Gaabriel Becket


 

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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


The earliest human footprints found...
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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 • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Updated a Blog:
VOICES FROM WALES - FOURTEEN OF FIFTY-TWO
THE FORGOTTEN CONSCRIPTS These young men could well be described as having served in the secret underground movement during the Second World War, but not in...
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VOICES FROM WALES - FOURTEEN OF FIFTY-TWO
THE FORGOTTEN CONSCRIPTS These young men could well be described as having served in the secret underground movement during the Second World War, but not in...
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VOICES FROM WALES - THIRTEEN OF FIFTY-TWO
VOICES FROM WALES - THIRTEEN OF FIFTY-TWO The ABC of Opera is the brainchild of Mark Llewelyn Evans. Mark has visited over 250 schools in South Wales and has...
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VOICES FROM WALES - TWELVE OF FIFTY-TWO
VOICES FROM WALES - TWELVE OF FIFTY-TWO The Eclectic Shed Experience are Ron Savory and Liz Crippin. Both solo singer-songwriters who have now combined to...
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VOICES FROM WALES - 11 of 52 James Page, Columbus Campervans
VOICES FROM WALES - 11 of 52 James Page, Columbus Campervans An enthusiast from Swansea who over the years has learnt how to restore old VW vans and from a...
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Beavercreek, Oregon USA - 84th Annual Gymanfa Ganu at Bryn Seion Welsh Church
Bryn Seion Welsh Church SUNDAY, 23 JUNE 2019                        84th Annual Gymanfa Ganu (Welsh Singing Festival) Come and join your fellow Cymru in an...
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Week 10 of 52, isea surfwear
Voices from Wales - Week 10 of 52 - isea surfwear In March 2012 I cycled with my brother in law from Chicago to New York as The Two Fat Cyclists and played in...
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Week 9 of 52 - Yr Ysgwrn, Cartref Hedd Wyn (Hedd Wyn's home)
Week 9 of 52 - yr Ysgwrn This week, from Mother Bear Productions, we have a visit to the poet Hedd Wyn's home, Yr Ysgwrn, in Snowdonia National Park in Wales. After...
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Week 8 of 52 - Operation Bolero
Week 8 of 52 - Operation Bolero From the archives: this week we have a change in subject matter and style and introduce a commemorative piece in honour of the...
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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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Goldie Lookin Chain - FEAR OF A WELSH PLANET

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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

A short AmeriCymru interview...


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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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Speedflying Snowdonia 2

Speedflying Snowdonia 2


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Speedflying Snowdonia 2

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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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