Ron Sparks Author, Poet


My Accident 09/16/2011 Explained


This blog post is for the insurance companies that may need a written statement from me.  I certify that to the best of my knowledge that this statement is factually correct and I have not knowingly or willingly misrepresented any facts either through lie or omission. On Friday, September 16, 2011 between 1930 and 1945 hours I was driving my 2006 Dodge Durango SLT East on Grant Road about 25...

STS-135: End of an Era


As I type this, Atlantis is travelling over 15,000 miles an hour at the 8-minute mark of the historic last flight of the Space Shuttle program. The space shuttle engine just cut off – and will never fire again. I view this launch with mixed feelings, as I am sure most of America and the world does as well. I grew up with the space shuttle program and it was the NASA I knew and understood. I...

Living an Unbalanced Life


I’m an optimist.  I’ve come to realize this over the past few years, much to the surprise of many.  I always hope for the best but am afraid of the worst.  Maybe I’m a little more manic about my fears and concerns now that I have faced cancer, but I am essentially an optimist.  It’s been very hard to remain optimistic this past year, and now that I am on the cusp of my...

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend


Set your way-back machine to early 1986. I was sixteen-years-old and I had mononucleosis. I was a skinny runt of a kid who lost way too much weight from his sickness. My mom went up to the local video store, 16,000 Movies, and spent an hour telling the owner about her son. About how great he was and how he wanted to work there so badly (I did – all the hot girls worked there) and how I...

200th Post on!


This blog post marks my 200th post on  You, my faithful readers, have been with me as I shamelessly share my thoughts, ideas, and feelings for the world to see. You read about my transition into single life. You celebrated my children’s accomplishments. You were there as I ranted and raged against the universe. You experienced the earth moving love that developed between...

Life Lessons Taught to Father By Son


I’d like to tell you that I’m a laid back kind of guy, but I would be lying. I’m not laid back.  I am passionate, quick to judge at times, and have been battling anger issues for my entire life.   I am just not the paragon of cool and acceptance that most of you think I am. That’s not to say I don’t try.  Especially since I met and fell in love with my beautiful wife...

Sometimes you despise a person


Sometimes you despise a person.  Yes, I said the word “despise.”  It’s usually limited to people who once held your trust and respect.  For some reason or another, though, they lost that trust and respect.  And not just by letting you down, but by betraying you in a most humiliating and spectacular fashion.  For abusing you time and time again.  For breaking massive promises and...



I’ve been asked quite often how I feel about abortion.  Should a woman have a right to choose?  At what point does a fetus become a human and when is it morally acceptable to terminate a pregnancy? I am inevitably asked because the person asking is looking for support for their position.  They are rarely pleased with my answer, because I never answer exactly as they would expect.  Pro...

USAir Fail


I had a hell of a time getting home this weekend.  I flew up to Washington, DC on Monday of last week and was scheduled to come home on Friday.  You’d think that was a simple task.  You buy a ticket, you check in, you endure a bunch of worthless security measures, you board your plane, and you fly home. Apparently, it’s not that easy. It started at 4:30am on Friday; the day I was...

The Binary Biker is Back!


Eighteen months ago I was diagnosed with cancer; so began a whirlwind of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.  Throughout it all my motorcycle sat unused, unloved, and untouched in the driveway. That motorcycle sat, and sat, and sat in the driveway.  Never moving.  Never getting started.  Never getting the attention it needed to stay in running condition. While I was recovering from surgery, my...

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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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