The Legend of the Golden Duck

Sitting in the original basement of a re-constructed palace from the 1700s in downtown Warsaw which now serves as the Frederic Chopin museum, my new tour  guide friend told me a local legend about prosperity and hardship: The legend of the golden duck. As my new friend told it: — There once was a young boyContinue reading “The Legend of the Golden Duck”

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Texas to Poland: Coal & Pipelines. Culture Shock? Not Really.

After a delegation meeting, one of the delegates asked “Did you hear about the pipeline explosion today?” I immediately answered, “YEAH! The one in Texas?! Again!?” “No… here in Poland…” they replied in a tone that I can only describe as reserved surprise. Before I go on my rant: SIGN THIS PETITION!!!! I met aContinue reading “Texas to Poland: Coal & Pipelines. Culture Shock? Not Really.”

COP19: Poland= Coaland?

It was announced on Wednesday, November 28, that the host country for COP19 is going to be Poland. Just as this year’s COP(18) is being held in an oil state, Qatar, we have to wonder how a country whose industry is dependent upon dirty fossil fuels (a.k.a. COAL) are being granted the opportunity to hostContinue reading “COP19: Poland= Coaland?”