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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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Californication: Showtime’s Raison d’etre

david duchovny on californicationIf you think HBO is the sole proprietor for outstanding, unique, irreverent, edgy material, you haven’t tuned into Californication on Showtime.

David Duchovny plays Hank Moody, a once-inspired writer who currently can’t find his voice.  His life, in shambles after the separation from the mother of his only child who he is still madly in love with, is an enjoyably tragic ride of too much and too many:  too many women and too much booze. 

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The Balance Beam of Life: Alicia Sacramone’s Olympic Fall

alicia-sacramone-1Imagine.  Just Imagine.  You train your whole life for one moment, and when that one moment comes, you fail.

This is what happened to Alicia Sacramone in the “Women’s” Gymnastics last night.

Through a slight miscue on China’s part, the American girls still had a chance to win the gold as they entered the balance beam competition last night.  The evident leader of the team, Alicia Sacramone, was first up.  In a mount that seems near impossible, she approached the beam backward, trying to begin with a back flip onto the beam.  She landed on the beam but had no balance.  As she fought to regain her balance and stay on the beam, one second that seemed like an eternity, she fell–a fall that basically ended America’s chance at a gold.

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Richard CummingsThe Balance Beam of Life: Alicia Sacramone’s Olympic Fall

Barack Obama: New Commercial [A President that the World Embraces]

Sometimes, when political parties aren’t doing a good enough job at creating commercials for their candidates, you just have to do it for them.

In the 2008 election, Barack Obama is losing steam because McCain is claiming Barack is just popular, rock-star politician with no substance.

Here is the ad I have created for them:

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Dimitri Phone Message

I had a friend at work who, in his pursuit of someone, was rather persistent.  People would somewhat jokingly refer to him as a stalker.  He would say, “I prefer to call it dedication.”

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Why is Prostitution Illegal in the US?

why-is-prostitution-illegal-in-the-usaI was just about to create an entry about the legality of prostitution in many countries when various Internet searches brought me to Sally, who is struggling with this very issue. 

Apparently, Sally is a feminist; I liked the way she thinks through, and struggles, with the problem.  I’m not a feminist (can a guy even be one?) and would not immediately say I appreciate feminism given the stereotypical  images it conjures.   

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Richard CummingsWhy is Prostitution Illegal in the US?

Paul McCartney-Heather Mills Divorce

paul-mccartney-divorce-settlementMy good friend just sent me an email regarding the Paul McCartney-Heather Mills Divorce.

The title of the email was “Rent or Own”.  It’s too good not to be shared!

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Finding The Perfect Girl…

theperfectgirl1I met her on the beginning of my journey from St. Louis, Missouri to the Florida Panhandle.  My parents, who were riding with me, already seemed to know her.

From the moment she said “hello”, I felt something different, new, a sense that we would be together for awhile.  It was an unfamiliar reaction on my part, but one that felt so comfortable.  We invited her along with us on the car ride.

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