” seems to sum up any one of these points in time rather well. Those words can describe what is yet to be discovered, uncovered and experienced and/or an attitude of strong purpose and resolve. The double entendre

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December 27 , 2019 /

WORD FOR 2020

Spent time searching for my word for 2020 and wrote a blog about a conscious search: garygruber.com/searching-for-a-word Thought about other possibilities including words from the dimension of faith – hope, belief, and one with special appeal, grace. Considered what I believe we need more of for 2020: unity, empathy, collaboration. After days, three weeks of

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December 12 , 2019 /

GIFT OF A SMILE

So, I am standing next to the bananas, divided into two groups, organic and not. I wonder about the real difference besides the label and ten cents per pound in price.   A woman is standing a little to the left of the organic, which I always get, and I reached past her to grab a

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November 10 , 2019 /

REGARDING INSPIRATION

I was “inspired” by a Sunday morning #SpiritChat on Twitter (October 6, 2019), “The Transformative Energy of Words.”  When the chat ended, this idea for a blog popped into my mind. Of all the topics that have been the focus of these chats for the past several years, few have resonated with me more than

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September 19 , 2019 /

THEN AND NOW

As an 82-year-old, I have a perspective on living conditions then and now because how I lived then is different from how I live now. I appreciate the differences. Then there were no digital devices on which to rely for communication, storage or photos, etc. Now there is a plethora of computers, chips and bytes,

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September 9 , 2019 /

END OF LIFE MATTERS

Susanne Duijjvestein inspired this post with this quote: “Being dead is no excuse.”   Susanne is a young, progressive undertaker/funeral director in Amsterdam. She ditched a successful career in banking to pursue her interest in our Western culture practices surrounding death, particularly how we deal with the end of life as we know it.  Another of

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