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Feed Your Organic Vegetable Garden With Freshwater Fish Water

Originally posted on The Underwater Gardener:
By Cheri Roberts, CEO/Founder – Cheri Speak Media & Back to Bartering Although I have always loved the look of a well-kept aquarium, I…

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

3 Reasons Why a Handshake is Not Enough

Originally posted on Back to Bartering:
Doing business on a handshake hasn’t always been the smartest idea. Freelancers especially will attest to this, but if you have ever traded anything…

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Perceived Value

Originally posted on Back to Bartering:
By Cheri Roberts Oftentimes we enter a barter negotiation and our perception of what we are giving versus what we are getting is skewed.…

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Are They Trading?

Originally posted on Back to Bartering:
By Cheri Roberts, CEO/Founder – Back to Bartering In the picture above two people are obviously trading a camera for a guitar, right? Right!…

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

An “Extra” Terrestrial Question

I just gotta know … why do we use the term “EXTRA Terrestrial”?? The word “EXTRA” means … “more than is usual or necessary” … … and the word “TERRESTRIAL” … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 2 Comments


Stars seen by night against the sky, like promises, can sometimes die, But those that twinkle in our eye shine bright for all who pass us by. A wish or dream needs no clear sight, our hearts will shed the starry … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

I’m Up to Something Better Than No Good

It occurred to me, since I have so many years media experience that includes bartering with and  for businesses, that maybe I should share a bit of inside info regular … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inconspicuous Consumption Does Not Make You Exempt

What could be worse than being a status flashing consumer who could care less about what their consumption means psychologically or physically; let alone environmentally and beyond?

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Boat Rides, Birdies and Boys … Oh My!

A funny thing happened on the way to my deck … and that’s not just a kitschy opening line, it happens to be true and I have pictures and video to … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Deeper Still

I dove the depths and deeper still I held my breath, I knew the drill My day would come I knew, but still Was like a fish without a gill. With leaden lungs … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Did I Ever Tell You About the Time Mary Kate Olsen Was My ‘Sister’?

Today is the Olsen Twins’ 29th birthday so I thought to share a funny personal story I have about Mary Kate. In 2010 I was in a mutual Facebook thread with … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Peanut Gallery

I know, I know, Steller’s Jays are not the nicest of birds, they’re bullies (to other birds),  but they are absolutely beautiful and funnier than hell in the right circumstances. They … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Mutual Fascination With the Neighbors

Each morning I begin my day sitting quietly on our redwood deck overlooking the Siletz River between Lincoln City and Depot Bay, Oregon. The wildlife here is phenomenal and much of … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment


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