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

Reflections……………………………………Unrecognizable

A few years back June and I were taking our older son to Canada where he was going for a new job in Calgary. At that time people moved freely back and forth across the border every day. But now … Continue reading

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Reflections…………………………………..Let Kids Play

“Gary, come inside it’s getting dark”. “just a few more minutes, mama”. “Tell Jackie to start home, his mother is expecting him soon”. I recently read a report from two Long Island University Researchers, Lynn Cohen and Heather Parrott discussing … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS………………………Critical Race Theory

Monroe arrived around 7:30 each morning with responsibilities to the farm animals and preparation for the day. I usually arrived around 8:30 when the dew had begun to dry off the grass. My responsibility was a five-acre yard with several … Continue reading

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Reflections…………………………………….Footprints

The two of us, my lifelong friend and myself, got in the car on a Saturday morning with no destination in mind. We were nostalgic and wanted to visit yesteryear.   Where should we start?  Immediately we realized we were brought … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS…………………………………EQUALITY

Gary Coker As I sat and watched the NCAA basketball games I could not help but notice emblazed on the side line was the word “Equality”. I think I know the definition of equality but fail to understand why the … Continue reading

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Reflections…………………………………………………………………Spring For behold, the winter is past: the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on earth, the time of singing has come and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree ripens its … Continue reading

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Reflections………………………………………………..Naia

Gary Coker I sat at the kitchen table aware something was happening to my body. June, my wife, became equally aware that something out of the ordinary was happening. My speech had become disjointed and I was unable to talk … Continue reading

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Reflections……………………………………………………Behavior Management                                                                                       Gary Coker It was a cool Friday night in this rural Georgia town, and the local high school basketball team was playing their cross-county rival in a hotly contested game.  The first game between these rivals had … Continue reading

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Reflections:…………Do You See What I See?

Gary Coker June and I, along with ‘lots’ of other people, gathered atop the mountain where the University of the South is located in anticipation of seeing the so-called “Christmas Star”. Astrologists had told us the planets Jupiter and Saturn … Continue reading

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Reflections……………………………………….Light

Gary Coker Meteorologists and astronomers tell us we will experience a “Christmas Star”, an enormously bright celestial event that hasn’t occurred in hundred of years, not since 1226.  For the star to shine as brightly as this one will on … Continue reading

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