Gaabriel Becket


 

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ShelleyCM vyvyan Paul Steffan Jones AKA Michael Browne Ceri Shaw

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My partner, Ceri Shaw, and I run this site and some others, including the Welsh-American Bookstore, StoryForge Studios and StoryForge Press.  With our partner in Wales, Phil Rowlands, we publish eto, an annual collection of short fiction and poetry by new and established Welsh and Welsh-American authors.  

Ceri and I live in Portland, Oregon, with three teens, a cat and two birds. Besides Wales, I love reading and writing, painting, pretty much any kind of creating and making things, and getting outside. 

One night, years ago, camped in some teepees out in the desert and complaining about how many people we'd each met who didn't know what or where Wales was, we got this crazy idea to throw an eisteddfod in Portland, Oregon and, out of that, AmeriCymru was born.  We feel so lucky to have met so many wonderful, creative and fantastic people through this site, for all the things you've taught us, the amazing art people have shared with us and for the incredible fun it all is.  More, please!

Ceri started this page on something else we like and we hope won't bore you, trips around the state of Oregon - 

https://americymru.net/out-and-about-in-oregon

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Welsh History Timeline


Please suggest dates for addition in...
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Oldest human footprints outside Africa found in Britain


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Garan Gwyn's Gorgeous t-shirt quilt!


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Sunrise 03172015, new filters


I've never used filters before, I...
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Sunrise shots with new graduated neutral density filter


I ended up sending the filter set...
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DIY Equipment


I'd love to be able to afford real...
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Madoc Books and Documentation


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Prince Madoc, did he or didn't he?


Prince Madoc, did he or didn't he?...
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Madoc International Research Association


Madoc International Research...
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The Cynefin Project Calls For Volunteers


From the site:- Cynefin : Mapping...
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@gaabi • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
Week 7 of 52 - Emlyn Schiavone
Week 7 of 52 - Emlyn Schiavone This week we introduce you to a face of Carmarthen, Emlyn Schiavone, Mayor 2018-19. The Mayor also has the title of Admiral of the Port...
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Week 6 of 52 - Hut Number 9, Island Farm
Week 6 of 52 - Hut Number 9, Island Farm This week, Hut Number 9, Island Farm in Bridgend takes centre stage. Enthusiastic volunteers curate the World War Two German...
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Updated a Blog:
Week 5 of 52 - Tommy Jenkins
Week 5 of 52 - Tommy Jenkins This week Tommy Jenkins allows us an insight into the musical life story of one of Wales’ most unique folk singers. His work in the folk...
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Posted a new blog:
Week 5 of 52 - Tommy Jenkins
Week 5 of 52 - Tommy Jenkins This week Tommy Jenkins allows us an insight into the musical life story of one of Wales’ most unique folk singers. His work in the folk...
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Posted a new blog:
Week 3 of 52, Iannis Ireland
Week 3 of 52, Iannis Ireland Into our third week already. We had a few hiccups last week and had to delay release but hopefully we’re back to the Friday release day...
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@gaabi • one month ago
Today is gaabi's Birthday
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Posted a new YouTube video:
Goldie Lookin Chain - FEAR OF A WELSH PLANET
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@gaabi • 4 months ago

tomEllis.jpgI'm on my fourth week of this year's flu/plague/lurgy so I decided I would finally try watching "Lucifer" on Netflix, which was recommended to me by several people. It's a lot better than I expected, still a TV show but not bad.

Another plus is that the actor playing the lead character is a native of Cardiff, Tom Ellis. 

"Lucifer" is inspired by and takes place after events in the "Sandman" comic by writer Neil Gaiman.  Lucifer has decided to stop being the devil and walked off the job in hell to run a nightclub in LA., taking a loyal demon, Mazikeen, daughter of Lilith, with him.  Various influences would like him to return to work but he's not interested.  Ellis does a good job with his character and his blatant honesty about what he is and his views on human beings make good comedy. 

