billziegler1947: Lebenslauf (the run of my life, i.e. resumé/curriculum vitae)
For reference purposes only.
I started studying the Geography of the Middle East in 1965, two-years before the Six-Day War (in Arabic the Naksa: that word denotes “everything turned upside-down.” It is still upside-down. I was 8 months old of the Nakba happened: the catastrophe. The history of Palestine lines up year by year with my life events.
Refugees again. This time in 1967. Naksa.
My studies continued at Kansas State where I completed my M.A. followed by a year of post-graduate studies at Justus Liebig Universitãt in Giessen, West Germany. I was there during the Summer Olympic Games in Munich, unfortunately I have not yet visited Palestine nor the country that became its occupier in 1948.
Also learning Arabic العَرَبِية language, Geography of Palestine, the Right of Return, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Getting Around in German at Tristate German-American School for 22 years 1989 – 2013. Hundreds of language learners get together on Saturday mornings. At one time German was the language of half Cincinnati. The takeaway: learn languages to remove borders and barriers, not to isolate them into competing camps.
Freelance translator on Proz.com , a gathering place and port for translators with any language skill. My particular translation pair: German to English. It’s a way to spend your entire day in another language. But now I can watch YouTube in German and learn Arabic at the same time.
Established first Vendor Master Database for SAP at P&G. 140 supply chains with separate vendor data collected into one. It all happened around Y2K. Computer code is language too. Code is also a way to communicate.
Electronic Circuit Materials Division in Blanchester OH. They finally got an automated business system : 1980 to 1987. They liquidated the business in 1987 and I returned to U.C. and the teaching trade. But I still have several memory boards from the CIP 2200B minicomputer, manufactured in South Lebanon OH. Those boards are suited to framing and look great next to my slide rule. Ten-key adding machines and an HP programmable calculator. The computer came equipped with 96-column card readers. We had a single Apple II-e with an 80-character screen.
University of Cincinnati: Department of Geography 1965-1969 B.A.
Kansas State University: Department of Geography 1969 – 1971 M.A.
Return to the University of Cincinnati. This time German Languages and Literatures, 1987 – 1993 M.A.
Justus Liebig Universität, Gießen, West Germany
Germanistik and Geography 1971 – 1973
Bill’s avatar: Mandrake Mumbletunes: a moose.
Lisa’s avatar: Gretel: an owl.
Where Mumbletunes met Gretel – under the names of Prufrock and Elle: TriStateOnline in 1993. A good place to meet a soulmate. We connected to the Unix box that contained the electrons at the mind-numbing speed of 1200 baud.
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