Author Archives: pjlazos

About pjlazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful

Teacher Not Preacher

Parent/Teacher Not Preacher Three years ago on the summer solstice, I honored one of my mother’s dying wishes and planted her ashes beneath a flowering bush.  My mom died in October of 2014 and while I still miss her terribly, … Continue reading

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The Hate U Give

THE HATE U GIVE Why do we Americans travel the world looking for engagement with other cultures when we have one right here, different from ours, exotic even, and instead of engaging, we put a police barricade around it?  I … Continue reading

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The Ocean Cleanup

[photo credit Erin Lafferty] The Ocean Cleanup It’s estimated that there are about 5 trillion pieces of plastic trash in the ocean, swishing around with the current, meeting up with other pieces of plastic and forming groups like the Great … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2018

  EARTH DAY 2018 The State of the Planet and What You Can Do to Help Fix It So here we are again, April 22, Earth Day, the one day a year that belongs to the “Mother of us all,” Senator Gaylord … Continue reading

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Cleanup In Aisle 7!

Cleanup in Aisle 7 We’ve all heard the term nature abhors a vacuum, meaning nature makes use of all its spaces even if it’s just a space filled with air.  We humans have interpreted it a little differently, sadly, and … Continue reading

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I Just Want to Say One Word to You…

  I Just Want to Say One Word to You… Imagine sitting on a beach. It’s hot. You’re thirsty. So you pull one of those handy plastic bottles from your cooler, take a big swig and are instantly refreshed. Or … Continue reading

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Interview with the Professor — of Horror!

Interview with the Professor — of Horror! Today’s guest is Professor Charles F. French.  Professor French lives in northeastern, PA in the US of A.  Trained in English Literature, he writes speculative fiction for fun and as a break from … Continue reading

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