I haven’t said anything about the Columbia tragedy because I haven’t thought of words worthy of the occasion. I got an email today from the Science Fiction Writers of America and at the top was a poem from one of my favorite authors.

These are words worthy.

“I pray for one last landing

On the globe that gave me birth;

Let me rest my eyes on the fleecy skies

And the cool, green hills of Earth.”

— Robert A. Heinlein;

“The Green Hills of Earth”


  1. Sean says:

    Very fitting indeed. Care to share the URL to the SciFi list?

  2. Ron says:

    I’m not on a list. As a matter of fact I’m not sure why I got the email. You can find the whole text on <a href="http://…/

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