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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October 2 , 2022 /


When we were kids and played ball on our own, we chose sides.  Two of us were designated as captains and then we each chose one at at time for our side until all were on two opposing sides.  It seemed to us to be a fair way to build a team and compete, all

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