Rick is a retired engineer living in beautiful Prescott, Arizona. Since retiring he is pursuing his passion for writing, playing music and teaching.
He is currently producing a series of video lessons on playing the guitar and banjo, and is writing books encouraging people to appreciate nature at a deeper level.
Also, pursuing his love of mathematics and philosophy, Rick has written non-technical books on the enjoyment of recreational mathematics and the search for patterns in nature.
To learn more about Rick's creative endeavors visit his website at: https://rickmckeon.com
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There are several things I am passionate about: hiking and nature, music and mathematics to name a few. I love to look for patterns and interconnections between diverse phenomena. Writing gives me a chance to share these passions with others.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my friends and students. I am working on several books, but most of my publishing so far has been instructional videos for banjo and guitar playing. My fans encourage me and I enjoy the interaction. I learn as much from my fans as they do from me!
If you study nature closely you will understand the strategies and techniques that the natural world has developed over millions of years! Many of these strategies can be applied to the banjo. With practice, your banjo playing will become enjoyable, natural and effortless!
This is a collection of beautiful images taken through the microscope and then the same objects at normal size so you can tell what they are. The first half of the book has the close up images and the second half has the full size pictures. See if you can guess what they are before looking at the answer. I bet you will be surprised at some of them!
I love wild places! Over the past 27 years of hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California I have collected hundreds of beautiful photographs and wonderful memories. This little book is my attempt to share with you some of the most beautiful places you will ever see and the thoughts they have inspired in me. Hope you enjoy it! Rick