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Jerry Fabyanic

  • 2018

    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…

  • 2018

    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…

  • 2018

    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…

  • 2018

    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…

  • 2018

    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…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    A Good Death

    He had been to touch the great death, and found that, after all, it was but the great death. – The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane Death. The thought causes…

  • 2018

    What is justice?

    What is justice? I suppose we could probe Plato’s “Republic” for an answer, but that would be a bit much for an op-ed piece. Perhaps we can agree as a starting…

  • 2018

    A skeptical mind is a healthy mind

    What, me worry? – Alfred E. Neuman In Greek mythology, Cassandra was blessed by Apollo with the gift of prophecy. But when she spurned his advances, he laid a curse on…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. – Kurt Vonnegut Emojis. They have become…

  • 2018

    The party revolutions

    John McCain was a singular character whose passing has left a void unlikely to be filled. His maverick persona, while imperfect, and mental toughness bespoke of his character in defiance of…

  • 2018

    What will the candidates do for Clear Creek?

    The campaign season is here, which means the drum of negative dis-infomercials in which the target’s face is contorted to make him/her look like a serial killer who would slash your…

  • 2018

    Filling the housing void

    Ain’t got no place to lay your head / Somebody came and took your bed / Don’t worry, be happy. – Bob Marley An array of issues confronts Clear Creek as…