Keep the Promises You Make to Yourself

Some promises take longer to keep than others but promises you make to yourself are important. Promises for me come in different forms. Goals I set for myself every year. Daily, weekly, or monthly promises I'll make. They're easy to off handedly say, "I'll read more this week." Or "I'll watch what I eat." Even … Continue reading Keep the Promises You Make to Yourself



This post by Gayle M. Irwin   I debated what to write about for my first blog post this month. Originally, I wanted to write about visiting national parks this year, the centennial celebration of the National Park Service. Then I thought I’d write about dogs as October is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month. But, I’ve written … Continue reading Storms

I am a Writer!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin I have an anniversary coming up. Nine years ago next month I attended my first writers’ conference. I traveled to New Mexico thanks to a free airline ticket I received when I was bumped from a full flight six months prior. Two months after that conference, I left my … Continue reading I am a Writer!

Back to School Means Goals

A new school year always means goals to me. Like the goals I create at the beginning of every year, when a new school year starts in September I feel the need to create goals again. Or at least look at the ones I had and reassess. For us the schools start again on Tuesday … Continue reading Back to School Means Goals

Writing, Reading, and the Watermelon Buffet

* * * * Posted by Kathy Waller *************************************************************************************************** We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but … Continue reading Writing, Reading, and the Watermelon Buffet

Bloom Where You’re Planted

This blog post by Gayle M. Irwin Spring sprung late this year in Casper, Wyoming (unless you count the few weeks in February in which we experienced some days of record-breaking temps and sun-filled skies!). The rain, snow, and cold, although contributing to greening grass and colorful, fragrant flowers, about did in the people I … Continue reading Bloom Where You’re Planted

It’s a Spring Thing!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin According to the calendar, spring starts today. Where I live (central Wyoming) spring seemed to start at the end of February. We experienced record-breaking (or close to it) temperatures, and lack of snow. That changed for many parts of the state this past week as a significant system rolled … Continue reading It’s a Spring Thing!

Ranch Retreat

This post by Gayle M. Irwin An earlier January blog post mentioned a self-imposed retreat I was planning, so I decided to do a follow-up about the experience. One word describes it: AWESOME! Although I could end my thought with that word, I'll share a bit more. On January 15 , 16 and 17, I … Continue reading Ranch Retreat

Leaping into This Leap Year

This post by Gayle M. Irwin This new year is also a leap year, which, according to Wikipedia, adds an extra day “to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year.” One extra day this year – an extra day to write! This weekend I'm taking myself on a writing retreat. My … Continue reading Leaping into This Leap Year

The New Year Brings a New Chapter

It’s a new year so you’re going to be bombarded by posts this month on goals and resolutions. And yep, that’s what I’m going to be talking about for this post too. It helps to get your goals down, put them out there in the universe. Speaking them aloud makes them more real somehow. You’re … Continue reading The New Year Brings a New Chapter