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        My full name is Robert Dustin Cushman, but I go by Dustin both in life and online. I'm 37 years old and live South Jersey close to Philadelphia. I live with my partner of 10 (almost 11) years, two dogs, five cats, 1 rabbit and some fish, the last ones are in fact unimportant in my opinion. We also share the house with a few ghosts, yes I said ghosts. More on them later.
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2008

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2012

 
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2003 (Uxmal)

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2011

        Many people probably know me best as the guy who created and ran the soap pages for years and years: those being the 'Another World,' 'Days of Our Lives' and 'Passions' pages. Those days are behind me now as I made the difficult decision several years ago to give them up after 14 years of running them in order to move forward with my life and other pursuits. I do still watch 'Days of Our Lives,' and you can find my snarky thoughts on Facebook.

        I also have several blogs that I've been running for many years. These you can find in the side bar.
That Guy's Blog is my personal blog where I talk about my life in general. Because I've gotten so busy as of late and don't update it as much, I also added a Tumblr Blog where I mainly just post iPhone photos to. I also have The Primetime Dish which is where I blog about TV shows I like to watch and my thoughts on them.

        As stated before, we live in a haunted house believe it or not. One of the ghosts is a teenager who committed suicide decades ago. He's been identified because my partner's family has lived in the area forever and knew his family, as well as him personally. Yes, he's been seen! Other ghosts that come around are believed to be attached to the land or a house that could have once been here. We live on farmland that has been farmland since the colonial days. I have heard, felt and seen the ghosts several times over the years. At this point I am very used to it. People think it's cool to live in a haunted house, until they experience it themselves. I used to be one of those people. Mainly they leave us alone, but then there are some nights they can be annoying.

        Ghosts have always been a huge interest of mine, and as of late I've begun doing some investigations at local haunted spots with a paranormal group. Let me tell you, it's nothing like you see on those television shows. It's generally a lot of sitting around and waiting for something to happen. With patience though, it can be very rewarding.

        I'm also a huge fan of halloween, always have been. Every year I decorate my house for it, and every year the decorations get bigger and more complex. One year very soon, I shall run out of room.
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Haunted Room (Orb)

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Halloween 2011

      Another hobby of mine is photography. Now I am not saying that I am great at it, it's something that I've only in the past year begun to enjoy. However practice makes perfect! I really enjoy taking, and digitally editing, photos on my iPhone. I have several photo accounts set up where you can not only see some of my iPhone photos, but larger and better quality versions of many of the photos on this page. Most of my vacation photos can be found on my Webshots account. I also have some fun photos taken with a Lytro camera up on the web. Finally I am RDustinC on Instagram, but there is no way to publicly see all those photos. You can, however, see some of my favorites on my Instacanvas webpage.

        One last thing I enjoy is attending various cons, or conventions. My first ones were soap conventions, but I've moved on to SciFi and Horror conventions lately. I really enjoy them, and of course meeting some of my favorite movie and TV stars. Many of these photos and stores can be found on my blogs.
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Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman)

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Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Vorhees, Friday the 13th)

 
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Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elmstreet)

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Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers)

        I have two terriers, or "terrors" as owners of this breed affectionately refer to them. Princess Bumbles (Princess for short) is my Westie and the first of the two terrors I got. She was born on July 12th, 2004. I got the name Bumbles from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Bumbles is what Yukon called the abominable snowman. Nikko was my second, he's a Cairn Terrier and was born on October 18, 2005. Nikko is named after the captain of the flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz, as he's a toto-dog. Both are AKC registered purebreds.
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Princess Bumbles

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Nikko

        We have five, yes five cats. Trust me, this is an issue for me, as five cats eat a lot of food, and require a lot of litter pans. In order of age they are Galahad, Gawain (aka Moo Kitty), Percival (aka Percy Cat), Pilgrim (aka Grim) and MewMew (aka Baroness Tangina Von MewMew). The first three were named after knights from the Arthurian legends. This was my partner's thing, not mine. I eventually put an end to the knights' naming with Pilgrim, who was named as such because he showed up as a stray at Thanksgiving and was a true survivor. MewMew, the newest addition and only female of all the cats, unfortunately got her name because John didn't like any of the names I was coming up with. Eventually I named her Baroness Tangina, which was a play on Tangina Baron from "Poltergiest." However at that point she has started responding to MewMew, the sound I would make to call her to figure out where she was, she would meow back. So she became the Baroness Tangina Von MewMew!
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MewMew (sitting on my text book)

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Percy Cat


        To totally shift topics for the final time . . . Nowadays I make a living doing several things. I teach anthropology at a few local New Jersey Universities. I mainly teach Intro to Cultural Anthropology, Intro to Archaeology, and Magic and Religion. In the past I've also taught classes on Human Prehistory. I'm hoping over the next year to add some new classes into my schedule, including Sex and Gender as well as Natives of North America. As an anthropologist and archaeologist my personal interests lie in ancient religions, burial rituals, the afterlife and ghosts, and popular culture. I have presented several papers at local and national meetings based on my own work studying Native American burial rituals, as well as published one article. I am working to publish two more articles in 2013 based on my aspects of my work. Once I get my CV (academic resume) up to date, I'll post it here.

        My years working running my soap and videogame pages have not been forsaken. I also continue to work in web page design and publishing. I run my partner's business' website, as well as all their social media (Facebook, Twitter and Newsletters). You can visit them at
SpringdaleFarms.com.

      Below are some photos of various archaeological sites I have visited in my travels.
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San Christobal (Puerto Rico)

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Chichen Itza

 
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Tulum

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Kohunlich (Temple of the Masks)