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Richard Cummings

Richard Cummings is a writer, traveler, and web content developer.

Get your copy of his latest book entitled Obvious Conclusions, stories of a Midwestern emigrant influenced and corrupted by many years living in San Francisco and abroad. It just received its first outstanding review "...reminiscent of David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs" on Amazon UK.
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The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica: A Book Review by Richard Cummings

the-other-mrs-review-richard-cummingsIn this review of The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica, I’ll tell you why this book may leave you feeling either deceived, scared, or intrigued. Or perhaps all three…

I chose to read The Other Mrs because it kept popping up in my Amazon recommendations list. You know the one. Where it says “Customers who read this book also read”. It looks like this:

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Book Review: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

book-review-the-wives-tarryn-fisher-by-richard-cummings-In this book review of The Wives by Tarryn Fisher, I’ll tell you three things: Why you’ll like it, why it will annoy you, and why it may surprise you.

First, let me confess a disservice I’ve done to Tarryn Fisher, the author of The Wives. I typically do not read books of a similar genre consecutively. I find this unfair to the second undertaking. It’s as if you’ve just scratched an itch that you’ve had for a long time… the second scratch will will never feel as good as the first.

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Book Review: The Last Trial by Scott Turow

scott-turow-the-last-trial-review - richard-cummingsWhen I saw that Scott Turow had released a new book entitled The Last Trial, I felt like an old friend was coming to town and I looked forward to their arrival with pleasant anticipation.

I’m grateful to Scott Turow every time he writes a book — they arrive too infrequently and pass too quickly.

It all began back in 1987 with Presumed Innocent, a legal thriller with just the right proportion of character development, plot intrigue, and great writing. I was equally absorbed by his follow-up The Burden of Proof and then found myself looking forward to each new release by Scott Turow.

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Richard CummingsBook Review: The Last Trial by Scott Turow
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Second Stimulus Proposal – the HEALS ACT- In Danger of Collapse

senate-second-stimulus-HEALS-mitch-mconnellWhile Americans continue to wonder when they’ll receive their second stimulus check, the Republican-filled Senate continues to argue over the details of their new stimulus package called The HEALS Act.

If you are wondering about how much a second stimulus check would be, the answer is that it would be roughly the same amount as the first stimulus check from the CARES Act, which was $1,200 for all qualifying Americans.

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Second Stimulus Check: How much and when?

When will a second stimulus check arrive?Will you receive a second government stimulus check in July or August and how much will it be?

Let’s dig through the facts as we know them.

For sure, nothing will happen — literally nothing — until July 20th. Why not?

Because, while many Americans are out of work, the Senate is taking a recess for state work and will not return to federal work until July 20th.

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Normal People By Sally Rooney: A Book Review by Richard Cummings

normal-people-sally-rooney-review-richard-cummingsThe very reason I chose to read Normal People by Sally Rooney was the ordinary title — definitely not click bait!

Of course, I put more in my decision to read a book than a quick glance at the title but it was initially the title of Sally Rooney’s book — Normal People — that interested me.

I guess I had a contrarian thought after seeing the title: any author that takes such a big risk with an unappealing title must know the inner-beauty of their work.

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YouTube TV Rate Hike: Will Subscribers Cancel? Still Better Than Cable?

youtube-tv-price-increaseIn an email dated June 30th, 2020, YouTube TV sent out a message to subscribers entitled “an update to our content and price” that notified customers of a monthly rate increase to $64.99. You can see the full email below.

The YouTube rate increase will go into effect on August 28th, 2020.

This presents YouTube TV subscribers with a pivotal question: At this price, is YouTube TV still worth it?

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Richard CummingsYouTube TV Rate Hike: Will Subscribers Cancel? Still Better Than Cable?
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Trump: “Very Generous” Second Stimulus Check [Watch Video]

trump-very-generous-second-stimulus-postIn an interview yesterday, President Donald Trump said that there will be a very generous second stimulus check of 2020 forthcoming.

What we don’t know is this: was he telling the truth and when would a second stimulus happen?

There are several factors that may indicate he was not telling the complete truth.

(We now know the truth.  Yes, Donald Trump was, like always, exaggerating.  See below what the “very generous” check will be.)

Firstly, his Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin continues to opine that a second stimulus should be more jobs-focused rather than a direct check to the American people.

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A Second Stimulus Check for 2020: Latest Updates & FAQs

2020 Stimulus CheckWith the recent introduction of the HEALS Act (which nobody likes) in the Senate, talks of a second Coronavirus stimulus check for 2020 are well underway as some Americans still await their first stimulus check — I have your daily 2020 stimulus check FAQs and updates.

While many want to know when they will receive their 2020 coronavirus stimulus check and are busy stocking up on Coronavirus protective equipment, others want to know what the delay is as the coronavirus spreads so rapidly.

Rest-assured, I’ve got you covered from all angles with daily updates about the stimulus check for 2020 (including discussions of a second stimulus payment that Donald Trump says will be “very generous”) as well as the latest congressional happenings on the 2020 stimulus plan.

Let’s begin with the 2020 Stimulus Payment FAQs and then take a look at the daily 2020 stimulus updates to see if and when a second stimulus will happen.





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Richard CummingsA Second Stimulus Check for 2020: Latest Updates & FAQs
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Top VPNs of 2020: An Honest Review of What VPN You Should Choose and Why

Top VPN ReviewsWelcome to an honest assessment of the best VPN products on the market in 2020.

I’m creating this page out of sheer frustration because of the numerous false claims by supposed, genuine reviews of VPN services.

The truth nowadays in 2020 is that VPN services are all pretty decent. The majority of the Top 5 VPN services in the list below are fast, secure, and reliable.

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Richard CummingsTop VPNs of 2020: An Honest Review of What VPN You Should Choose and Why