General details

  • RKRickerd

  • Texas

  • Russ

  • many of them through the years, with stacks of cirtificates.

  • English

In short

  • I'm just a seventy three year old man, who has seen a lot of life as a working Magician, Stage hypnotist, Truck driver, Assistant Chief of police, Executive Chef, and business owner who only my wife and my pet Chihuahua's and my seven children could possibly love.
    But I have accumulated a great deal of imformation on many things that most would discribe as trivia.

     Possible exceptions would be sports of any kind.  If all major sports were discontinued today I would not know about it for possibly ten years, since I don't expect to last that long I guess I never would find out.  I just cannot bring myself to be a spectater at anything in life.

    I always liked to play those games as a child and at family gatherings but I grew up and cannot concive of paying to watch a game unless my children are playing and never paying to watch any game played by professionals.
    I'd rather take that money and put it into the academic programs in the educational systems both elementary  high School and funding for collage, and let the players grow up and get a life.  instead of thinking they are above all the rest of the population just because they can kick, punt, catch or pass.  But it is the ticket buyers that give them that impression.

    I don't understand the attraction the young, of today have with the dark side of everything.
    Goth and the like Vampires and werewolves ick.  and the future always being portrayed as being ruins or lawless criminals the ruling class.

    One of the most famious TV shows owed its main popularity to one thing a clean bright future for the world.  The name of the show was star trek and it outlived all of its dark competitors.  Just a thought!

    My hobbies are wood working and carving and lapidary or the making of jewelry , Gem stones, leather working, vegetable gardening, canning and processing the food and cooking and baking. Last but not least is writing stories,

  • I was the top writer for two months of 2009 sept and oct.  Before I lost interest in maintaining my status, as it is not the quality it is the quanity.  I find there is a lot to be said for obscurity.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Military/Espionage, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy

    Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Cooking, Food & Wine, History, Home & Garden, Humor, Outdoors & Nature, Pets, Reference, Science, Self-Help, Travel

    Screenplay: General

  • Harry Potter series, Lord of the rings, Eldest, all of the dune series, Emperor the death of Kings. River God, the seventh scroll, The dark of the Sun,Shout at the devil, Gold Mine, The sunbird,Cry Wolf, Eagle in the sky, The eye of the Tiger, Hungry as the Sea, Delta decision, The diamond hunters, Elephant Song, Warlock.
  • The history of Magic and the Occult by Kurt Seligmann. and books on ancient coin collecting
  • Online,  on my lounge chair and at the library.
  •   I have one hundred and twenty finished and fifty some odd in the works.
    I wrote them for myself.  It was never intended that others would ever read them.  But now I would like to see what others think of them.  I even have put ten of them together as a kind of doctors office reading material for the waiting room.
  • Fiction: Children's, Crime, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Military/Espionage, Political, Religious/Inspirational, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Teen

    Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Body, Mind & Spirit, Computing & Internet, History, Home & Garden, Humor, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Outdoors & Nature, Parenting & Family, Pets, Politics & Current Affairs, Reference, Religion, Science, Self-Help, Sex & Relationships, Travel, True Crime

    Screenplay: General

  •   The voice of reason, as with this bunch of idiots in the Whitehouse.  You will find no truth, rhyme nor reason. (God help us all)
  • J K rawlings, J R R Tolkin, Conn Iggulden, Christopher Paolini, Frank Herbert and anything written by Tom Clancy or Wilber Smith.