Ron Charest’s Features

Most of my humble blog posts are under 1000 word essays / rants / rambling family stories with no point. Those are the types of stories I can sit down and write in a day’s effort. But then there’s all the rest of my work that tends to run on for several pages.

I normally write these long stories as posts because that’s how this blog is setup. But I’ve decided to keep them indexed separately, as I consider some of these pieces to be my best work.

I’ve also created several complex web page projects which don’t fit into the normal blogging flow. These projects are also server resource intensive and slow down page loading on this site. As a result, I’ve moved them to a stand-alone companion site.

These are Portfolio Projects Hosted on my Mirror Website

My All-Encompassing Coronavirus Timeline of Events
This is one of my web projects I’m especially proud of.
My Graduate School Final Essay, Discussing my two-year learning experience.
My Professional Resume in an Interactive Web-based Format
A Technical Paper I wrote Using A Web-based Format

Another variation on designing an illustrated and comprehensive career resume.

You can visit my Portfolio mirror site at

These are Long-Form Multi-page Stories

The Monsters Living Among Us

By December 31, 2023 0
Between my former Navy career and present consulting career I’ve met, worked with, even lived with, a lot of different people. New people constantly cycle into my world, then cycle

My Submariner’s View on Loss of The Oceangate Submersible

By July 8, 2023 0
This is my commentary as a former US Navy submarine sailor, and former member of the Navy’s deep submergence community, on last month’s event when five people died on a rickety

This Old House

By March 28, 2022 0
In 2008 we bought a house generously described as a “fixer-upper.” Over the next eleven months we renovated this house then rented it out. Now, we live here. This is our story

Dad’s Yosegaki Hinomaru

By January 3, 2018 0

While cleaning out my mom’s house in preparation for moving her in with family, I discovered a World War II Japanese flag covered with Japanese writing. I knew it had to belong to my late father as he had fought in the South Pacific and Japan during World War

A Forty-Year High School Reunion

By October 29, 2014 0
Ron Charest writes about attending his forty year high school reunion, in the perspective of moving from a suburban town to a rural community in tenth grade.

Days of Hurricane Ivan

By August 27, 2014 0
I’ve written extensively about the life-changing event that was Hurricane Katrina. However, I haven’t written about another hurricane which had almost as much of an impact. That would be Ivan, which
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