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Jerry Fabyanic

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    2018 Candidate Musings

    Because of their active get-out-the-vote efforts and speaking cogently about the issues, two commissioner candidates have risen to the top: George Marlin and Mike Hillman. Talking with Mike and watching his…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    It’s a great pumpkin

    My friend Leadville Laurel McHargue asks her readers’ for their opinions about pumpkins. “When you first see them, do you smile, or does a chill run down your spine because you…

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    Election Prep 101

    Loving participatory democracy? I hope so, but if it’s too onerous and you’re unwilling to do or not up to the heavy lifting of citizenship, there’s always the option to emigrate…

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    Breathing the methane

    What convinces masses are not facts, and not even invented facts, but rather open defiance. – Jason Stanley, “How Propaganda Works” The water in Georgetown was off this morning. A leak…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    A Good Death

    He had been to touch the great death, and found that, after all, it was but the great death. – The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane Death. The thought causes…

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    What is justice?

    What is justice? I suppose we could probe Plato’s “Republic” for an answer, but that would be a bit much for an op-ed piece. Perhaps we can agree as a starting…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. – Kurt Vonnegut Emojis. They have become…

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    The party revolutions

    John McCain was a singular character whose passing has left a void unlikely to be filled. His maverick persona, while imperfect, and mental toughness bespoke of his character in defiance of…

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    Filling the housing void

    Ain’t got no place to lay your head / Somebody came and took your bed / Don’t worry, be happy. – Bob Marley An array of issues confronts Clear Creek as…

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    The roots of cognitive bias

    Part III of a six-part bi-weekly series on post-truth. The halfway point between truth and error is still error. – Lee McIntyre, “Post-Truth” When physical discomfort occurs, one generally takes steps…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    I’m so sorry!

    It’s rare that I agree with the late John Wayne, but his line as Captain Nathan Brittles in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon cuts to one of my pet peeves, what…