Told that there is an online encyclopedia, I did the natural thing: I looked to see how it treated me. Of course, I hoped to find something like this:
Marty, Martin E., b. 1928, West Point, Neb. Professor emeritus, University of Chicago; longtime contributor to the Christian Century; author of many books. Honors include: Nobel Prize for Peace; Pulitzer Prize for Literature; Bollingen Prize for Poetry; Medal of Freedom. Military record includes Distinguished Flying Cross. His String Quartet in F was premiered by the Vermeer String Quartet. An exhibit of his paintings drew record-breaking crowds to the Whitney. A three-time letterman in cross-country . . .
You get the idea. The entry I feared finding was something like this: