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My home page is at http://www.rdrop.com/users/llywrch (http://www.rdrop.com/users/llywrch). I haven't been very good about updating it.

I encountered Wikipedia one evening while googling for mentions of Valentinian III. I had a look around, and decided that I could help out here.

I am a native Portlander; one of my ancestors on my mother's side was in one of the last wagon trains[?] to Oregon. I am old enough to remember the promise of Tom McCall's governorship, which now appears endangered by the efforts of bottomfish like Lon Mabon[?] and Bill Sizemore[?].

True nerd confession: when I was a kid, I used to enjoy reading the encyclopedia. (It was a Funk and Wagnells, for those of you old enough to remember the joke from Laugh-In.) I would spend hours going from one cross reference to another. Hmm: is there an experiment, akin to the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, to see if one can get from a given article in Wikipedia to any other article in 6 clicks or less?

Wikipedia Entries I have written, (beginning with the ones concerning Roman history):

Constantius III
Libius Severus
Philip the Arab
Gordian I and Gordian II
Pupienus and Balbinus
Sidonius Apollinaris
Roman Britain
Battle of Chalons
Krazy Kat
Constantine III
Antoninus Pius

I've contributed these concerning Arthur and the Saxon Conquest. Sometimes I think I have bitten off more than I can chew ;-)

Ambrosius Aurelianus
Aelle of Sussex
Dinas Emrys
Ceawlin of Wessex
Historia Brittonum
Samson of Dol

I've also written the following two entries connected with Oregon history, but I consider them more of stub entries than complete ones:

Tom McCall
John Reed (journalist)

I spent a while adding content to Oregon's 36 existing (& one deceased) counties, only to discover that they need more work to conform to the proposed Wikipedia standard. :-(

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