I was going to write about the possibility of the Detroit Zoo closing, but instead I want to point to an eloquent piece of writing on the topic from Jeremy. I think the reality is that I am too sad and angry that we might lose such a huge gift to our area to write a long diatribe.
Let me just say this: The Detroit Zoo, which we belong to and enjoy year-round, is a treasure for the people of Detroit, and the State of Michigan, and people from Ohio and Indiana and all over the place who come to see the polar bears and the penguins and the camels. It does not belong to the city of Detroit, it belongs to the world. Detroit is just entrusted with taking care of it. That we might all lose it typifies the regressive, thoughtless politics that define our state. Frankly, I don't care about the politics, I just want to take my kid to the zoo. So figure out a way to keep it open.
I guess that was a rant after all. Here's another one.