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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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Reflections…………………………………….Thanksgiving

Gary Coker Throughout the elementary schools of America students are reenacting the first Thanksgiving between the new settlers (Pilgrims) to America and the American Indian.  Each year this reenactment occurs and after the holiday we return to the regular curriculum. … Continue reading

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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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