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The Times They Are A'Changing

Posted by Edith Cook on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, In : Personal 
In spite of the changing conditions (at the moment) of my life, two things I continue religiously: writing my weekly columns and practicing guitar.

Whenever possible, I also get together with a partner. Here, recent pics from a meeting of the Cheyenne Guitar Society. My Music Gallery page has info on the pieces Russ Williams and I have played. Check out the YouTube links!

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Sneak Preview

Posted by Edith Cook on Sunday, November 1, 2015, In : Reading Life 
As promised, a sneak preview of the column I submitted  to the editors of Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Casper Star Tribune for this week's publication, likely for Saturday, Nov. 7, 2014. The essay is something of a mixed bag--let's see what headlines the respective editors devise.

Driving down the road many years ago, I heard a song on the radio so arresting, I pulled over to give it my full attention. It was Roberta Flack, performing her composition, “The First Time Ever,” a paean to...

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A Heap of Dirt

Posted by Edith Cook on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Personal 
Where my new home is going to be, a hole has been dug to pour cement for the foundation. Piles of dirt are heaped in next year'd garden and greenhouse. It's been raining nonstop since excavation; worse, A May snowstorm is due to arrive tomorrow which means, the foundation is a ways off. Oh, well.

My Cheyenne house will be on the market soon. It's larger than what I am building, partly because my son used to stay overnight when his job brought him to an early-morning legislative appearance duri...
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Posted by Edith Cook on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Personal 
For the past three weeks I have vacationed in Texas, residing with my son and family. The idea was to escape the Wyoming cold. Ironically, the month of February has been exceptionally warm in Cheyenne. Perhaps this is part of the overall pattern of climate change. Whatever the case may be, I'm sure to get hit with a snowstorm the moment I return. For now, however, I'm enjoying a balmy climate, though the last few nights have brought freezing temps even here.

 Soon after I left to head back to ...
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Still Playing

Posted by Edith Cook on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Personal 
My guitar accompanied me on a recent trip to California, though I found little time to practice. In this pic I'm with the Cheyenne Guitar Society, a well-established group that consists of true devotees. The monthly meetings have been at the library but meeting places change off and on.

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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 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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Posted by Edith Cook on Thursday, August 22, 2013,

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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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