Signs by Dean Smith

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I think there must be a flaw in the genetic make up of most males. We almost have an instinctive desire to self-destruct. A lot of it is due to peer pressure which is second only to divine power as a source of making unexplainable things happen in the universe. Guys have this deranged notion that if they stick their tongue to the frozen stop sign or if the chug chocolate milk until they throw up or if they see who can hold a mouthful of Tabasco sauce the longest before spewing, then that determines who’s the real man among us. I know it’s dysfunctional, but it’s the rites of passage. Traditions that have been passed down through the ages from summer camp to summer camp while sitting around the campfire to see who can make his tennis shoe smolder before pulling his foot out. And peer pressure is the gust that fans the flames. It’s even worse if the peer pressure is coming from Billy Murdock.

About Dean Smith

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Dean Edwards Smith was born in Emporia, KS in 1931. He attended Topeka High School and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1953. Smith began his basketball coaching career as an assistant coach at Kansas in 1953, moved briefly to Air Force, and then began at UNC in 1958. In 1961, he took over as head coach of UNC and over 36 years established an unparalleled record (879-254) as the winningest coach in college basketball history. He has won numerous coaching awards, including 8 ACC Coach of the Year titles. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983.
Published June 21, 2012 by CreateSpace. 185 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Baseball and bullies rule in a comedic YA novel populated by everyday and eccentric kids.

Jul 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Signs

BC Books

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In addition to covering large portions of the body, this book has editorial commentary under the headings “Healthy Signs, Warning Signs, Danger Signs, Signs of the Times (anecdotes), Speaking of Signs (famous quotes), Significant Facts, and Stop Signs (suggestions to prevent problems).” Some ex...

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The Gospel Coalition

Turning Water into Wine (John 2:1-11) Cleansing the Temple (2:12-17) Healing the Nobleman's Son (John 4:46-54) Healing the Lame Man (John 5:1-15) Feeding the Multitude (John 6:1-15) Healing the Blind Man (John 9) Raising Lazarus (John 11) Selvaggio brings out the fact that to qualif...

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