G reetings! -- Just your average history buff here. Since the beginning when its pages began showing up in search results I have been an avid reader of the history pages found here at Wikipedia and in the Public Domain. Some of my favorite reads have been through the pages of Ancient, Modern and Contemporary history, literary adventures not taken lightly, as most of the history pages here have been years in the making, forged with the scrutiny of peer review, great time, research and human effort being put into the many pages of knowledge that have culminated here at this point in our history, as it once did at the Ancient Library of Alexandria.
Early American and British Naval History, Postal History and History in general are my interests and sailing ships and vintage postage stamps are my love. An interest in history was part of what brought me into the world of Philately (finding a box filled with old stamped letters and postcards in our attic when I was young helped a bit also). From there I ventured into collecting vintage postage stamps, then Postal history which so often ties in with history overall. The bulk of my contributions and edits have been in American and related history and postal history. I sometimes will link a given historical page with the corresponding stamp image or philatelic page, providing a topical and literary cross reference and do so with the hopes that the two areas of interest will serve to enhance the other. Humbly we go forth.
Most of my writing and editing has been in naval history, American history and postal history areas. When I am not involved in that capacity I spend time providing citations and creating bibliographies for various history pages that need them and often add other sources for further reading. After years of 'hunting and gathering' for sources in early American and related British naval history I have sorted them out by subject and time period and created the Bibliography of early American naval history, and its sister page, the Bibliography of 18th-19th century Royal Naval history, hoping they will serve to encourage interest in readers and help fellow editors build articles with well cited writing.
I believe Evolution is simply the process of Creation and don't see a wall between the two and realize both aspects of life are under the direction of something that is far bigger than us and this tiny universe we live in.
My political views are on the conservative side (some arguably on the liberal side) as are most of my views, which includes a deep respect for all living things and virtually all beliefs and views, so long as they don't pretext malice toward or destruction of other peoples.
Along with stamp and postal history collecting, my Interests also include American and Ancient history, and early American and British naval history. Old maps made during the age of transoceanic discovery are also fascinating as they were the prelude to the continental and oceanic maps we posses today. Photography, hiking and exploring are also some of my favorite pastimes.
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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week, for workhorse content creation and improvement over extended period of time with fantastic attitude.
Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project) 17:14, 20 October 2013 (UTC)