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RonPrice

RonPrice

Australia

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November 24, 2011

Since I hope to be at this site occasionally in the next decade or so, I'll post a bit of background so that those who come to my blog have some idea of the person writing what they write.-Ron in Tasmania

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A. All those making requests for my friendship are automatically accepted; I eventually accept such requests formally, although it may be some time before I click on the appropriate box. 

B. EMPLOYMENT-SOCIAL-ROLE POSITIONS: 1943-2014

2010-2014-Retired and on a pension in George Town, Tasmania

1999-2009-Writer & author, poet & publisher, editor & researcher, online blogger & journalist, reader & scholar. I am also a  retired teacher & tutor, lecturer & adult educator, taxi-driver & ice-cream salesman. I live in George Town Tasmania Australia

2002-2005-Program Presenter City Park Radio Launceston

1999-2004-Tutor &/or President George Town School for Seniors Inc

--ABOVE THIS LINE ARE MY YEARS IN RETIREMENT FROM FT PAID EMPLOYMENT----------------------------------

1988-1999 -Lecturer in General Studies & Human Services West Australian Department of Training

1986-1987 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies & Co-ordinator of Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South Hedland WA

1982-1985 -Adult Educator Open College of Tafe Katherine NT

1981 -Maintenance Scheduler Renison Bell Zeehan Tasmania

1980-Unemployed due to illness and recovery

1979-Editor External Studies Unit Tasmanian CAE; Youth Worker Resource Centre Association; Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour Tasmanian CAE; Radio Journalist ABC---all in Launceston Tasmania

1976-1978 -Lecturer in Social Sciences & Humanities Ballarat CAE Ballarat, Victoria

1975 - Lecturer in Behavioural Studies Whitehorse Technical College, Box Hill Victoria

1974 -Senior Tutor in Education Studies Tasmanian CAE Launceston, Tasmania

1972-1973 -High School Teacher South Australian Education Department

1971-Primary School Teacher Whyalla South Australia

---ABOVE THIS LINE ARE MY YEARS IN AUSTRALIA, AND BELOW MY YEARS IN CANADA--------------------------

1969-1971 Primary School Teacher Prince Edward County Board of Education Picton Ontario Canada

1969-Systems Analyst Bad Boy Co Ltd Toronto Ontario

1967-68 -Community Teacher Department of Indian Affairs & Northern Development Frobisher Bay NWT Canada

1959-67 -Summer jobs-1 to 4 months each- from grade 10 to end of university

1949-1967 - Attended 2 primary schools, 2 high schools and 2 universities in Canada: McMaster Uni-1963-1966, Windsor Teachers’ College-1966/7

1944-1963 -Childhood(1944-57) & adolescence (1957-63) in and around Hamilton Ontario

1943 to 1944-Conception in October 1943 to birth in July 1944 in Hamilton Ontario


2. SOME SOCIO-BIO-DATA TO 2014


I have been married twice for a total of 47 years. My second wife is a Tasmanian, aged 68.  We’ve had one child: age 37. I have two step-daughters: ages: 48 and 43, and three step-grandchildren, ages 21, 18 and 4, and 1 grandchild age 3. All of the above applies in 2014. 

I am 70, am a Canadian who moved to Australia in 1971 and have written several books--all available on the internet. I retired from full-time teaching in 1999, part-time teaching in 2003 and volunteer teaching/work in 2005 after 32 years in classrooms as a teacher and another 18 as a student. In addition, I have been a member of the Baha’i Faith for 55 years.

Bio-data: 6ft, 230 lbs, eyes-brown, and hair-white-grey, Caucasian. My website is found at: http://www.ronpriceepoch.com/  You can also go to any search engine and type: Ron Price followed by any one of a number of words: poetry, forums, religion, literature, history, bipolar disorder, psychology, sociology, Baha’i, inter alia, to access my writing________________________

February 8, 2011

My literary activity on the world-wide-web is a personal and quite industrious enterprize.  When I can find the time, I am engaged in creating across this global internet a tapestry or a jig-saw puzzle of poetry and prose.  At this site, readers will find one of my many internet blogs. Site administrators and moderators have different ways in which they allow writers like myself to place their series of posts. 

Often, at least at some sites, a writer or author, an editor or publisher, a journalist or independent scholar---roles which I have taken on in the evening of my life---engages with others and the responses to his or her posts by others are included, responses that these site organizers have decided are worthy of being included among the threads of discourse.  

There is now a mechanism for others to reply directly on my website at: http://www.ronpriceepoch.com/

Should anyone want to do so they can reply to what I have written on my website within the context of literally 1000s of internet sites.

My series of posts at any one site, posts in addition to my website, are just one of the many parts of my internet tapestry, my immense jig-saw puzzle, of prose and poetry which I refer to above.  Sometimes the series of posts at some site becomes lengthy and sometimes it remains brief. 

Like pieces of cloth or pieces of that jig-saw puzzle, the size, the shape and the length remain a bit of a mystery until some of my story and its interaction with others is told, until time takes its course across life’s path and across the threads that are part of the particular internet site in question.  

The 3rd edition of my website had 42 sub-sections of prose and poetry on topics of personal interest, with nothing for sale and with no aggressive proselytism for one or more of the umpteen causes now proliferating across the planet. There were some 450,000 words, the equivalent of six books, which readers can get ‘into’ if they so desire. The 4th edition of my website, now in its 4th year, has the equivalent of some 60 books at 80,000 words per book.

This literary creation, this literary industry, has been created in the early evening of my life, in the last years of my middle age(56-59) and the first decade of my late adulthood(60-70), by this retired teacher and lecturer, tutor and adult educator, now journalist and independent scholar, who became 70 in July 2014.  

He attempts to endow many a theme from the social sciences and humanities, from spiritual and secular subjects, with many layers of meaning.  He tries to combine a high seriousness with a light and humorous style when appropriate and when he is able—for there is more to life than interaction in cyberspace. 

This literary goal, though, is difficult to achieve.  It has been a slowly evolving literary ambition since: (a) settling into Australian society in the 1970s after moving from Canada where I was born in 1944, (b) marrying for a second time in 1975 and (c) raising three children who in 2014 were: 47, 44 & 37 years old.

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Belated thanks for his post below to: englishtea cher24/7

04:00 AM Feb 09 2011

englishteacher24/7
United States

Dear Mr. Ron Price,

It is indeed my pleasure to meet you, after reading your blog, I am quite impressed! I'm looking forward to engaging with you in dialogue and I'm sure I'll come through with treasures of knowledge from your life's experiences.  It is my belief that it will turn out to be a win-win relationship.  Have a nice day!