Bluechip(or Walter) is a member from United States of America . He has been a member for over 2 years (996 days).
I teach English at Green River Community College near Seattle. It is a very beautiful campus and we have many international students here. If people are thinking of studying in the USA, this is a good choice. http://www.greenriver.edu
Also, I referee youth soccer matches on weekends. My wife is from Austria and we have five children. I attended college in Seattle and Buffalo (NY) before teaching in Afghanistan as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years. I enjoy hiking, golf, soccer, and gardening, but mostly I enjoy doing things with family. I read lots of student writing assignments, so I relax by reading mystery novels and solving jigsaw puzzles. My family enjoys attending games with the Seattle Sounders MLS (soccer/futbol/foosball), our favorite soccer team. http://www.soundersfc.com/
When we lived in New York, I used to travel around the USA doing sales and I sent many postcards back to family and friends here in Washington. They read them and were going to throw them away, so I started saving them when I visited. Now I have settled down here in my original home area and I have about 400 of them.
Since participating in postcrossing, I now keep an eye open for little baskets of cards in thrift shops and postcard books in the sales bins at bookstores. Recently my wife stopped at a thrift store and found a basket with cards priced at ten cents each! She brought home over 100 cards! We sent some to my daughter, who lives in Tennessee and is also doing Postcrossing (LeandraS).
Basically, I enjoy all kinds of cards. Just send something that you think is special. If you wonder what kinds of postcards I like, you can look at my "favorites" collection. Don't worry about spelling or grammar - I'm 'off duty' as an English teacher when I leave school! It's nice if you write a message more than "happy postcrossings!" or "I hope you like this card!"