Edith Cook, Casper Star-Tribune

Edith Cook

Casper Star-Tribune

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Past articles by Edith:

Cook: Discrimination leaves bitter legacy

“There are things more important than borders drawn by conquerors and politicians,” Jack Pugh comments in regard to immigration. “There are things more important than the racism and economics and → Read More

Cook: Helping young people to a fresh start

In a few months Carol Pascal’s family will be celebrating 100 years of residing in Cheyenne. “My grandparents left Chihuahua at the height of the Mexican Revolution,” she said. “They → Read More

Cook: Larry's Place needs community attention

Ten years ago in Cheyenne, Joan Schwab and her husband dedicated themselves to aiding people who, after serving a prison sentence, have nowhere to go. When, six years ago, husband → Read More

Cook: Grateful for my late-in-life bounty

“This has got to be the windiest place in Wyoming,” visitors comment as they arrive at my doorstep. → Read More

Cook: Trump phenomenon is frightening

I spoke German before I spoke English. Does that make German superior to English? Also, I was raised Christian. Does this mean Christianity surpasses Islam or Buddhism? Donald Trump seems → Read More

Cook: Ruminating on the hereafter

Cultural and religious judgments are against the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Church, where I found a home when I moved to Cheyenne. → Read More

Cook: Many immigrant children carry terrible burden

The immigrant experience has been on my mind lately, my own and others’, and its effects on our offspring. Children of immigrants are subject to conflicting messages. Both parents and → Read More

Cook: Seeing ourselves in new light

A Mother’s Day surprise arrived by way of a dozen roses, given by brothers who are my temporary lodgers. The two are under a month’s contract at the Laramie Power → