I have been writing quite a bit about the TMT controversy lately. This has had several effects… I have had many kind comments from people across the island and even the globe. I am grateful that some have found my writings useful. My website traffic has multiplied, with daily traffic up about five times normal. This and the large number of Facebook shares I have seen on some posts lets me know that I am not writing for the void, somebody is actually reading what I write. That is a little gratifying.
Why am I writing? People have asked me this and as I have realized, there is a good reason. Writing has become my way of thinking things through. In the process of composing a post I have to organize my thoughts, find references to back up my often faulty memory, find the words to express my feelings on the matter at hand. In the process of doing this I often find myself changing my own views on the subject. The skills of good writing, or in captivating oration, are the most challenging use of our language, and this language is the key to rational thought.
There is an art to composing a subject into a readable post, an art I am still a novice at. Maybe someday I will get better at it. Let me know if you have any suggestions on this.
Recent TMT posts…
- What about offerings?
- Respecting the Sacred
- If not TMT, then what?
- Public Access to Mauna Kea
- The Ranger Reports
- A Conflict of the Sacred
- What about the ahu?
- An End to Observing at the MKVIS?
- A Change in Mood on the Mountain
- Shattering the Silence
- Dark Secrets
- TMT Construction Restarts
- TMT versus Space Based Alternatives
- The Work of Protecting Mauna Kea