Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2022 5:49 pm


Date Joined: February 1, 2020
Last Online: October 18, 2020
Birthday: August 1
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a retired male living in Kentucky who enjoys sending and receiving snail mail. I worked in information technology for several decades. I primarily worked in hospitals but also was employed by a hospice for several years.

I send and receive a lot of postcards -- 5 to 7 each week. I exchange cards and letters regularly with several correspondents. I have a good friend with whom I have been exchanging postcards for almost 40 years. We were roommates during graduate school. We exchanged postcards one summer and continued the practice as our lives took us to different places.

I like to send letters, greeting cards, and note cards as well as postcards.

My taste in postcards is very broad. I like vintage cards (the older the better), humorous cards, photos of country scenes, parks and city streets, flowers, animals, people (famous or not), works of art, space, trains, dinosaurs -- almost anything you can think of. I like black & white as well as color postcards. If there's a postcard you've been holding on to because you're not sure someone would like it, then send it to me -- my tastes are quite broad. The only postcards I don't care much for are multi-views but I won't reject or one or lower a rating because of receiving one. I also like stamps so I appreciate it if one uses older stamps or a mixture of smaller denominations.

But these are only guidelines and not specifications -- feel free to send anything.

Favorite Television

I don't watch much television, but there are a few shows I follow and enjoy:

Modern Family

Last Man Standing

Fresh Off the Boat

I enjoy some of the British comedies and mysteries, including:

Last of the Summer Wine

Keeping Up Appearances

Still Open All Hours

Midsomer Murders

Inspector Morse, Inspector Lewis, and Endeavour series

Doctor Who



Last Detective

Several shows I liked very much ended or were cancelled in past year or so, and I miss them:

Big Bang Theory



My guilty pleasure is watching Ice Road Truckers and Yukon Gold. Not funny or educational but I find them interesting. Nobody's perfect, right?

Favorite Books

I read a lot, both books and magazines. Some of my favorite books are:

Strange But True by John Searles

Chronicles of St Mary’s series by Jodi Taylor

Liturgical Mysteries series by Mark Schweizer

Now: The Physics of Time by Richard Muller

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckham

Dr. Thorndyke Mystery series by R. Austin Freeman

pretty much everything by Philip K. Dick

The Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice,

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

I also spend time in Bible study, both in groups and alone. My favorite book of the Bible is Ruth, and my favorite gospel is Luke.

Favorite Movies

I used to watch movies very often but now I don't watch as many. When I watch a movie I usually rent it (I miss having a neighborhood video store) and I generally watch mysteries, comedies or science fiction.

Some movies I enjoyed in the not too distant past are:


Men in Black I & II

Lord of the Rings

Star Wars series

Crazy Rich Asians




The Hunger Games


Despicable Me

Wallace & Gromit


Being There


CraftyTraveler rated for Tell a Joke Postcard Swap on Jul 6, 2021
CraftyTraveler rated for Unwanted PC on Jul 6, 2021
shellybuckmeier rated for Quick 1 Day PC Swap #3 on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the bookstore postcard! It would be fun to go on a world tour of bookstores! I'd have to learn some more languages though,
penpallingfool rated for Postcard Pick Up #8 on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: thanks sorry for the delay as the dr has taken my old headache meds and am waiting on prior authorization and its been about a month or two headaches never go away smh
KyraSmith rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #8 on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: This just arrived today. Thank you :)
suepier rated for SF~Naked Blind PC Swap - USA on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from NH.
Ukucaitie rated for SF- Handmade Postcard #2- US on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: Hello i got your card but it came completely destroyed 😔 so I'm not sure what it was supposed to be.
squince rated for SF- No Rules PC #4- USA on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
beachchicken rated for SF- No Rules PC #4- USA on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard with seagulls! I too pretend to be normal sometimes. Have a great day!
Traceyk rated for SF- No Rules PC #4- USA on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sending the pc in an envelope! :)
Comment: I love the smell of fresh brewed coffee in the morning. :) About I'm happy there is someone else who enjoys the scent of frying onions!
Vickimac rated for SF- No Rules PC #4- USA on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Love the pc, love the quote
Comment: Richard, Thank you so much for this postcard. I love bookstore(fronts). I actually haven't read that book, so I'm going to give it a whirl. Have a great weekend!
Comment: Thank you much for the bear PC. Like you, I'm also on Postcrossing. Which helps my mental health as well.
MarySue rated for Mailbox Blues #12 on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card with the bridge on it! I appreciate it!
Klymntine rated for Quick 1 Day PC Swap #3 on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: Hi, Richard. What a cool postcard, thank you! I haven't read or seen 'Being There' so I'm going to add it to my list. Maybe just the movie ;)
Comment: Thank you.
xanthishome rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #8 on Aug 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you! ✌🙂
4Friends rated for Mailbox Blues #12 on Aug 16, 2020
Comment: thanks for the PC, your right about the hyenas lol

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Karen07 on May 27, 2020:

Thank for the thank you! I do appreciate the stickers and bookmarks. Very useful stuff! Hope to swap with you again soon! - Karen

dmwcheng on Mar 3, 2020:

You put a lot of thought and care into your mail. I truly appreciate the effort. Thank you, Richard.

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