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CD Richards
Gender: Male
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: June 2015
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I live in The Middle of Nowhere, Australia. I share my little piece of the Earth with one extraordinarily patient female of my species, five Shetland ponies, nine alpacas, six sheep, four goats, a dog and a variable population of feral cats, rabbits, possums, rats, mice, snakes, spiders and other assorted critters (still working on the partridge in a pear tree).

In my spare time, I like moonlit walks on the beach, candlelit dinners and avoiding cliches.

I don't generally bite (much), so please feel free to say hi any time you feel like it.

Craig
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FanStory wrote to CD Richards: A Second Chance finished first in the contest "Alternate Facts"
September 4, 2019 at 12:13AM
    CD Richards: Wow, that was a tough gig. Not only is this unexpected, but treasured, because there were so many great entries. And for other reasons.

    Thanks, GMan, for providing a great challenge, you always do. And thanks to those who gave me their vote. It is appreciated more than you know.
    September 4, 2019 at 1:06AM
    Sarkems: Woohoo, well done. This was my favourite. Thoroughly deserved. I totally bombed - again.
    September 4, 2019 at 3:05AM
    CD Richards: Your entry was great, Emma. I honestly thought it would take it out.
    September 4, 2019 at 4:00AM
    giraffmang: Congratulations. Awesome.
    September 4, 2019 at 5:11AM
    CD Richards: Thanks again, G.
    September 4, 2019 at 9:53AM
    damommy: I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!
    September 4, 2019 at 8:19PM
    CD Richards: Thanks Yvonne :)
    September 4, 2019 at 9:09PM

CD Richards: I keep six honest serving-men
(they taught me all I knew);
their names are What and Why and When
and How and Where and Who.

-- Rudyard Kipling
August 28, 2019 at 2:56AM
    giraffmang: Who used What and How to convince Where and When to turn on the slave master who kept them. Only Why knew the reasons.
    August 28, 2019 at 7:54AM
    CD Richards: Who's on first.
    August 28, 2019 at 8:03AM

CD Richards: For dedicated ukulele players, the urge to perform "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is never more than a whim away.
August 12, 2019 at 7:29AM
    rosehill (Wendy): Just saw this, laughed and shook my head at the same time. Guess the rest aren't in tune with puns.
    August 13, 2019 at 10:17AM
    Sarkems: Did it for last year's sheep Racing parade. Always a crowd-pleaser.
    August 13, 2019 at 11:54AM
    CD Richards: That's what I'll tell myself, Wendy ;-)

    Are you in a group too, Emma?
    August 13, 2019 at 8:52PM
    Sarkems: I was. It wasn't an 'official' group, it was just friends. We used to practice every week and have a good laugh. We don't now, some have moved away and we're busy doing other things, but sometimes there's a party and the instruments come out. But the last of my uke-ing friends has moved back to NZ now, and I only did it as a social thing, so it may gather dust.
    August 14, 2019 at 2:40AM

CD Richards: Jesus, interceding on behalf of the Boy Scouts:

"Forgive them father, for they know what knot they do."

- HA Hildebrandt
August 11, 2019 at 4:29AM

CD Richards: "Guns aren't the problem. The problem is a godless society".

So then, consider this:

When's the last time some lunatic who mowed down a crowd in a mall or at a concert or a church ranted about how much they loved God? Answer: every day.

When's the last time someone who hates guns and refuses to own one committed mass murder with a firearm? Oh, that's right -- never.

I don't think you've thought this through.

August 4, 2019 at 11:40PM
    Brett Matthew West: So, is it correct to assume that you believe guns do not slaughter people, it is the hands those guns are in that do? That's always been my contention any way, and I've always thought I was the only who felt that way. Small world, isn't it?
    August 5, 2019 at 6:44AM
    CD Richards: My contention is, if you don't own a gun, you're pretty unlikely to kill someone with it.
    August 5, 2019 at 7:49AM
    mrsmajor: A Godless society..does that society that include the military, or are we talking about a separate society with the right to murder...Guns kill , no matter who uses it no matter the reason...me I don't own one, and never will...and so there's absolutely no possibility that I would ever use on another human being..There are over 300 millions guns in this country...and I will Never own one.
    August 5, 2019 at 1:24PM

CD Richards: Waiting for the obligatory "thoughts and prayers" posts to begin.
August 3, 2019 at 6:29PM
    WryWriter: Thoughts and prayers never cease. I pray for you because God loves you. He even loves people when they refuse to believe it. No need to wait for thoughts and prayers to begin.
    August 3, 2019 at 8:32PM
    CD Richards: I'm just astounded that the people who oppose with their every breath real actions that could stop this senseless, tragic waste are the first to believe "thoughts and prayers" is the answer. Hasn't done a lot of good so far.
    August 3, 2019 at 8:38PM

CD Richards: My partner and I recently had a long talk, and together we decided we don't want children.

