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 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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October 9 , 2022 /

A LONG ROAD ALONG THE ROAD

The story starts early (1937) with my parents and their connection to a community of faith in the small town where I was born and spent the first 18 years of my life. The church was called The First Congregational Christian Church. I don’t know why it was called First since there wasn’t a second

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August 22 , 2022 /

CLARITY

Consider that we have a pressing need for clarity.   I was reminded of this in 2016 with the election of TFG and the failure to see clearly what was happening.   It was “The Emperor’s New Clothes” all over the place and for whatever reasons, besides money, power and greed, those in responsible positions seemed unwilling

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