Like the Universe I am constantly expanding. Who you see today may not be who you will see tomorrow. What I think today may not be what I believe next year. I am not a photograph in a book static and unchanging, frozen in a particular moment of being or thinking. I desire to be a tree and not a rock, ever growing, shedding old leaves, patiently waiting until the spring for new growth. Such is the forming of a man: he grows sheds old thoughts expands into new perceptions and understanding, hopefully becoming better kinder more tolerant and patient towards others and himself. Aging has not curbed my insatiable thirst for truth and knowledge. Like a snake, I have shed many old skins and grown into others. Be patient with me as I will be with you, let's help one another on our journeys to become the best we can be.