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Jerry Fabyanic

  • Higher Living Reflections

    A Tale Told by an Idiot

    The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Attempts creating normal tales of fiction during this abnormally inflamed period seem decidedly offkey.…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    More or less the same?

    After takin’ several readings / I’m surprised to find my mind’s still fairly sound. – Willie Nelson, “Me and Paul” Some believe in a literal hell; for others, it’s symbolic. But…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Warming the Winter Blues

    The contrasting emotional states and sensibilities expressed during this time of year are striking. We are acculturated to believe tis the season* of cheer and good will, to be festive, celebratory.…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    How Are You Doing?

    Recently, I got to talking with friends who, like me, are “of an age.” We commiserated about our personal ills and challenges, how we are managing and coping during the pandemic,…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Passing the Time?

    “Pass the time?” said the Queen. “Books are not about passing the time. They’re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting to pass the time, Sir Kevin, one just wishes…

  • 2019

    Column the Last

    It’s been one hell of a party. – Augustus McRae’s final words in Larry McMurtry’s “Lonesome Dove” Augustus is the archetypal adventurer. Carefree, yet noble, responsible, loyal, and trustworthy. Still, even…

  • 2019

    Educating for an uncertain future

    Do you know what the toughest job is? The pay is low if not non-existent. You’re always under pressure. You don’t call your own shots, at least until you’re vested after…

  • 2019

    Offending sensibilities

    Warning: The following contains adult language, which was bleeped out in the print edition. It might cause you to gasp, clutch your pearls, and go into a twitter, so continue at…