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Jerry Fabyanic

  • Higher Living Reflections

    The Individual Life

    The apple tree never asks the beech how it should grow; nor the lion, the horse, how he should take his prey. – William Blake How many times have you said…

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    The Power of Books

    In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the Wittenberg, Germany church door. Initially, the document didn’t make much of a splash. Luther wrote it, though, at the dawn of…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Giving Thanks

    Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. The reason lies in its simplicity: The day is not laden with fervor. Rather, it is premised on a simple construct: Offering gratitude. My friend…

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    Simplicity of giving thanks

    Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. The reason lies in its simplicity: The day is not laden with fervor. Rather, it is premised on a simple construct: Offering gratitude. My friend…

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    Dehumanizing others

    In “The Prince,” Niccolo Machiavelli wrote, “In the actions of all men, and especially of princes, which it is not prudent to challenge, one judges by the result.” It’s from that…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Only Your Shadow Knows

    “Hello, darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again” – Paul Simon Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. The afternoon’s light will decrease and continue to lose its…

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    Trust, relationships, and civic virtue

    Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard states, “Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily crack’d, and never well mended.” Yes, we concur, but why is that so? What constitutes a good reputation? Ever had…

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    Thoughts on ballot issues

    Feeling a bit or a lot overwhelmed with the extensive ballot? As I’ve written, it’s a price to pay for living in a participatory democracy. It’s compounded, though, by Colorado’s rejection…

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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…