Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Robert Frost

I have been writing poetry and nursery rhymes for the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man website to communicate the yard safety awareness message. As a treat, I present some background information on Robert Frost - one of America's greatest poets. In particular, Robert Frost wrote a poem called "Mowing" that has caught my attention.

Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)

Robert Lee Frost, b. San Francisco, Mar. 26, 1874, d. Boston, Jan. 29, 1963, was one of America's leading 20th-century poets and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. An essentially pastoral poet often associated with rural New England, Frost wrote poems whose philosophical dimensions transcend any region. Although his verse forms are traditional - he often said, in a dig at arch rival Carl Sandburg, that he would as soon play tennis without a net as write free verse - he was a pioneer in the interplay of rhythm and meter and in the poetic use of the vocabulary and inflections of everyday speech. His poetry is thus both traditional and experimental, regional and universal.



There was never a sound beside the wood but one,
And that was my long scythe whispering to the ground.
What was it it whispered? I knew not well myself;
Perhaps it was something about the heat of the sun,
Something, perhaps, about the lack of sound—
And that was why it whispered and did not speak.
It was no dream of the gift of idle hours,
Or easy gold at the hand of fay or elf:
Anything more than the truth would have seemed too weak
To the earnest love that laid the swale in rows,
Not without feeble-pointed spikes of flowers
(Pale orchises), and scared a bright green snake.
The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows.
My long scythe whispered and left the hay to make.

Robert Frost


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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Happy Holidays

"Happy Holidays! I share my gift of yard safety awareness to the world. Think before you cut. It hurts. Pass it along." - Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Nursery Rhymes

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man - Nursery Rhymes

Hickory Dickory Rock

Hickory, dickory, dock
the lawn mower threw a rock.
Little lawn helper got hit in the head
big bump formed and face really bled.
Rescue Rick is here today
So that yard accidents go away.

Hey Lawn Mower Riddle

Hey diddle diddle,
the lawn mower riddle,
the weedeater jumped over the moon.
The blade of grass laughed too soon
mulched into bird food.
Rescue Rick and Tripod care
about yard safety awareness and welfare.

Yard Safety Aware

Lawn dad lawn mom
you do not seem to care.
Slip snap blade whack
you now need healthcare.
Lawn boy lawn girl
you do not need to fear.
Rescue Rick is here today
so yard safety awareness is near.

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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Dear Santa

Dear Santa:

"I want a new big toe, more yard safety awareness exposure, and world peace."

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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Pearl Harbor

Remember December 7, 1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor.

Franklin D. Roosevelt: "A date which will live in infamy" 8 December 1941
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

I am grateful for the men and women who serve and have served in military service.

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Monday, December 05, 2005


I had dinner tonight with two filmmakers and a great family who expressed interest in having Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man make cameo appearances in their films. They like the character of Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man and support my yard safety awareness advocacy. They concluded that Rescue Rick exudes a positive vibe despite some challenging life events. They applaud my flow of creativity that strives to drive yard safety awareness so that people do not get hurt.

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Clothing Line

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man Launches Clothing Line

Great Falls, Virginia (PRWEB) December 5, 2005 -- Richard Mudrinich, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man, launches a clothing line. His mission is larger than selling T-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel. The goal is to create yard safety awareness. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is a caped crusader and yard safety super hero working tirelessly to prevent lawn mower accidents and to promote yard safety. “I created and designed the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man clothing line with the vision that people will support my advocacy, and they will spread the yard safety message via their wardrobe,” shares Rescue Rick.

“As a show of support for yard safety awareness and a tribute to all those people who have gotten hurt, including severe amputations, I encourage children and adults alike to wear the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man clothes. In essence, I want to blast my public service safety message to create awareness so that people do not get hurt,” shares Rescue Rick. “Wear a Rescue Rick T-shirt so that people do not get hurt. Rescue Rick is here today so that yard accidents go away.”

Rescue Rick is a renaissance yardman, utilizing various art forms to communicate his safety message. “I want to educate and entertain the general public regarding the importance of yard safety. Lawn mower accidents happen in a split-second, often resulting in life-altering outcomes that sometimes include amputation. I learned this from first-hand experience when I amputated part of my left foot while cutting the grass,” shares Rescue Rick. "The Rescue Rick fashion apparel provides a neat gift idea with a purpose."

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man wants to create awareness regarding the frequency and severity of lawn mower accidents and to promote preventive measures to rescue individuals and families from the dreaded experience associated with yard accidents. Each year, there are about 100,000 lawn mower accidents. Furthermore, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that hospital emergency rooms treat more than 400,000 outdoor garden-tool-related accidents each year. Estimates from past statistics indicate that yardwork accidents fatally injure more than 3,000 people. According to Rescue Rick, "Think before you cut. It hurts. I encourage you to heed the outdoor power equipment safety precautions and to promote grass cut safety. Rescue Rick adds, "I do not want you to get hurt."

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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Trimming Bush

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man trimmed some bush tonight. Later, he presented a Rescue Rick Thong as a momento. Think before you hump. It could hurt.

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