Johnson's contributions to Star Trek published lore are well known. Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise has been an immensely popular resource for three decades, and the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Journal and Worlds of the Federation books are enjoyable and well thought out reads as well. Some 15 years ago, I had the good fortune of interviewing Shane Johnson for my Trekplace website. I lost contact sometime in the mid-2000s, and I wasn't the only person who had. A couple years ago, I asked whether anyone had heard from Shane Johnson in recent years. No one had. Within the last week, I learned of Johnson's whereabouts. Johnson has been on a difficult life journey that began many years before Mr. Scott guided us through the decks of the Enterprise. That journey continues to this day, but it has reached a critical point. Johnson needs and deserves our compassion, our understanding, and our help. Click this link to read of Johnson's journey. If the philosophy of IDIC means anything to you, then I would encourage you to act on it and help our friend in Star Trek. On behalf of Johnson, with whom I have been communicating, thank you.