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I am glad you are here, and I hope to get to know you. Friends and readers add vitality to discussions, whether in person or written. I hope you’ll become a conversation partner or reader friend. Join my Journey! You’ll feel energized, inspired and motivated.

This site is devoted to my writing, creative and expository, to guitar and vocal performances, and to readings and lectures since retirement. It is dedicated to friends, family members, fellow writers, and guitarists and vocalists. Below, some favorite snapshots.

See the latest posts of my creative writing efforts and my favorite Cheyenne Post columns in the pages following.

I send select published writings to a discussion group. Interested in joining? To drop me a line via email, write e104cook@gmail.com.

A sunset at my house 50 miles north of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and 17 miles south of Wheatland.  After an early snowstorm in October 2019, my  temporary tenant, Eugenavich Tevs, captured this extraordinary image.

 

Above, a picture from the time when Andy and his children visited from California along with his oldest brother and family from 'Texas. Above is a pic of Andy's boy and girl with their cousin Amanda and an exchange student from Japan who had come to live with Amanda's family. To the right, Amanda on her horse Athena, at home in Texas.

To the right: Playing Teleman with fellow guitarists Russ Williams and Bill Bailey. Photo by Keith Blaney.

I continue to be active in the Guitar Society where, apart from solo pieces, Russ Williams and I have played duets. 

Above: Playing the Japanese "Sakura," "Cherry Blossoms." To the right: Singing Amanda McBroom's "The Rose" in three-part harmony at Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne. To the left is Pianist Priscilla Golden.

Below: With Achilles in my Cheyenne backyard, the dog owned by a short-term tenant; to the right, with my dog Abby, also in Cheyenne. Abby came to me in June 2015. At eighteen months old she had three previous owners already and would not allow me to touch her. this has changed, now that she has come to know me. Lucky for me, she loves to travel.

Above: California sons and grandsons, enjoying a day at the beach. Those grandsons have since grown into college students. Next to them: Abby again.

Below right: Edith and Abby with visiting dogs Scout and Cota, whose owners, my son Frank and his spouse Beth, visited also. Early June 2022, still cool enough to wear long sleeves. 

Below left: with guitar partner Russell Williams performing at Cheyenne Guitar Society in the library of Laramie County; to the right, a more recent solo performance, also at CGS. See Music Gallery page for recordings, including a recent YouTube video with Landon Peck.