A Dialogue With James Maverick

I recently had a great conversation with my good friend James Maverick, an accomplished traveler and entrepreneur, who is also the proprietor of the site MaverickTraveler.com.  It’s always a great feeling to be talking to people with whom you have something in common, and we were able to cover an amazing amount of ground in the areas of travel, culture, and books.  As James himself says:

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How To Deal With Feeling Underappreciated (Podcast)

A reader who is doing volunteer work says he’s feeling underappreciated and taken advantage of in his work. He wants to know to maintain his focus and positivity, and at the same protect himself from being used. We discuss some strategies and insights.

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Fate And Struggle (Podcast)

In this podcast, we discuss some questions about the role of “Adrastia” or “Nemesis,” the ancient goddess of retribution. We also talk about the redemptive power of struggle as the theme of the compelling 2011 film The Grey, which starred Liam Neeson.

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The Legal Merits Of The Michelle Carter “Texting Suicide” Appeal (Podcast)

In this podcast (a companion piece to my article posted here yesterday), we discuss the legal merits of Michelle Carter’s appeal of her involuntary manslaughter conviction in the notorious “texting suicide” trial.

What were the relevant issues in the case?
Was the conviction proper?
What is the likelihood of the conviction surviving appellate review?

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How To Deal With The “Dirtbag Shuffle” (Podcast)

Our society seems to be producing more dirtbags than ever before. They’re everywhere, and they love to seek out people to take advantage of. We discuss how to spot a dirtbag, and how to deal with the common games (the “dirtbag shuffle”) that dirtbags love to play. The only person who cares about you is you, and knowing a few key points will help you protect yourself from their connivance and trickery.

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Never Sleep On Your Rights (Podcast)

When you are faced with a serious problem or issue, you need to spring into action to deal with it. Anyone who “sleeps on his rights,” and thinks the problem will go away by ignoring it, is in for a rude awakening. The “dirtbag shuffle” never works in the real world. Legal rights, once constructively waived, can be very difficult to reassert later. This is the basis of the legal theory of laches.

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