Water Resources People and Issues
will take care of the stallion, any sick cattle, keep people from running off
with our tractors, and pay us 0 for the summer. So we sent our 0 and
that's how we came to Sunshine Canyon. The ranch family was a great one,
and we all enjoyed and learned from them.
Q: And you bought the place?
A: No, he didn't want to sell the land. We found another place up the road.
Q: So, in other words, the invitation you got from the university came after you
A: We'd been coming out here for 12 years.
Q: Oh, I see. Well, I always ask this question at the very end, so I'll go ahead
and ask it of you. Looking back over your life, and you've obviously had a
very productive life, is there anything that you regret or that would like to
change if you had to do it all over again? Any missed opportunities?
A: It may seem complacent, but I don't think so. I can look back and see where
I made a number of decisions which might have led me quite different ways,
and possibly would have been more productive, but I don't regret them. I
don't regret having been as diverse as I have been in my interests. I know
that if I'd gone deeper into a particular subject I might have made more
significant contributions. Then, I wouldn't have had the fun of exploring in
some of the other directions. I'll have to think about that. I'm not harassed
by the thought that I took the wrong directions.
Q: There are a number of people I've interviewed who have had exactly the same
answers, so you're not alone. Do you have any other comments about your
life that perhaps we didn't cover adequately enough?
A: I think I've always tried, to use a trite phrase that I see on bumper stickers
these days, to think globally and act locally. I've tried to keep in mind what
the predicament of the human race was, and then find something I could do
that was more concrete and possibly helpful at the local level.