Ron Sparks Author, Poet


Don’t Blame Obama for the Credit Rating Drop


S&P dropped the U.S. credit rating today from AAA to AA+.  This is a huge blow not only to US interest but to the global economy as a whole.  The ramifications of this downgrade will be felt all around the world.  According to S&P, the US medium-term debt reduction strategy isn’t enough and is a reason why they downgraded the US. Of course, I knew the right, the tea partyers...

America as seen through the eyes of a 15yo French Boy


I’m on Twitter a few days ago when I decide to search for the hashtag #patriotism.  Yes, I was shamelessly looking for ways to plug my posts here on on patriotism.   My tactic, look over posts and, when it seems like it might be a fit for one of my blogs, I reply to the poster with a link to my blog. This kid (@dakuten  on Twitter) said something about patriotism and he...

Facebook’s Deceptive Privacy Policies


A few weeks ago, the online world became enraged when Facebook launched its Instant Personalization” feature.  Users were automatically opted into the program without being notified and the only way to opt out was to: Know that this program had launched, it was done very quietly and Navigate through 3-4 mouse clicks on your account profile to find out where to disable the control. Users...

Will the Real Ron Sparks Please Stand Up?


I am Ron Sparks. The guy in the picture to the right.  That’s me. I own my name legally.  I own the website, .  I own the Twitter name @RonSparks.  I am RonSparks on LinkedIn.  On Facebook I am Ron.Sparks.  On YouTube I am RonESparks.  My many and varied email addresses are all RonSparks derivatives. I have been Ron Sparks for fifty years.  My father has been Ron Sparks for over 70 years. ...

Cancer and Social Networking


The most amazing thing happened to me today. I was sitting in my doctor’s office – the office of the surgeon who removed my cancer from my tonsils and lymph nodes to be exact – when I twittered on my iPhone the following: Sitting in my surgeon’s office waiting for my next post treatment checkup. I set my iPhone down and turned to talk to my fiance for a few minutes. During...

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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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