The kids are taking it pretty hard.
July 9, 2019 at 10:10PM
    Bananafish308: Haha, sounds like Richard Wright.
    July 10, 2019 at 12:33AM
    Bananafish308: Oops, meant Steven Wright.
    July 10, 2019 at 12:34AM
    CD Richards: I had to look that up, Bill. I figured you didn't mean the Easybeats front man. Is that where the joke was stolen from? I pinched it from Facebook ;-)
    July 10, 2019 at 1:26AM
    mrsmajor: Now that's funny, Craig, made this old gal laugh..out loud...I wonder what my kids say behind my back...oh no never mind, I just might not want to know....lol
    July 10, 2019 at 7:42AM
    CD Richards: Probably not, Victoria :)
    July 10, 2019 at 7:54AM

CD Richards: Happy Birthday to all my American friends. I happen to think 3rd July is a far more important date in the scheme of things, but even so, hope you have a great day! Be nice to each other.
July 4, 2019 at 12:35AM

CD Richards: OK, so I know how to spell "grateful". I don't even have to think about it. So why is it every single time, without fail that I type it, my fingers produce "greatful", and I have to go back and correct???
July 3, 2019 at 11:24PM
    strandregs: That is because of a traumatic event in your childhood.
    Which according to Gloria you don't remember.
    or don't want to remember.
    I'm just in a jockery mood.
    July 4, 2019 at 5:10AM

CD Richards: Now this is funny... The owners of Noah's Ark (well, a full-size replica, apparently) in Kentucky are suing their insurance company, for... you guessed it... flood damage!
May 26, 2019 at 5:17AM
    Santiago2: The ignorance of you non-believers never ceases to amaze. This lawsuit was foretold in The Old Testament Apocrypha, which details Noah's centuries-long legal battle with the underwriters of his project, Punitive Acts of God, Inc.
    June 11, 2019 at 12:36AM
    Santiago2: The ignorance of you non-believers never ceases to amaze. This lawsuit was foretold in the Old Testament
    Apocrypha, which details Noah's centuries-long legal battle with the underwriter of his project: Punitive God, Inc.
    June 11, 2019 at 12:43AM
    Santiago2: Apologies for the duplicate post--a glitch, apparently.
    June 11, 2019 at 12:50AM

CD Richards: Another one bites the dust. Wakey, wakey.
May 14, 2019 at 1:30AM

FanStory wrote to CD Richards: Transience finished second in the contest "Cinquain Poetry"
March 18, 2019 at 12:13AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!
    March 18, 2019 at 12:46AM
    MissMerri: Congratulations CD! A wonderful, meaningful poem.
    March 18, 2019 at 5:41AM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations, Craig!

    diane
    March 18, 2019 at 8:35AM
    CD Richards: Thanks Irish, MM, Diane :)
    March 18, 2019 at 9:00AM
    BeasPeas: Hi Craig. Congrats on placing in the contest. That's great. Marilyn
    March 18, 2019 at 10:52AM
    Gloria ....: Congratulations, Craig. :))
    March 19, 2019 at 10:58PM

CD Richards: My bull***t meter has gone off scale, and I've encountered enough of it this past week to convince me it's time I took a break from this site. I won't be here to review, post new content or participate in the forums for some time. To my friends here, thanks for understanding.
March 17, 2019 at 2:15AM
    Gloria ....: Have you tried unplugging your bull**** metre and plugging it back in? ;-)
    March 17, 2019 at 2:57AM
    Sarkems: Aww, Craig ol' buddy, don't go. Just stay out of the forums for a while, eh.
    March 17, 2019 at 12:30PM
    mrsmajor: What are we supposed to do without you, Craig, I will surely miss you...I'll think of you often, and always wish you well...Hugs,
    March 17, 2019 at 12:35PM
    rama devi: Ah yes, Craig...I'm also only rarely active here these days. It's good to take a break (and then visit intermittently, periodically, because there are still quality interactions to be had).
    March 17, 2019 at 1:59PM
    DR DIP: this is sad to hear Craig I will have no Aussie partner in poetic crime if you leave
    As Gloria says the meter can be reset any time by turning it off and on at the switch.
    March 17, 2019 at 5:12PM
    kiwisteveh: Good plan, mate. No point pushing things if it doesn't feel right. Just remember we will always welcome you back. Co spend some quality time with your menagerie.
    March 18, 2019 at 2:59AM

CD Richards: If you feel like today (or tomorrow, for those whose clocks are behind ours) someone is stabbing you in the back-- it's probably because they are...

Beware the Ides of March!
March 14, 2019 at 8:17PM

FanStory wrote to CD Richards: Congratulations! Less is more won the contest "ABC Poetry Contest"
March 10, 2019 at 12:13AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!
    March 10, 2019 at 12:21AM
    Gloria ....: Way to go, Craig. :)
    March 10, 2019 at 12:43AM
    Sarkems: Woohoo, well done.
    March 10, 2019 at 6:16AM
    BeasPeas: Congratulations, Craig.
    Marilyn
    March 10, 2019 at 7:58AM
    MissMerri: Congratulations Craig. Another pretty ribbon for you! Nice!
    March 10, 2019 at 12:57PM
    catch22: Congratulations Craig! It's well deserved.
    March 10, 2019 at 1:31PM
    Sugarray77: Congratulations, Craig!! Well deserved!

    Melissa
    March 10, 2019 at 3:37PM
    CD Richards: Thanks so much, everyone, for the lovely comments. I think a prize in a FS contest is almost better than winning the lottery. I can't actually make a proper comparison as yet, but I'd like to be in that position! :)
    March 10, 2019 at 3:50PM

 
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#76 Ranked Poet
Poetry 76
Novels 31
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One leads to another...

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A magical land far, far away

Therapy
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Darkness Descends
a five line poem

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Meteorological ponderings

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
A Second Chance finished first in the contest "Alternate Facts"
September 4 at 12:13AM
The Fiefdom of Tryfonas reached "Recognized" status.
August 25 at 2:08AM
Therapy reached "Recognized" status.
August 16 at 2:08AM
Darkness Descends reached "Recognized" status.
August 3 at 10:08AM
Rain on a tin roof reached "Recognized" status.
July 31 at 10:08AM
tanka (thunder clouds gather) reached "Recognized" status.
July 27 at 2:08AM
Beer garden beginnings reached "Recognized" status.
July 20 at 10:08AM
An apology reached "Recognized" status.
July 10 at 10:08AM
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