What Happened to My Piece?

A few hours into my experience at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (#NCORE2014) in Indianapolis, IN, I have been inspired to write this post that has long been on my heart. Back in 2008 at the University of Louisville, there was a pretty big shift about to take place within a long-standing officeContinue reading “What Happened to My Piece?”

Understanding and Managing Privilege

In my work, discussions of privilege and power come up a lot – and actually should come up more. Talking about privilege and power is not meant for trivial coffee conversations either. It is a matter that impacts us every day of our lives, no matter your many social identities. When I find resources thatContinue reading “Understanding and Managing Privilege”

We Should All Be So Bold

Watch the world’s best perform. The best anything, athlete, musician, educator, scientist. You can turn your TV on right now and see the world’s best doing what they love. It’s not just the physicality of what they do, though that is remarkable. But watch their faces. Watch how their very souls come out in theContinue reading “We Should All Be So Bold”

Then I Looked Around

I am thankful for 2014. There were times in 2013 that I asked that oh so selfish question…you know the one. The one that assumes that you can’t have problems, and that bad things aren’t supposed to happen to you. I asked…Why did my aunt have to die? Why did my fraternity brother, and twoContinue reading “Then I Looked Around”

Will You Die Young or Live Forever…or both?

At the ripe old age of 32, I often think about my life, life’s work, and purpose on this earth. I often tell folks who complain / who wait / who fear / and who never get off the starting blocks that life is too short, and life is too long to do something thatContinue reading “Will You Die Young or Live Forever…or both?”

Inspiration and Information

I have one of the best jobs on the planet. I am surrounded by people, for the most part, who are hell bent on improving themselves, and oftentimes the world around them. Students, faculty, staff, community partners; almost all of them approach life with possibility and positivity on the mind. Sometimes with this positivity, however,Continue reading “Inspiration and Information”

Be Unconquered, pt. 4

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. The time has come. Finals are here – the challenge that you’ve been building to for the last several months. For some this will be just a simpleContinue reading “Be Unconquered, pt. 4”