Ron Sparks Author, Poet


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. ...

An Odd Dream


I don’t usually remember my dreams. Some people do; Carey can tell me every morning what she dreamed about the night before. That rarely happens to me. So when I have a really cool dream that I remember, it’s a big deal. Last night I had a really cool dream. I just wish I could illustrate it as well as write it – it was so cool. And weird. Allow me to tell you about it . . ...

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...

What Happy Couples Argue About


Carey and I are blissfully happy as we live our life, plan a marriage, and just love each other and our family. Still, every couple has their disagreements and Carey and I are no exception. In our time together we’ve never had a fight, we’ve never raised our voices to each other, and we’ve certainly never gone to bed angry. But we have had a tense moment or two. And they are...

Best Muppet Sketch Ever


Carey found this and posted it on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Ever since, I watch it at least once a day. I don’t know why, but I can’t get that tune out of my head and it makes me smile every time I watch it. I hope you enjoy! [youtube=] Then, I stumbled on a STAR WARS version, using the Mahna Mahna song by Cake. I love this! [youtube=] By the way, I learned to play this on my...

Weapons of Deli Destruction


I am finding it more and more ridiculous that people are getting arrested on armed assault charges where the weapon is a SANDWICH. Read this. Or this. Only in Florida. I don’t see these stories coming up in other states. Florida seems to have lost it’s damned mind. How in the world can a taco, bagel, or sandwich be construed as a weapon? To be charged with assault for tossing a bagel...

Women and Horses


So my company’s 8th birthday/aniversary party was this weekend. The company treated everyone to a show at Dixie Stampede. I can’t say I was impressed (Medevial Times is much better IMO) but there were a couple of highlights. This was the Holiday show at Dixie Stampede, so the whole theme was Santa Claus and the birth of the Christ child. The skits were uninspired, but when they...

Spiders Galore


A couple of months ago I was in my back yard in one of my two utility closets. As I opened the door to walk in, a very large spider dangled in front of me. A large spider with a red hourglass on her belly. For those of you who don’t know, I have a spider phobia. A justifiable spider phobia. When I was about twelve, living as a Navy brat on the NCT Annex in Orlando Florida we used to play...

Deep Conversation


Some mornings are more weird than others. This from a random IM conversation as I was trying to get my day started this morning: [08:47] Sparks: The Silver Surfer / Fantastic Four preview rocked[08:48] Code Monkey: yeah man – that is going to be cool as hell[08:49] Sparks: Wonder what Galactus will look like[08:49] Code Monkey: my left nut[08:49] Sparks: Your left nut wears a helmet...

What would YOU do?


It’s a horrible tune that commercial television seared into my consciousness as a young teen back in the 1980’s. A freaking square of chocolate covered vanilla ice cream wrapped in silver foil with a polar bear on it. The commercial would come on and you’d see seemingly normal people doing outrageous things for this frozen dairy treat. The commercial would play all day long and...

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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