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 mirror 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.

For more of my portfolio projects, please visit

These are Long-Form Multi-page Stories

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

A Visit to a Chinese Doctor

By April 3, 2014 0
This is a story about medicine, and healing, and doctors, and healthcare. (Visited 352 times, 1 visits today)
The Hammer

The Hammer

By December 26, 2010 0
On Loosing A Hammer and Standing Up to People Chapter 1 I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a hammer that I lost over 35 years ago.  Rather, I’ve been

Musing About Telephones

By March 28, 2008 0
Winnie and I added some new technology to our house this past week. We gained the first landline house telephone we’ve had since moving to Virginia. While this doesn’t sound
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