Ron Sparks Solution Architect, Author, Poet


Ron 2.0 Officially Launched


On Saturday August 4th, 1990 Ronald Edward Sparks looked Samantha Lynn Beard in the eyes and promised to love her “till death do us part.” The date is now Saturday January 5th, 2008. I found out yesterday that my divorce from Samantha is final. I, Ron Sparks, am now officially divorced from the mother of my children and the woman who was the love of my life. And yet I intend to love...

The Christmas Eve Tragedy


He woke slowly, fully aware what day it was. Christmas Eve. He lay in his bed, eyes closed, and let the significance of the day play through his mind. He tried to remember Christmas Eve over the years. So many wonderful memories instantly surfaced: * Walking in snow, a light dusting, in Maryland. * Wrapping holiday lights around a palm tree in Boca Raton. * Baking cookies for Santa in Orlando...

What I Deserve


A year and a half ago I made a list of what I wanted in a woman. What would Mrs. Ron 2.0 have that I wanted and deserved. I was thinking this weekend about re-writing the list, starting over, but when I read the original list I realized that there was nothing to change. So here’s the original list: 1. She must have a driver’s license.2. She must have nearly all her teeth or some...

My Two Lives


Happy Manufactured Spend-Your-Money Day, people… Let me spend a moment telling you about my two lives. The absolute best thing I did when I split with the ex was to insist on split custody. My two boys and I are closer now that we have ever been. Every moment I have with them now is more precious than I ever thought possible. Now that my time with my boys has been cut, literally, in half...

10 Things You NEVER Want to Feel


Stoicism is my best friend. I know I’ve been MIA for a while, people, but I figure it’s beter than subjecting the teeming masses with my moodiness. I’m still deep in recovery; it takes time you know. I was always the “brooding poet” – but I still haven’t figured out how to say goodbye to an 18-year love affair. I’ve made mistakes these past six...

Ron Sparks Solution Architect, Author, Poet

Ron Sparks

Ron Sparks is a technology professional, science fiction and fantasy author and poet living in Zurich, Switzerland. His latest book "ONI: Satellite Earth Series Book 1" is available on


A man of many passions, I lay claim to a myriad of interests and hobbies. Among them, I am an amateur astronomer, an avid motorcycle rider, a whiskey aficionado, a (poor) surfer, a scuba diver, a martial artist, a student of philosophy, a proponent of critical thinking, a technologist, an entrepreneur, a cancer survivor, and I harbor a lifelong love of science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to strike up a conversation on the social networks below.

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