I’m by nature an introvert. I don’t naturally like to share much about myself. So why am I writing this? I guess as I enter the last couple decades of my life, I find myself introspective. I would like to make sense of my life and feel it matters that I’ve been here on this planet for almost sixty years. I would guess most of us feel this way eventually.

We all have our concerns and fears. EVERYONE does. No matter what they say or how they act. I promise you they do. If you sit down with someone and they trust you enough, eventually there will be a story or incident they wish had never happened. I say this only to reassure you that you are no different from me nor from the next person. We are all human. We all live on this rock circling the right kind of star at just the right distance giving us a chance at life.

So, I would like to dedicate this site to the best of humanity. Kindness and Compassion, Courage, and Honesty, Love and Hope, for we are human, the only one of our kind in our known Universe for now. These traits form the best of our stories which have the ability to entertain, and sometimes, we may learn something about ourselves or others.

I believe there have been, are, and will be other sentient beings in the countless doorways of the Universe. But I also know that we alone are the citizens and shepherds of our planet Earth. I would like to see us find our way to a common understanding such that we no longer think of ourselves as American or European or Russian, but as citizens of Earth. I would like us to fear each other less and the loss of our humanity more.

I believe that is more likely to happen as we spread out from our planet. Mars beckons, and a sustaining colony on Mars improves humanity’s chances of survival dramatically. I hope I see it in my lifetime, but I hope my children live it.

Peace be with you.

Lawrence Simpson

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