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Jerry Fabyanic

  • 2019

    What we don’t know

    Periodically, one hears this line: “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.” Wonderful insight on Mark Twain’s…

  • 2019

    Guiding Clear Creek Growth

    Growth. After years of stagnation in which the school district faced declining numbers, small businesses struggled, and the Henderson Mine down-sizing caused major consternation in terms of job losses and tax…

  • 2019

    A Progressive Colorado

    For a decade and more, Clear Creek, like the state, has been trending blue. Governor-elect Jared Polis, along with every state and national Democrat, swept once-red Clear Creek by double digits.…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Time and Time…again?

    We must free ourselves from the prison of our everyday affairs and politics. – Epicurus Time is an illusion. It serves to sort and categorize past events and imagine future ones.…

  • 2018

    Telling yours and listening to others’ stories

    It seems we can’t get a break from carping, whining, and finger-pointing. Social-political angst. Many thrive on it. It’s an addiction, a drug flowing through their veins. A detox course would…

  • 2018

    Tis the season of giving

    It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.…

  • 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…

  • 2018

    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…

  • 2018

    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…

  • 2018

    By their fruits, ye shall know them

    Hate your neighbor, but don’t forget to say grace. “Eve of Destruction” – P. F. Sloan, sung by Barry McGuire From the gospels, we can glean a measure of what Jesus…

  • 2018

    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…