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Never look down. The only reason to look down is when you're thinking when to go up.

—TDKR Chicago 101

Personal life

Born in Quito, I was raised in Chicago and have lived there since 2000. I was born with pulmonary atresia, a birth defect that affects the heart and lungs. I majored in law and political science at DePaul University. I am currently a paralegal. I have a pet chinchilla, English bulldog, hamster and Beta fish. I am married.

Greetings!

Hello fellow Simple English Wikipedian (SEW)! As my user name suggests I am a proud Wiki user from Chicago (arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world). I have been editing at SEW since 2012 and my journey here has been a memorable one. Hopefully as you begin your journey here, either if you'll be editing here briefly or in the long run, I hope you'll help expand this Wiki with great and simple articles and help run this Wiki with our great editors. Happy editing! - TDKR Chicago 101

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There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

—40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan

It's better to show up than to give up.

United States Senator Bernie Sanders

The greatest gift you can ever give is your honest self.

—American television personality Mr. Rogers

A winner is a dreamer who never gave up.

—1st President of South Africa Nelson Mandela

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

—American businessman Walt Disney

The most important thing in life is to dare. The most complicated thing in life is to be afraid. The smartest thing in the world is to try to be a moral person.

—9th President of Israel Shimon Peres

I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them.

—41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush

Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility.

—British actor Alan Rickman

Time is a precious thing. Never waste it.

—American actor Gene Wilder

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

—1st President of Cuba Fidel Castro

Whatever you do, there is always a better choice.

—British actor John Hurt

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

—American actor and comedian Robin Williams

United we stand, divided we fall is one of the oldest and truest slogans.

Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn

Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.

—American actor Hal Holbrook

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.

—American architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.

—American movie critic Roger Ebert


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Today's Featured Article

 

Le Spectre de la rose (English: The Spirit of the Rose) is a short ballet. It is about a young girl who dreams of dancing with the spirit of a souvenir rose from her first ball. Jean-Louis Vaudoyer wrote the ballet story. He based it on a verse by Théophile Gautier.

The dances were designed by Michel Fokine. The music was Hector Berlioz's 1841 orchestration of Carl Maria von Weber's piano music Afforderung zum Tanz (English: Invitation to the Dance). Léon Bakst designed the sets and costumes.

The ballet was first presented in Monte Carlo on 19 April 1911. Vaslav Nijinsky danced The Rose and Tamara Karsavina danced The Young Girl. Spectre became internationally famous for the leap (jump) Nijinsky made through a window at the ballet's end. After it was presented, the ballet was described as "immediate success" by writer Grace Robert.

From a collection of Wikipedia's articles:

 

  • ... that the songwriters for the bossa nova song "The Girl from Ipanema", wrote it after seeing 17-year-old model Heloísa Pinheiro (pictured) walking down Ipanema?
  • ... that in the 1780s, Christian Gottlieb Kratzenstein built a machine that was able to imitate speech sounds?
  • ... that before becoming Governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum owned a small technological startup company and sold it to Microsoft for $1.1 billion in 2001?
  • ... that County Hall in London, a grade II* listed building, now hosts an aquarium?
  • ... that the Eiffel Tower in Paris was initially constructed as a temporary exhibit for the 1889 World's Fair, but it has since become one of the most iconic landmarks in the world?

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    Leonard Cohen DYK

     
    • ... that Leonard Cohen (pictured) wrote about eighty different drafts of the song "Hallelujah" before finalizing the original version in 1984?

    Barnstars, comments & cookies

    All the Barnstars, comments and cookies I have:

      Intforce has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!
    Carry on! --intforce (talk) 21:19, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    For your tireless work here. You've created more than 100 articles within very few days! Keep on, we need more editors like you. @intforce 17:31, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    For your Tireless work.You create articles in every hour and fix them very fast.Receptie123 (talk) 17:40, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    You're doing a great job with your new articles and other contributions, so here's a barnstar for you. Lugia2453 (talk) 03:38, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
      The Editor's Barnstar
    After all of the incessant nagging you had to endure from me when you first started here, you sure as hell deserve some recognition for the way your new articles are looking now. The quality has improved dramatically, and you haven't slowed down in the slightest! Amazing! Osiris (talk) 01:46, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    Great job! You've created so many articles i can't even count the number of them.Your a great contributor here! --Reception123 / Receptie123 (talk) 14:41, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
      Somebody has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!
    --Reception123 / Receptie123 (talk) 14:41, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
     
    Just 4 U, TDKR! Oregonian2012 (talk) 19:07, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
    Thank you for your contributions to this Wikipedia. Oregonian2012 (talk) 18:59, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
      The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
    You are so kind to give so many user cookies.You deserve this Barnstar for many other reasons too. Reception123 / Receptie123 (talk) 05:35, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
      What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
    You are a genius, along with TDKR! Aaqib Hola! 19:52, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

    Goblin 16:22, 23 June 2013 (UTC) I ♥ TDKR Chicago 101!

