Ron Schulman grew up in the Sullivan County Catskill Mountains of New York where he was born in December 1962. He is a graduate of Hunter College, the City University of New York, where he holds a BA in Urban Affairs and an MUP in Urban Planning. He owns his own affordable housing development firm.
Ron has been writing poetry for the past 40 years ever since 11th grade as this is one of his favorite pastimes. He sees the world unfiltered; he listens as he walks, never with ear buds or headphones. He enjoys the sounds of nature and of people as they walk through their lives. Ron has built affordable housing for people who have difficulty finding decent places to live. His poetry compliments this work as he speaks about the human condition and what we need to do to help heal this world.
Ron lives in Scarsdale, NY, just 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan with his wife Miriam, and his grown children, Talia and Seth, who are both presently in college. In addition to poetry, he enjoys reading, yoga, Pilates, great red wine, and his vinyl record collection, which is approaching 2,000 albums. “Music should be listened to in the best format offered, not for muted convenience,” Ron offers. But to be fair to today’s society, he did have the first SONY Walkman that came out in 1981; but that phase only lasted about two years!
About the Artist:
Miriam Schulman, a watercolor and mixed media artist for over 20 years is founder of the Inspiration Place, an online art class site. Schulman abandoned a hedge fund career after witnessing the devastation of 911 to work on her art full time. Rejecting the starving artist myth, her watercolor and mixed media paintings have been seen on NBC, published in art magazines & home decor books and collected worldwide.
In addition, New York museums have carried her artistic accessories in their gift shops. She has been published in art magazines such as Art of Man, Art Journaling Magazine by Stampington and was a regular contributor to Professional Artist magazine. She is a host of her own podcast, The Inspiration Place, a podcast for art lovers who want to quiet their inner critic and reconnect with their lost creativity. Listen on schulmanart.com/itunes
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References: A Personal History
Ron Schulman spent his childhood in the bucolic Catskills where he witnessed the Woodstock festival a few miles from his farmhouse. This memoir is a coming of age story of how the country boy moved from the farm to life in the city.