Ron Sparks Author, Poet


Three Lessons I Learned From The Airlines


I was flying to and from Washington, DC last week and I realized that the airlines have taught me many things.  I figured I’d share some of those lessons with you. My empty drink can is not trash.  Neither is my napkin, the wrapper for my candy bar, or the newspaper I am done reading.  They are all “service items” and the attendants are pleased to collect them from me...

TSA – I Told You So


I told you so.  In March of 2010 I blogged about how Airport Body Scanners Violate My Rights.  I decried their use, told you they were unconstitutional, and expressed concerns over privacy and how invasive they are. Now that the holiday season is here, the backlash against the TSA is in full swing.  The rollout of the body scanners has turned into the disaster that I predicted – and I...

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...

Why I Dislike United Airlines


I fly from Orlando to DC regularly. I almost always fly USAir from Orlando to Regan National in DC. I have lots of miles on USAir, ad I know what to expect when I fly them. I have been disappointed, as are most frequent fliers, at the loss of perks over the years and airlines tighten their belts and charge more for less. This morning I flew, not to Regan National (DCA) but to Dulles International...

Ron Sparks Author, Poet

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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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