June 20 , 2020 /

SOLSTICE 2020

Today, June 20, 2020, 2:43 PM, PDT marks the annual event known as solstice, summer in the northern hemisphere, winter in the southern hemisphere. Literally, it’s the moment when the “sun stands still” before it starts back in the other direction and for those of us in the north, it is the “longest” day, meaning

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June 16 , 2020 /

CAMPING WITH AMENITIES

Like many “younger” couples, we started camping in a tent, either a ground pad with sleeping bags and just the basics that fit into a giant duffle bag. Easy to transport, set up, enjoy being outdoors, break down and move on.  Cooking was simple with a Coleman stove or open fire.  Bathing was either via

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June 9 , 2020 /

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Flagstaff, Arizona, June 9, 2020. Partly to escape the heat of southern Arizona this time of the year, partly due to being quarantined with COVID and partly as one of our regular, longer camping trips we drove north about 300 miles through Phoenix, a sprawling southwestern city, 5th largest in the U.S We were delayed

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March 15 , 2020 /

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

These lyrics, from Willie Nelson, could be our theme song: “On the road again Goin’ places that I’ve never been Seein’ things that I may never see again And I can’t wait to get on the road again Here we go, on the road again Like a band of Gypsies we go down the highway

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December 27 , 2019 /

WORD FOR 2020

Spent time searching for my word for 2020 and wrote a blog about a conscious search: garygruber.com/searching-for-a-word Thought about other possibilities including words from the dimension of faith – hope, belief, and one with special appeal, grace. Considered what I believe we need more of for 2020: unity, empathy, collaboration. After days, three weeks of

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October 12 , 2019 /

WORTHWHILE

We hear or read about how to have a more meaningful life, one that is more satisfying, more fulfilling, more successful, happier or whatever.  If we feel like we’re missing something that we have yet to achieve, what is it?  We need to give it a name and if it’s merely a sense of restlessness

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