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Athaenara 



To celebrate the art of the miniature
and to honour those creative Wikipedians
who build uniquely transcendent and delightful signatures
from the subtle and whimsical to the outrageously genre-breaking
I am the curator of
A Wikipedian Signature Art Gallery and Beyond


How do we write this thing?

... I was just reading that page and my mouse slipped and hit the edit button.
Then I tripped and as I was falling I hit the keyboard and typed all that content.
As I struggled to my feet I was pawing at the desk and the mouse came down and hit save.
• Crossmr 23:18, 16 December 2010 (UTC)


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This American was
born in Washington DC
and lives in San Francisco.
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This former math major
shares her birthday
with Albert Einstein.
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This straight
is a UC Berkeley graduate
with a B.A. in Ethnic Studies.
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subscribes to
The Wikipedia Signpost.
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This genius paid Mensa dues
1986–2001 and cherishes
the annual invitations to rejoin.
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This collaborator
values third opinions
and occasionally provides one.


A straight line is an arc on the circumference of a circle of infinite radius. (1986)
You need to cultivate a higher tolerance for ambiguity. (1990)
Civilization is high maintenance. (1994)
I am a tiny violet-flavoured nuisance. (1997)
I know the difference between Ganymede and Runnymede. (2000)
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Here are two quotes from one whom E. O. Wilson called the lyric poet of human evolution, the man who
brought the work of paleoanthropologists to the attention of the world at large and made it interesting to us all:


“Change is the elixir of the human circumstance, and acceptance of challenge the way of our kind. We are bad-weather animals, disaster’s fairest children. For the soundest of evolutionary reasons man appears at his best when times are worst.”
— Robert Ardrey, African Genesis (1961)


"A skepticism concerning what one beholds—whether in the arts, in the sciences, or in the deeply etched channels of fashionable response—contains a force essential to the survival of civilized man."
— Robert Ardrey (1968)


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Athaenara has been a Wikipedia administrator since 10:49, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Life should be a series of daring adventures launched from a secure base.

— the late Mrs. Frank Reagan, as quoted by Commissioner Reagan, in Blue Bloods Season 3, Episode 8, "Higher Education"


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