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Jerry Fabyanic

  • 2019

    Fishing in a bathtub

    It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world, but for Wales? – “A Man for All Seasons” by Robert Bolt Last week, we traveled to Henry’s…

  • 2019

    Enforcing laws isn’t so simple

    And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned around on you–where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? – “A Man for All Seasons” by Robert Bolt…

  • 2019

    Origins of Trumpism

    For Donald Trump, it’s always about him. His biography broadcasts that loudly and clearly. With each new tweet and campaign-style utterance, he reinforces and amplifies his narcissistic, pathological personality. The recent…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Far from the Madding Crowd

    Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife,           Their sober wishes never learn’d to stray;  Along the cool sequester’d vale of life           They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.  Was it…

  • 2019

    Far from the madding crowd

    There’s a line in Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” that resonates with those wanting to shut off the noise and detach from the grid: “Far from the madding…

  • 2019

    Grappling with understanding America

    I loved teaching Moby Dick. Herman Melville’s novel is chock-full of scenes and passages rife with imagery and complexity that challenged my students to think more deeply. One scene, Ahab talking…

  • 2019

    Vaccine’s story of hope

    The recently concluded legislative session was a doozy. Much pragmatic, common-sense legislation was enacted primarily because the can-do party was in power while the party-of-no was relegated to the backbench by…

  • 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.…