Native Oregonian, now newbie New Mexican. Writer, Essayist, Storyteller, Naturalist, and Migraineur.


Move your articles from chaotic to cohesive

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I would never profess to give advice about writing but advice about project management that I got.

I'm an ex-Project Manager. An INTP with a supper low Conscientiousness score on the Big Five Personality Traits made worse by scoring high on Openness to Experience. I love learning new things. I…


I’m working on understanding the difference and holding myself to a new standard.

The Thinker at the Gates of Hell ~ Rodin. Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

What did Gandhi say? Not the sound bite, but the actual text?

“We but mirror the world.

All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. …


On my year anniversary as a freelance writer on Upwork, I am struggling with the platform and myself.

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Writing is a Business

I’ve always approached writing as a business. In the early 2000s, while working at my mother’s bookstore, I noticed a new trend and jumped on it. I ended up writing erotica for 5 years. I stopped when I became a director of a dance and gymnastics academy. …


As the storm rages, the fall harvest has to come in; freezing temps are coming tonight.

The dying garden ~ Courtesy of Author

Technically winter doesn't start for a while, but the Fall harvest season is almost done. A storm is bringing near-freezing weather to us. My squash and melons are already gone; peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and surprisingly the lemongrass are holding their own. …

Tess Anderson

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