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Articles for Creation

My to-do list. These are articles that I intend to create, if they haven't been already.

InterACT disability arts festival
I'm working on this one at the moment in the WikiProject Disability sandbox. I'll be attending this festival this year, on 23-25 October 2013, as a spectator, and will take lots of photos to upload to Commons.
Samuel Philip Wrightson MBE, MA, FRCS (Edin), FRACS
A biography of a deceased person. He was my wife's neurosurgeon when she was born with Spina Bifida.
Lorna Johnston QSO
A biography of a deceased person. At 98 years old, "Mrs J" (as my wife's family fondly refer to her) passed away on 30 September 2013.(obituary) She has been a friend of my wife's family for many years, and my wife and I will be attending her funeral this Friday. She was the last survivor of the 76 Australian nurses held captive as Japanese POWs in 1942. Their collective experiences during the war were the inspiration for the 1980's television drama series Tenko. See this newspaper article for details of Mrs J's memories and her return to Japan in 2011. I have had the honour of meeting Mrs J myself on several occasions since my wife and I first met.
Philip Patston
A biography of a living person. My wife went to school with Philip. He was a nominee for the 1998 Billy T Award and co-winner of the 1999 award alongside Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords). I see he has tried creating his own biographical page on English Wikipedia in the past, and like many new Wikipedians, has run afoul of the WP:COI rules here. He is a critically acclaimed comedian [1], diversity advocate [2][3][4] [5] , public speaker [6] with international recognition [7] (see also p.87 of Johnston, Kirsty (2012). Stage turns: Canadian disability theatre. Canada: McGill-Queen's Press. ISBN 0773586709. ) and I think it is a shame that he currently doesn't have a page on Wikipedia.
I have requested a copy of the previously deleted article. AugurNZ 21:44, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
The entire previous article was apparently a direct copy of Philip's blog. I emailed Philip about this, and he replied saying he doesn't even remember making that page. I guess the page was originally created by some other well-meaning soul who, like myself, is awed by Philip's contributions to society, but who was unfamiliar with Wikipedia's rules on copyright. In his reply email, Philip said to me, "I do appreciate any time you take recreating the page. But don't bust a gut." Typical! He's a dynamic personality, somewhat larger-than-life, yet very humble as well. AugurNZ 05:00, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Miles Roelants
A biography of a deceased person. Miles was another of my wife's former school mates. Not expected to live past the age of 7 years[1] he defied the odds many times over. Though small in stature he was huge in personality (and ego, according to many of those who knew him personally). His life was immortalized in three television documentaries.[2] He was a staunch royalist[3][4] and a fan of Michael J. Fox.[5]