Saturday, June 25, 2016

Postcard #107: "Disposal"


Sent via postcrossing leslyn.  Another ad-card that I turned into a suitable postcard.  I think this was an adcard for a shop that specialized in postcards so I suppose its appropriate.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Postcard #106: "Animosity"


Sent via postcrossing to jm1304.  She wanted to learn some phrases in my native language.  "Go fuck yourself." Seems like a perfectly good phrase to share.

Jesus Christ Tom...would it kill you to proofread once in a while?  Anyway, this was the first time I saw hostility from LA directed at Portland.  Talking to people around here and you get a feeling that people from Portland do not care for people from California.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Postcard #105: "Coffee"


Sent via postcrossing to Gortenzija.  She listed coffee as one of her postcard interests.  I had an advertisement flyer I turned it into a postcard and added coffee rings to it.  I sent this card weeks ago and forgot to upload it.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Postcard #104: "Leaving Las Eatontown..."


Sent via postcrossing to liting_21.  She wanted a card that showed art...and wanted a greeting...my profession...and something I was going to do that day.  I was more than happy to oblige...  Fiction can be fun.

Postcard #103: "Dress2impress"



Sent Via postcrossing to IrinkaLaponka,  This user wanted watercolors.  I don't really have any watercolors.  So on my road trip I kept my eye open.  Well.  Let me tell you the National Park Service doesn't carry a lot of watercolor postcards either.  So when I saw this one I thought it was a painting at first.  But its actually lichen growing on a tree burned by volcanic activity.  I got it at Craters of the Moon NP.  I passport stamped it from the day of my visit.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Postcard #102: "Political #1" (Trump)


Sent Via Postcrossing to betteredthan.  This person asked for a political card.  This was one of the better political cards I have I suppose.  I decided to talk about Trump.  Because...well...politics.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Postcard #100: "Ladybug"

Sent to my good friends Andrew and Patty.

This is another card which was sent from the center of the US.  It was so windy there I had to hold the cards to keep them from blowing off the chipped grey picnic table.  This was one of the awesome cards that I received from another Post-crossing member through a direct swap. 

Postcard #99: "0100 Hours"



Sent via postcrossing to Foysalratul
I wrote this postcard while staying in a little hole in the wall motel in Arco, ID.  I wasn't feeling all that inspired at the time.  I had written a haiku earlier and I wanted to immortalize it somehow.  I distinctly remember looking back at the bed and seeing a sleeping Samlee and Dante in the bed and wishing I was in bed instead of trying to postcard.  I actually filled out an entire postcard then decided not to send it to this person because I just felt he would not enjoy the content or the image on the postcard.  I ought to just get in the habit of writing down stories and things on the backs of cards and just sending those out.  Like having a shoebox of completed postcards just waiting for addresses.  But I think that would somehow be cheating the sender out of the idea that I am writing the card for them.  Half the time I wonder if they would give a shit anyway. 

Postcard #98: "Center"



Sent via postcrossing to jules6482

Postcard #97: "Open Road"


Sent via postcrossing to Qiaoyan

Postcard #96: "Tourist Trap"





Sent Via postcrossing to EvaOlympia

Addendum: She replied to my postcard via email.

“Dear "T",
thank you very much for your interesting postcard with the awesome stamp!
In asking me about religion and its appeal you are barking at the wrong tree, but it's an interesting question.
I'm neither baptised nor religious in any way and I really can't understand what its fascination is.
Maybe life is easier if you think that there is someone devine who cares about you? I don't know. But life is certainly easier for Catholics, because they can confess their sins, even the worst, and with a little prayer or an Ave Maria and some donations everything is exculpated. What a hypocrisy!
What's your opinion?
Many greetings from Nuremberg, a Franconian metropolitan- city (population about 500.000) in the South of Germany, famous for its historical Christmas market "Christkindlesmarkt" (first established in the 1490ies) with its "Bratwurst und Elisenlebkuchen" (small grilled sausages and flour-free gingerbread), the Nazi parades and "Reichstage" during Germany's darkest ages and the Nuremberg Trials after WW II, the great artist Albrecht Dürer, Peter Henlein, the inventor of the pocket watch, many toy manufacturers (e.g. Playmobil) and the world's largest toy fair.
Today's temperature is about +24°C and it's quite sunny at the moment.
Have a good time, wishing you all the best for your quest,
 Eva Olympia.”