Friday, August 31, 2007

Patent Community

I (Richard T. Mudrinich) want to make sure that the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the International Patent Cooperation Union (states party to the Patent Cooperation Treaty) and beyond knows and recognizes that Richard T. Mudrinich (Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man) is the inventor of yard (garden grass lawn landscaping mowing turf) safety footwear.

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Rescue Little Myra

I have personal experience of many trials and tribulations associated with severe yard accidents. Nonetheless, I want to share a story about a 4-year-old girl and her family who are great people and need some immediate assistance and care. MYRA IS A HERO.

Indeed, I have become aware of some real yard safety crusaders who are great heroes. For instance, I have been blessed to learn about Myra Mackenzie Barco-Calderon, a 4-year-old girl, who was run over by a riding lawnmower. I refer to Myra as Little Myra, yet she is a big hero to me. Little Myra is a great inspiration to many people, including Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man. Recently, I came across a few online news stories that I must share with the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man audience. Please read this family story. MYRA AND HER FAMILY NEED HELP!

Source: Culpepper Star Exponent!news

Financial woes grip family
By Rhonda Simmons
Culpeper Star Exponent
Sunday, July 22, 2007

Inside the family room, Myra Mackenzie Barco-Calderon bounced from sofa to chair as her mother, Rachelle, leafed through a folder full of medical bills Thursday afternoon.

Rachelle said Myra, 4, was supposed to have a follow-up visit after her June 18 surgery, but didn’t go because the family couldn’t afford to travel 45 miles to Charlottesville.

In April, husband Rafael Barco-Calderon lost his delivery driver job. About a month later, he quit his job after five weeks because of minimal hours.

“That put us in a bad situation,” he said.

On June 16, the Barco-Calderon’s luck finally changed.

Rafael started working for an oil recycling company, traveling to and from Leesburg, Herndon, Reston, Warrenton and Madison.

Financially, though, the family is still “in really bad financial shape,” he said. “We’ve been living off of credit cards and we’re late on the mortgage.”

He says he’s appreciative that his new employer started providing health insurance his first day of work. But the bills continued to pile up.

Last week, a Culpeper County sheriff’s deputy served the family with a warrant from U.Va. for unpaid debts, according to Rachelle.

“We thought that our bills were still being paid by our (former) insurance,” she said. “So I didn’t do anything, and then all of a sudden we get this warrant.”

The Barco-Calderons are still applying for financial aid with the University of Virginia Health System. Rachelle says the family needs financial help, legal advice and some extra hands around the house to make phone calls to bill collectors.

“Every time I talk to them,” she said, “I get emotional and start to cry.”

To make ends meet, Rachelle sews and sells baby slings and other items via her Web site,

“It pays for the food and it pays for the electric,” she said.

Contribute to: The Myra Mackenzie Barco-Calderon Fund c/o Second Bank & Trust
Where: Any Virginia Second Bank & Trust office
For more info: Contact Second Bank & Trust’s main office at (540) 825-4800.

Please mention that Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man cares about Little Myra and her family.

In addition, there is a string of related news stories about Myra and her family. They are yard safety crusaders!

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man cries out for assistance to help Rachel and Rafael Barco-Calderon. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man strives to someday have resources to help in these situations. I hope that the sale of yard safety products and services will generate necessary resources. In the meantime, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man still needs help himself.

Nonetheless, please help Little Myra and rescue the Barco-Calderon family pronto! Please rescue and save their lives from further complications. I can relate to what they are experiencing right now. PLEASE HELP!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Care More

It seems that nobody really cares about yard safety. Nonetheless, I have a dream to find a cure for yard accidents. Indeed, I have met some people who think that I am a fool and idiot with my approach toward promoting yard safety awareness.

Also, some people think that my ambitious adventures and vision as a social entrepreneur to create yard safety products and services is a pipe dream, given some of my life challenges. Furthermore, I need to develop and sell my yard safety products and services in order to generate money to give to individuals and families impacted by yard accidents who suffer and need assistance. For instance, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is the inventor of yard safety footwear. I need to protect my fellow grass cutters (landscapers, outdoor enthusiasts, yard manicurists, home yard caretakers, etc.) from getting hurt, and I need to channel funds and resources to those who have been hurt. I hope that this might explain some Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man frustration associated with disrespect and disregard for some of my yard safety innovations, yet execution and implementation of some stellar ideas and products. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man cares more - not care less - about total yard safety wellness.

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Thou Shalt Not Steal

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man shares some biblical references on the topic of theft in response to the theft of some of his intellectual property.

