Such An Honor

There are times when something so incredibly meaningful happens, and such a time happened to me recently. I recently received an e-mail from a senior editor at National Geographic Magazine telling me that my piece, "The Worlds Of The World," was wonderful, and that she had just forwarded the link to my piece to the daughter of Frank Drake, the American astronomer and physicist who founded SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) in the 1960's, and who also helped found the field of astrobiology through his work searching for radio transmissions from alien civilizations, so that she could see my piece and show it to her father who she knew would love it. I was so incredibly moved by this e-mail, and so truly...deeply...honored...It was such an incredibly meaningful e-mail for me to receive...

For those of you who missed it, you can read, "The Worlds Of The World," here.