The gospel according to Chubby

The gospel according to Chubby

Several years ago I met Jeremy and Charity Rochford during a Cherish the Night fundraising event for the non-profit organization, STARS. I am on their board and served  as “Art Chair” for the event. That meant I called in favors, begged and pleaded my case to secure...
Two Friends from High School

Two Friends from High School

“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” —Charles Darwin March 18, 2018Two friends from high school sat on the front row in the crowded Parnassus Books waiting to hear me speak about my newest memoir, Songs from an Imperfect...
Songs from an Imperfect Life  Outtake #2

Songs from an Imperfect Life Outtake #2

My first draft for Songs from an Imperfect Life included a couple of memories that when all was said and done, did not carry my story along or particularly add to the timeline. However, they were “my” stories of things that had left an impression on me and therefore I...
Songs from an Imperfect Life  Outtake #1

Songs from an Imperfect Life Outtake #1

My father purchased a travel trailer when I was a sophomore in high school, thinking it would be wonderful to take a family vacation with this massive thing attached to the back of our 1966 Chrysler Town and Country station wagon. With Mexico as our destination, the...
Love thy neighbor

Love thy neighbor

“Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” —Martin Niemöller There are those who find fault in others and choose to voice it with insults and accusations. And there are those who go a step further by thinking violence is the...
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.  —Wikipedia Hi. My name is Ron and I’m a workaholic. I’m not sure how it all...