Hello From Tasmania Australia

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Hello From Tasmania Australia

Since I hope to drop in from time to time in this last decade(70 to 80) of late adulthood(60 to 80), and old-age, if I last that long, I'll post a few details about my life to this point. I noticed that this is an update of my introduction here some 4 years ago. I was not aware of that first introduction when I posted this piece. "Such is life" as the infamous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly is reported to have said on his way to the gallows in NSW in 1880.-Ron Price, George Town, Tasmania



2010-2015-Retired and on a pension in George Town, Tasmania

1999-2009-Writer & Author, Poet & Publisher, Editor & Researcher.  Retired Teacher & Lecturer, Tutor & Adult Educator, Taxi-Driver & Ice-Cream Salesman, George Town Tasmania Australia

2002-2005-Program Presenter City Park Radio Launceston

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


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 Dept.

1971-Primary School Teacher Whyalla South Australia


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

1950-67 -Summer jobs-1 to 4 months each- from grade 1 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, now the University of Windsor-1966/7

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

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


B.A., B. Ed., and M.A.(Qual); partly completed: 4 Graduate Diplomas, 1 Advanced Diploma, and 1 Diploma, and 1 completed Certificate. I have been married twice for a total of 47 years. My second wife is a Tasmanian, aged 67.  We’ve had one child: age 37. I have two step-children: ages: 48 and 43, three step-grandchildren, ages 19, 18 and 3, as well as one grandchild age 2.  All of the above applies in January 2014.  I am 69, 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 53 years. Bio-data: 6ft, 235 lbs, eyes-brown/hair-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 in addition to: poetry, forums, religion, literature, history, bipolar disorder, psychology, sociology, philosophy, inter alia, to access my writing________________________

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"A word is inundation, when it comes from the sea."

          -Emily Dickinson

The shore is safer than the sea.

It does not seethe nor call

Nor buffet and betray who'd quest

Nor heinously appal.

Astute's the pilgrim on the land

Who never heeds the sea

And resolutely walks away--

It is not so with me.

I gaze upon the bitter wrecks

Mercilessly broken

And guage my craft and weigh the words

The scheming waves have spoken.

-Roger White in "One Bird, One Cage One Flight," 1983, p.124.

married for 47 years, a teacher for 32, a student for 18, a writer and editor for 15, and a Baha'i for 55(in 2014).

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married for 47 years, a teacher for 32, a student for 18, a writer and editor for 15, and a Baha'i for 55(in 2014).

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