The Kentucky Caver Quarterly Proceedings of the
Bluegrass Grotto: the North Central Kentucky Area Chapter of the National Speleological Society
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 vol. 42. iss. 4, December 2006
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 nature preserve.
The GCG partnered with us in the local caving community's greatest negative event of 2006, 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 in 2007.

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