Vincent Cummings

White Teeth – Side-Story – Millat

My response to the book White Teeth Zadie Smith recently includes imagining up a side story based on one of the characters for an advanced writing workshop. I’ve always found writing fan fiction and side stories great practice to writing fiction. The few previous times I have performed this task, the two works turned into […]
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Dare to Write

There are many books to read on how to be a writer, what process to take to be a writer, and many of these provide an excellent foundation to becoming an adept writer and help writers grow. Being a writer requires taking risks. Dillard’s  “The Writing Life” is one I found interesting. Many of her […]
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I Love Savannah, Georgia

Recently I ventured through Historic Downtown Savannah, Georgia for the second time in my life, enjoying its nightlife, historical architect, and culture with some good people.             Colonial Park Cemetery has graves dating back to the mid-1700s. I slept in an apartment across the road.     Cargo Ship at […]
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Hiking the Flatlands

Most of my hiking and backpacking has been in the Smokey and Blue Ridge Mountains, because they are simply beautiful. However, I have made it a goal to explore more of the Florida trails, and other flatlands. Maybe I will wait until fall and winter, as summer in Florida is just painful to do lengthy […]
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Be You

Because an abundant amount of words aren’t always necessary. Don’t be ashamed, or hide. Be you. It is different when I tell you this than when you try to convince yourself. I can’t, nor anyone else, persuade you that your flaw, whatever it may be, is what makes you intriguing, unique, and beautiful.

Escapism

I like watching movies as I do reading books that affect me, because I learn about other people through the portrayal of characters and their stories. Emotionally, people respond to fiction, as they see the characters, story, and the fictional world as something they have experienced in the real world. Also, I watch and read […]
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Nature Talks

When I go back through the photos I have taken over the years, I see more than the picture.      

The Evolution of the Human Condition During War

It has been a while since I watched Full Metal Jacket. The first time it was for entertainment, and for the second time it was probably for entertainment. I did not pay much attention to the character development and their personalities, or how one character, Private Joker, evolves throughout the film from enduring an intense […]
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Life: No One Gets Out Alive

It is guaranteed that no one gets out of life alive. This is motivation to fight for happiness, to inspire people and oneself, and to help others live healthy and happily everyday. People are guaranteed pain, to be hurt, to lose their loved ones, and for their loved ones to lose them. Everyone will die, unless […]
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Nature in Words and Pictures.

  Of course each moment spent in nature cannot be experienced through photos and words, but an idea of the beauty and therapy gained form nature can be shared. Below are some photos from a hike last November.     Trees form paths, reach with curved, bumpy limbs- Diversity.