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 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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November 9 , 2022 /

NOW WHAT

Years ago a friend of mine had a small sailboat on Martha’s Vineyard, a 19’ O’Day Mariner and I had the benefit and pleasure of sailing it from the mooring in Edgartown Harbor all around the harbor and beyond when the sea was calm. One day a storm filled the boat with water and it

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November 1 , 2022 /

ONE WEEK

One week from today, November 8, 2022, the results of a mid-term election are likely to say what direction the United States is heading in the near future.  One week from today, this day being November 1.  Seven days. Reports suggest a significant increase in early voting and we won’t really know what that means

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October 2 , 2022 /

CHOOSING SIDES

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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