Anthony Adoré was born in El Paso, TX in the late-1970s and moved to Odessa, TX in the early-1980s due to the oil boom happening at the time in the Permian Basin. He comes from a blue collar family background and knows what it means to work with sweat on his brow. He entered the public education system in Ector County and graduated from Permian High School in the mid-1990s.
He expressed an interest to apply to Holy Trinity Catholic seminary out of high school, but his spiritual advisor at the time felt that he needed more time to discern what God had in mind for him before moving forward with the priesthood. Since had already applied to the University of Dallas in Irving, TX in the mid-1990s because of the University's association with the seminary, he began attending UD. His favorite subjects during his undergraduate years included philosophy, theology, and psychology. He graduated in the late-1990s with BA in Psychology.
He returned to Odessa, TX after graduating from college and immediately began working for his father's business in the fire protection industry. For the next 10 years, Anthony's experience in the world balanced between contemplating personal matters of the mind and spirit discovered during his time in academia with tangible "hands-on" services provided to members of the community needed to put food on his table.
Eventually, he re-entered academia at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in the late-2000s while still working for his father's business. He was accepted into the Clinical Psychology graduate program where he took all the classes necessary for the MA degree and accomplished the 150+ clinical hours in the counseling center. He, however, stopped short of writing his master's thesis, which was a necessary component for graduation. :(
Anthony is now self-employed and still finds excitement and fulfillment contemplating matters of the mind and spirit. He began writing his first book, Fractions of the Soul, as a means of "putting into words" all the thoughts and emotions he had encountered throughout his life.
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