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”

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”

Academic Horoscope

To all my students out there; new, old, beginning, veterans, non-traditional, on-line, commuter, university, community college, and everything in between I wish you a good start to the new year! What a glorious time – a fresh slate, new opportunities on the horizon, and a new season to celebrate. I hope your break, however youContinue reading “Academic Horoscope”

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”

Be Unconquered, pt. 3

Beyond this place of wrath and tears, Looms but the horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years, Finds and shall find me unafaid. What would you do if you were not afraid? What could you do if not bound by the possible pitfalls life has laid before us? Fear guides soContinue reading “Be Unconquered, pt. 3”

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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#”

Be Unconquered, pt. 1

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be, For my unconquerable soul. At the age of 12, William Ernest Henley contracted tuberculosis of the bone. A few years later, the disease progressed to his foot, and physicians announced that the only wayContinue reading “Be Unconquered, pt. 1”

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”

How I Did It: Going Back to School for a Graduate Degree

How I Did It: Going Back to School for a Graduate Degree. A great and practical article for those of you considering the graduate degree. I am interested in helping those of you seeking a graduate degree, bachelors or associates to realize your academic success. You have to plan and think it through though –Continue reading “How I Did It: Going Back to School for a Graduate Degree”

A Fool in Love

For those who know me well, you know I absolutely love old music, particularly old gospel and Motown. In fact I like most music so long as the lyrics tell a story. So ballads, despite the genre, are my favorite. I find amazing lessons in the most unassuming spaces, and the music industry provides someContinue reading “A Fool in Love”