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”

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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”