Ron Marr

The Old Man and the CPU

Harry Katz

You must understand; I’ve spent many years in a state of considerable isolation. From 2007 until 2011, by choice, I rarely strayed beyond the confines of my remote property in the Ozarks. more

Sep 5, 2016 12:00 AM Ron Marr

Musings June 2016

Harry Katz

For more than two hundred years, American politicians have fondly embraced the cliché that people get the government they deserve. It’s a convenient line, most often uttered when our leaders and legislators screw up horribly. more

Jun 17, 2016 4:31 PM Ron Marr

Musings April 2016

Harry Katz

Rocky, Dirty Harry, and Me

Ron Marr tries to enjoy seeing a movie in the theaters. more

Jun 8, 2016 1:48 PM Musings by Ron Marr


Andrew Barton

Staying Alive at Fifty-Five

At fifty-five, I finally understand that Mark Twain had it right all along: “Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” more

Jan 21, 2016 4:09 PM Musings by Ron Marr

The Best Laid Plans of Mice & Fishermen

Ron Marr muses on the best and worst catfishing days and comes to a realization about both. more

Nov 3, 2015 4:51 PM Musings by Ron Marr


Courtesy of Jesse James Home

Discover Jesse James's Texas grave and other conspiracy theories. more

Oct 15, 2015 1:45 PM Life


Andrew Barton

Of Mousetraps and Men

Ron Marr is a Renaissance man: columnist, instrument-maker, and now ... inventor? more

May 21, 2015 4:38 PM Musings by Ron Marr


Andrew Barton

The Coyote’s Guide to Civility

Columnist Ron Marr learns a little something about life from watching a coyote in his backyard. more

Mar 19, 2015 2:38 PM Musings by Ron Marr


Andrew Barton

The Great Escape

Ron Marr eulogizes his car, remembers it in all its glory, and vents about the cost of new cars. more

Jan 14, 2015 4:02 PM Musings by Ron Marr


Andrew Barton

The Last Bastion of Civilization

Ron Marr thinks the Ozarks is the most civilized place on earth. more

Sep 10, 2014 12:00 PM Musings by Ron Marr 1 Comments


Andrew Barton

Musings: The Antisocial Network

My closest contact with Facebook consists of walking past a mirror while holding a book. Twitter is a sound made by birds and gossipy old women. Instagram might be a subset of the metric system, or it might be a grandmother who grows when you sprinkl more

Apr 9, 2014 11:19 AM Musings by Ron Marr


Andrew Barton

Musings: Conversations With Coyotes

Why do coyotes howl? Columnist Ron Marr explores the topic without the help of science, biology, or common sense. more

Feb 24, 2014 11:04 AM Musings by Ron Marr


Illustration by Tom Sullivan

Musings: The Lore of Yore

Columnist Ron Marr the contemplates the past, regrets his regrets, and looks toward the future in this edition of Musings on Missouri. more

Jan 15, 2014 12:00 AM Musings by Ron Marr

Winds of Change

Illustration by Tom Sullivan

Musings: Winds of Change

Ron Marr talks winds of change. more

May 20, 2013 5:00 AM Musings by Ron Marr

Musings: The Great Wall of Corn

Time is not of the essence but rather is the essence. more

Apr 5, 2013 8:50 AM Musings by Ron Marr

Musings: On Living in the Present

Ron Marr shares how you can't always get what you want, but you can sometimes get what you need. more

Apr 5, 2013 8:46 AM Musings by Ron Marr 1 Comments

Materialism shouldn't be eschewed. Saying you aren't when you are should be. more

Aug 3, 2012 5:00 AM Life 1 Comments

musings reward of patience

Patience might a hard virtue to master in an ever-moving world, but once you do, your life will be better for it. more

Jul 13, 2012 5:00 AM Life

Dispassionate Passion

There's wisdom, and then there's conventional wisdom. The former is rare as hen's teeth, but worth the search. The latter is usually best followed by parrots and ventriloquist dummies. more

Mar 13, 2012 1:21 PM The Moderately Assimilated Hermit's Guide to Acoustic Enlightenment and Deep Frying

Snakes beware: Our columnist Ron Marr has a bone to pick with the coming months of summer and the resurgence of snakes in our state. more

Jun 3, 2011 5:00 AM Life 2 Comments

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