Hello! My name is Gail, and I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, librarian, genealogist, traveler, artist, author; trying to live life to the fullest and have a positive impact on those whose lives I touch.

A frequent theme of my blog posts is Synchronicity. “Synchronicity takes the coincidence of events in space and time as meaning something more than mere chance, namely, a peculiar interdependence of objective events among themselves as well as with the subjective (psychic) states of the observer or observers.” ~ C. G. Jung

I see Synchronicity as a “God-wink,” or a special message from God that he is mindful of me and has a hand in my life. I find that the more I recognized these occurrences, the more I receive. A lovely cycle!


My art is available for purchase via my Etsy site. Visit at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ParkStudioArt

A sampling is here under the tab: “Art.”


I have written several short stories that are in pre-publication to be included in an upcoming anthology. These are listed under the heading tab, “Stories.”

You can visit my Author website here.


61 Responses to About

  1. elizabeth says:

    Hi G? Thanks for coming by my blog, reading, and commenting. I like your life-theme. I also watch for God-winks on a daily basis. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I agree completely. I’m also a genealogist and artist. ~ Dennis

    • gapark says:

      Dennis, I’m intrigued! What type of art do you do? I work in oils, and really admire anyone who can make a watercolor look great! I’ve been doing genealogy since 1970 and love being able to help people find their “roots.”

  3. Uncle Spike says:

    So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers Gailโ€ฆ. That makes me a happy blogger now โ€“ I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe youโ€™ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through โ€˜commentsโ€™ or via email. Always welcome reader input ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great old dayโ€ฆ


  4. jacksaunsea says:

    You’re awesome! I love that you have a Jung quote on this page and how you view synchronicity as a “God-wink.”.

  5. znjavid says:

    Hi there, I enjoyed my visit here! Thanks so much for following my blog. Best wishes, Zainab

  6. znjavid says:

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations! Please check out this post for details: http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  7. I like that a “God-wink” ;=) Can’t wait to return to read more of your writings and the different ways God influences your life. Thanks for stopping by our blog at Simply Life.


  8. Love synchronicity. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

  9. Thank you. I suspect, given the elements of scandal and coverup that it exposes, that the book won’t fly under the radar screen for very long.

  10. Hi gapark, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. I hope you will accept it. I think you have a great blog and are well deserving of the award. For more info http://irenewaters19.com/2014/01/17/the-sunshine-award/

  11. gapark says:

    Irene! I am honored! I accept, but it may be a few days before I can fulfill the assignment attached. I want to look through blogs to find worthy nominees! Thank you! Gail

  12. gpcox says:

    A pleasure to meet you.

  13. Elina says:

    Gail your blog is full of warmth and love! Lovely introduction! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. VisitSiena says:

    thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it:) what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here ๐Ÿ™‚ have a nice week ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Hi there,
    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere and for following. Your support is greatly appreciated, Looking forward to seeing more from you ๐Ÿ™‚


    • gapark says:

      ditto! I’ve only been “public” in the blogosphere for a few months and it never ceases to amaze me how friendly and kind everyone is–I love the reaching out and touching one another as we visit and learn more from each other! Gail

  16. sandradan1 says:

    Hi, thanks for finding and following my Spanish blog. You might enjoy my writing blog too, take a look at http://www.sandradanby.com. SD

  17. sandradan1 says:

    And thanks for the second follow! SD

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  19. auntyuta says:

    A long, long time ago I did read up on C.G. Jung. I found his thoughts quite fascinating. I would not mind getting a bit more re-acquainted with him once more. I think “Synchronicity” is a very interesting concept. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Aunty Uta

  20. ranu802 says:

    Your post is very interesting. I loved reading all about you.

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  22. That was a great introduction!

  23. Roberta says:

    Hi Gail! We have much in common…Please visit me at the Potting Shed. It’s still in it’s infancy.. Thank you! Roberta

  24. gapark says:

    I have and am now enthusiastically following!

  25. vanessalovespostcards says:

    I like your blog! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    • gapark says:

      thanks for visiting me! I’ll look around for a state map postcard of Washington for you!
      I’ve been to Munich several times and loved it. We lived in Heidelberg for 3 years with the US army. gail

      • vanessalovespostcards says:

        really?! This is so kind! Thank you very much โ™ฅ Don’t forget to mention you adress so I can return your kindness ๐Ÿ™‚
        My father was born in Heidelberg. I have never been there, butI hear it is a nice city ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. Hi, Gail! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. I’m here to return the favor and have to say that I love your tagline “Finding the miraculous in the mundane”. That is akin to or in-line with the journey I’ve embarked upon this year. To find the magic in everyday, mundane life. ๐Ÿ™‚ It truly is a pleasure to meet you!

  28. huntmode says:

    Hello! You came and spent time with us at ChasingRabbitHoles.com and graced us with comments. Thank you! I thought to return the blessing and here I find an even greater one. Plus, you are an artist and a genealogist – two more things we’ve in common! I look forward to learning more. Best ~ HuntMode

  29. CultFit says:

    How do I begin to โ€“ Thank You โ€“ for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing?!? I wish you the very best, not only today but well into the future. Be inspired and please take care.

  30. CrazyGuyinThailand says:

    Very interesting blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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  33. Dahlia says:

    Hello Gail, you have a nice blog. Your thoughts and views on ‘synchronicity’ in particular is very interesting. Coming from India, for me, it is very easy for me to believe that everything is predestined and whatever happens happens for good. One just needs to be patient and willing to wait for it to unfold. Look forward to reading and chatting ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gail says:

      Dahlia! thanks for stopping by! It’s not so much a concept of predestination for me, more a gently sign from above that I am on the right track and I’m being guided or watched over.

  34. This is a lovely blog. Congrats on taking on the A to Z Challenge. I look forward to following.

    • Gail says:

      And I absolutely love your blog! What a great undertaking and so rewarding on many levels. I’m all about family history and the fact that your grandmother is still around to also enjoy your efforts is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow

  35. Hi Gail!

    I love synchronicity and certainly I believe there are no coincidences. Everything that happens is a part of God’s plan for our lives, and I think those ‘God-winks’, as you suggest, show that God is deeply involved in our personal circumstances.

    Nice to find your blog and read about your multiple talents!

    Peace and blessings,


  36. I got it. ‘LDS’ means ‘Latter day Saints’ …

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