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My July fund-raising campaign, celebrating the 13th anniversary of the start of this website, has now ended. This was the second most successful monthly fund-raising campaign ever. Thank you again to everyone who has who donated or subscribed. It is difficult to explain what your support means to me.


You can still donate or subscribe to support my work if you wish, either by giving a one-time contribution or a regular subscription. There are four ways of doing so:


1. Zelle: This is the only internet method that charges no fees. All you have to do is use the Zelle link at your internet bank and give my name and email address (zimmerman at nasw dot org). What you donate is what I get.


2. Patreon: Go to my website there and pick one of five monthly subscription amounts, or by making a one-time donation.

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5. Donate by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman and mailed to
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Stephen Stills – Treetop Flyer

An evening pause: Hat tip Tom Wilson.

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

The ebook is available everywhere for $5.99 (before discount) at amazon, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit. If you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and the author gets a bigger cut much sooner.

The audiobook is also available at all these vendors, and is also free with a 30-day trial membership to Audible.

"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs."--San Antonio Express-News


  • t-dub

    I think the pilot may have actually got their wheels wet with the run starting at 3:00

  • Tom

    Stephen is back on Spotify and why?? For the money of course!!! The three of them (CSN) are back on Spotify pledging to donate “a months worth of sales” to a COVID charity. How magnanimous of them.
    I guess keeping the checks coming in will relieve one’s “conscience” of having to be down for the cause after the publicity dies off. And I used to look up to these clowns.
    (Mr. Young .. phone your office!)

    From NPR in February of 2022 – “Three more prominent musicians are following Neil Young’s lead in asking to have their work removed from the streaming giant Spotify: Young’s former bandmates David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. They are doing so in protest of popular Spotify podcast host Joe Rogan, who they say has been spreading coronavirus misinformation.”

  • Concerned

    Tom—I never did look up to these clowns, but I have enjoyed their music and purchased an LP decades ago. The difference between leftists and us is we still can respect people for their redeeming qualities (if any). Financially supporting them, especially the old, rich loudmouths, is a different story however.

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