conservative bloggers to take it easy on this one. They had the second nominee,
Harriet Meirs, for
imagine a more absurd situation, legislators in the first world power
appealing to Joe Blogs
(everyday fellas with PCs)? It is reminiscent of that scene in Grand Canyon
(1991) in which a street punk and his homies are impeding Danny
Glover's character, a tow truck driver, from taking Kevin Kline's
broken-down automobile out of the hood.
Glover ends up having to beg the punk because the punk has a gun, no
gun-no respect--no PC/ ISP/ blog, no respect. The pen indeed is
mightier than the
sword in all temporal and cultural contexts, PAPER ... SCISSORS ...
ROCKS! OK, fine
we can all find a voice in this collective blog, the Kentucky Caver.
the Oct meeting of the BGG I volunteered to edit the Kentucky Caver.
Then I volunteered my friend Russell to co-edit the KY Caver;
Russell writes like he plays
football, very well.
(editors, spring 2004, Lexington 30+ Champs)
am appealing to you BGG members and cavers from beyond our
for your opinions, accounts of cave trips, academic/ intellectual
submissions on caves and caving and related issues, your ideas, etc.
Judi (spouse) and Ziggy: Halloween, 2005,
& KARST CONSERVATION UPDATE Hilary
Lambert (BGG & KEEP Karst
Environmental Education & Protection, Inc.)
This column provides
brief updates on cave and karst issues of interest
to Kentucky Cavers. There is
no attempt to provide
Upper entrance of
Daniel Boone Cave
with newly-installed gate, complete withACCA autograph! Click image to
enlarge Photo by H. Lambert
strongly biased in favor of caves/
karst preservation, and cavers. You
are encouraged to submit items for inclusion to Hilary Lambert.
Daniel Boone Cave
Daniel Boone Cave is a retired show cave perched on the edge of the
Kentucky River bluffs, down the river road from Camp Nelson. It
consists of several cave rooms linked sausage-like by small passages,
descending steeply from the upper bluff-top entrance to a larger
entrance just above the river flood plain. As a show cave it was
‘enhanced’ with metal hand-holds linked by chains to guide visitors
down the steep slopes. Steps were chiseled into the flowstone.
In recent years, abandoned to
the vandals and partiers, Daniel Boone Cave’s formations and breakdown
piles became the canvas for a twisted neon-paint artist, the rooms
littered with the requisite millions of votive candles and beer cans.
During the 2002 Karst Encounters, the Dixon Brothers and their children
removed something like 16 bags of garbage and dragged them back up the
slope to the road for disposal, no doubt prejudicing family members
against caving for years to come.