Date Joined: February 1, 2020
Last Online: October 18, 2020
Birthday: August 1
Country: United States
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.
I don't watch much television, but there are a few shows I follow and enjoy:
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
Inspector Morse, Inspector Lewis, and Endeavour series
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?
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.
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
Wallace & Gromit