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Dr. Ron Barnes

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

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Barnes: Looking for a very good book?

You probably won’t be interested in this book unless you are educators (K-16) or parents of either young children, high school youngsters or college students, or grandparents of any of these, or know folks who are in any of these categories.

Barnes: Update on our Hungry Kids Project

Thanksgiving – To all who have written checks and raised money to feed hungry kids in our four public school districts, THANK YOU!

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Barnes: For all the children

I lease to you, my children, for the duration of your stay on this tumultuous, rolling ball —

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Barnes: Recalling an important lesson

Back in the mid to late 30s when I was a kid growing up in KCMo I received a weekly allowance of 25 cents. That was a “Big Deal.”

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Barnes: A few thoughts on not growing up

I acknowledge that I am old.

Barnes: Words from the 17th century

Let’s take a short break from all the vexing rhetoric centered in Washington and hearken for a few minutes to the following which was found in old Saint Paul’s Church in Baltimore.

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Barnes: Fabrications and exaggerations

In my old Kansas City neighborhood back in the 1930s there was a kid my age named Donnie. That wasn’t his real name, but it will do for now.

Barnes: Fabrications and exaggerations

In my old Kansas City neighborhood back in the 1930s there was a kid my age named Donnie. That wasn’t his real name, but it will do for now.

Barnes: Becoming and being a couple

They were senior adults, slowly walking around the courthouse plaza, talking to each another, holding hands, and smiling.

Barnes: A matter of character

As an only child, I learned how to get along with other kids by imitating the behavior of older boys I respected.

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