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Mackerel tabby cat, showing the characteristic "M" on its forehead. One of these shares my house, but she prefers to be known as Toni the Tiger or just plain Kitty. As for the "M," she will only say that it is not for "mackerel." R.I.P. April 6, 2008.
Self-portrait: Another Place, Another Time, song by Don Williams, 1988

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All of my edits, except those on this user page, are released under both the Gnu Free Documentation License and any Creative Commons attribution license. This means that you can effectively use any of my writing, except what's on my user page, in any work as long as you credit me ("Clariosophic") as the author.

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The Five Ws[edit]

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In journalism, the Five Ws (also known as the Five Ws (and one H) or simply the Six Ws) is a concept in news style, research, and in police investigations that most people consider to be fundamental. It is a formula for getting the "full" story on something. The maxim of the Five Ws (and one H) is that in order for a report to be considered complete it must answer a checklist of six questions, each of which comprises an interrogative word:

  1. Who?
  2. What?
  3. Where?
  4. When?
  5. Why?
  6. How?

The principle underlying the maxim is that each question should elicit a factual answer — facts that it is necessary to include for a report to be considered complete. Importantly, none of these questions can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no".

In the context of the "news style" for newspaper reporting, the Five Ws are types of facts that should be contained in the "lead" (sometimes spelled lede to avoid confusion with the typographical term "leading" or similarly spelled words), or first two or three paragraphs of the story, after which more expository writing is allowed.

The "Five Ws" (and one H) were memorialized by Rudyard Kipling in his "Just So Stories" (1902), in which a poem accompanying the tale of "The Elephant's Child" opens with:

I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.


Hello. I grew up in this Boston suburb, where I attended this school and in this Florida West Coast county, where I graduated from this high school. I now live on the Florida East Coast. I have also lived in western New York, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina and Vermont. My American ancestors settled in the colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania and in Ohio before statehood. One of them was a militia captain in this locality in the American Revolution. I hold dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland. My graduate school nickname was the same as the name of this town. My family name is the same as the name of this place. My childhood summers were spent at Gurnet Point, Massachusetts, Otter River State Forest in Baldwinville, Massachusetts and/or Camp Sangamon in Pittsford, Vermont.


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I award you this Barnstar for your tireless contributions on Armenian-American related articles. VartanM 19:57, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
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For good and thorough work pertaining to articles about the University of Florida.
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I award you this Barnstar for your solid, witty, creative, supportive, learned, timely, cheerful, eloquent, and/or otherwise generally great contributions on U. S. National Historic Landmarks' articles. Yippee o yay, we pretty much met our goal of a well-started article for each of 2,442 NHLs by today!

Thanks, and have a great Fourth of July! -- Doncram, 4 July 2008

It's been my privilege to work with you, before and since, but especially for your work in List of NHLs in SC, which encouraged me immensely about the potential accomplishments when several of us work together. Thanks! doncram (talk) 17:19, 4 July 2008 (UTC)


DYK for Bubble Houses (Hobe Sound, Florida)[edit]

Victuallers (talk) 00:02, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Bubble Houses (Litchfield Park, Arizona)[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:04, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Amaryllis (ship)[edit]

Orlady (talk) 16:02, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

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My Ohio connection[edit]

Through my mother, I'm a direct descendant of Capt. Martin Weybright, III, and his wife, Elizabeth (Geiger) Weybright, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, via Brothersvalley Township, Pennsylvania, who settled near Dayton sometime before statehood in 1803. The former Madison Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, was organized in their living room. Their grandson Samuel settled in Beamsville in Darke County. Except for my mother who was born in nearby Miami County, everyone between Samuel and me was born in Darke County. Samuel and his wife had many children who married into other Darke County families, so I'm related in some way to many people in Darke County and southwestern Ohio. One of the families they married into in my direct line was from Wayne County via Holmes County. My mother's father was an M.D. who had graduated from what is now Ohio State University College of Medicine. She went to grade school in Ludlow Falls, Cincinnati and Glencoe. For high school she was a boarding student at Muskingum Academy on the campus of Muskingum College in New Concord. She went to college at Ohio State. Her brother and one of his daughters and her son all went to Ohio University, while his other daughter went to Kent State University. Some cousins from Greenville went to Ohio Northern University. One of my brothers was born in Glencoe. Bloomingville is the only place in Ohio where I've ever lived. My father was working for Huffman Manufacturing Company (now Huffy) in Dayton at the time and came up on the weekends.


