September 7 , 2022 /

PS for LABOR DAY 2022

PS for garygruber.com/labor-day-2022 There are numerous workers who make my life easier, better or more productive and I want to list them by category and thank a number of them personally for their good work. Here are my top ten: 1. Medical personnel including doctors, nurses, technicians and administrators 2. Police, fire, safety and sanitation

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September 4 , 2022 /

LABOR DAY 2022 *

One of my favorite hymns was written by Jane Laurie Borthwick in 1819, an old Scottish hymn set to a familiar tune, “Ora Labora” by T. Tertius Noble in 1918. Noble was an English born organist who moved to the United States and eventually was the organist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in NYC.   Borthwick

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August 16 , 2022 /

AFFIRMING TEACHERS

It is that time of year again where millions of K-12 students and over 3 million teachers head to school.  Not back, forward.   Remember that you were once sitting where your students are and it may be at least partly because of that experience that you are where you are today as educators. What

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July 27 , 2022 /

DAILY DIFFERENT

Want to have a different kind of day?  Try these 8 steps for a dose of daily different.   Start when you wake up (without an alarm if possible) with 5 minutes of quiet meditation.  Do not think about what you have to do.  Do nothing except embrace the silence.   Spend the next few

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July 8 , 2022 /

WHEN IS IT TIME TO LEAVE?

GUEST POST from Rashmir written a few days before Boris’ bye-bye.  My good friend, Rashmir, has brilliant insights about many things and I believe she shows a deep understanding of our human condition, thus I am grateful she has given me the opportunity to share her recent newsletter with all of you. The boldface type

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June 12 , 2022 /

CHANGE LESSONS LEARNED

We have been living in and enduring unanticipated changes, not only for the past two years, when change seems to have intensified, but much longer when we look at the big picture.  Given our years of adapting and adjusting to change, one might think we could do better than we have on numerous fronts.  

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