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He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts...
for support rather than illumination. - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
Beyond the Storm
ships passing in the light of day
The Bigger, Rounder Pool
careful, or we'll turn into our parents
Leaps of Faith
everybody believes in something
Minecraft Status Report
One. More. Block.
it grows longer every year
Speaking of dreams...
a vision in the night
is using email for medical information such a problem?
Managing an Internal Dialtone with Asterisk
only of interest if you know what an asterisk pbx is
Sacramento Medical Oasis
(01October2010) is open!
what a long, strange trip it's been
Dear Virgin Mobile
sometimes, when you're pranked, all you can do is laugh along
Public Trough II
the feeders might not be who you think
Sacramento County Mental Health Redux
DMV Gets It!
the California Department of Motor Vehicles? Gets it!?
SJUSD could use some tutoring
reCAPTCHA as a Service
protect your interactive web sites
all I want is a charger
for my little hybrid car
the summer that was
can life get any better?
not poster material
feeding at the public trough
apparently, we're bottom feeders
the screen time conspiracy
and other “clinical guidelines” woes
all compassion is local
SpamSieve saved my life
hyperbole about anti-spam software
let 'em fail!
it's time to let Wall Street collapse
my automobile insurance company (21st Century Insurance) has gone bad
a beating wilderness
second night spaces
a verse from 1993
every gun that is made...
...a theft from those who hunger
after decades, some experiences become part of the background of life
a late bloomer
it's spring again
from seed to fruit
luck, nurture, and time
the trouble with time machine
a backup nightmare with a happy ending
a thanksgiving list
the science wizard
a kindergarten dream party
annoying but comical
true character captured at last?
labor saving comes of age
compact fluorescent lights
their glow isn't always green
I have time
but where does it all go?
just around the corner
a remodeling success story
a quiet stroll
nostalgia in a quotidian place
ancient, sweet, ephemeral
Matthew makes medicine
is now the time for water meters in the Sacramento valley?
a paean to loneliness
what happens in a rare moment of solitude
doctor in the house
to learn, and from time to time apply what one has learned, isn't that a pleasure?
not so far off the beaten path
a day in the life
just another day with my favorite preschooler
come, ride the roller coaster
after the show
are things ever what they used to seem?
on my rocker
ron rediscovers a simple pleasure after a long hiatus
why do we grieve?
what could be so special about a new set of sheets?
a collection of pieces from a 1991 writing course that ron just posted to his archive site
what makes experience worth waiting for
(10April2005; revised 17April2005)
a sonnet. life may be ephemeral, but it still merits an investment
another simple solution to the world's ills and a note on insurance company formularies
what profit, then, in contemplating ends
a sonnet. life is ephemeral. live it anyway.
remembering how to breathe
catastrophe is a tangle in the fabric of space-time
solitude must seek its own repair
a villanelle on facing the world by oneself
just say whatever
even a flawed model can be better than none at all
you never know what might be around the corner
harbingers of spring
it happens anew every year
wealth and privilege
for those in an over-privileged society, can charity really begin at home?
tolerance, intolerance, and disingenuity
persons of integrity have suffered for our freedoms in ways we seldom acknowledge
tincture of time
a prescription for the ailing corporate health care system
some very short fiction from 1990 archived on ron's
personal web site
in recognition of single parents
some site news and a tip of the virtual hat to people who raise kids on their own
a remembrance of a remarkable teacher and a sample of the essays she inspired ron to write
a random act of kindness
ron is treated kindly by a unit of megacorporation McDonalds
to blog or not to blog
ron struggles to explain why the Net needs yet another blog and just what are loose associations, anyway?
a collection of older work is archived under the
words and ideas
section of ron's legacy personal pages
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