Thou shalt not steal. Exodus 20:15

If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him. If the sun be risen upon him, [there shall be] blood [shed] for him; [for] he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double. If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution. Exodus 22:1-5

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the Lord, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour; Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein: Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, Leviticus 6:1-4

Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. Leviticus 19:11

And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death. And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast. And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him; Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him [again]. And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death. Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I [am] the Lord your God. Leviticus 24:17-22

Neither shalt thou steal. Deuteronomy 5:19

Thou shalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother. And if thy brother [be] not nigh unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again. In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother's, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself. Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift [them] up again. Deuteronomy 22:1-4

And that doeth not any of those [duties], but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour's wife, Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination, Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:11-13

Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because [there is] no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away. Hosea 4:1-3

Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof [is] twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. Then said he unto me, This [is] the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off [as] on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off [as] on that side according to it. I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof. Zechariah 5:1-4

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and [thy] mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matthew 19:16-19

There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, [it] cannot defile him; Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. Mark 7:15-23

And unto him that smiteth thee on the [one] cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not [to take thy] coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask [them] not again. Luke 6:29-30

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none [is] good, save one, [that is], God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. Luke 18:18-20

Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Romans 2:21-22

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if [there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:8-10

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with [his] hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Ephesians 4:28

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Richard Mudrinich, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™, is the founder and inventor of the first-of-its-kind yard safety footwear and gear, including the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man Yard Safety Footwear™. "I am the first yard safety super hero in the history of the world. Furthermore, I am the first person in the world to invent yard lawn garden landscaping turf grass safety footwear specifically targeted for the landscaping experience. I conceived these ideas, especially the yard safety footwear, after chopping-off part of my left foot with a walk-behind power push lawn mower while cutting the grass,” shares Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man.

“I was inspired to invent my yard safety footwear immediately after my yard accident. While in the hospital recovering from several surgeries as a result of my severe lawn mower accident, I made a life-commitment (divine inspiration) to yard safety awareness. In the hospital bed, I conceived the concept of the first-of-its-kind yard safety footwear and gear in order to prevent yard accidents from happening to other people and animals. Since I cut-off part of my left foot, I focused initially on designing and developing the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man Yard Safety Footwear™. My focus then expanded to design Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man Yard Safety Gear™ to protect other parts of the body. These personal protective equipment items are yard safety insurance products and promote preventative medicine as well. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™ will donate to educational and charitable purposes,” shares Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™ has received a divine direction (patent) from God to continue to promote the concept of yard safety footwear. He recognizes that other individuals have taken his idea as their own. He wishes that those individuals would acknowledge that Richard Mudrinich (Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™) is the inventor of yard safety footwear. Furthermore, there are some individuals who exhibited unethical, unprofessional, and maybe illegal behavior with regards to private discussions, especially involving some federal (government officials, small business development centers, etc.), federal affiliated (SCORE), commerical organizations (patent attorneys), non-profit organizations, etc. that exist to help an entrepreneur development his idea into a business, including protecting intellectual property. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™ cautions entrepreneurs beyond approaching these organizations, especially with regards to intellectual property. In essence, the entrepreneur feeds these organizations ideas that are then distributed and exploited beyond the entrepreneur. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™ was exploited by organizations established to help (not exploit) entrepreneurs. Indeed, there are now several new entrants into the yard safety footwear arena. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™ is so happy to make a contribution to capitalism. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™ wants some credit and compensation for acting as the catalyst of a new niche yard safety marketplace. "Throw the yard safety super hero a bone," requests Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man.

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. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™ 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 Grass Cut Man™. “Wear a Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man T-shirt™ to pass along the yard safety message so that people and animals do not get hurt. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™ is here today so that yard accidents go away.”

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man™ is a yard safety awareness conduit for the betterment of mankind. 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 the Grass Cut Man, "Think before you cut. It hurts. I encourage you to heed the outdoor power equipment safety precautions and to promote yard safety!"

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man introduces the yard safety awareness infant creeper (tm). I have gotten to know a young woman who is approaching the birth and delivery of her first child - it's a boy. I have enjoyed living vicariously through her regarding the pregnancy process. It is very fascinating. Recently, she had a baby shower. I was not invited. I realize that most baby showers tend to be women-only. Nonetheless, I do not want her baby to ever have a yard accident, especially involving outdoor power equipment.

I want to encourage parents to remember to always protect their children while they are playing and working in the yard. Therefore, I presented her with a Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man Infant Creeper (tm) to remind her and her husband of the importance of yard safety awareness. Also, I encourage other parents and families to learn more about yard safety awareness so that they and their children can avoid these often times severe accidents. In addition, you may even create awareness during your travels and help someone else avoid a yard accident.

Think before you cut. It hurts! Be yard safe!

"Yayayayayaya SafT AaaaaaaaahWearNess" -- Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man Baby Talk

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man


By Richard Mudrinich

Cut-the-grass, cut-the-grass, grass cut man.
Grass cut my yard as safe as you can.
Cut it and trim it and mark it RRtGCM.
And come back in a week to do it again.

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man