Swap-bot Time: August 13, 2020 5:28 pm


Date Joined: February 1, 2020
Last Online: August 13, 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


nanadiana rated for Animal Postcard Swap on Aug 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the koala postcard. Talk about snail mail . . . you sent it on June 29 and it arrived in my mailbox yesterday, Aug 12. Someone must have been enjoying it on it's journey. I hope it has stopped raining by now! :) Take care!
Response: I've had trouble with slow delivery but nothing to equal this! I'm glad it finally arrived. Richard
suepier rated for SF: Just Don't want it Postcard #4 on Aug 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice vintage postcard.
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard! I appreciate your sending a second time.
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like the postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and sharing your favorite actresses with me.
Comment: Thank you for the big letters greeting card! It's new to my collection. I love it!
Comment: Thank you for nice cards - I love the watercolor Book Store series!
mpontalba rated for Mailbox Blues #8 on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the vintage West Virginia map card. I've acquired a state map card from each of the 50 states, but didn't have one of this design and really liked it!
lettergirl rated for Mailbox Blues #8 on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Take care!
dolphingirl rated for Animal Postcards USA #10 on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great humpback whale postcard!
squince rated for Animal Postcards USA #10 on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
boandsully rated for Animal Postcards USA #10 on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Lovely postcard. Stay safe and healthy!
Klymntine rated for Mailbox Blues #8 on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Richard, Thank you so much for this cactus postcard. It definitely cured my mailbox blues :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the unwanted PC, your nice message & for joining my group swap. I appreciate it.Have a wonderful day!
nanadiana rated for Animal Postcards USA #10 on Jul 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the horse postcard. Beautiful animals. Thank you for making my mailbox happy! Take care!
myancey rated for SF~Naked Blind PC Swap - USA on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you. It’s been up to 100° here in Georgia!
kizzlets rated for Animal Postcards USA #10 on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Wolf is an amazing creature!
megan1230 rated for Brighten My Week Notecard July #3 on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Great swap! Thank you so much!!
Ukucaitie rated for Unwanted PC on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard of Guntersville Dam! Stay safe :)
SkaGirl rated for Crazy For Postcards USA #2 on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: I love the postcards, thank you!!!
jillybeanie rated for Animal Postcards USA #8 on Jul 17, 2020

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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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