Maybe it is the lawyer in me, but I am naturally a contrarian.
Pick a side, and the other is mine.
Tell me the sky is blue, and I am brainstorming about why it is really red or orange or yellow.
There is something refreshing and cathartic in taking in all sides with an equal passion.
Of course, this sometimes drives my wife nuts, as well as some of our readers.
Still, looking at the unpopular side of an issue makes life interesting. There is never only one way to look at things.
For the past two weeks, I have wrestled with the curious decision to suspend two IU freshmen basketball players for one-third of the season because they were helped along the way by a “booster” who gave $185 to the Varsity Club before either player was even born.