duane cummins

Sarcastic bastard, father, advocate, and occasional idiot

Father first and always. Very amused. World traveler. Avid reader. Skateboards to sailboats, anything with a deck. Philosophically aligned with Anarcho-Syndicalism. Somewhat a capitalist. Deeply dedicated to sarcasm. Slightly cynical. Aspiring writer, photographer,  artist and graphic designer. 

Advocate for the homeless and the addicted. I strongly feel the current criminal justice system needs reform, it is an extension of slavery, entrenched in the racialization of criminality created during the Nixon administration in 1971. 

I’m am an avid fan of responsible, thoughtful and honest people. Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson,Noam Chomsky, Earnest Hemingway, and Kurt Vonnegut are my literary idols. Lastly, I enjoy long walks on the beach, Pina Coladas, and small feral cats. And that’s the shit I never said.

Me a little deeper. With an amazing talent for writing seductive copy (read on), a natural eye towards business matters and drive to succeed,  I have over 22 years’ leading call centers in the  BPO space. A servant leader focused on the success of individuals and companies on a global scale.

After founding The Art Department I discovered over the years that the never-ending grind to “maximize profits”, “finish projects”, “do more with less”, was getting old. I wanted to focus on my daughters and what I was passionite about and what made me happy, not profits – for others. While I remain enteprenuiral in spirit I am honestly trying at 55 to figure out where I fit in this world.

With an MBA in sarcasm, and the writing prowess of Hemingway, the drinking ability of Bukowski, and a fabulous sense of humor that comes across in my writing, I started writing this blog, trying to push products for this affiliate marketing thing, and maybe make someone laugh. Or piss someone off, then I’ll be really famous.


Duane’s Resume


“an MBA in sarcasm, and the

writing prowess of Hemingway”