It is bingeworthy, especially if you're sitting around in bed, trying not to cough.

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@gaabi • 6 months ago

"Hugh Haley, of Phoenix Conservation, Llanddowror, is one of only 15 people selected for the final of the Heritage Angel Awards Wales ... the awards celebrate the work of volunteers, trainees, apprentices, young people and heritage professionals in repairing or rescuing historic buildings or making new discoveries."



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The oldest Welsh Lullaby: Dinogad's Smock (Pais Dinogad)

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An explanation to Welsh sovereignty, independence and reparations

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A short AmeriCymru interview with novelists Mari Griffith and Jude Johnson

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Tom Jones dances like HELL! (Treat her right, 1968)

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Horrible Histories Owain Glyndwr Song

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Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (OFFICIAL Beef Seeds Cover)

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GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN - BANESWELL EXPRESS

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Brian y Tarw Llwyd
03/21/17 01:09:32PM @brian-y-tarw-llwyd:

Milady!  Penblwydd Hapus i chi!  Happy Birthday to you!  May your day be full of good friends and family, and good cheer.
Pob hwyl
Brian
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Brian y Tarw Llwyd
03/21/16 12:49:06PM @brian-y-tarw-llwyd:

To the Lady of the House:  Penblwydd Hapus i chi!  Happy Birthday to you!  May your day be full of good friends and family, and good cheer.
Pob hwyl
Brian
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Ralph Jones
03/26/14 08:12:03PM @ralph-jones:

Hi Gabbi how's the book sales going do you know


Thorne Moore
03/23/14 07:50:34PM @thorne-moore:

I thought I replied, but not sure if it went through. Thanks, anyway.


Thorne Moore
03/23/14 07:39:05PM @thorne-moore:

Thanks very much gaabi. Glad you like my website. Not sure I'd like a box bed in real life. Very claustrophobic for an adult, but probably ideal for a child.

Best wishes, Thorne


Ceri Shaw
03/21/14 10:25:34PM @ceri-shaw:
Cariad Pen-blwydd Hapus
Brian y Tarw Llwyd
03/21/14 01:14:55PM @brian-y-tarw-llwyd:

I think this makes birthday #6 for you on AmeriCymru!

Penblwydd Hapus i chi! Happy birthday to you! May your day be full of good friends and family, and good cheer.
Pob hwyl
Brian


Meghan McKay
02/12/14 07:41:19PM @meghan-mckay:

Gaabi,

Hello and thank you for the welcome! I am excited to get back to my grandfathers heritage!

As for the Wales Lacrosse Team, my brother (younger) played for the team for a few different tournaments in 2009 and for the World Championships in 2010. At that time, they asked me to be a part of the staff for that Championship. So most of our family packed our bags and spent about a week in Wales visiting family and then my brother and I were in team dorms for the duration of the tournament (2 weeks) which was held in Manchester.

This year (four years later), I will only be traveling to Denver where I will meet up with the squad. I have kept in touch with most of the team over the 4 years through social media, e-mail, and the website www.waleslacrosse.com I was very fortunate to be asked to again join the team as their Athletic Trainer (we are similar to Physio's with more sport-specific expertise).

If you want more info, please feel free to browse the website (which they are currently updating quite a bit), check out their blog and donate!

Glad to tell you about it! Thanks for asking!

Cheers,

Meghan


Bethan Jones-Evans
02/07/14 03:21:02PM @bethan-jones-evans:

I have a J1 visa as an exchange professional at the moment and teach at an international private school which makes a big difference. I know you have to get your college transcripts 'translated' into US equivalents. Sometimes for private schools you don't need that even. I had that done a couple years ago when I first looked at moving to the US - it's not cheap. I've been really lucky getting a job here.


Jacqueline J Davidson
02/07/14 03:21:39AM @jacqueline-j-davidson:

Hwyl, Gaabi. I will work on the Interview questions this weekend.

Diolch yn fawl

Jackie


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