For My Sons

My husband is studying Sociology at APSU on his Post 911 GI Bill. His focus is a passionate desire to reform Corrections in this country which is horribly stilted in our prioritizing punishment over rehabilitation, reform and prevention.
I have three beautiful sons. The oldest, 10, wants to become an astronomer: he wants to chart unknown star systems and figure out black holes.
Our youngest son, 3, is diagnosed on the Autism spectrum. We want a bright, inclusive, progressive future for him and his brothers. A future in danger because of the resurgence of ignorant undermining of science education, endowments for the arts and the negation of the threat of unchecked climate impact we have on our gorgeous, fragile planet.
Science, logic, reason, wonder, exploration, creativity, diversity, inclusiveness and equity should be the bedrock of nations; not a number on a budget to be slashed, repealed and squandered.
For my children and my children’s children, let innovation and the pursuit of knowledge grant us a chance to fulfill the potential of our wonderful human race.
We stand with you.

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