All Posts By

Jerry Fabyanic

  • 2019

    Dems need to thread the needle in 2020

    Fight-or-flight has been a primal instinct since our days on the African savannah. 70,000 years ago, it was always life-or-death survival. Today, not so much. For us, it’s not a case…

  • 2019

    The Human Touch

    For some time, I struggled with a draft about Joe Biden being called down for his “tactile” approach to politics and life in general. I wanted to get it right, given…

  • 2019

    Dems 11th Commandment

    All I know is if you can’t touch someone without their permission anymore, then put my picture on the wall at the post office. How do we know how to behave…

  • 2019

    CCSD Commitment to Excellence

    A guiding principle my University of Colorado professor Dr. John Haas instilled in me during my teacher-ed program is that schools reflect the communities in which they exist. Successful schools mirror…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    The Last Conversation

    One of life’s greatest blessings is an individual’s network of friends and family. The tough part comes at the end, when a member of one’s personal tribe dies. Some pass unexpectedly;…

  • 2019

    American denialism and conspiracism

    Over the past decade, a twin-strained school of thought has taken hold in America. Like the mythical Hydra, each strain has multiple heads, which, when lopped off, two others replace it.…

  • 2019

    Hans Berg: A life lived zestfully

    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,…

  • 2019

    Colorado dog-eat-dog education

    Two recent reports dealing with education paint a grim picture of attitudes about it. Statewide, Colorado children are being compelled to attend school in squalid buildings unfit for human occupation. Nationwide,…

  • 2019

    Co-superintendents not a good idea

    Two thousand years ago, when the republic was collapsing, the Romans concocted a new leadership model: Triumvirate, a three-man team that split areas of governance. Slow to learn, they tried it…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Passion v. Intensity

    I enjoy being with and listening to passionate people, even on topics in which I might not have an interest. I can be a captive audience, listening raptly to those going…

  • 2019

    Time to retire the Electoral College

    It’s a disaster for a democracy, a total sham and a travesty. – Donald Trump. If Governor Jared Polis signs SB 42, Colorado would join the National Popular Vote compact that…

  • 2019

    Kakistocracy

    Kakistocracy is a real word, meaning government by the worst people. Its etymology is from kakistos, which is Greek for “worst.” Associate it with a child’s expression when you say “caca,”…

  • 2019

    Gay conversion therapy is psychotherapy malpractice

    To deal with non-compliant individuals who do something outrageous such as think for themselves or make personal life-affirming decisions, a common practice in totalitarian societies is to incarcerate offenders in re-education…