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Dr. Ron Barnes

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

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I am so fortunate to have a library in my home. Especially now, with this frightening coronavirus scare.

By Dr. Ron Barnes August 1, 2020
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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Remember Charles Dickens?

By Dr. Ron Barnes July 18, 2020
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Hello Reason. I have a question for you. Are you still, as Sophocles said, “God’s crowning gift to man?” Or — and I hesitate to even raise this issue — are you vastly overrated?

By Dr. Ron Barnes July 4, 2020
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What is happening in Washington has permeated our lives and infected many of us.

By Dr. Ron Barnes June 20, 2020
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“I can’t breathe.” I mull over these poignant and powerful words almost hourly.

By Dr. Ron Barnes June 6, 2020
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No, I don’t mean the Alamo; I am still blessed with “some” lucid thinking patterns.

By Dr. Ron Barnes May 23, 2020
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Back in the mid-‘70s, a former Iowa State University student of mine sent me the following clipping from his hometown newspaper.

By Dr. Ron Barnes May 9, 2020
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I want to say a few kind words about ignorance. It’s been getting a bad rap, as if there is something wrong being ignorant.

By Dr. Ron Barnes April 25, 2020
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When I resigned from The Menninger Foundation in the mid-’70s, I started the first of several companies. I named it “Transitions, Inc.” Why?

By Dr. Ron Barnes April 11, 2020
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I have a long-standing enchanting relationship with my dreams. Not only because of what they reveal about my life today, but they also expose me to my early years in ways that my conscious mind doesn’t.

By Dr. Ron Barnes March 28, 2020

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