Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Mary had a little lamb who mulched grass like a lawn mower.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Pittsburgh Experiment

Thank you for the invitation to the Pittsburgh Experiment 50th Anniversay event on Saturday, September 24th. I WILL BE THERE.

The Pittsburgh Experiment means so much to me. I have experienced some difficult times in my life. I have suffered for various reasons, including some difficult people and circumstances. I have always maintained a sense of hope through my faith in God. I really have a friend in Jesus. Furthermore, I am blessed with the existence of the Pittsburgh Experiment and all of the many wonderful people in the Pittsburgh faith-based community, especially Carter Birely. I have experienced many situations where people have thought that I was a flake or not worthy. As a divine channel, it was Carter Birely who expressed unconditional love to reach out and help me. Indeed, it is through his endless quest to help people that Carter carries on the spirit of the Pittsburgh Experiment.

Regardless of whatever happens to me in my life, the Pittsburgh Experiment has made a lasting mark on my soul. Presently, I am faced with another challenge. My mom has an aggressive case of uterian cancer. It is through my belief in God that I praise everything that my mom has done for me. Also, I believe that my mom will get better. In many eyes, I am a loser. My mom has never stopped believing in me. I may never really succeed in a traditional or materialistic sense. However, I have learned the most important gift of God, and that is to love and forgive everyone.

Likewise, from the early days of the Pittsburgh Experiment to today, it is unconditional love coupled with innovation, intelligence, and soul that has resulted in better overall lives for many many people.

I cannot wait to attend the Pittsburgh Experiment 50th Anniversary. It really means a tremendous amount to me. THANK YOU.


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Football. Kickoff. Grass. Yard safety awareness. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man.

I propose that, before kickoff at football games across America this season, people take a moment to reflect on the importance of yard safety. This applies to soccer as well.

I have a dream too. No more yard accidents.

Think before you cut. It hurts. (tm)

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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

America's Pastime

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) is a baseball fan. I am excited about the return of professional baseball to the Washington, DC region, although, I am still faithful to my long-time favorite Pittsburgh Pirates. Incidentally, Rescue Rick (sm) won the Sportsmanship of the Year Award while playing Little League baseball. To this day, I am proud to be recognize with this award. It represents two things: (1) excellent attitude and respect for my fellow teammates and opponents and (2) excellent parents and siblings who led by example. Since I have moved to the DC region, I have set yet another personal goal; I want to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game. I want to encourage the consideration of Yard Safety Awareness Day at a Nationals game, featuring Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) as the national yard safety super hero. It all starts with a dream - THE DREAM II. Think before you cut. It hurts. (tm)

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. recently. He learned that if he had lived in Germany (Nazi region) during the era of the Holocaust that he would have probably been killed or sterilized due to his disability and his desire to reachout to other disabled individuals. Furthermore, his creative and zestful artistic expression would have been suppressed and spanked. Rescue Rick Yard Safety Awareness (RRYSA). Think before you cut. It hurts. (tm)

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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Hang Nine

I went to the beach this weekend to enjoy the final stretch of Summer and to gain some relief from this very hot Summer. At the beach, I exposed myself. I hung nine toes as I walked around the beach in modified shoes to accommodate the loss of my big toe that resulted from one of about 400,000 outdoor power equipment accidents that took place in 2003 (the year of the Rescue Rick accident). It was an interesting day to watch people who watched me (wearing my cape as well) - only to discover that I hung nine. There were several kids who came over and started counting my toes (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - where is 10?). My tenth little piggy went to the market and never came back; he was sliced by a lawn mower blade. The highlight of my day was meeting a few teenage boys and girls who welcomed me into their group of surfers. I made reference to hanging nine a few times, and I was offered the use of a surfboard. I never surfed before, and I was concerned about my balance (not to mention the importance of the big toe in everyday balance). After falling several times, I was determined to hang nine and catch a wave. Finally, I made several adjustments to accommodate my disability, and I found my groove. I learned from this day at the beach that people were shocked to learn of so many lawn mower accidents each year. Also, the surfers that I met accepted a new style of surfing - HANG NINE. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) surfs on DUDE! Think before you cut. It hurts. (tm)

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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Rescue Rick on Oprah

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) wants to get on the Oprah Winfrey Show to spread his message regarding yard safety awareness.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Smithsonian Institution

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) visits the Smithsonian Institution. "I wanted to introduce myself and to reserve a spot for my cape, gloves, hat, modified toy lawn mower, safety glasses, and socks as part of an exhibit to promote yard safety awareness. I met some great people at a few of the Washington, D.C. museums. I have a dream II that my cape will be on permanent display in the Smithsonian," shares Rescue Rick.

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization. Composed of 16 museums and the National Zoo in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and 2 museums in New York City. The Smithsonian's exhibitions offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection numbering over 142 million objects. (Accessed from the Smithsonian Institution website on August 2, 2005).

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Monday, August 01, 2005

Rescue Rick Vietnam

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) made another trip to the National Mall in Washington DC this past weekend.

The Vietnam Memorial is a very special and emotional place. I was a kid during the Vietnam War. Over the years, I have met many tremendous people who served in Vietnam. I will never really understand the experiences of these men and women. However, I acknowledged the emotions of a few Vietnam Veterans visiting the WALL to pay tribute to a fallen or missing buddy. Likewise, I saw family members paying respects to their loved ones.

Also, I had the pleasure of meeting Master Sergeant Ray Bows, the author of several works on the Vietnam War. In context, I spoke with Mr. Bows about my yard safety awareness campaign. He was a true gentleman. Also, he was signing books. I do not have much money as a result of my accident. Nonetheless, I was compelled to buy his book out of respect to all those who served in the Vietnam War. Ironically, Mr. Bows wrote on the inside cover of my book, "To Rescue Rick, Thanks for all the good work you do. This is the first time I've met a super hero in person! Best wishes. Ray Bows" Mr. Bows comments ooze modesty. He met thousands of super heroes - those who served America during the Vietnam War, including those individuals who gave their lives for their country and freedom.

In my own way, I want to acknowledge the millions of individuals who were mutilated in their own yard using outdoor power equipment. It was not the jungles of Vietnam. It was grass on American soil. Furthermore, millions of people all over the world have been mutilated by outdoor power equipment. I recognize that these situations did not involve a stressful war situation. These events took place while cutting grass. Therefore, I must cry out for people to think before they touch a piece of outdoor power equipment. It is not a weapon. It is a yard machine. Please read the owner's manual. Think and live safety.


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Rescue Rick Stand-Up

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) has been performing stand-up comedy. The purpose of the show is to introduce humor and laughter to present my gruesome lawn mower accident story and teach yard safety awareness. In essence, Rescue Rick (sm) is the grass cut comic. I want someone to think about the Rescue Rick (sm) yard safety awareness campaign before they grass cut the next time. Thus, I strive to prevent people from having outdoor power equipment accidents. Please be safe. In a split-second, you can hurt yourself or someone nearby. Also, life can be short; you can die from grass cutting. Nonetheless, there is still grass to cut in cemeteries. Grass cut and have fun. Laugh a little. Laugh your graaaaaaaaassssssss off. Think before you cut. It hurts. (tm)

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