Tag Archives: Gayle M. Irwin

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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Spring Traditions

This post by Gayle M. Irwin During the next few days, several special happenings occur, especially for those of the Christian faith. Today is Maundy Thursday, observance of the last Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples. Tomorrow is Good … Continue reading

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Ancestry Surprises

This post by Gayle M. Irwin I recently received the results from my AncestryDNA kit, which I mailed into the company just after Christmas last year. It took quite a bit of time to get those results because of the … Continue reading

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Discoveries

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Last month I wrote about exploring my family tree and ordering a DNA kit from Ancestry. I received the kit and sent it off; I still await the results. Meantime, I continue my genealogy … Continue reading

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Going to the Fair

This post by Gayle M. Irwin On Saturday I sat at a booth at the Winter Maker’s Market, a monthly vendor experience operated by Wyoming Food for Thought. The organization helps feed children in need and operates a farmer’s market … Continue reading

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Novel Writing, Book Marketing, Event Planning… Oh My!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin November began with a BANG, and I was JAZZED! I had completed my magazine writing assignments for the year (or nearly so), book events were falling into place, and I had new marketing strategies … Continue reading

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