Pimpinellus is derived from Pimpinella,
the herb Anise, which has the
botanical name Pimpinella anisum.
Its odor and taste remind one of Christmas,
Anise cookies and home-made Anise candies
as well as the the hot herbal tea,
which is good for a sore throat.
Pimpinellus has been active his entire life, reading extensively, writing, making films, photographing, botanizing and globetrotting throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
- …lives in Munich, Germany, and is active in de.wikipedia, commons.wikimedia and en.wikimedia
- ...began his activities in Wikipedia at this “Stammtisch” in San Francisco,
- ...submitted his first article in the English Wikipedia,
- ...dedicated his first article in the German Wikipedia to his favorite plant,
- ...organized, together with Doc Taxon, the initial workshop for the Munich-Wikipediaspace in Vereinsheim in der Au in Munich.
- ...organized, together with colleague DerHexer, the WP Space Munich, the WikiMUC
- ...formalized the goals of WikMUC in the course of applying for support of the german WM-Chapter and financial assistance,
- ...assisted in establishing the Münchner WP Space in the Media Media and in the Munich cultural framework,
- ...visited regularly “Stammtische”, most often in Augsburg, München und Innsbruck,
- ...initiated, together with Haeferl, Beppo, Roman, Flo, in Salzburg in January 2016 the 5-countryproject WikiAlpenforum/WAF,
- ...established with the first Workshop the WAF in Europe, together with Xanonymus and Wikipedians from AT, CH, DE, FR and IT in the WP editions in German, Italian, French, and English.
- ...stated in August 2018 his rejection of any personal financial support from the WMDE within the framework of his membership of WMDE-e.V.,
- ...is active within the framework of the film and tv|RFF-Projekt and the project radio & tv|WLTV, which he helped to establish the themes of Broadcasting in Wikipedia,
- ...photographs with Canon and Leica and has uploaded more than 6000 photos and audios to Wiki Commons,
- ...is rather slothful when it comes to writing new WP-articles, as mentioned here,
- ...is a fan of libraries and has initiated cooperations with the Bavarian State Library and the smaller State Libraries in Bavaria,
- ...is active in environmental projects, but is very much opposed to misuse of Wikipedia for political activities of any kind,
- ...voices his opinions in "Kurier", the german WP-Hauspostille on topics and activities which are of importance to him, here also in english.