April 1 , 2023 /


The NY Times published an essay by Dr, Sunita Puri, entitled, “As a Doctor, I Know Being Ready to Die Is an Illusion”  (April 1, 2023)  Here is a link to the article:   https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/29/opinion/how-to-accept-death.html?campaign_id=39&emc=edit_ty_20230401&instance_id=89027&nl=opinion-today&regi_id=64653268&segment_id=129334&te=1&user_id=d35a90a116e023206cd733283d4a5c66   Here is my response to the NY Times with a brief observation after the letter.   “Dying and death

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February 28 , 2023 /


“We live in the interstices.  One thing ends, another begins.  A season ends and a season begins.  A day ends and a new day begins.  A job ends and a better job begins. A relationship ends, another begins.  A life ends, other lives begin.   We mark time by endings and beginnings – birthdays, anniversaries,

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February 8 , 2023 /


This is a follow on via a brief exchange between Kumud Ajmani and me in the comment section of this previous blog post: https://garygruber.com/racism-update/ AjmaniK on 2/4/23 Reply I remember Rodney King. I was getting ready to graduate from Grad school in VA when that happened. It was perhaps my first real ‘face to face’

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January 27 , 2023 /


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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December 16 , 2022 /


Getting ready, making plans, gathering resources, anticipating what lies ahead – these require all kinds of different preparations. Much depends on whether we are designing something new, going on a trip, looking forward to a celebration or a holiday, cooking a meal, painting or repainting something, repairing what’s broken, or something as simple as going

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October 19 , 2022 /


We come to know ourselves better over time, or that is a possibility, based on whether or not we have chosen to invest some of our time in responding to the maxim Know Thyself. That well-known imperative is inscribed in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Deplhi and was often cited by Socrates

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