But then one of her uncles went on a tear and made it his mission from god to get some kind of answer. He posted links to the pieces on facebook and on some forums he frequents.
Several days later, I got this e-mail:
Jeffrey Simons has left a new comment on your post "Paging Dr. Tyson":Dear Ella and Ms. Gardner:I'm Jeffrey Simons, the Social Media Director for StarTalk Radio, the podcast Dr. Tyson hosts.Our apologies for any delay in the response -- it is not intentional.It’s our understanding that Elizabeth is on a long vacation, from which she has not yet returned.I am quite aware of Ella's email, and was incredibly impressed by her, as we all were.As soon as Elizabeth is back I’m sure she will be back in touch with you.By the way, you can also give credit to her uncle, AB, for bringing this situation to our attention... it was his post in the TexasCHLforum that caught our attention.Sincerely,Jeffrey SimonsStarTalk RadioSocial Media Director
Holy cow! Now I'm not even going to ask why Uncle Ty was in a forum for concealed handgun licenses or what Mr. Simons was doing looking in one. I'm just going to assume the best of everybody.
Keep your fingers crossed that this really does work out.