Daniel R. Simpson headshot wearing a red oxford shirt in front of a gray background.I am a cancer survivor, amateur radio operator, photographer, and consultant from Milledgeville, Georgia. I am married to the former Ms. Nikki Gay of Eatonton and am the son of Quincy and Donna Simpson of Toomsboro. I was diagnosed with cancer (MDS) in January 2016. Prior to my diagnosis, I was a training specialist, academic advisor, and lecturer at Georgia College & State University. I also was an assistant professor at Georgia Military College. My area of study was American government and public administration.

My primary hobbies are photography, amateur radio, and serving on the Event Leadership Team for Relay For Life of Baldwin County. Through amateur radio, I am active in storm spotting and emergency communication. I also work with my wife with our family business, Willowtree Photography and Consulting.

Recent Posts

  • Flow through history
    by dsimpson on December 6, 2017 at 12:09 am

      I sit surrounded by trees and the calling of birds and somewhere off to my left, the angry chatter of a squirrel. The silence allows me to hear myself, even though in the distance I hear others talking on the trail and the muffled sounds of vehicles crossing the bridge upstream. The fog is ... Read more The post Flow through history appeared first on Daniel R. Simpson, MPA. […]

  • Join me in the fight against cancer – Relay for Life 2018
    by dsimpson on November 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    If you know me, you know that beyond my faith and family, there are two causes close to my heart: amateur radio and cancer research and prevention. Now, it is time for the latter to once again move to the forefront of my efforts as fundraising for the 2018 Relay For Life of Baldwin County ... Read more The post Join me in the fight against cancer – Relay for Life 2018 appeared first on Daniel R. Simpson, MPA. […]

  • Marrow Biopsy Results
    by dsimpson on October 10, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Well, it’s been a week since I got my results, and I just realized that I never posted an update. So, here it is. I got the results Tuesday (October 3rd). We had gone up to Atlanta the night before, as we typically do with morning appointments. The 2 1/2 hour drive up is bad ... Read more The post Marrow Biopsy Results appeared first on Daniel R. Simpson, MPA. […]

  • Another test, or why my hip hurts
    by dsimpson on September 14, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    This week, as if dodging Hurricane Irma wasn’t exciting enough, I also had to travel to Atlanta for a new bone marrow biopsy. This was my third. First one indicated possible MDS in November 2015, but it was such a long shot they kept looking for a cause elsewhere. I had another one in January ... Read more The post Another test, or why my hip hurts appeared first on Daniel R. Simpson, MPA. […]

  • Thoughts on Charlottesville
    by dsimpson on August 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    It has taken me a while to write this. My heart hurts with what has happened, and it is difficult for me to find words. However, I know I cannot be silent. I am a Christian. I am male. I am southern. I am descended from ancestors who were primarily Anglican and Celtic. I am ... Read more The post Thoughts on Charlottesville appeared first on Daniel R. Simpson, MPA. […]