• A skeptic 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 her that her prophecies would not be believed. Much to the regret of the Trojans.
    Back in the day, prophets prognosticated by studying such meaningful signs as entrails and a bird sitting on Jupiter’s statue.

  • Beyond 9/11

    Nicole Byerley

  • 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 forces arrayed against him, POW guards to Trump.
    As with past moments in time, many will forever recall the place and time they heard the news. While not unexpected, it still stunned. A legend gone, and the world became an emptier place.

  • Perfectly Imperfect

    At our core, we are all a mess. Perfectly imperfect is how I prefer to think of it.  We review our daily behaviors, our interactions with others and how we move through the world, and sometimes feel regret.  
    We look back upon our younger years more often and may even feel shame. We have all done and said things that we aren’t proud of. We have all treated others with less than grace, and now wish we had reacted differently.

  • What will candidates do for us and 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 throat if given the chance has begun. Dis-infomercials are broadcast for a simple reason: They work. Mush-minded, gullible voters fall for them and do their bidding: “CALL so-and-so and TELL him/her he/she is a horse’s derriere!”

  • Clear Creek needs a diversity of industry

    Nicole Byerley

  • 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

  • Socialism isn’t cool

    Nicole Byerley

  • Roots of cognitive bias

    Part III of a six-part bi-weekly series on post-truth.

    “The halfway point between truth and error is still error.”
    — Lee McIntyre, “Post-Truth”

    When physical discomfort occurs, one generally takes steps to alleviate the pain. When moral discomfort occurs, one might apologize, confess or pray to salve a guilty conscience.

  • Planning pays, flexibility sways

    Nicole Byerley