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🇳🇴This user is of
Norwegian ancestry.
This user is of German ancestry.

This user is interested in the
Early Modern Period.
This user is interested in World War I and
World War II.

This user loves the piano works of Fryderyk Chopin.
This user enjoys music, and art, by
Mikalojus Čiurlionis.
This user finds the Danzig Trilogy
by Günter Grass fascinating.
This user believes the Russian in-vasion of Ukraine is a crime against humanity and should be prosecuted.


My heroes:

Beethoven: "Musik ist höhere Offenbarung als alle Weisheit und Philosophie."
Albert Einstein (1929): "In all the places on earth I have visited, I've always found a group of people who believed they had to hate others."
Anne Frank: "What's done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it from happening again."
Adam von Trott zu Solz (1939): "The minority which sullies the name of Germany ... will prove the misfortune of the whole German nation."
Marion Dönhoff: "Perhaps the highest form of love is loving without possessing."
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce: "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."
Bob Dylan: "Love is all there is." , [1]


The Categorical Imperative:

"Act only according to that maxim

whereby you can at the same time will

that it should become a universal law."

Immanuel Kant, resident of

Königsberg, Germany, 1724-1804


Hello. I've been a Wikipedian since 2004.

The photo above was taken in Kaliningrad, Russia, in 1998, at Kant's tomb.
While I cannot claim to be a serious student of Kant, I value some of his
basic thoughts, including the motto "Dare to know" (Latin: sapere aude).

I have a B.A. in journalism and 30-some years' experience as a reporter, editor and copy editor
– and also experience as an intake officer at a state human rights commission.

This user is a veteran
brewer and drinker of coffee.
This user is a Minnesota native.

This user is old enough to remember what a typewriter is, and that's all you need to know.
This user likes to translate and proofread articles from German to English.

This user has set foot in 18 countries (flags below), two of which no longer exist as such.

............ Canada UK France Belgium The Netherlands Luxembourg Germany East Germany Czech Republic Denmark Iceland Austria Switzerland Italy Poland Russia Lithuania


Anne Frank statue

Idaho Human Rights Memorial

Boise, Idaho, U.S.A.

Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl


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This user applauds the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2020 ruling that that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.


This user was identified as an Awesome Wikipedian on May 12, 2015.


This user is a member of
the Guild of Copy Editors.


This user has contributed more than 35,000 edits to Wikipedia.