Dr. Ron Barnes

Dr. Ron Barnes is a columnist for The Daily Courier.

Recent Stories

Column: Rational or irrational?

Remember Bertrand Russell’s statement? “It has been said that man is a rational animal.

Column: Wit

I love wit! I especially admire it when really hard times are hitting us.

Column: The human community

Over the past several weeks, so many families in Texas learned an important lesson about what it means to be citizens, neighbors and members of the human community.

Column: Life goals

“I hope my retirement years will be happy.” “I believe my retirement years will be fulfilling.” “I am convinced my retirement years will be enjoyable.” Hopes, beliefs and convictions.

Column: Aging and maturity

There is no question that many of us are old.

Column: Hungry kids

To all of you who have written checks and raised money to feed our hungry kids in the four adjoining public school districts, THANK YOU!

Column: Thoughts for Sunday morning

Among my favorite books in our library are those written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I never tire of re-reading them.

Column: Idols and heroes

Increasingly I am becoming troubled that far too many folks don’t know the difference between heroes and idols.

Column: Thoughts on becoming a gentle man

He swaggered out of the Palace Bar, obviously pleased with himself.

Column: Discovering value in solitude and loneliness

For many years and for many reasons I have appreciated solitude.

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