shiel185

shiel185, United States of America
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  • Member since Joined 10th Jan., 2011
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About Pearl...

I'm Pearl and I live in Auburn, Alabama, U.S. I have lived in Alabama for over three years. I grew up in Colorado just outside of Denver. I work as an instructor at Auburn University where I teach English Composition.

I love postcards. I love vintage postcards especially, and I frame and hang my favorites in my apartment and office! What I love most about postcards, however, is the fact that you can't actually write much on them!

Because I teach writing, I understand the power a concise, meaningful text can have, and I try to help my students compose short, direct writing. On postcards, even if you don't write anything overtly meaningful, you have to do a lot of thinking to figure out what you want to write on a postcard since space is at a minimum. I love that, and can't wait to see the results of your thoughts on the postcards I receive.

Ultimately, postcards remind me that:
-Travel is amazing
-People are inherently wonderful--so wonderful that they'll send postcards to strangers

and

-that John Donne was right--no [person] is an island, after all.

So, feel free to send any kind of postcard, send along any sort of message. I'm eager to hear from you!

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