Ron Sparks Author, Poet

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Morning Coffee


My morning coffee
is as bitter as my Facebook feed.
I consume both with the same frown,
not sure if I love it or hate it, as they
give stimulation and
in equal measure.
I've convinced myself
I need both, that I am somehow
without. So I grimace, and

It’s Not Me; It’s You


I ghosted you. Cut off communications. Blocked you on Facebook. Or maybe unfriended you. I deleted your comments on my threads. I cut you off of Twitter. I don’t return your calls or your texts. And you wonder why. Don’t worry; it’s not me. It’s you. You voted for, and continue to support, a racist. A man who calls people of color “dogs.” A man who praises other racists and bigots. A man who has...

Identifying With What You Dislike


Are we what we hate?  Are we more interesting for what we dislike than for what we like?  I fell into this question as a result of a recent social media conversation I witnessed. I’m a fortunate Facebook friend with one of my favorite contemporary authors, A. Lee Martinez.  Not only are his books loads of fun to read, he is insightful, witty, and free with his thoughts and opinions.  He...



“It’s happened again.” Milla ran an ash-covered hand across the heavy lids of her eyes and turned her gaze towards her partner. The reports had been coming in all night long; people, most of them teenagers, all over the city becoming comatose and unresponsive. Not just a few reported incidents, but hundreds of them so far with more coming in every few minutes. Local police and medical were so...

Facebook’s Deceptive Privacy Policies


A few weeks ago, the online world became enraged when Facebook launched its Instant Personalization” feature.  Users were automatically opted into the program without being notified and the only way to opt out was to: Know that this program had launched, it was done very quietly and Navigate through 3-4 mouse clicks on your account profile to find out where to disable the control. Users...

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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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