|young epic hero faces the socio-religious nemesis, Goliath.
The major difference of course is that our giant does not and will not
fall. Greed still seems to be the major guide for our fellow humans'
use of the planet.
In this vacuum of solitude--entrenched and out-gunned, we
need and have allies. I speak for the BGG in this wave of appreciation
to the Greater
Cincinnati Grotto for their
continued affiliation and contribution to our caving community. I am
not going to drop names; you know who you are. Your presence and
contributions to us are essential. We partnered with the GCG in the
local caving community's greatest positive events of 2006, the defining
and solidification of the Rockcastle
Karst Conservancy and progress in the management of the Great Saltpetre Cave
The GCG partnered with
us in the
local caving community's greatest negative event
our grief at the loss of young David
Doose. He liked
the edge also. His passing is sad on so many dimensions,
not the least of which is the fact that he was only 18 years old.
While we can philosophize about life and what our
efforts mean while greater
society paves paradise, there may only be one thing left
to do and that is to cave on, if indeed we will be able to find caves.
David, 'there may not always be more' and if there is more, it may not
be pristine. This caveat drives us to be earth-wise in planning action