A native of Tennessee, he has lived in North Carolina since 1987 and currently works as sports editor of the Mount Airy News and its affiliated publications in Mount Airy, North Carolina. In November of 2002, he won two North Carolina Press Association awards for his work, added a third in 2003, a fourth in 2006, and a fifth in 2015.
He joined the Wikipedia in March of 2002 and has made significant contributions to the following articles (through 2005, stopped keeping track since then!):
Sports: Sumya Anani, Sparky Anderson, Jorge Arce, George Brett, Rubin Carter, Melissa Del Valle, Dodger Stadium, Jack Dunn, Kaokor Galaxy, Khaosai Galaxy, Eddie George, Joey Giardello, Julio Cesar Gonzalez, Lefty Grove, Morrade Hakkar, Rickey Henderson, Keith Hernandez, Bernard Hopkins, Sandy Koufax, Lennox Lewis, Panama Lewis, Jim McMahon, Don Mattingly, Dariusz Michalczewski, Hal Newhouser, Bruce Pearl, Kirby Puckett, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Hasim Rahman, Frankie Randall, Bob Reade, Lucia Rijker, Nolan Ryan, Lonnie Smith, Stevin Smith, Barry Switzer, Meldrick Taylor, Garry Templeton, Jenny Thompson, Fernando Valenzuela, David Wells, Dave Winfield
Military History: General Belisarius, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Hermann von Francois, Operation Greif, Oskar von Hutier, James Longstreet, Kara Mustafa, Narses, Otto Skorzeny, Spanish Civil War also Battle of Ad Decimum, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Cold Harbor, Battle of Covadonga, Battle of the Crater, Battle of Fredericksburg, Battle of Halhin Gol, Battle of Lake Benacus, Battle of Lesnaya, Battle of Milvian Bridge, Battle of Naissus, Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of Stalluponen, Battle of Tannenberg (1914), Battle of Vienna, Battle of the Wilderness
Biographies: Appollonius, Arminius, Athanaric, Aurelian, Basil II, Claudius II, Commodus, Constantine I of the Roman Empire, Constantine VIII of the Byzantine Empire, Euric, Fritigern, Gallienus, Geiseric, Gelimer, Glycerius, Godigisel, Gunderic, Gunthamund, Hilderic, Julius Nepos, Justin I, Marcian, Miklos Horthy, Bill James, Ragnar Lodbrok, Ramon Mercader, Pelayo of Asturias, Peter I of Russia, Ricimer, Samuil of Bulgaria, Theodoric the Great, Thrasamund, Trajan, Vindex, Zeno of the Byzantine Empire
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Some jerk deleted my userbox on the subject of self-determination for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus recently. Kindly refrain from vandalizing my userpage because I happened to support a position that doesn't agree with your agenda. Unlike Greece, Greek Cyprus or wherever the heck you're from (I suspect it's one or the other), in my country we have the right to our opinions. Jsc1973 (talk) 02:04, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Hi there! could you please use in edited pages following headers:
Please consider it.
OK, sure. I just found this a few days ago and I've been adding quite a bit to the site. Don't be too hard on me, I'm still learning how you do some of these things here. :-)
Hi Newbie! FYI, when importing large amounts of text, we usually leave the "from a 1911 encyclopedia" at the bottom. Since you're a newbie, try looking at the links on the main page and do searches on nomenclature discussions. For example, Basil II should be Basil II of the Byzantine Empire...welcome and have fun -- also, tell us something about yourself!! JHK
Sure. I'm 29 years old (as you might have guessed by the username) and a newspaper editor in Garner, North Carolina, near Raleigh. I found this site when I was doing a search for the Vandal King Gaiseric (or Geiseric, as this site prefers) on Google and got a blank page on him. So I wrote an article, the first of several I've done since.
You can pretty much see where my interests lie from what I've contributed, all historical articles and most of them military history. I'll probably try my hand at some other topics on down the line, but right now I'm sticking with what I'm most comfortable with. If anyone wants to know more, ask away. John
Hi there! Nice job on Barry Switzer, I really liked it. Dont worry about people who seem to want you to know everything right away. It happened to me too. Some do it in a way where it feels like they are critizizing one, but others do it in a way were they let you know they want to help you. I was impressed by your article. I see you got the Neutral Point of View thing faster than me!
I hope I can read more articles by you soon!
Just curious if you speak German. It seems to be a bold statement criticizing the quality of writing of Mein Kampf if you have only read an English translation.
- To some extent, I do. I'm not fluent in it. But when I said Mein Kampf was a badly written book, I didn't mean it in a grammatical sense. It reads like the semi-coherent, rambling musings of a brilliant, but mentally disturbed individual. Which, in fact, is what it is. If I had read it without knowing Adolf Hitler wrote it, I would not have been shocked in the least to learn he was the author. Jsc1973 (talk) 06:30, 9 November 2008 (UTC)