Tag Archives: Gayle M. Irwin

Adoption Time!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin This is a special weekend; we’re adding a new member to our family! For nearly a year now, I’ve been scouring the internet, visiting various websites, as well as making treks to our local … Continue reading

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This post by Gayle M. Irwin I spent the weekend at our cabin. Inside the little wooden abode are many signs, these days called ‘wall art,’ as I understand. “Home Sweet Cabin” and “Cabin Livin’ is the Life I Love” … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – in July

This post by Gayle M. Irwin No, it’s not November, which is when American Thanksgiving is celebrated (however, the holiday is only about four months away!). I’ve been reflecting lately on blessings, on reasons to be thankful. In a world … Continue reading

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Writing in the Woods

This post by Gayle M. Irwin A pine squirrel chattered from a nearby lodgepole. Brown-spotted butterflies danced from one wildflower to another, and a mule deer buck, antlers in the velvet, sauntered through the forest. The 4th of July weekend … Continue reading

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The Next Chapter

This post by Gayle M. Irwin The first half of 2017 ends in a few short days – how is it possible that six months of this year now wanes? However possible, the conclusion of the first six month is … Continue reading

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North to Alaska!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin My father always enjoyed the Johnny Horton song, North to Alaska (see the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSt0NEESrUA). Starting June 9, that classic country hit became our theme song. My dad, husband, and I started … Continue reading

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Returning to the Call of Conference

This post by Gayle M. Irwin This weekend the Wyoming Writers, Inc., (WW, Inc.) conference takes place. I’ll be returning to the conference after a three-year absence. I’ve missed previous years due to the distance of the gathering and financial … Continue reading

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Singing for Spring

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Many signs of spring greeted me while visiting my parents in Montana last weekend, including lilacs blooming in neighborhoods and the weeping birch in my parents’ front yard displaying fresh, green palmate leaves. Outside … Continue reading

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Celebrating Moms, Celebrating Women

This post by Gayle M. Irwin During my presentation and book reading last Saturday at the Natrona County Library, they sat next to young children or held babies in their arms. On the drive a few short hours later to … Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Day

This post by Gayle M. Irwin It’s Earth Day! Well, Earth Day is actually tomorrow. What is Earth Day? Celebrated in many countries throughout the world since 1970, this special day was started in the United States and founded Gaylord … Continue reading

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