Workaholic Part 2

Workaholic Part 2

A workaholic is a person who works compulsively. While the term generally implies that the person enjoys their work, it can also alternately imply that they simply feel compelled to do it.  —WikipediaHi. My name is Ron and I’m a workaholic. I’m not sure how it all...

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Workaholic Part 1

Workaholic Part 1

"Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it." —Katharine Whitehorn I have had a colorful life as many of you have discovered through my memoir Songs from an Imperfect Life. And I have worked in many often-connected and overlapping...

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

"Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory like fragrance." —Christopher Poindexter It was a hot summer afternoon and I had just completed the task of mowing the vast hillside yard of my childhood home. I was sixteen years old and remember when I reached the...

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Secrets Revealed

Secrets Revealed

Turning his head and closing his eyes, he paused and then the words stumbled out. Secrets, upon secrets, upon secrets. A shiver ran down my spine. The psychic medium had concluded my session by asking if I had any questions. This man had already demonstrated his...

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True Friends

True Friends

I have often said that if I had been asked to make a list of the friends who would have been with my mother through her illness until the end, I would have been wrong. Surprisingly, some of her closest friends distanced themselves while those who were hardly more than...

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Behind the mask

Behind the mask

It is difficult to admit to others as well as, to myself that I have often hidden my life behind a smile. I sent an email out to many of my high school friends to let them know about my recent book release for Songs from an Imperfect Life. I did not want to give too...

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Bitter, party of one? Your table is ready

Bitter, party of one? Your table is ready

Let me go ahead and say that I’m not really bitter, but I am definitely disappointed. Maybe I expect too much from people – always have. Things like the rules of etiquette (The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or...

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Now I’m Famous

Now I’m Famous

CELEBRITY... a famous or well-known person I’m famous. Let me repeat. I. Am. Famous. Famous like a celebrity or, heaven forbid, like a politician. I’m sure you are wondering how I came to this conclusion. The answer is: “I have acquired my very own...

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The world did not end

The world did not end

spoiler alert : a reviewer's warning that a plot spoiler is about to be revealed. I had the honor of standing before friends sharing my story on the afternoon of Sunday, March 18, 2018. The event was held at Parnassus Books in Green Hills and once again, the crowd was...

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The Day After

The Day After

I find myself writing this blog a few days prior to the book launch for Songs from an Imperfect Life. It was necessary to do so for it to be uploaded in time to be published. However, it will not be available until the day after the launch thereby making it difficult...

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Moment of Truth

Moment of Truth

Richard Rodgers, of Rodgers and Hammerstein, wrote the lyrics for many incredible Broadway productions. I find that his song Something Good, from The Sound of Music, speaks to me now in a profound way as I come to terms with my past. Perhaps I had a wicked childhood...

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