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Dr. Ron Barnes

Stories by Dr. Ron

A few weeks ago we celebrated Mother’s Day. It was on my calendar! But for the life of me, I can’t find Father’s Day on the calendar.

By Dr. Ron Barnes June 18, 2017

Here is the third, and final, column of significant lessons that have impacted my life.

By Dr. Ron Barnes June 11, 2017

As promised, here is the second column of significant lessons that have impacted my life.

By Dr. Ron Barnes June 4, 2017

I’ll soon be entering my 87th year on this magnificent rolling ball of a planet.

By Dr. Ron Barnes May 28, 2017

I believe my car’s turn signal only has so many clicks in it.

By Dr. Ron Barnes May 21, 2017

It’s waking up sick and she’s there holding my hand.

By Dr. Ron Barnes May 14, 2017

June is around the corner, a month when a great many weddings are scheduled.

By Dr. Ron Barnes May 7, 2017

When I was a kid, one of my heroes was Tom Sawyer. There were days when I thought about becoming Huck Finn, but I wasn’t cut out for the role.

By Dr. Ron Barnes April 23, 2017

It was my first year in graduate school. And my first class. The teacher introduced himself and I took an immediate dislike of him.

By Dr. Ron Barnes April 16, 2017

Travel back with me to January 1942.

By Dr. Ron Barnes April 9, 2017

I love spring; always have. Especially when I was a kid, growing up in Kansas City.

By Dr. Ron Barnes April 2, 2017

Increasingl, I am developing and reaffirming an insight which is abhorrent to me.

By Dr. Ron Barnes March 26, 2017

Ah, the wonderful world of children! And how much we can learn from them.

By Dr. Ron Barnes March 19, 2017

I’ve been lucky during my life to work with and know a number of high performers.

By Dr. Ron Barnes March 12, 2017

Here is a series of random and, hopefully, relevant thoughts about issues that have recently caught my attention.

By Dr. Ron Barnes March 5, 2017

During the past several years I have spent considerable time thinking about immigrants.

By Dr. Ron Barnes February 19, 2017

First a personal note: On behalf of my family, I want to express my deepest appreciation to the many of you who wrote personal notes following the death of My Beloved, sent checks to support the Betsy and Ron Barnes Youth Scholarship and/or attended the Celebration of Life gathering on Saturday morning, Feb. 4.

By Dr. Ron Barnes February 12, 2017

Tomorrow we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Dr. Ron Barnes January 15, 2017

Remember when you first laid eyes on the person who became your husband or wife?

By Dr. Ron Barnes January 8, 2017

Let’s listen for a moment to Lao Tzu who wrote these words 600 years before the birth of Christ:

By Dr. Ron Barnes January 1, 2017

As we awaken this day from our warm beds And eat our hurried breakfasts Before sitting by the Christmas tree To give gifts to each other, Let’s take a moment to reflect

By Dr. Ron Barnes December 25, 2016

I think it’s time for you and me to lighten up, so I decided to turn my limited attention span to humor.

By Dr. Ron Barnes December 18, 2016

Travel back with me to when you were in elementary school.

By Dr. Ron Barnes December 11, 2016

“Life handed me a lousy script.” “Give it back,” I replied.

By Dr. Ron Barnes December 4, 2016

Along with pounds one of the things we accumulate as we age are lessons.

By Dr. Ron Barnes November 27, 2016

It’s been several weeks and I am still trying to cleanse my mind and heart from all the malicious and shameful rhetoric of individuals who ran for public office.

By Dr. Ron Barnes November 20, 2016

Prescott’s downtown Cuppers is now treating a number of customers to free coffee.

By Dr. Ron Barnes November 13, 2016

Well, it’s almost over. I hope we never experience another presidential election campaign like it.

By Dr. Ron Barnes November 6, 2016

The past few months again make it clear that we are imperfect people living in an imperfect world.

By Dr. Ron Barnes October 30, 2016

It’s October. Halloween is drawing nigh.

By Dr. Ron Barnes October 23, 2016

I ask all of you folks who care about the young to vote against Proposition 205.

By Dr. Ron Barnes October 16, 2016

For years, My Beloved and I watched CBS on Sunday mornings because of Charles Kuralt.

By Dr. Ron Barnes October 9, 2016

How strange they sometimes are.

By Dr. Ron Barnes October 2, 2016

Ever wonder how our national presidents would rank? Who were judged to be the most successful or greatest?

By Dr. Ron Barnes September 25, 2016

It’s happening more frequently now. I understand it’s a result of age, but it doesn’t make it any easier.

By Dr. Ron Barnes September 18, 2016

Suppose your youngest son takes a test. He is asked questions about vocabulary, arithmetic, whether he can remember a series of numbers and grasp analogies. There may be other tasks to perform, and then a little later, an examiner presents you with a single number—your son’s intelligence quotient (IQ).

By Dr. Ron Barnes September 11, 2016

How superstitious are you? Do you believe in supernatural experiences?

By Dr. Ron Barnes September 4, 2016

We humans are born inventors. And many of us did our best inventing when we were children.

By Dr. Ron Barnes August 28, 2016

For lo these many years I have had some favorite words: Yes—No—Fine—Done—Okay—Lovely—Right—Super.

By Dr. Ron Barnes August 21, 2016

It was never known as just the neighborhood barbershop.

By Dr. Ron Barnes August 14, 2016

Dear Parent: As you son’s elementary school teacher, I pledge to do my best to see that his year in my class is beneficial and challenging to him.

By Dr. Ron Barnes August 7, 2016

Reading a recent article about the high percentage of veterans committing suicide and the many who are struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) provoked a memory that took me back to an important lesson I learned sixty-three years ago when I was serving a tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Korea.

By Dr. Ron Barnes July 31, 2016

Travel back with me to 1968. That was the year – summer really – when our family first arrived in Prescott.

By Dr. Ron Barnes July 24, 2016

When was the last time you felt really down? Ever have a feeling that your life was meaningless?

By Dr. Ron Barnes July 17, 2016

When I was young, I thought I knew what happiness was.

By Dr. Ron Barnes July 3, 2016

It’s a sad commentary, but I believe we the people are addicted to labels.

By Dr. Ron Barnes June 26, 2016

I was nine or ten, an age when my attraction to white rats was at its zenith.

By Dr. Ron Barnes June 19, 2016

If you are a father or mother of a certain age, you may have told your son that he might be president of the United States someday.

By Dr. Ron Barnes June 12, 2016

“Be reasonable.” “Me?” I’m always reasonable. It’s you who isn’t being reasonable.”

By Dr. Ron Barnes June 5, 2016

I watched an interview recently of an athlete. He reminded me of an old tennis rival I used to compete against. He always had an excuse for his loss. He wasn’t feeling well. He had a new racquet that didn’t feeling right. The strings were too loose.

By Dr. Ron Barnes May 22, 2016