Category Archives: Environment

Forest

“I’m always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. I still have things to learn.” The words of author Gunter Grass. And as far as Poland’s primaeval … Continue reading

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Heritage

“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, diseases, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.” The words of US environmentalist John Muir. Different trees and different times, but the words … Continue reading

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Environment

“My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.” So thought Michelangelo and, having spent years painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling, he probably had a clearer idea than most. Perhaps similar thoughts influenced Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Integration

As Horace reminds us, “Your own safety is at stake when your neighbour’s wall is ablaze.” The current ceasefire notwithstanding, since at least one wall of one of Poland’s neighbours is currently ablaze, is Poland’s safety at stake? Not immediately, … Continue reading

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Compromise

In the words of G. K. Chesterton; “Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.” Since the … Continue reading

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