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Ryan Maloney

Ryan Maloney is a husband, bartender, caregiver, drummer, and former online advertising professional. In addition to writing and drumming, Ryan enjoys cooking for and entertaining friends as well as going to the beach and traveling the world. He lives in Ft. Lauderdale with his main squeeze, John. Though born and raised in Chicago, Il until the age of 14, Ryan considers his true hometown to be Phoenix, AZ. Ryan spent over 30 years in Arizona, starting in 1985 at Cortez High School. From there, community college and ASU followed, but all the while, Ryan was drumming up a frenzy in local heavy metal bands. His late teens saw his main band, TYNATOR, achieve a small amount of local success, as well as release a cd to the European market. The opportunity of a lifetime came in 2000, which provided the basis for one of his writing series', PUMPJACK - The Ozzfest 2k diaries. The 12 chapter series documents the meeting of two friends, and then the events that led up to the band, PUMPJACK, heading out on the annual summer Ozzfest tour in 2000, in which the band had been invited to participate, as well as some memories of some of the individual city tour stops.After the tour, Ryan began what then became a 15 year career in online advertising. Having left the corporate world behind in 2017, Ryan now enjoys serving drinks to thirsty customers in Wilton Manors, Florida.

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Over The Limit: The Entire Story

"I know we all have a million distractions and other things pulling for our attention these days, so I really mean it when I say THANK YOU very much for taking the time to read my little story. " ...

Over The Limit (Part 4 of 4)

"I can’t escape who I am, so it’s just better for me to face it head-on, and hopefully, trying to understand the “why’s” will help prevent me from making unwise choices going forward." ...

Over The Limit (Part 3 of 4)

"After I adjusted to my surroundings, I just focused on the conversations going on around me at all varying levels of volume, and just mainly tried to remain alert." ...

Over The Limit (Part 1 of 4)

"As the fog lifted that morning, the crushing guilt started weighing on me as I slowly remembered the previous night’s activities and the resulting consequences." ...

PUMPJACK – The Ozzfest 2k diaries, EPILOGUE

"Oh yeah… I went on and on about joint-this, getting high-that, throughout the story - but I don’t want to paint a false picture nor incriminate anyone… fact is, half of the crew didn’t partake in the weed activities." ...