• Ba’byl, a short story in which a part-time thief journeys to a dying city and asks the queen why she ever built it. A study in arrogance, value, beauty, and unrewarded effort. 13 July 2016. Available on Amazon for Kindle, including the free Kindle app for iOS and Android, and Amazon Cloud Reader in your regular browser.
  • Unwish, a one-page short about a human who received a wish from a fairy. A brief study in what it means to be human. August 2007

Essays and Other Posts - Christianity

For other essays and similar writing, see the archive from my Substack, Letters from Rae Botsford End.


Articles - Aerospace

This list is a small selection of articles I wrote for SpaceFlight Insider, an apparently now-defunct aerospace news outlet. For the Wayback Machine’s archive of the articles I wrote, click here. The headlines in bold are the most-cited articles I wrote for SFI.

  • Rocket Lab’s Rutherford engine qualified for flight, SpaceFlight Insider, 24 March 2016
  • Amateur Spaceflight? Copenhagen Suborbitals, SpaceChain Space Program give it a shot, SpaceFlight Insider, 4 June 2015
  • Rocket Lab: the Electron, the Rutherford, and why Peter Beck started it in the first place, SpaceFlight Insider, 2 May 2015
  • Falcon 9 landing attempt number 2: ‘Excess lateral velocity,’ says Musk, SpaceFlight Insider, 16 April 2015
  • What makes a Dragon: A quick guide to SpaceX’s capsule, SpaceFlight Insider, 9 April 2015
  • 2015 edition of NASA’s annual Spinoff publication shows space-inspired tech advances, SpaceFlight Insider, 27 January 2015
  • Perfect: EFT-1 – from liftoff to splashdown, SpaceFlight Insider, 5 December 2014
  • NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale to study space weather in March 2015, SpaceFlight Insider, 27 November 2014
  • NASA reveals early results of LDSD “flying saucer” test flight, SpaceFlight Insider, 8 August 2014
  • Space Florida prepares as SpaceX plans partial move to Texas, SpaceFlight Insider, 18 July 2014
  • OCO-2 satellite successfully launched to ‘A-Train’ orbit, SpaceFlight Insider, 2 July 2014
  • ULA Atlas V 401 rocket successfully carries classified NROL-33 satellite to orbit, SpaceFlight Insider, 22 May 2014
  • SpaceX wins injunction against ULA’S purchase of Russian engines, SpaceFlight Insider, 1 May 2014

Articles - Local News

This is a selection of my articles based partly on what’s available online and partly on which ones I like best.

Articles - Music