Welcome to my user page!
I enjoy anything and everything, and that is part of why I love Wikipedia. I love people, and I love the Earth and animals, too. I believe strongly that it is not that hard to be nice to people; I have no patience for anyone who is not nice... It's the least you can do in life. :)
I could list hundreds of interests, but some major ones include:
- Politics • Animals • Literature • History • Art • Philosophy • Vegetarianism • Music • Different countries and cultures • People and the crazy things they do • Ron Paul! • Computers and technology • Science • People who accomplished significant things but are now lost to history
I used to live internationally and I want to again someday. I love to travel and see new places and meet people from different cultures.
||My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends--
It gives a lovely light!
Edna St. Vincent Millay, "First Fig"
Articles I've Created
• Richard Bock (sculptor and associate of Frank Lloyd Wright) • Maria Cosway (artist and love interest of Thomas Jefferson) • Robert Smith (baseball) (former President of International Baseball Association, person most credited with baseball becoming an Olympic sport) • Phyllis Holmes (Olympic basketball coach, member of Women's Basketball Hall of Fame) • Stephen Coburn • Abner Coburn • The Founders of Sigma Kappa-- • Mary Caffrey Low Carver • Elizabeth Gorham Hoag • Ida Mabel Fuller Pierce • Frances Elliott Mann Hall • Louise Helen Coburn • Durham Performing Arts Center (the largest performing arts venue in the Carolinas, which opened in November 2008) • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation • New Harvest, a nonprofit organization working to develop cultured meat • Daniel Simons, researcher on inattentional blindness
Extensive contributions • Abolitionism (bioethics) • Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri (al-Qaeda terrorist) • Rod Blagojevich • Rod Blagojevich controversies • Pattie Boyd • Carrboro, North Carolina • Congressional Black Caucus • Corporate Average Fuel Economy (federal fuel efficiency standards) • Council on Foreign Relations • John Demjanjuk (alleged Nazi death camp guard living in Ohio and extradited to Germany for trial) • Mike Easley (former governor of North Carolina) • Elgin Marbles • Jeff Flake (congressman from Arizona) • Flylady • Steve Fossett (the adventurer) • Franklin Street (Chapel Hill) • Kevin Granata (Virginia Tech professor) • Billy Graham • Greenville, Illinois • Greenville College • Theresa Grentz (Hall of Fame basketball coach) • Hillsborough, North Carolina • History of the Federal Reserve • HIV Trial in Libya (Six Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death) • HOPE VI (federally funded US mixed-use housing projects) • In vitro meat • Lady Bird Johnson • Lyndon Johnson • B.J. Lawson (North Carolina 4th District congressional candidate) • John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods) • Madoff investment scandal • Jeff MacNelly (Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist) • Madoff investment scandal • milw0rm (hacktivist group that hacked into Indian nuclear servers) • Robert Mugabe (President of Zimbabwe) • Richard Nixon • Ron Paul (presidential candidate) • David Pearce (philosopher) (author of The Hedonistic Imperative) • Edith Piaf • Political positions of Ron Paul • David Price (American politician) • Geli Raubal (Hitler's niece) • Rent control in New York • R.J. Reynolds • Saint Bavo Cathedral • Nicolas Sarkozy (President of France) • Sigma Kappa • Social Security debate (United States) • Clarence Thomas • Topkapı Palace (sultan's palace in Istanbul) • Brian Transeau (musician and DJ better known as BT) • United States presidential election, 1960 • United States presidential election, 1980 • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • Frank Watson (politician) • "We Are the World" • Welfare (financial aid)
Smaller edits • Maya Angelou • Yasser Arafat • Roscoe Bartlett • Carr Mill Mall • DPT vaccine • Desegregation busing in the United States • Isabelle Dinoire (first facial transplant patient) • Ghent Altarpiece • Guantanamo military commission • Hillsborough Street • Gary E. Johnson (former New Mexico governor) • Walter B. Jones (North Carolina congressman) • John F. Kennedy • Kensington Palace • Ellie Kinnaird • • Michael Madigan • Milan Cathedral • Modern evolutionary synthesis • Theodore Olson (former US solicitor general) • Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower • Presidency of Gerald Ford • Presidency of Jimmy Carter • Bill Richardson (New Mexico governor) • Seville Cathedral • St Paul's Cathedral • Strasbourg Cathedral • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • Weaver Street Market • George C. Williams, evolutionary scientist •
Current focuses and to-do list Some Michael Jackson articles: Living with Michael Jackson • People v. Jackson
Romanticism, Abbey Court Apartments American Dance Festival The Selfish Gene •
Interesting articles Strasbourg astronomical clock • Isted Lion • Altar of Veit Stoss • John André • Rotten Row • Arkansas Project • Bill Lear • Sears Catalog Home • BerkShares • Haing S. Ngor • Hedgehog's dilemma • Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals • Howard Jarvis • Great Pacific Garbage Patch • Nixon Shock • New York City blackout of 1977