Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Dec. 12
The oil spill has rendered my usually sunny disposition rather maudlin these days. I am sad. I wish that things were better for our planet and all its living creatures. Hiking Cowles Mountain has been something of a lifesaver these days, as it reminds me that even amidst the ugliness in our world, there are things of beauty that we must keep close to us, even though we cannot touch them. I am not a religious person, but sometimes I just know there is something greater than ourselves, and it will take care of us if we take care of it.
Sunrise on the Mountain