Contacting Paulo Coelho, Part III, The Email

(Read Contacting Paulo Coelho… to learn the background of this email)

Dear Paulo Coelho,

In The Alchemist, you mention that “…when someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”Read More

Richard CummingsContacting Paulo Coelho, Part III, The Email

No Country for Old Men: Movie Review

Review of the the movie No Country For Old Men

Last week, I saw No Country For Old Men and I was left with this feeling: huh? This movie won the Oscar for best picture?

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Richard CummingsNo Country for Old Men: Movie Review

Living In Uruguay–Richard’s Freakonomics

Richard’s Freakonomics

Tattoos, Uruguay, and World Economics

I met a girl named Maria the other day which is not unusual because a large number of girls here bear that name.  What was unusual is that Maria had a tattoo, or as Vince Vaugh’s character in Wedding Crashers says, “might as well be a bullseye”.Read More

Richard CummingsLiving In Uruguay–Richard’s Freakonomics

Living in Uruguay, Arrival


Words are best imprinted on the mind out of necessity and I think mother nature currently wants me to know the word for “umbrella”. It’s a rainy night here in Uruguay, Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 6:45 pm and I have now been here for just about one week. Read More

Richard CummingsLiving in Uruguay, Arrival