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Why I argue

Submitted by PeterElias on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 06:00

I have been called argumentative, disputatious, a vexatious nuisance, oppositional, a disagreement looking for an opportunity, and far worse.

 With these descriptions, I would not argue. The folks who say these things are correct. But I wonder if they know why I like to argue?

Not to win. Not to prove a point. Not to sell a position. Not to convince.

Thought for today

Submitted by PeterElias on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 06:00

“The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.”

(Dr Martin Luther King)         

No wrong door

Submitted by PeterElias on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 06:00

“The name of the game in this economy and this health care climate and this political world is exclusion. You know it and I know it. We just don’t want to talk about it.”

A lesson learned

Submitted by PeterElias on Sun, 08/07/2011 - 06:00

I think it was during 6th grade that I found the envelope of money on my way home from school and realized immediately that it was enough to purchase the PeeWee Reese shortstop glove I so dearly wanted from Tim and Tom's Sport Store on Central Avenue.