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User:Staxringold

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About Me

Hello and welcome to my user-page! My username comes from Stax Records (if you're wondering) and my real name is James. I have lived in Hamden, Connecticut, New Haven, Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, Hartford, Connecticut, and Wallingford, Connecticut. Stop me if you see a pattern. I joined Wikipedia as a senior at Hopkins School and became an admin in early June 2006. I have a variety of interests including baseball, sabermetrics, bluegrass music, and port wine. I graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut in 2010 and I earned a JD from University of Connecticut School of Law in 2013. I am a member of the Connecticut state, U.S. District of Connecticut, and 2nd Circuit bar associations.

I try to remain an active Wikipedian, though sometimes the pressures of the real world make that less likely. Given my editing tendancies I would consider myself a WikiOgre, though I've collected quite a healthy edit count. Somebody even called me a champion once.

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Nine Dragons

Nine Dragons is a handscroll painting by Chinese artist Chen Rong from 1244. Depicting the apparitions of dragons soaring amidst clouds, mists, whirlpools, rocky mountains and fire, the painting refers to the dynamic forces of nature in Daoism. The depicted dragons are associated with nine sons of the Dragon King, while the number nine itself is considered auspicious in Chinese astrology and folk beliefs. The work is now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Painting: Chen Rong
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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" — Edmund Burke.

"Leadership is not an end in itself. It's what you do with it that counts." — United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright presenting an award to General Wesley Clark

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Today's motto...
I can stand anything but pain.


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