Column by Hal Walter
Mountain life – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine
IMAGINE THAT your geographical environment — the place that you live — is a bi-polar psychotic with a tendency towards violence. I came up with that analogy after a particularly loathsome period during this winter of my discontent. I do not feel guilty borrowing this concept since Steinbeck originally stole it from Shakespeare, and as far as I know neither of them ever did a winter in the Wet Mountains. As for me, I’m on the verge of insanity in my 10th winter here.