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Retired in 2008 after 40+ years in education/psychology as researcher, teacher, administrator and college professor.

Reflections…………………………………………….The Bonus Round

Almost daily I am reminded about the ‘good old days.’  This reminder, in addition to my aging body, is usually sent to me via social media with a litany of objects, pictures, and people from the 1950’s and 60’s.  Flashbacks … Continue reading

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Reflections…………………………………………………………………………Your Mother

This is a treasure found at the hospitality shop located on the campus of the University of the South.  The paper was found crumpled up inside an old book. It was hand written and as I initially read it over, … Continue reading

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Reflections………………………………………Circadian Rhythm

 Gary Coker Ph.D If you’ve ever noticed that you tend to feel energized or drowsy around the same time every day, you have your circadian rhythm to thank. What is it, exactly? Your circadian rhythm is basically a 24-hour internal … Continue reading

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Reflections……………………………………………………………Sand Traps

When playing golf, my worst nightmare is getting into a sand trap. Invariably, my instincts take over and fear prevails. Many of my golfing buddies tell me to have patience, that  I act too quickly.   It was one of … Continue reading

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Reflections…………………………………………..School Make-Up

Gary Coker Ph.D The Coronavirus has caused schools to close throughout the United States.  As things begin to return to normalcy, the question is: “How should students make-up the time missed as a result of the virus”? Obviously even with … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS…………………………………………Home Schooling

Gary Coker Ph.D Home schooling has, heretofore, referred to children as those who did not attend school away from home but were taught at home. The coronavirus has changed this definition as schools have closed and many children are now … Continue reading

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Reflections…………………………….Start Anew

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? Reflections………………………………………..Start Anew ? Pastor Patricia Ferris tells the story when she was in Mexico with her husband on New Year’s Eve they found themselves in the middle of something they didn’t understand.  It was in…

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Reflections……………………..Christmas

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Merging from Thanksgiving holiday with an expanded waist line and a heart full of gratitude, I look toward the Christmas Holidays with excitement. Several years ago I found that I was succumbing to the busyness of…

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Ramblins…………………………………..Remember the Future

Ramblins………………………………………………….Remember the Future Living on a college campus has many benefits. There is never a time when some activity, athletic event, performing art, etc. is not occurring. Coupled with the array of activities is also the diversity of ideology, opinions, … Continue reading

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Reflections…………………..Jersey School

    Since seeing the burning of the Jersey School building, I have had ‘flashbacks” of yesteryear and of classmates and friends who attended school with me. They are very fond memories In school we studied the basic classes of … Continue reading

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