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CD Richards
Location: On walkabout
Gender: Male
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: June 2015
I live in The Middle of Nowhere, Australia. I share my little piece of the Earth with one extraordinarily patient female of my species, six 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.

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CD Richards: I just wanted to say heartfelt thanks to those who voted for my poem in the PoM contest. The fact you liked my poem enough to vote for it is great encouragement. Congrats to everyone who was nominated, and the winner. Well done, RG.
July 17, 2020 at 8:47AM

CD Richards: How then to enforce peace? Not by reason, certainly, nor by education. If a man could not look at the fact of peace and the fact of war and choose the former in preference to the latter, what additional argument could persuade him? What could be more eloquent as a condemnation of war than war itself?

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

- Isaac Asimov
May 13, 2020 at 9:29PM

CD Richards: Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

- Euripides

May 7, 2020 at 11:06AM
    jlsavell: Truer words cannot be said
    May 7, 2020 at 6:27PM
    catch22: ?Does a man of sense run after every silly tale of hobgoblins or fairies, and canvass particularly the evidence? I never knew anyone, that examined and deliberated about nonsense who did not believe it before the end of his enquiries.? ― David Hume
    May 8, 2020 at 9:43PM

CD Richards: This is not a comment attacking anyone, it is a simple question. My last, short, profile post was hidden by the site admin. Yet other, incredibly verbose posts which deliberately, and falsely, insult and accuse other site members are allowed to remain. Why exactly is that? I believe we need clarification on this seemingly haphazard application of site rules.
April 25, 2020 at 12:16AM

CD Richards: Anyone else sick and tired of the whining, snivelling attacks on mature adults we are being bombarded with, by those who are not mature adults?
April 24, 2020 at 12:56AM
    Jesse James Doty: Yes. This occurs, unfortunately, with each generation. The next generation will not look kindly on them, either.
    And the beat goes on...
    April 24, 2020 at 1:34AM
    giraffmang: That's just your age talking....
    April 24, 2020 at 12:38PM
    Jannypan (Jan) : My comment was meant for damommy's joke--NOT to be applied to anyone about some who make others feel unwanted. Sorry it was misplaced.
    April 24, 2020 at 9:14PM
    nor84: I think there has been enough on this subject. It was in the General Forum and Tom pulled the thread. No reason to start this up again.
    April 24, 2020 at 10:40PM

CD Richards: My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

Thomas Paine.
April 21, 2020 at 7:21PM

CD Richards: From the World Health Organization (

Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. Ageism is widespread and an insidious practice which has harmful effects on the health of older adults.

And you can find as much of it as you like, right here on Fanstory... still.
April 18, 2020 at 8:49AM

CD Richards: Why are there still posts on the Profile Thoughts page which vilify people based on their age?
April 18, 2020 at 5:58AM
    nor84: Because as far as I know, there's no site rule against a general attack on a group of people, only attacks on individuals. Also, Tom cannot possibly police all the forums. Offensive material has to be reported to him. As for 'villification'... Well, I'm old and I don't go around feeling villified. Who cares what rude comments some pseudonym makes? Ignore them.
    April 18, 2020 at 9:57AM
    CD Richards: Or perhaps it's because you've not personally been the target. I could provide you with a list of those who have, and it's not a short one.
    April 18, 2020 at 10:03AM

CD Richards: A vicar, a priest and a rabbit walk into a blood bank.

The rabbit goes up to the counter and says "I'm pretty sure I'm a type-O.
April 18, 2020 at 4:18AM
    jlsavell: This gets funnier each time I read it!

    Ahhh, it takes so little to entertain me nowadays.
    April 18, 2020 at 7:50PM
    mrsmajor: It took me a minute to get this one, G, but Finally I did!
    April 19, 2020 at 5:37PM
    Gypsymooncat: "a typo" LOLOL! That's a good one!
    April 20, 2020 at 2:16AM
    Glenda Simpson: I got it! Rabbi, not rabbit, very funny. This is very clever humor. Thanks for sharing. Glenda
    April 20, 2020 at 2:21PM

CD Richards: Please, nobody respond to this. My purpose is not to invite communication, but to lecture. And if I can't manage to construct a grammatically valid sentence with correct spelling, feel free to overlook my failures, I'm just blogging.

I understand there might be the possibility of some forum discussions on the topic of intercessory prayer. I am looking forward to contributing a great deal to this discussion, so I'm eager to sign up for the club. After all, we baby boomers are the generation that is all about peace, love and understanding. So, will we be petitioning for some new viruses or perhaps plagues to be visited upon those we don't like? I only ask so I can be properly prepared.

Let's all be excited about a topic on which everybody, no matter their political or religious perspective, can freely and openly share their thoughts in the spirit of true fellowship with others whose opinions we respect and value.

I sincerely hope everyone - Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics, Hindus, Buddhists, fundamentalists, liberals, conservatives and all flavours in between will get with the program and make this a truly ecumenical event!

(OK, just kidding about not responding. You are welcome to comment, providing you agree with me).
April 18, 2020 at 3:01AM
    Sarkems: Well, since I've just commented on the other that requested no comments, I'm obviously feeling in a rebellious mood. Still, as a gen-Xer I have nothing to fear....
    April 18, 2020 at 5:05AM

CD Richards: Heaven save us from little children who believe they are geniuses because that's what they've been told by the parents/grandparents they now despise.
April 16, 2020 at 2:21AM

CD Richards: If your religion has led you to feel a need to pray that people will die as a result of this appalling pandemic, or to regard it as an answer to your prayers:

1) Your religion sucks.

2) You are in need of psychiatric help.

That's all, thanks.
March 29, 2020 at 2:07AM
    March 29, 2020 at 3:16AM

CD Richards: Favourite piece of Facebook wisdom for the week:

When you're dead, you don't know you're dead. The pain is felt by others.

The same thing happens when you're stupid.
March 22, 2020 at 6:07PM
    MissMerri: This is hilarious. But so true. Ouch!
    March 26, 2020 at 11:19PM

CD Richards: Strike another match, go start anew
And it's all over now, baby blue

-Robert Zimmerman

Adios amigos, keep writing.

December 29, 2019 at 4:50PM
    DR DIP: Tell me this isn't so my Aussie partner in crime
    Hoping this is just a small hiatus like mine and you will be back, fresh and fired for 2020
    plus the forum needs you!

    December 31, 2019 at 1:21AM

CD Richards: From my Facebook feed:

Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he's destroying is this God he's worshiping.

Hubert Reeves

Amen to that.
October 20, 2018 at 6:38AM

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