Ron Sparks Author, Poet


Engagement Photos


You all know I proposed to Carey in January; right in the middle of my chemotherapy and radiation. It was a magnificent and wonderful day, full of love and promise. I was so weak I could barely walk to through the gardens where I proposed to her, but I wasn’t going to let a little thing like cancer get in the way of true love. No way. No how. Here we are – almost six months later. The...

A Wedding Argument


It’s funny how silly the arguments a couple have are when you step back to objectively look at them. Carey and I skirt over sensitive issues that would have other couple reduced to blows with nary a glance. We recognize the signs of stress and emotional investment in nearly every situation we find ourselves in and work together to back down before a situation turns into an argument. If you...

Bedroom Strife


Carey and I have an interesting problem in the bedroom. It’s not what you think. See the issue is this – Carey really, really enjoys lounging in the bedroom. She can stay all day in bed, watching television – only getting up to pee and eat. I can’t do that. The bedroom only has two purposes in my opinion. One of them is sleep. So you begin to see the dilemma. Carey...

Carey’s Revenge


If you remember in my previous post, Wedding Show Discrimination, I made lighthearted fun of Carey for excluding me from the bridal show she took her friend to. Well, she exacted her revenge this past weekend. She took me to a bridal show about 10 million times bigger and more chaotic than the other one she went to. This company, Perfect Wedding Guide, put on a show in Orlando. There were...

Wedding Show Discrimination


Why do women get to have so much fun with wedding planning while men have to sit the entire thing out? Carey and I had a humorous exchange the other day when she walked up to me and said, “There’s a wedding show in a couple of weeks. I just bought tickets for me and my girlfriend.” I smiled, pretended to listen, and kept playing my video game. A couple of minutes later it sunk...

Wedding and Reception Booked


Carey and I had an appointment this mornng with Leu Gardens to reserve our wedding and reception. Yes; we’re having the wedding and reception both at Leu Gardens! Sunday October 11th, 2009 at 10:00am! It’s all very exciting. The wedding will take place under the great oak tree in front of the plantation/museum house. It’s really beautiful there; you get such a great feel for...

The Wedding Monster


I think I created a monster when I proposed to Carey. We’re looking to get married on October 11th, 2009. That’s 278 days away. That’s a lot of days, to me. Apparently, though, it’s not enough time and we’re already behind on everything! On Sunday, Carey dragged me to the bookstore to buy a wedding planning album. I was completely oblivious about wedding planning...

The First Wedding Argument


We were driving to the pet store to get a new tag for our beagle, Cassie, when we started discussing the guest list. We were differentiating between people we HAVE to invite and people we’d LIKE to invite. I brought up the name of a particular person I’d like to invite and Carey immediately said, “He can’t come; he makes me uncomfortable.” Pause. I waited a beat...

A Proposal for the New Year


For months he had been sending her images of rings to look at and rate. Engagement rings. Did she like solitaires? Three-stone rings? What type of cut did she prefer? He sent hundreds of images to her, gleaned from just about every internet-friendly jeweler out there. As the weeks, and the ratings, went on he slowly got a feel for exactly what kind of ring she liked. She liked three-stone...

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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