Browsing Archive: April, 2014

#NoKXL

Posted by Edith Cook on Sunday, April 27, 2014, In : Reading Life 
We did it! On Friday, April 26, 2014, I initiated a demonstration against the Keystone XL pipeline, having been trained as action lead by one of the opposing organizations, NoKXL. That week, it happened, 350.org sponsored a massive action in Washington D.C., of the Cowboy Indian Alliance, a group that camped out, complete with tipis and horses, in a park near the White House. 

Because the project crosses international borders, President Obama must decide wether or not to approve the pipeline. ...
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Change happens

Posted by Edith Cook on Saturday, April 26, 2014, In : Personal 
Life does not stand still. We change and grow old--unknowingly sometimes, but still, it happens. Then we are reminded now and again with a remark from someone like, "You look good for your age," or "You're doing well, considering." Considering what? That my mother did not live much past forty? Neither did my brother Karl, the one of my three younger sibling who was close to me in age and outlook on life. He, too, was taken from my by cancer before he ever reached his forty-fifth birthday. How...
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The Winds of Change--in Wyoming

Posted by Edith Cook on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : Personal 

It had to happen: I took the leap. After eight years of living here, becoming part of the community, I put my Cheyenne, WY, home on the market. I found out I can list online with ForSaleBOwner.com and signed up with the company. Since I am friends with several realtors, I’ve also alerted them that I’m willing to work with anyone who is an agent for buyer.

Once my son and family announced they were moving to Texas for professional reasons, I knew I would downsize: they’d often used my hom...


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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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