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Jerry Fabyanic

  • Recent Writings

    Pre-election thoughts

    Consider the popular notion that men hate asking for directions or reading instructional manuals that accompany a recently-purchased product. Whether myth or reality the idea gets at the workings of a…

  • 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…

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    The attack on science

    Part II of a six-part, bi-weekly series on post-truth Skepticism, a philosophical school in ancient Greece, derives its name from skepsis, meaning investigation. Modern skepticism has evolved but retains the Greeks’…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Yes, I am worthy!

    Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy. – Former Chicago Bears’ Coach Mike Ditka For fourteen years, teaching eighth grade was most fulfilling. Colleagues from forty years…

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    Truth on trial

    Part I of a bi-weekly six-part series   Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? – John 18:38 KJV The truth is truth is on trial. The fact is facts are on…

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    Empire gravel pit not a good idea

    The recently proposed Empire gravel pit has understandably raised more than red flags; it has raised alarms, concerns, and blood pressure. For good reason. It would permanently alter a sizeable piece…

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    Adults in the room

    Don’t waste any time mourning. Organize! – Labor organizer and activist Joe Hill before his execution by Utah Progressives carry an enormous burden: They’re expected to be the adults in the…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Finding the Magic in You

    We’re a results-oriented society, thus the outcome of an activity is paramount to Americans. Planning is integral to the process. And with that, control over it. Outcome begins with intent. What…

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    The cause of our national discord

    We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again…

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    The ethics of paying poorly

    Part III of a three-part series Money does not change the sickness, only the symptoms. “The Winter of Our Discontent” by John Steinbeck Last week, I offered a challenging question: How,…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    My Life Story Arc

    Imagine stepping out of yourself and becoming the all-seeing, omniscient observer of the person you are and have been. You have full knowledge, of course, and complete, as opposed to flawed,…

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    America off the rails

    Part II of a three-part series   I’m shocked, shocked to find there’s gambling in these premises. Captain Louis Renault in “Casablanca” before being handed his winnings in Rick’s Café Last…