Ron Sparks Author, Poet


Current Controversies: Patriotism


The Binary Biker has been published (again)! A blog post I wrote in 2010 on Patriotism was picked up and included in a textbook titled Current Controversies: Patriotism.  Published by Greenhaven Press, the text is part of a collection of books that touch on hot and emerging topics in today’s world.  From the publisher’s website: Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of primary...

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...

Feeling “Rejected” as a Writer?


Rejections are a part of writing. Every would-be author who is serious about getting published has received more than one rejection. Some of the best writers of a our time have received not one, but hundreds of rejections. Madeline L’Engle’s book, A Wrinkle in Time, was turned down 29 times before she found a publisher. C.S. Lewis received over 800 rejections before he sold a single piece or...

Writing Honestly


I’m sitting here on the couch watching the Inauguration Ceremony for Obama and stumbling through random web pages. A few minutes ago I stumbled on a poem about Inauguration Day and Barack Obama. I read the poem. Aside from being forced in some verses, the words painfully and awkwardly shoved into the rhyme scheme to create the poem, it’s obvious that this author likes to write. If you...

Observing Life


A friend of mine recently blogged on solitude and being alone and I’ve been giving it some thought today as I work. I find that I often feel “detached” or slightly apart from the groups in which I participate and interact. Let’s face it, a good writer and bibliophile OBSERVES and doesn’t necessarily PARTICIPATE. I look at social interactions and while I can jump in...

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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