I received an A.B. from Duke University with a major in History although I had more courses in English than in History. I was all ready to go to the now-defunct theological school at St. Lawrence University, but decided instead at the last minute to do graduate work at the University of South Carolina, where I studied History in Currell College*, lived in Pinckney College and belonged to the Clariosophic Society. I have a J.D. from the University of Florida, where I lived in Buckman Hall* and took classes in Bryan Hall**.

Note * = designed by William Augustus Edwards, ** = designed by William Augustus Edwards and expanded by Rudolph Weaver.

Much later I received another degree from Thomas Edison State College. I have completed the EFM program of the School of Theology of the University of the South. Other places I have taken courses are the University of Miami School of Law, Palm Beach State College,Florida Institute of Technology (Jensen Beach Campus), Florida International University, Northern New Mexico College, Indian River State College and Thorneloe University. I spent four summers at Chautauqua Institution and have spent time at Cornell Law School. Esalen Institute and Ghost Ranch.

Notable professors, etc.[edit]

# Name Institution Years Notes
1 John Shelton Curtiss Duke 1960 Soviet History. Worked for OSS WW II
2 Juanita M. Kreps Duke 1959-1960 Introductory Economics
3 Fred Albert Shannon University of South Carolina 1963 He died during the course
4 William Blackburn] Duke 1960-1962 Narrative Writing, etc. He taught the likes of William Styron, Mac Hyman, Reynolds Price, James Applewhite, Fred Chappell, and Anne Tyler
5 Francis Tyrone McCoy University of Florida 1965 Admiralty. Worked for OSS WW II, US Foreign Service, etc.
6 William M. Fairbank Duke University 1958-1959 Introductory physics for majors. Unfortunately, he was commuting to Stanford for research work, so the class was usually handled by graduate assistants. He moved to Stanford in the fall of 1959.
7 Cooper Phillips Speaks Duke University 1959-1960 British literature


Some favorite books in no particular order.

Books Title Author Year Notes
1 The Last Parallel: A Marine's War Journal by Martin Russ 1957 Korean War
2 Body Count by William Turner Huggett (classmate at UF) 1973 Vietnam War
3 Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles by Anthony Swofford 2003 Gulf War
4 by
5 by


Some famous and not so famous hotels where I have stayed, in no particular order.

Hotels Name Location Year Notes
1 Raffles Hotel Singapore 1985
2 Peoples Palace Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1984, 1985
3 Hotel del Coronado Coronado, California 1975
4 Railton Hotel Auckland, New Zealand 1984
5 Hyatt Regency O'Hare Rosemont, Illinois 1975
6 The Palmer House Sauk Centre, Minnesota 1992?
7 Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach, Florida 1960s
8 Hotel George Washington Jacksonville, Florida 1954
9 Breakers Hotel Palm Beach, Florida 1960s
10 DuPont Plaza Hotel (Miami) Miami, Florida 1966
11 Downtown Howard Johnson Hotel New Orleans, Louisiana 1970 aka Howard Johnson Government Center - later scene of sniper attack
12 Kenilworth Lodge Sebring, Florida 1991
13 Hotel Avila Caracas, Venezuela 1972


Ship Name Location Year Notes
1 Amaryllis (ship) Riviera Beach, Florida 1967-1968 I lived a few blocks away from where she wrecked. One day I boarded the deserted ship from the ladder hanging down and went up to the captain's bridge
2 RMS Queen Mary Port Everglades, Florida 1967 Toured her after she arrived from England bound for Long Beach, California
3 RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Macuto, Vargas, Venezuela 1972 I arrived at night at the Macuto Sheraton from Canaima. The next morning the QEII which had arrived during the night was anchored offshore, since she was too big to enter the harbor.


Some favorite movies in no particular order.

Movies Title Notes
1 The Third Man Joseph Cotton and Valli
2 The Railway Station Man Donald Sutherland
3 The Big Lift Montgomery Clift
4 The Search Montgomery Clift
5 Conquest Lothaire Bluteau
5 Movie comment
7 Movie comment
8 Movie comment
9 Movie
10 Movie


Below is a flag table of the countries I have visited. I have visited all 50 states and Washington, D.C. in the United States as well as all 67 counties in my adopted state of Florida. I have also visited 28 of the 32 counties of Ireland. The ones I've miseed are the four in the southeast: Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford.

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Countries or Regions visited
Australia Bahamas Bahrain Canada Cayman Islands England
European Union France Ireland Mexico NewZealand Northern Ireland
Scotland Singapore UK USA Venezuela Wales
Countries or Regions overflown
Cuba Lebanon India Malaysia Saudi Arabia

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