Let Them Lead

In 2010 I contributed to a newsletter within one of NASPA’s (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) knowledge communities. The Student Leadership Knowledge educates and connects leadership educators within colleges across the US and abroad. I wrote a piece that implores practitioners to let students lead, understanding that the best practice is experience. I amContinue reading “Let Them Lead”

Only Light Can Do That

As we move past yet another 9/11, I am reminded of the relevance of this quote in both my life and in my work. Much has changed since my last post. I have been blessed to have my family move up with me finally, we have found an amazing condo in Rogers Park in Chicago,Continue reading “Only Light Can Do That”

Strong Man, You Gotta Leave

In her famous song, Strong Man, The Rev. Shirley Caesar, a legendary African American Gospel singer, sings the following words: “There’s a strong man, in this house, with my spiritual eyes I can see, Just what this strong man, is doing to my whole family He’s got a grip on the feeble, and the spirituallyContinue reading “Strong Man, You Gotta Leave”

Own Your Stuff

I will preface what I’m about to post as such: I am a DIE HARD and ardent NC State Wolfpack fan. Oftentimes I have thought to myself, “they can do no wrong.” Period. I will admit, that sentiment can be reckless. I also, at the same time, value loyalty: to things/places, causes, and people (inContinue reading “Own Your Stuff”

Take Your Medicine

Earlier this month I traveled to the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Though the trip was amazing, its what happened before I traveled that inspired this post. You see I still have my tonsils…which means that I am particularly susceptible to strep throat. I could take them out, but I have been told thatContinue reading “Take Your Medicine”

Be Unconquered, pt. 2https://drmichaelanthony.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php#

In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced, nor cried aloud, Under the bludgeonings of chance, My head is bloody, but unbowed. In my continuing application of this classic poem by William Ernest Henley, I want to remind us all to wallow for a time in our self-pity…and then get over it.  HowContinue reading “Be Unconquered, pt. 2https://drmichaelanthony.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php#”

The Yin Yang of Being a Student

In Asian philosophy, the concept of yin yang is used to describe how polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn. I use this concept often in my understanding of marriage, leadership, and other societal or natural constructs. ToContinue reading “The Yin Yang of Being a Student”

Part 2 of Top Down Bigotry

The RP: Is Anti-Hinduism the GOP’s New Silver Bullet? « The Recovering Politician. This is from the former Kentucky State Treasurer. Great blogger and someone I consider to be a genuine and authentic agent for positive change across the political landscape.

Top Down Bigotry and Ignorance – #overit

David Williams assails Steve Beshear over participation in Hindu prayer ceremony | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com. I don’t pretend to know everything about everything…well I kinda do, but I am willing to talk about why I believe what I believe. And I’m not so intellectually arrogant as to think that everything I say or thinkContinue reading “Top Down Bigotry and Ignorance – #overit”