Category: Terry Anker

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Envying aspiration

In preparation for an upcoming trip to Mumbai, the film “Slumdog Millionaire” finally made it onto my Netflix queue. It tells the story of a young, desperately unprivileged boy struggling to find his way...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Hong Kong Phooey

He introduced himself when we met, but I didn’t bother to commit his name to memory.  Sharing a ride to the airport, the chance we’d meet again after this 45 minutes was likely zero;...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: The long and winding road

Most times, the taxi driver simply ignores his patrons after the short negotiation of place and rate. Too often, once in the car the passenger can expect the driver to take a phone call...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Manners expose character

Crass, boorish behavior that was once the hallmark of the uneducated and uninitiated has found its way into the halls of wealth and power. To be fair, it was probably always there to some...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Generally true

With the recent if-not-surprising revelation that perennial candidate Joe Hogsett has set out to pursue his desire to become the chief executive officer of the City of Indianapolis, political pundits and media outlets (hungry...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: An organized community

Beheadings. Blood in the streets. Riots. Governments out of control. With the daily updates from news gathers here at home and globally, we are steeped our inhumanity to one another. Our President, commenting on...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Police state of mind

Ostensibly because of the enormous U.S. investment in military gear during these past many years to support wars in the Middle East, many municipal police forces are flush with all matter of equipment designed...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Marine to the Corps

Words are surprisingly powerful. And, they are far less static in meaning and emotion than we might imagine (or even hope). There was a time that if an envelope in one’s mailbox was emblazoned...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Leaping lizards

Perhaps it is because I find myself sitting in loads of meetings. Perhaps it is because my attention span seems as dedicated as that of a 3-year-old’s. Perhaps it is because my undergraduate education...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Lap of luxury

Few would argue that the current system of rapidly increasing costs and compounding debt is a sustainable long-term plan for higher education. Yet there are even fewer among us who might dare to challenge...