Steve McEllistrem

The Devereaux Dilemma

Monthly Archives: October 2018

Everyone Is a Contrarian

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It seems odd to make this pronouncement. After all, if everyone is a contrarian, then how can there be a majority viewpoint on anything? But here’s the qualifier: not everyone is a contrarian on all issues. We are only contrarians … Continue reading

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Why Definitions Matter

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Definitions are vital. No matter what you’re trying to convey, you need to know how others define what it is you’re talking about. People often believe that it’s easy to know a definition and that once you do, everyone who … Continue reading

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Should We Really Forgive Our Trespassers?

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When I am wronged, I find it difficult to forgive. My sense of fairness activates, screaming for balance in the world, demanding justice, sometimes even for the smallest of slights. And the greater the harm, the more my heart hardens, … Continue reading

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