Vincent Cummings

Book Review: Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

The closest knowledge I had about Norse mythology before reading Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology was from the TV show Vikings and the hero Thor in The Avengers and Thor movies.  The portrayal of the various gods and goddesses provides each significance and makes her/him stand out among the diverse family of heroes and heroines. Some of these gods and goddesses are […]
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Save the Sacred Land

The hum of traffic, the smell of exhaust fumes, sights of infrastructure, all fade away. My mood enhances and time slows as I enter the wilderness.  Nature and wildlife are things I admire and that inspire me. When out in nature, my senses open up – I smell the flora and fauna, and the earth, […]
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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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