William R. Stimson is an American writer who lives in Taiwan. Dr. William R. Stimson left academia and opted for a life of radical simplicity centering on meditation, martial arts, yoga, dream analysis and writing. He is the founder and former editor of the Dream Network Journal and led evening dream groups in Manhattan. For years he conducted the free all-day meditation group every Saturday at the Ch'an Meditation Center in Elmhurst, Queens. His writing on simple living, dreams, meditation and consciousness has appeared in numerous journals and magazines and can be found on his website www.my-hope.com/Bill (the B is uppercase). He has recently moved to Taiwan with his wife Shuyuan Wang. The two lead a dream group in Taichung and are in the process of starting up a meditation group in nearby Wufeng.