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Small things

July 14, 2012


“For each of our actions there are only consequences.” James Lovelock Today it rains and it has been this way for three months. It is cold too. Millions of singular raindrops combining into one great deluge that never seems to end. Of course, if you live in the UK, you will already know this. Know […]

Consider the ravens

June 16, 2012


“Consider the ravens. They neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them” Luke 12.24 Taking this advice, it is hard, in modern culture, to travel far past two dark thoughts about ravens. Both, like Jesus’ intonation to his disciples, placed upon the unfortunate bird by man. First, I […]

An unsilent spring.

May 20, 2011


Rachel Carson’s ecological catastrophe has not come to pass in rural France. As the last month of spring approaches the songbirds continue to proclaim their ongoing presence. Man has certainly intruded on natures space in the Limousin, however, for now the two worlds are still in balance. In places nature is even reversing the trend. […]