      The Current Events Barnstar
    Always in the present. Keep up the good work! Aaqib 22:23, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
      The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
    I looked at your list of articles you created. Amazing! You have created so many articles on this Wiki, even more than I thought. I don't believe so many users can't notice how helpful you are. Keep up the good work! Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 15:44, 2 July 2013 (UTC)
      Bluegoblin7 has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    I know you already have four of these, but you deserve another one. You're one of the Simple English Wikipedia's most prolific editors to articlespace, and it's astounding the number of articles you've created. Keep up the great work! TCN7JM 02:19, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

     
    To a truly outstanding editor that tries to help Wikipedia in every way. I believe that this award has been long overdue and is very well deserved. Thank you very much. Pending(tell me I screwed up and where) 16:52, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

      The Barnstar of Good Humour
    Hello TDKR Chicago 101.Recently you have signed my guestbook! Thank you very much for signing my guestbook. Cheers. --Pratyya (Hello!) 13:05, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
      The Working Man's Barnstar
    For your tireless contributions on DYK, you really deserve it, I think there's no one more active in that area than you! Barras talk 10:04, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
      The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
    I have to give you another barnstar because I was checking article count and for you I saw 3205! Excellent job! Keep it up and make even more! Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 05:46, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
      Death Star
    For your work updating Deaths in 2014!

    --Auntof6 (talk) 02:06, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    A long overdue barnstar. This is for your work on Deaths in 2014, and your many contributions ;). You've earned it! George Edward CTalkContributions 07:22, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
    • You are great at expanding this place. Wikipedia is never complete, but with you were, it feels like it's pretty close :) Krett12 (talk) 00:47, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
      The Current Events Barnstar
    For your continuing coverage and update on the 2017 Manchester Arena incident, and for all the articles you keep up to date. -- Enfcer (talk) 01:38, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
      The Barnstar of Diligence
    For your regular updates on DYK. --Tbennert (talk) 22:58, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    Your article contributions don't go unnoticed. Thanks for your endless amount of time and effort in keeping up with the current events! Zhangj1079 (Saluton!) Lest We Forget 01:04, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
      The Editor's Barnstar
    Thank you for creating very good articles and wikifying them, and placing stub on short articles! Thank you! Psl631 TALK Contribs 07:39, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
      The Content Creativity Barnstar
    Its amazing that anyone can make so many articles! Your content creations here are the backbone of keeping this wiki growing. Desertborn (talk) 10:28, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

     
    This is for your valuable and precious efforts in contributing to wikipedia. I am appreciating your hardwork on creating new articles in Wikipedia. Creating such a number of articles is really appreciable. I am very proud to have seen a user like you. Keep it up this work. I would like to say you as a real asset of simple wiki. Thank you. Path slopu (Talk) 16:24, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    Thank you for creating so many new articles and keeping the Deaths in 2020 article up to date. You are this Wiki's greatest contributor by far! IWI (chat) 16:08, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
      The Feather Barnstar
    You've got your fingers on the pulse. The community can always count on you to create high quality and timely articles. From COVID-related articles to interesting individuals who helped shape our history. Hope this encapsulates my admiration for your dedication and stellar work! - Infogapp1 (talk) 23:50, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
      The Editor's Barnstar
    For stellar work on Valéry Giscard d'Estaing on a tight schedule — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:16, 3 December 2020 (UTC) (English Wikipedia)
      Merry Christmas TDKR Chicago 101

    Hi TDKR Chicago 101, I wish you and your family a very
    Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it)/holiday season
    and a very happy and healthy New Year,
    Thank you for all your contributions to the Simple English Wikipedia :),
       --IWI (talk) 21:55, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

      Congratulations: You have been given a Super Iron Man Editor Barnstar!

    You have been a super editor this year, helping others and taking a bite out of vandalism. Merry Christmas!

    ScrapheapNinjaShuriken77 (talk) 16:06, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    You have been helping improve articles based on year deaths or events that occur in those years. Thank you for your work. Please keep going! George (Kirkburn) (talk) 05:27, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
      The Editor's Barnstar
    Great job with the article creations! --Hellothere4 (talk) 00:26, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    Thank you for all your work with cataloging! Bobherry (talk) 23:35, 10 February 2022 (UTC)
      Home-Made Barnstar
    Thank you very much for your contributions to Wikipedia. Dylan | ✉   19:49, 24 May 2023 (UTC)
      The Original Barnstar
    For doing most of the work to keep DYK running. Keep up the great work! QuicoleJR (talk) 17:23, 11 August 2023 (UTC)

    Ronald Reagan's DYK hold

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