Ron began writing at an early age. At age eight he began Writing stories and by the age of ten, he was learning guitar. He listened to early 45’s endlessly and music became part of his life. Mostly self taught, guitar became a passion. Later described as a “world class guitar player,” He excelled at songwriting too.
Some decades ago, he began teaching which eventually led to forming young teens into bands at a place in Temecula, CA called “Musicians Workshop.” That led to taking groups of performers to the NAMM shows held annually.
Several of his students won scholarships to The Berkeley School of music. Some went on to earn good livings in bands performing and touring all over the USA and overseas.
In recent years Ron has had published two novels (so far) with the help of his wife, Kathy. She taught piano for a while, but became more involved in Ron’s writing as proofreader and editor. A fair enough grammarian, she became instrumental in helping him publish his first two books: Child of the Heart and more recently, Is Something Funny Mr. Allen?
Both books have been well received, and have proven to be a fun read. Ron’s most recent creative endeavor has been to collect his stories ,poems ,videos, and books all into this web page. We both hope you take the time to look through and enjoy the music of song and word that took a lifetime to create.
With a windy pitch our hero, Ron, gets thrown into the deepest shadows of
his own mind.
He wanders through the changing terrain of tangled thoughts and feelings.
Obsession beats him down and confusion leaves him full of fear, facing
“Rage,” one of the many monsters his mind invents.
On a lonesome search for his lost inner child, his quest is made more
difficult by tormentors, that worry, complain, fight with each other.
Becoming more of a burden as the inner struggle becomes strange and intense.
Ron confronts panic attacks, fear, and confusion as he fights for the
freedom to be a whole person again.
Meeting the characters that represent his logic, faith,hope, love and
reason, he finds himself waging a war inside his own mind. In so doing, he
must travel to the deepest parts of his thoughts and bring back the
“Spectacles of Fear.” Then, finally unravel a riddle that will set him free
and bring him to the child he lost to the Blue Willow Voices.
“Child of the Heart” Is a story of deep inner struggle and survival in his
mind. Battling panic disorder and fear, Ron learns the secret of a riddle
that brings love, logic, faith, and hope back into his heart, winning back
the piece of himself that he needs the most.
Midnight came. All was quiet. I revisited my reasoning, and it
was sound and logical. I wanted to clear my name, and I wanted to be with Wendy. I got ten bucks from my change jar and left through the window.
The air was cold. I walked down the street and up to the main road, toward the highway. I was sure I would reach my goal in a day or two. Cars moaned past, then slipped away.
I thought about Lyn and how she would pray. Samantha might go looking for me, but she would grumble about it the whole time. My parents would worry at first, but they’d get used to the fact that I was on my own.
On my own. That sounded Just about right.
Growing up is hard enough. Running away from home can put reality front and center and change the shape of who we are. With humor. honesty, and seventies flare. Finding Wendy depicts the war for true love and the search for true self.
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