Who We Are
We May Be Wrong is an informal, non-profit group whose members have diverse (and often conflicting) passions and beliefs, but who share a willingness to admit that “we may be wrong.” By striving to keep this in mind, we believe
- We will be better listeners
- We will be more civil in conversation with others
- We will increase how much we learn from others, and others may be more likely to listen and learn from us
- Our families and communities will be better off as a result
We welcome people from all persuasions who share such beliefs. Whether our passions are political, religious, social, economic, scientific or other, we are in common cause if we strive to keep in mind that no matter how strongly we believe in our cause, we are not infallible, and could be wrong.
What We Do
We lead very different lives and pursue very different passions, but we share an interest in this website, where we publish Thoughts and Opinions about the shared human trait of fallibility. We hope to be publishing pieces on that trait from a variety of perspectives, including:
- History (examples of commonly held beliefs now widely viewed as wrong)
- Humor (stories designed to entertain by poking fun at our capacity for error)
- Psychology (the errors our brains are prone to, and what it means to have an open mind)
- Religion (the teachings of various religions and other (non-religious) schools of thought which advocate humility
- Social science (the benefits to individuals, organizations and communities of cooperation and improved listening skills)
- Health (the individual benefits of a more humble, respectful, and stress-free life-style)
We encourage contribution of articles on such subjects from anyone (see the Guest Bloggers page). We will provide links to websites where materials of interest on such topics can be found.
If any of this is of interest to you, consider getting on our mailing list, following us on social media, or supporting us in some other way. Check out our “Follow Us” and “Support Us” pages!
We May Be Wrong is the brainchild of Joseph W. Carvin, a recovering lawyer and human resources executive. Joe spent seven years writing a novel, Alemeth, the research for which led him to conceive of WeMayBeWrong. This website is not about politics or religion, and Joe hates labels (don’t all of us?), but if Joe’s politics matter to you for any reason, know that he’d probably be considered by most an economic conservative and a social liberal with a significant concern for the environment. He was once a Roman Catholic, but his Facebook Page has long described his religious affiliation as “Other –really.”
Joining Joe as founding members of We May Be Wrong are:
David Carvin. After serving as a German Linguist for the U.S. Army, David entered a career as an entrepreneur in materials handling, industrial textile sales, and recycling. He is the inventor of a patented synthetic straw called Textraw. Since a spiritual experience in 1979, David has been a devoted Christian and deeply involved in Kairos Prison Ministry. Early in life, he considered himself a Conservative Republican. These days, his politics reflect his aversion to crony capitalism.
Dr. Paul Czaja (1936-2018). As a young man, Paul’s interests turned toward classical languages, philosophy and childhood education. He became a certified Montessori educator, and was involved in the creation of the American Montessori Association. For many years he served Montessori schools as an educator, headmaster, and consultant. A poet, story-teller, and photographer, Paul was a practicing Roman Catholic who considered himself a Christian existentialist. Though he didn’t talk politics much in our circle, we believed him to be very liberal. Above all, he was a steadfast believer in God and all of Creation. He will be sorely missed.
Roger Fingar. While still a history major in school, Roger began his own business as a painting contractor. He has maintained that business for over forty years, while branching out into site development, tree house design and construction, and other architectural pursuits that respect the environment both scientifically and aesthetically. He had a profound conversion experience at 15. While some of those core beliefs still remain, he has adopted a more “big tent” inclusiveness to his life as it relates to others. Politically, he leans toward liberal-minded candidates with an emphasis on the environment and working class needs.
William Rogers is an artist whose work has appeared on the cover of Time, Life, and other magazines, and whose paintings have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. He painted the carousel creatures for the Revard Plaza Carousel in Detroit and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Carousel in Boston. He admits responsibility for the book of literalistic cartoons, Things About Jim. Bill considers himself a Christian and a conservative Republican.