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

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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Liquid Gold

  The end of the Month of May came as local farmers had their crops planted and summer approached. Pastures were lush with green grass and the spirit in this small community was very high. As June and July approached … Continue reading

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Reflections………………………………………Prayer in School

  Historical documents indicate John Adams, American Statesman, Attorney, Founding Father and Second President of the United States conferred with George Washington, First President of the United States and inquired about having prayer in schools and how prayers should be … Continue reading

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Reflections……………………………………………Values

June and I arrived in Berlin, Ohio with anticipation of returning to a simpler form of life. The area and adjacent counties are home to a very large Amish community.  The country side has many working farms and is also … Continue reading

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Reflections………………………………birthdays

It was a sultry July morning when Dr. John Geradine was summoned to come to the Coker household. Not an easy journey from the community of Jersey down the Social Circle highway. Albeit the doctor’s car did not like the … Continue reading

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Reflections……………………Mother’s Day

As I left the small rural town of my birth and formative years of elementary and secondary education I left a storehouse of memories. But one thought that stayed in my mind for years to come was, home was always … Continue reading

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