September 27 , 2022 /

MORE BETTER

Luis Hernandez looked at a broken gate he had fixed for us and said, “There, now it’s more better.” While that may seem redundant or grammatically incorrect, I grew to like “more better” as I believed it summed up what we need on many fronts, “more better.”  I am indebted to Luis for this insight

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September 20 , 2022 /

SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 EQUINOX

Life is about the seasons of change, internal and external, and how we adjust our rhythms and find ourselves in balance or not.  Equinox is when the amount of night and day are approximately the same, about 12 hours each, all over the world.  For us in the northern hemisphere, it marks the official end

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September 15 , 2022 /

HARVEST TIME

My maternal grandfather was a descendant of the gatherers.  He was a forager in the woods, especially in late Summer and early Fall for berries, nuts, mushrooms and paw paws. He also gathered many other things including “pieces of string too short to save.”  He would put them in a shoe box with that written

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September 13 , 2022 /

FRIENDS AND LIFE

Two friends in British Columbia and I, in Arizona, share information, links to some amazing, creative projects, and some whimsy in the form of poems and stories.  Not long ago, one of them posted the following 3 lines of poetry:   “Oh, to read what he has read regarding red…o”   I pondered the words

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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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