Edith Cook Online

Trumpcare--now dubbed Ryancare

March 15, 2017
Here is what I recently wrote to WYO members of congress in DC re the Republican effort to repeal Obama's ACA:

Dear Wyoming Member of Congress:

The proposed health care bill is a train wreck. It would mean 15 million people lose access to affordable health insurance. It would give $600 billion in tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires--and the money comes through cutting subsidies to vulnerable Americans. It would impose an age tax on older Americans. Please oppose this bill.

And, please, not another form-letter response from your staff!


 

California

March 8, 2017
My former hosts state has been getting lots of rain and snow this seAson. Here is Son Andy (my youngest) with his children enjoying a day in the snow. MEANWHILE MY VISIT IN TEXAS HAS BEEN MARKED BY DAYS WITH HUMIDITY UP TO 90% UGH!

  

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One pic shows AJ and his younger sister Grace at a snowboarding lesson. The other pic shows Andy with AJ on the ski lift.
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Already it is the Past

February 27, 2017

Dear Readers,

Last week Brian Martin informed me me he would no longer run my columns. Brian has been editor at the WTE ever since the paper’s new owners gave the boot to Reed Eckhardt.

Martin wanted me to write a good-bye column a la Jack Pugh. I told him I’d rather he published my Scully material, suggesting that “our readers will learn something interesting and delightful.”

I'd got to know Marlan Scully & spouse Judy in Texas. They are Wyomingites who attended Casper College and UW. S...


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California Today

February 6, 2017
I was in California recently on grandparent duty. Here are some pics from my last day in Livermore on the occasion of my grandson's piano recital.The first pic shows AJ with two of his young recital performer; the next pic is with his piano teacher whose arm is around his son, AJ's friend, with AJ next to them. The family pic, alas, has uploaded upside down and I don't know how to fix it. Help!
 



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Confounded

January 26, 2017
This page is supposed to be a blog site but I'm having lots of trouble, particularly with trying to upload photos. Need some help with this but it will have to wait until I've returned to Wyoming. Sorry, dear readers, for the inconvenience.
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Brazos Valley

January 19, 2017
This church in College Station is one I attended last year. When I attended earlier this month, I learned that the church & grounds had ben "condemned" via Eminent Domain: the city wants the property in order to expand the streets going--the church sits on a corner.

"We got a good settlement," a trustee told me. "We'll be able to build a new church--but need to find the right location."

Until ten, the congregation and its pastor will use the Jewish Hillel Center on A&M's campus to hold services...
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In Texas

January 19, 2017
Wintering in Texas, in a travel trailer on my son's second property:  Time to unpack

  

  

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2017 has arrived

January 9, 2017
Happy New Year, Dear Readers!

for most of 2016, I was unable to access this page. Now that the difficulties have been cleared, I want to mention that I currently winter in Southeast Texas--you'll see some pictures soon. Fo now, here is a snapshot of the hunters in my family: Walter, my oldest (second from left) and Frank, my middle son (first on left) with Frank's two sons, Brett (to the right of Walt) and Colton (first on the right). Frank and family (spouse not shown) visited Walter and fami...
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Gala Event in Cheyenne, Dec. 3, 2016

December 1, 2016
Here is what's happening: Several authors, myself included, will be reading at the library in Cheyenne on Saturday, from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. I'll bring my guitar. for a bit of musical fare while people wander in. Open and free to the public. Refreshments provided. 

This is in celebration of the recently-published Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone: An Anthology of Wyoming Writers. Hope to see you there!


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Singing with my cousin

October 27, 2016
Let's see if this works. My cousin and I recently sang this song (in German) about a mill in the Black Forest. Sorry, can't seem to upload it here Will try on the Music Gallery page. Here are a couple of pics from our singing:


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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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