Browsing Archive: April, 2012

Bleak Future

Posted by Edith Cook on Saturday, April 21, 2012, In : Reading Life 
 What will their future be like? At the end of 2011, CO2 concentrations were roughly 392 ppm, writes Michael Mann. If current trends continue, we will have reached 450 ppm by 2030. This means we will have locked in a warming of the climate that's dangerous far beyond what we have thus far witnessed. Devastating sea level rise, more powerful hurricanes, more widespread drought, and increased weather extremes are the consequences, with terrible impacts on human life and health. We should have s...
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Thinkers without Superstition

Posted by Edith Cook on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Reading Life 
 Terry Eagleton may be a Marxist, but he also tries to add to the "God Debate" via critique of Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion via his 2009 Reason, Faith, and Revolution. I find the book less convincing than his 2011 Why Marx Was Right, perhaps because the former consists of lectures sponsored by the Dwight Herrington Terry Foundation at Yale University, the express purpose of which is “that the Christian spirit may be nurtured in the fullest light of the world’s knowledge.” Sometime...
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Returning Home

Posted by Edith Cook on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : Personal 
 It's been three weeks of travel but I am back home. How quickly it's over! And all I can do is marvel how friends these days look like their parents, not like the youngsters I once knew. I too, have changed: I seem to have shrunk, which is obvious only after standing next to a young man I used to know as a kid. 

Sad stories, too, have come my way these past weeks: former classmates in ill health, at the hospital, or, worse, dead and gone. On the bright side, I may have contributed to a height...
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About Me

Edith Cook Though I now live in Wyoming, I make frequent return trips to California with visits to travel club members along the way. At home I play classical guitar, enjoy gardening and cooking, and participate in group yoga. Getting together with family and friends is high on my agenda. I value people who write or make music and love it when my adult children and their offspring play their instruments, sing songs with me, or discuss what they read and write. Such gatherings help me cope with the losses in my life, which have been severe. Next year I hope to visit family in Germany.



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