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Going in Dry…coming out Wet!

After three hours of bellycrawling, hands and knee crawling, crab walking, climbing and falling through cracks in the stone, I thought it best to swim out of the Mullins Spring Cave in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Hah!

During Karst-o-Rama at the Great Saltpeter Cave on July 14, 2023.




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Ronald R. Van Stockum, Jr. is a lawyer, teacher, biologist, writer, guitarist, and recently an actor living on his family's old farm in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Santa Clara University, and a Masters and PhD. in Biology from the University of Louisville. He also has his Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He practices law from offices in Shelbyville, Kentucky concentrating his legal practice in environmental law. His biologic research is in historical phytogeography. Dr. Van Stockum, Jr. has published numerous books, articles, and short stories in the areas of law, science, and creative writing. most of his 24 titles are available on this site and Amazon with many on Kindle and Audible!

1 Comment

  • Frank A Schiro
    July 17, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    Watched the video and it brings to mind the allegory of “The Cave” by Plato, “Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light.”


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