Wednesday, August 5, 2009

BONUS SONNET: In Which I Chime In My Support For Keeping The Fremont Peak Observatory Open

If education is a public good,
As we so like to claim, then how can we
Allow this kind of thing to happen? Would
The savings made outweigh the loss we'd see?
The Fremont Peak Observatory has
A mission to allow the public's eye
To look out far beyond our planet, as
We should if we are to survive. That sky
Above us e'er should lure us to surpass
Our paltry buildings, cities, monuments
And think about our destiny. The glass
There opens minds. Yet I fear common sense
Says budget cuts will take it. So I dare
All those who love it to cough up a share.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, thank you! Thank you, Kate!

    The FPOA board (which I'm *not* on, thank goodness) is scrambling, looking for options. Right now there's all kinds of back-channel discussions going on between FPOA and the regional director of the State Parks.

    Very soon there will be a template set up for people to download, slap their name on, and sign. I think what we'll do is arrange some way of getting those via the internet.

    We're hoping for a special arrangment that will allow us to keep operating even if the park is closed to the public otherwise.


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