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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, 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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A Small Good Thing

Posted by Edith Cook on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Reading Life 
 Because I admire Bill McKibben's unflagging devotion to a cause I ponder often, I joined his group, and organized "Connect the Dots on Climate Impacts Day" on May 5. We had terrific speakers (not shown), though the turnout was disappointing. Nevertheless, I think it was a small good thing. 

As the seat of a conservative state government, Cheyenne isn't exactly a hotbed of progressive ideas. So, our handful of people must be content with small beginnings. Alo, I jumped in at the last m...
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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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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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