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If you want to chat or to party...[edit]

Please write all of your messages, chatter, banter, and suggestions for restaurants on my discussion page.

If you want to use one of my images or photographs[edit]

... please contact me on the discussion page with a method to reply to you.

Me... what's up with that?[edit]

What up with me?
♂ This user is male.
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This user does not smoke.
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HIS This user's favourite subject is History.
Jacques-Louis David, Le Serment des Horaces.jpg This user is a historian.
Franz ferdinand.jpg This user is interested in World War I and World War II. Churchill portrait NYP 45063.jpg
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BA This user has a Bachelor of Arts degree.
BS This user has a Bachelor of Science degree.
MA This user has a Master of Arts degree.
MA This user has a Master of Arts degree.
MSc This user has a Master of Science degree.
Mortarboard.jpg This user is studying for a PhD.
Mortarboard.jpg This user studied at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Mortarboard.jpg This user studied at the University of Tulsa.
Mortarboard.jpg This user studied at SHSU.
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Crystal Clear app date.png Today is 27 October 2016
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en This user is a native speaker of English.
ja-2 この利用者は中級日本語ができます。
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Misc. Beliefs

A, B, and C This user prefers the serial comma.
to¦go This user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
by The passive voice may be used by this user.
“,;:’ This user is a punctuation stickler.
. The This user does not put two spaces after a full stop.
, This user fixes comma splices. They are annoying.
its This user understands the difference between its (of it) and it's (it is or it has).
’s Thi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
No-EU.png This user says NO to the EU.
LE-1 This user's been known to screw up the occasional sentence and make the occasional typo, but is otherwise pretty accurate with regards to English.
... This user would like to be able to speak more languages.


voc-3 This user is an advanced vocalist.
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Terrestrial globe.svg This user is addicted to travelling.
WikiProject Scouting BSA former member.svg This user was active in the Boy Scouts of America.
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This user maintains a Facebook profile.
Masterkeyboard.jpg This user enjoys electronic music.
FORD This user is a Ford fan

Computer Stuff

Nuvola apps important.svg I studied computer programming in college, and all I got was this lousy compiler error.
Google 2015 logo.svg This user uses Google as a primary search engine.
Java-4 This user is an expert Java programmer.
vb-4 This user is an expert Visual Basic programmer.
HTML-4 This user is an expert HTML user.
php-3 This user is an advanced PHP programmer.
C-4 This user is an expert C programmer.
c++-3 This user is an advanced C++ programmer.
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IE This user contributes using
Internet Explorer.
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Eats and yums

Watermelon seedless.jpg This user eats watermelon.
Chocolate02.jpg This user eats chocolate.
Pizza.svg This user loves to eat pizza.
Quesadilla.jpg This user eats quesadillas.
Bowl of chili.jpg This user eats chili.
Swiss cheese cubes.jpg This user eats cheese.
Mercat de la Boqueria Sant Josep 11.JPG This user loves oranges.
Pear This user eats pears.
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This user drinks Coca-Cola
Coke This user believes Pepsi is no match for Coke. Not even close. Pepsi
MountainDew-70s.svg This user drinks Mountain Dew.
Hot chocolate.jpg This user drinks hot chocolate.
New chocolate milk.JPG This user drinks chocolate milk.
French fries juliane kr r.svg This user eats at McDonald's
Tacobellsunnyvale.jpg This user eats at Taco Bell.
IncaKolaBottleGlass.jpg This user drinks Inca Kola.
TEA! This user drinks southern sweet tea.
Tetsubin1571.jpg This user drinks tea.
TeabagandMilk.jpg This user believes that you should never put milk in with the tea bag.
Coffee cup icon.jpg This user drinks coffee.
Swedishfish.jpg This user eats Swedish Fish.
Popcorn.jpg This user eats popcorn.
Kartoffelchips-1.jpg This user eats potato chips.
Choco chip cookie.png This user eats cookies.
Spaghetti.jpg This user loves pasta.
This user loves
Salmon sushi cut.jpg This user eats sushi.
Hamburger sandwich.jpg This user loves hamburgers.
Swiss cheese cubes.jpg This user eats cheese.
CDC raspberry.jpg This user eats raspberries.
FraiseFruitPhoto.jpg This user eats strawberries.
Bananas.jpg This user eats bananas.
RC This user drinks R.C. Cola.
Oranges and orange juice.jpg This user drinks orange juice.
MeatSteakSmall.jpg This user is a carnivore.
Dinnermealicon.JPG This user is an omnivore.

Goofy Stuff

Koebel.jpg This user advocates the use of more cowbell.
Koebel.jpg This user STRONGLY advocates the use of more cowbell.
STAR WARS This user would shoot Greedo first.
¡ This user knows the Chewbacca Defense and is not afraid to use it!
South Park sign logo.png This user demands you
Respect my authoritah!
This user is greater than the sum of his or her userboxes.

This user opposes facism in all its forms
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My background[edit]

I was a professional computer scientist for the first fifteen years of my career and earned three accredited degrees in the field. After retiring, I went back to university to pursue history and Asian Studies and earned a master's degree in United States history and another bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies.

My historical interests[edit]

There are several areas of historiography that I specialize in and enjoy studying.

  • Japanese history, including:
    • Religious history (all periods)
    • Military history (all periods)
    • Meiji, Taisho, and Showa social and cultural history
    • Japanese education
    • Intra-Pacific War (1931-1945) rural and urban history
  • United States history, including:
    • Religious history (all periods)
    • Military history (all periods)
    • American cultural history
    • The history of the western U.S.
    • Naval and maritime history
    • Diplomatic history
  • Global colonialism and imperialism
  • The history of North American higher education
  • Maritime history
  • Cultural and social history

My Blog![edit]

I've finally given in and started a blog. Afterall, all of my friends have them, so why shouldn't I?

Here we go!

My thoughts on the world - Anyday/Anymonth/Anyyear[edit]

Wow, since this is my first blog entry, I'm gonna make this a doozy!

What's wrong with the world, anyhow?

Blah blah blah, gas shortage this, immigration reform that, political this and that, look at me! I'm so smart! My trite and hackneyed ideas have so much value and I'm sure that if people just read this blog, the world would be a greater place to be! Whoopty do! Religion this, art that, one little paragraph to solve the world's problems! I'm just the greatest! George Bush this, Hillary Clinton that; wow, I'm sure my thoughts on these matters are just so darn important!

Ok, there you have it... That's pretty much the blog I would write on a daily basis, so I'm striving for max efficiency here.