Ron Sparks Author, Poet


American Politicians Take Lessons from Internet Trolls


American politics are a mess.  I have never been more disturbed and concerned about the future of our nation than I am right now.  Our politics have never been more partisan.  Our leaders have never been less willing to compromise.  Grand gestures and impossible ideology have become more important than doing the right thing.  Ad hominem attacks are the norm.    Red herrings are the rule of the...

Fox News: Fair and Balanced? Hardly.


Today is a bad day for stocks in the wake of the S&P credit downgrade of the U.S.A..  As you can imagine, it’s the highlight of every online news organization in the country.  I decided to take a look at the major news outlets to see how they were reporting the news.  Unsurprisingly, nearly all of them were reporting mostly the facts with a little political leaning as possible, with the...

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...

Why didn’t Osama bin Laden get a trial?


On May 1st, 2001 I checked my smartphone phone before I went to bed and saw that the President of the United States was preparing an important press announcement and would be addressing the nation live.  A late-night, unplanned, Presidential address; something big was happening.  Feelings of dread filled me as crawled out of bed, went to the living room, and turned on the television.  Did we get...

Is Crashing A White House Party Criminal?


hey have a flair for the dramatic. They are glory-hounds. They shamelessly seek notoriety and fame. The Salahi's crashed a White House party they were not invited to, mingled with the political elite, and even shook hands with the President himself. What they did was definitely ill-advised and showed poor judgment - but are they criminals?

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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