Fifty Years of Journaling with God

A wise New Zealander named Blythe Harper told me when I was nineteen that one of the smartest habits I could practice in life was to keep a spiritual journal.

I started practicing his advice on October 30, 1972. I have been doing it ever since.

Right now, I am looking down at the yellowed first page of that record when my handwriting was still young and vibrant, and thoughts flowed like water. I’m sure glad I heeded his advice.

That fifty-year legacy is now on-line for others to enjoy. It’s called “Ron Journal” and you can  click on it here or scroll to the bottom of the website page.

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I Saw Socialism at Twenty-One. It Was Ugly. Still Is.

I’ve embarked on an 18-24-month project that will help with some future books.

It involves putting my personal journal on computer. I started writing on October 30, 1972 and continue to this day–over forty-six years of journaling.

I’ve already transcribed the hand-written pages from October 1972 to March of 1975. They’ve been enlightening. One subject I glimpsed with my own eyes in 1974 is in the news these days.


I saw it at age 21–in four nations. It was ugly. Still is.

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