|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.|
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.
Haunted Room (Orb)
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.
Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman)
Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Vorhees, Friday the 13th)
Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elmstreet)
Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers)
MewMew (sitting on my text book)
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.
San Christobal (Puerto Rico)
Kohunlich (Temple of the Masks)