Monday, March 29, 2010


Passover is an important Jewish festival that commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Hebrews from ancient Egypt and their safe flight across the Red Sea. Passover marks the "birth" of the Jewish nation, as the Jews were freed from being slaves of Pharaoh and allowed to become servants of God instead.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man wants to free individuals, families, and institutions from experiencing a tragic yard accident. Also, he has been passed over. Nonetheless, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man continues to promote freedom and safety.

Happy Passover!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Sunday, March 28, 2010

March Madness

It is March Madness season. March comes in like a lion. I am bringing the March Madness to you. GROWL. I think that Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is like a Mad Scientist. GROWL. He should be mad because there is too much apathy toward yard safety. GROWL. I think Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man should attend several NCAA March Madness games to draw some attention to yard safety. GROWL. He could even push his toy lawnmower around and around (a 360) on the basketball court. GROWL. Basketball dribble. GROWL. Slam dunk for yard safety. GROWL. I think MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) should support Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man. GROWL. He advocates against the use of alcohol while operating power equipment in the yard. GROWL. I am really getting mad now. GROWL. GROWL. GROWL. Now, I am sad. GROWL. YSAD. GROWL. YARD SAFETY AWARENESS DAY. GROWL. Be mad and be sad. GROWL. March goes out like a lamb. GROWL. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man wants to keep the little lamb white and alive. GROWL. Red lamb is no good. GROWL. White lamb is real good. GROWL. Baa Baa White Sheep!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Saturday, March 20, 2010


The First Day of Spring this year (2010) is Saturday, March 20th. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man proclaims once again that the first day of each season is Yard Safety Awareness Day. Spring is in the air, and yard safety is near. Actually, safety never takes a day off. Everyday is yard safety day. Nonetheless, I want to have a celebration periodically to promote a community effort. Therefore, I strive to create yard safety awareness. I do not want anybody to get hurt or die. Please buy and wear a Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man T-shirt to advance yard safety awareness. Think before you cut. It hurts. (tm)

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Birth of Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (Limerick)
By Richard Mudrinich

There once was a man
Who was a grass-cutting fan.
He cut-off his big toe
Screaming oh no!
And hence was born Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man.

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Saint Patrick

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man pays tribute to Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick provides great inspiration toward my yard safety awareness campaign. Indeed, grass is green. The green in the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man color scheme (red, yellow, and green) represents my appreciation for nature and my faith in advancing yard safety awareness on behalf of God. I appreciate the many efforts and contributions of Saint Patrick. I share below a few excerpts about Saint Patrick - a great man who delivered divine works on behalf of God.

Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born, probably in Roman Britain, about AD 385, and was originally called Maewyn. At the age of 16, he was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders that raided his village. Having been a pagan before, he became closer to Christianity during his captivity. He escaped from slavery after six years and went to Gaul where he studied in the monastery under St. Germain, bishop of Auxerre for a period of twelve years. During his training he became aware that his calling was to convert the pagans to Christianity. He wished to return to Ireland and to convert the native pagans to Christianity, but his superiors instead appointed St. Palladius. However, two years later Palladius transferred to Scotland. Patrick, having adopted that Christian name earlier, was then appointed as second bishop to Ireland. Patrick was quite successful at winning converts which upset the Celtic Druids. Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up schools and churches which would aid him in his conversion of the Irish country to Christianity. His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County Down. He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since.

Much Irish folklore surrounds St. Patrick's Day. Some of this lore includes the belief that Patrick raised people from the dead. He also is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland, although paleontologists have pointed out that no snakes were ever native to Ireland. (In response, some scholars say the snake story was a metaphor for the conversion of the pagans.) Though originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into more of a secular holiday.

One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. This stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.

The St. Patrick's Day custom came to America in 1737, the first year St. Patrick's Day was publicly celebrated, in Boston, Massachusetts. Today, people celebrate the day with parades, wearing green, and drinking beer.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man emphasizes that if you drink alcohol beyond the legal driving limit, then do not drive drunk. Also, if you are not driving, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man recommends that if you drink alcohol, then drink in moderation. Also, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man suggests that you be good to your body temple and do not pollute the environment of other people around you. Keep St. Patrick's Day green - not red!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Michael Eisner

A few years ago, I was visiting New York City. A highlight of my trip was meeting Michael Eisner on St. Patrick's Day while walking on the streets of Manhattan. I was still on crutches about six months after my lawn mower accident. I noticed him as he walked by me. Needless to say, I was compelled to present the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man concept to Mr. Eisner for his consideration. I hobbled on my crutches over to him, and I asked, "Are you Michael Eisner?" He responded, "Yes I am!" I shared my story with him. I am very grateful for the opportunity to speak with Michael Eisner about my yard safety awareness campaign. He was very gracious to me.

It would be a great thrill to meet Michael Eisner again. I met him during a challenging time in his career and life. It was announced a few weeks prior that Mr. Eisner would be leaving the Walt Disney Company. I am glad to see that he has moved on to a new chapter of his life with another series of successful ventures.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! It is a green day for green heroes, including Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man and the wonderful world of yard safety!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man