Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Rescue Rick Monday

Rescue Rick Monday Saves American Flag

Thirty years ago, Chicago Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescued the American flag during a game with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. It is one of the most patriotic moments in the history of sports. This is a phenomenal and heroic story. I remember Rick Monday during his days as a really talented baseball player - a great glove in centerfield and a productive stick at the plate. Actually, I now recall this incident when he rescued the American flag. That day, Rescue Rick Monday was a true Yard Safety Super Hero. He rescued the American flag. Mr. Monday instinctively shifted his focus and concentration from playing major league baseball to a patriotic American citizen. Rescue Rick Monday demonstated how important the American flag is to protect and respect. Indeed, I am trying to rescue individuals and families from having yard accidents as Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man. Like Rescue Rick Monday, I am patriotic. I love America. I support America. I would defend America, yet Rick Monday did defend America by seizing and protecting the American flag that day. Going forward with my yard safety awareness advocacy, I will now keep my eyes open for the proper care and presentation of the American flag. Furthermore, I am a huge baseball fan. I still think it would be great for Major League Baseball to showcase the importance of yard safety awareness by promoting Yard Safety Awareness Day at Major League Baseball ballparks across America. Obviously, Mr. Monday made a profound impact 30 years ago at Dodger Stadium. He will always be Rescue Rick Monday to me. Thank you for sharing this real-life super hero story on the World Magazine Blog. Rescue Rick Monday gave yard (ballyard) safety awareness a new definition and meaning. Also, keep the Red White and Blue off the turf. Likewise, keep your red blood off the turf. I do not want anyone to have a yard accident. Think before you cut. It hurts. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is here today so that yard accidents go away. I will never forget the American flag rescue by Mr. Rescue Rick Monday. God Bless America!

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Carnegie Mellon

President Cohon:

I look forward to your presentation this evening at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, D.C. I have been looking forward to meeting you for several years now. I want to introduce myself to you and thank you for your extra efforts in reaching out to me.

I do not want to portray myself as some kind of cry-baby. That is not what made Carnegie Mellon great. Nonetheless, with regards to the sign-up sheet for your presentation via the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Events website, my entry has been repeatedly deleted. I have contacted the Alumni office with no explanation. I do not understand.

Richard Mudrinich
Yard Safety Superhero
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
Tepper 1993

I do not understand why this is repeatedly deleted. This is my only job. I chopped-off part of my left with a lawnmower, and I have become the only yard safety advocate in America. In true Carnegie Mellon fashion, I am applying my Carnegie Mellon education by utilizing a "cross-campus" approach in advancing yard safety awareness. For instance, my character Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is a renaissance yardman who utilizes various art forms to communicate my yard safety message. I do not see the concern to repeatedly delete me from the Carnegie Mellon community; Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man serves a purpose similar to Smoky the Bear and McGruff the Crime Dog. The difference is that I do not have millions of dollars supporting my initiative. I am trying to boot-strap my campaign as a social entrepreneur. Next, I am designing and developing yard safety gear, including innovative yard safety footwear. I am trying to establish Yard Safety Awareness Day. I am exploring software companies to develop yard safety software in conjunction with insurance companies. I am trying to find a cure for yard accidents via a cognitive psychology approach to reduce "stupid human tricks." I have become a painter, using both my right hand and left foot to convey my passion for yard safety awareness. In short, my approach to increase yard safety awareness and reduce yard accidents is inspired by my Carnegie Mellon education. Please visit my website for additional information.

Again, I look forward to meeting you at the Carnegie Mellon event. Also, for all the naysayers of my life work, I will be wearing a blue suit, white shirt, and red & blue striped necktie; I know enough to leave the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man uniform at home. Also, I realize that some Carnegie Mellon alumni have nice traditional successful careers. Nonetheless, I am an innovator with a social purpose. For instance, if Andy Warhol did not innovate, there would be no Andy Warhol Museum - in Pittsburgh; he followed his gut and heart.

In the meantime, I seek a new day job that pays closer to the needs and expectations of a Tepper MBA. I have attached my resume. My heart is in my work also; I am a Carnegie Mellon alum. I wish that I could work with some Carnegie Mellon alumni. Thank you for all of your contributions to the Carnegie Mellon community.


Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
228 Walker Road, #2
Great Falls, VA 22066
703-851-9105 (Cell)
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Saturday, April 22, 2006


I think that grass cutting and yard safety awareness could lead toward a common bond between America and China. I cut off my big toe during a lawnmower accident. The practice of reflexology, an ancient Chinese practice, may explain my theory. Reflexology, or zone therapy, is the practice of stimulating points on the feet (most common), hands, or ears, in the belief it will have a beneficial effect on some other parts of the body, or will improve general health. Apparently, the big toe is connected to the brain. I lost my left big toe. Does that mean that I lost half of my brain? Nonetheless, especially as most of the world embarks on grass cutting trillions of blades of grass, I share the remaining half of my brain and reminder everyone about the importance of learning more about yard safety awareness. I do not want anyone to get hurt. My life goal is zero yard accidents. Think before you cut. It hurts. (tm)

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Johnny Dare Morning Show

Thank you for inviting me onto The Johnny Dare Morning Show on KQRC 98.9 THE ROCK in the Kansas City region this morning. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak about yard safety awareness, featuring my character Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man. I pray that my appearance will rescue at least one person (hopefully thousands of people) from having a yard accident. God Bless You.

Richard Mudrinich
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Sunday, April 16, 2006


I developed a passion for disabled and challenged persons at a young age. As a child, I had a dog named Babette who developed a condition called "floating kneecaps." In essence, her kneecaps would slip out of place, and she would drag her legs or walk only on her front paws. Furthermore, Babette had a very sweet personality. She loved everyone. Furthermore, I reached out to Babette recognizing some of her physical limitations and admiring her many positive characteristics. Unfortunately, Babette was killed by a car during a visit by one of my relatives who let Babette out to get some fresh-air. I did not learn about this until it was too late. It was a very sad day because Babette embodied a spirit of innocence and love for all animals and people. Babette was a wonderful little doggy.

After my lawn mower accident, I had a series of surgeries to care for the partial amputation of left foot. Often times, I thought about my little brave doggy Babette who made such a profound impact on everyone who met her. I gained some inspiration and strength from that little doggy.

In the spirit of Babette, I have developed a passion for disabled persons and disabled animals. Actually, I am now a disabled person. Citizen Kane had Rosebud. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man had Babette.

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Easter is the most important religious holiday of the Christian liturgical year, observed between late March and late April to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe occurred after his death by crucifixion. Christ is Risen!

I want to live in Heaven with Jesus when I die. In the meantime, I do not want to sin, and I want to promote yard safety awareness. Thank you.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday of Holy Week (the Thursday before Easter). It was the day on which Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples, sharing a meal with them which we call the Last Supper.

In those days it was usual for a servant to wash the guests feet on arrival. On this occasion there was no servant present and none of the disciples volunteered to do the menial task. Instead, Jesus got up and washed his disciples feet, giving them an object lesson in humility and service. In some churches priests carry out a ceremonial washing of the feet of twelve men on Maundy Thursday as a commemoration of Christ's act.

In Britain it is still customary for the sovereign to give 'Maundy Money' to a number of male and female pensioners - one man and one woman for each year of the sovereign's age. The money is contained in two purses: one red and one white. The white purse contains specially minted coins - one for each year of the sovereign's life. The red purse now also contains money, in lieu of gifts which used to be offered to the poor. Up to the time of James II the sovereign also washed the feet of selected poor men.

The word "Maundy" comes from the Latin for 'command' (mandatum). It refers to the command given by Jesus at the Last Supper, that his disciples should love one another.

(Note: Thank you to for the definition of Maundy Thursday.)

It would be great to have Jesus wash my feet. I might even be surprised to be blessed with a miracle - a new big toe. Thank you Jesus for the Atonement. Jesus suffered horribly and died on the cross. Thank you for the forgiveness and repair of my (our) sins.

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Good Friday

Good Friday is a holy day celebrated by Christians on the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus at Calvary. Special prayer services are often held on this day with readings from the Gospel accounts of the events leading up to the crucifixion. Mainstream Christian churches view Christ's crucifixion as a voluntary and vicarious act, and one by which, along with resurrection on the third day, death itself was conquered.

I have really really been thinking about Good Friday. I am really connecting with what Jesus did for all of His children. He was crucified so that I (we) would be forgiven for all of my (our) sins. He was resurrected so that I (we) can live again in Heaven. As I sit in my rooming house, I feel that Jesus is with me. Jesus is providing me with comfort that my life will be what it is meant to be. I realize that my life is already planned by God. Apparently, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is part of His plan. My experiences are just part of His plan in His time. Tomorrow is not only Good Friday; it is Great God Friday for Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man. Jesus was and is God's plan. Good Friday is Love. Easter Day is Joy. Thank you Jesus.

Good Friday is God Friday. We are all part of God's plan. God knows all. God plans all. God rules all. God rules Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006


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 and families from experiencing a tragic yard accident.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Mr. President

My life is not great. Nonetheless, I am ambitious and working hard to improve my situation. It is getting better. I support President Bush. He is my President of the United States of America.

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