Memoir Writing with J. Ronald M. York

Memoir Writing with J. Ronald M. York

Ron made a guest appearance on the YouTube Channel, Writing Fun. He discussed his book and memoir writing with show host, Michelle (Dunton) Cronauer.See the interview here View All Blog Posts J. Ronald M. York, author of Kept in the Dark, is also an accomplished...

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Q & A with J. Ronald M. York

Q & A with J. Ronald M. York

Q. Did you always want to be an author? A. Actually, no. I never considered it other than to joke that one day I should write about my experiences in working with the public. I even came up with a title – Holy Hell, My Life in Retail. But then I realized if I did...

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Remembering the Johnsons

Remembering the Johnsons

My morning ritual involves a cup of strong coffee, my comfortable leather chair and the daily newspaper. Call me “old school” but I still enjoy the morning paper, especially for the local news. And I never miss reading the obituaries because having lived in Nashville...

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Taking a break

Taking a break

The Grand Opening party for York & Friends Fine Art was held on a perfect spring night several years ago. A tent was erected and covered one third of our parking lot. Our neighborhood liquor store provided wine and managed the bar. Childhood friends, who were also...

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Memories Of My Dad…

Memories Of My Dad…

Riding down the highway as a teenager with my dad, I remember when he pointed off to the side of the road and asked “Did you know a man died in that silo over there?” Curious, I shook my head encouraging him to continue. “Yep, he ran himself to death trying to find a...

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#MeToo, Again

#MeToo, Again

I love what I do. Each and every job-career-hobby, although maybe not all at the same time! I am blessed to have been in the gallery business for over 25 years as well as, had the opportunity to paint and sell my own work. And yes, music is my heart – composing,...

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One Man’s Opinion: White Houses

One Man’s Opinion: White Houses

Several months ago I approached a local publication and offered to write editorials with my tongue-in-cheek take on interior design. After dozens of years in the design field, I felt that I not only had the experience to draw from, but might also provide a humorous...

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One Man’s Opinion: Jack and Jill Baths

One Man’s Opinion: Jack and Jill Baths

I have always had a fascination with architecture, especially floor plans. Maybe it stems from those Sunday afternoons as a child that were spent riding around with my parents looking at open houses. Whatever the reason, by the time I was in junior high, I could be...

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We all wear masks

We all wear masks

I attempted suicide in 1969 at the age of 16 because I felt that everything in my world had come crashing down on me. Childhood abuse, contradictions between religion and sex, knowing that I was homosexual in a time when it was not accepted by those around me – all of...

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Protecting The Innocent

Protecting The Innocent

Last year I got clean, in that being honest with yourself and others kind of way. I revealed that my father, a Scoutmaster, had been arrested in the 1950s for molesting my cousin, who was a 13-year-old Scout. I learned this family secret long after my parents had...

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Saint Joyce

Saint Joyce

I made an appointment with my attorney after it was suggested that I might consider protecting myself just in case anyone wanted to come after me or my business. He asked me why I thought I needed this and I told him that I had written a book and then proceeded to...

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