It’s time we listened to our own hearts.

No tree has branches so foolish as to fight among themselves.

Native American proverb

We are failing each other. Not just a run-of-the-mill, oops, sorry, kind of failure, but a spectacular, gory, unprecedented, worst-in-most-every-way kind of failure. The same way the body…


or Thirteen Tips for Beating Back Death — Stick Optional

I woke up the other day with a Blood Sweat and Tears song, When I Die, in my head, one of those songs from childhood that stick with you like mice to a glue trap so, of course, I went…


Corporate America joins the fight in reducing plastic ocean waste.

Of all the hazards of modern life, plastic, especially single-use plastics, is one of the more detrimental products. Since plastic first came to market in the 1950s, over 9 billion tons have been manufactured as bottles, bags, car parts, computers…


Saving the world starts with saving its water

[ Sunset Beach, Cape May, NJ]

Today is World Oceans Day!

Like humans who are about 70% water, oceans cover 70% of the earth. In all likelihood, life emerged from the primordial soup, from the oceans to the swamps, bogs, marshes and…


Make Earth Day Every Day

April 22 — Earth Day. I was leafing through an oversized magazine a friend gave me when she retired entitled, Earth Week ‘70,published in 1970 as the Official Publication of the Philadelphia Earth Week Committee. At only 48-pages in length, it contains op-eds; artwork by…


Keep Fats, Oils and Grease in the Trash Where They Belong

In February 2021, a brewing toxic mess of waste comprised of such culprits as wet wipes, diapers, sanitary pads, cotton swabs and other detritus fused with fats, oils and grease from kitchens and bathrooms across London had congealed to…


Why we need the influence of indigenous peoples now more than ever

Stories and prophecies surrounding Mother Earth and Father Sky are abundant in indigenous folklore where Indigenous People have long protected the earth from those who would seek to abuse her resources. …


The Struggle is Real

March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. and March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day whose roots stretch back to places across the globe beginning in the early part of the 20th century when the first such gathering was held on February 28, 1909…


One Reason for the Ephemeral Nature of Happiness

“You’re only as unhappy as your unhappiest child,” my friend who has cancer says.

I believe her. You have to accumulate a lot of stress and heartache to get cancer. It’s easy enough to acquire. A small bad habit, like eating too…


Who doesn’t want to know the future?

If prostitution is the oldest profession and priesthood the second, what is the third? I’m going to guess divination.

People are a lot like cats. We’re curious and we’ve just got to know: what’s going on; what’s coming next, what’s around the bend…

Pam Lazos

environmental lawyer, writer of the eco-thriller, Oil and Water, and Six Sisters, a collection of novellas, water ninja, striving to live sustainably.

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