Shorebird Love

On our recent trip to Florida over the Thanksgiving holiday, many things disappointed me about Vilano Beach (on the Atlantic near St. Augustine) where my daughter lives. The disappearing beach from erosion, dredging the channel at Porpoise Point, driving on the beach, and building of mansions too close to fragile nesting areas for endangered speciesContinue reading “Shorebird Love”

Deja Vu – Rig on Fire

By Patricia Zick @PCZick As I sipped the aromatic brew, I glanced at the morning’s headlines before the television and George Stephanopoulos diverted my attention. It was only a blip on the charts of the day’s news stories. I would have missed mention of it if I’d gone to the bathroom when George said anContinue reading “Deja Vu – Rig on Fire”

Clothes to Help the Environment

Hello – I received an email from fellow blogger Betsy Wild over at What’s Green With Betsy?  She shared with me a very worthwhile project by her daughter, Amy Wild. Please visit her Kickstarter site to help fund her environmentally wise fashion project. Here’s Betsy’s message: “My daughter is a sustainable fashion designer.  Her clothingContinue reading “Clothes to Help the Environment”

Expecting the Unexpected

By Patricia Zick @PCZick The other night my husband was complaining about all the work needed around the house and garden right now. I started to agree with him as I prepared a salad. Then I stopped and looked around the room with its intact walls, floor, windows, and ceilings. The image of mangled woodContinue reading “Expecting the Unexpected”

A Review of an Environmental Novel

By Patricia Zick @PCZick The subject of Vapor Trails by R.P. Siegel and Roger Saillant intrigued me from the start. I’ve been looking for other contemporary fiction novels with environmental themes, so when this one came across my twitter feed, I immediately researched it and then bought a copy. I wasn’t disappointed with the read,Continue reading “A Review of an Environmental Novel”

Who’s Accountable for the Environment #grnrev

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I celebrated Earth Day this year by promoting y my environmentally themed book, Trails in the Sand, and guest posting on other blogs essays about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Some reviewers thanked me for reminding them about the oil spill, but one reviewer wrote that she lived through it andContinue reading “Who’s Accountable for the Environment #grnrev”

Current Events Creep into Fiction

Fellow blogger and author Annamaria Bazzi hosted me for a guest post on her blog Annamaria’s Corner. Since it’s the third anniversary of the oil spill and Earth Week, I thought it appropriate to repost on my blog. Please stop by Annamaria’s Corner where she posts about writing and promotes her fellow authors. Posted onContinue reading “Current Events Creep into Fiction”

Great News as Earth Day Anniversary Approaches

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Environmental stories usually leave me frustrated and disappointed – with both sides. But not today. Finally, I read something that gives me hope for civil discourse in this country on the issues that matter most. If we’re all shouting at one another to make our point, who’s listening? In western Pennsylvania,Continue reading “Great News as Earth Day Anniversary Approaches”

Where Have All the Bees Gone?

By Patricia Zick @PCZick “Mankind has gone very far into an artificial world of his own creation. He has sought to insulate himself in his cities of steel and concrete, away from the realities of earth, water, the growing seed. And intoxicated with a sense of his own power, he seems to be going fartherContinue reading “Where Have All the Bees Gone?”