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Ricker Winsor

Profile Updated: August 11, 2022
Spouse/Partner:
Jovita Maryana Winsor
Children:
Grace Octavia Winsor age 30 now!
Nickname

Rick

Home Address

13-15 Kalisari Utara
San Antonio, Pakuwon City
Surabaya, 60112
Indonesia

Hometown when at Northfield/Mount Hermon:

Pelham, New York

Phone Number

+62-81-238-320-305

Email Address

rwinsor@alumni.risd.edu

Birthday / Birthplace

February 20, 1945, Evanston, Illinois

Occupation(s) / Years

Ricker Winsor studied American and Russian Literature at Brown University and Painting and Drawing at Rhode Island School of Design where he received an MFA. His new book, Tik Tok, Poems, was just released by Mud Flat Press and is available on Amazon. His other books, Pakuwon City, Letters from the East, and The Painting of My Life, are also available at Amazon. He is a frequent contributor to the online magazines, “Reflets du Temps” in France. Ricker is an artist and writer living in Surabaya, Indonesia. His website is rickerwinsor.com, Facebook, Twitter. His author page at Amazon is: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00GU143TW. His blog, "A Search for Meaning" is https://rickerw.wordpress.com/

Northfield / Mount Hermon Memories:

Singing in all groups under the direction of Al Raymond.
Playing soccer, hockey, and lacrosse for all 4 years.
Fishing for trout in the brooks with my roommate Jim Fellows. I had great teachers in English and Languages especially. I loved the beauty of the campus and working in West Hall for 3 years. I studied Latin and Spanish and was close with Ma Baxter and her husband, Pa. She encouraged me to spend the summer of Junior year living with a family in Mexico. That was the beginning of my itinerant life. I appreciate the "old school" education we had and the structure that was so important for me. Church and Bible were all part of it and that has increased in me and become maybe the most important part of my life and the life I share with my wife.

Life since Northfield/Mount Hermon

This is too big a question. If you want to know the answer read "Pakuwon City, Letters from the East" and "The Painting of My Life" at Amazon. They are full of my adventures and misadventures. I am proud of the writing.

Inspirational/transformative influence on your life

Al Raymond was a very important influence on me to the good. I was in all the choirs, the glee club, and the triple quartet spanning my 4 years. There is a saying, "Who you are speaks louder than what you say." Just watching how he comported himself, his demeanor, was a great help in my development. Dale Connolly, the soccer coach, was a great mentor for me. I had other great teachers at Brown and at Rhode Island School of Design and beyond. Probably that is why I became a teacher myself. My wife Jovita,(Yien Liang Kwee), is, along with my mother, the best person I have ever known.

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Happy New Year from Surabaya. The photo is from Dec 27th of our neighborhood walking group get together and of me and my excellent wife, Jovita.

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In another week I will be 77! Not the only one! I am a permanent expat living in Indonesia. After years of moving and teaching internationally we have finally bought a house here in Surabaya.No more moving we hope. I still teach six days a week and write and paint and keep fit. It is a busy life. My wife Jovita keeps it all together for us. Regards to all. Rick

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I am just starting a new career, teaching English online, globally. It is very exciting and I will be working with two companies, one specializing in teaching English to Japanese students and another focusing on Latin American students, an opportunity for me to use my Spanish. I still go to school two days a week to teach local teachers here in Indonesia but I hope by next year I will be able to work entirely from home.

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This is a radio interview with me about my life as an artist. May 2016: http://paradigms.life/2016/ricker-winsor-painter-musician-author-traveller-vermont-indonesia/

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Wedding day in Bradford, Vermont 2010
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From 1969 when I still had some red hair!
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On the beach in Kuta, Bali with Jovita 2011
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Jovita on the beach in Kuta, 2010
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Painting in Trinidad 2012
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