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🇳🇴This user is of
Norwegian ancestry.
This user is of German ancestry.

This user is interested in the
Early Modern Period.
This user is interested in World War I and
World War II.

This user loves the piano works of Fryderyk Chopin.
This user enjoys music, and art, by
Mikalojus Čiurlionis.
This user finds the Danzig Trilogy
by Günter Grass fascinating.
This user believes the Russian in-vasion of Ukraine is a crime against humanity and should be prosecuted.


My heroes:

Beethoven: "Musik ist höhere Offenbarung als alle Weisheit und Philosophie."
Albert Einstein (1929): "In all the places on earth I have visited, I've always found a group of people who believed they had to hate others."
Anne Frank: "What's done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it from happening again."
Adam von Trott zu Solz (1939): "The minority which sullies the name of Germany ... will prove the misfortune of the whole German nation."
Marion Dönhoff: "Perhaps the highest form of love is loving without possessing."
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce: "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."
Bob Dylan: "Love is all there is." [1], [2]


Act only according to that maxim

whereby you can at the same time will

that it should become a universal law.

Immanuel Kant, resident of

Königsberg, Germany, 1724-1804


Hello. I've been a Wikipedian since 2004.

The photo above was taken in Kaliningrad, Russia, in 1998, at Kant's tomb.
While I cannot claim to be a serious student of Kant, I value some of his
basic thoughts, including the motto "Dare to know" (Latin: sapere aude).
I have a B.A. in journalism and 30-some years' experience as a reporter, editor and copy editor
– and also experience as an intake officer at a state human rights commission. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Westerplatte – where WWII began – Gdańsk, Poland, 1996.
Palanga, Lithuania, 2002.
My window on the world.

This user can order a beer in six
(or seven!) languages
This user is a Minnesota native.

This user is old enough to remember what a typewriter is, and that's all you need to know.
This user likes to translate and proofread articles from German to English.

This user has set foot in 18 countries (flags below), two of which no longer exist as such.

............ Canada UK France Belgium The Netherlands Luxembourg Germany East Germany Czech Republic Denmark Iceland Austria Switzerland Italy Poland Russia Lithuania


Anne Frank statue

Idaho Human Rights Memorial

Boise, Idaho, U.S.A.

Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl


'Add the Words'

This user applauds the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2020 ruling that that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects
gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment – a long overdue rectification of U.S. law.


This user was identified as an Awesome Wikipedian on May 12, 2015.


This user is a member of
the Guild of Copy Editors.


...this user wrote, translated or to which this user made significant contributions:



Ernst Moritz Arndt

Hans Baluschek

Bartoszyce (Bartenstein)

Fritz Bauer

Otto von Bismarck

Gottfried Bismarck


Bitburg controversy (1985)

Gebhard von Blücher

Bombing of Hamburg in World War II

Braniewo (Braunsberg)

Bydgoszcz (Bromberg)

Prussian Eastern Railway Headquarters in Bydgoszcz (Bromberg)


Philando Castile shooting

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Cross pattée

History of Dagestan

Deutschlandlied (German National Anthem)

Dissolution of the Soviet Union

DRB Class 52 (locomotive)

Ilya Ehrenburg

Františkovy Lázně (Franzensbad)

Frederick the Great (Frederick II of Prussia)

Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor

Gera, Thuringia

Gdańsk (Danzig)

Green Bridge (Vilnius)


Günter Grass

Hildesheim (Copy-ed & photo)

Ernest Hemingway


Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad

SS Imperator (RMS Berengaria)

Iron Range

2016 Istanbul airport attack

Kaliningrad (Ex-Königsberg)

Juditten Church, Kaliningrad

Kazakhstan (copy edit, condense, NPOV)

Günther von Kluge

Königsberg (pre-Soviet city)

Rudolf Koller

Konarzewo (ex-Kniephof)

Kyffhäuser Monument

Książ (Schloss Fürstenstein)

Kwidzyn (Marienwerder)

Lichnowsky, Prince Karl Max (German ambassador to the UK, 1912-14)

Battle of Leuthen (Lutynia)

Franz Liszt

History of Lithuania

Arnold Lyongrün

Thomas Mann

Memorial, (Мемориал - banned Russian NGO)

Paul Metternich

Walter Moras

Rupert Neudeck

Munich shooting, 2016

Nida (Nidden)

Ocean liner

Olecko (Oletzko), (Treuburg)

Olsztyn (Allenstein)

Orzysz (Orys)

Pickled cucumber

Pieniężno (Mehlsack)

Piersławek (Kleinort)

SMS Pillau (later Italian Bari)

Pribislav of Mecklenburg


Rügen narrow-gauge railway

Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes (Feengrotten)

St. Nicholas Church, Stendal

Irina Scherbakowa

Schichau (shipyard)

Helmut Schmidt



Świdnica (Schweidnitz)

Talking Gravestones of Amrum

Wałbrzych (Waldenburg)

Warcino (Varzin)

Victory in Europe Day (May 8, 1945)

Michael Wieck (Musician, author – 1928-2021)

Wolf's Lair (Wolfsschanze)


Żary (Sorau)


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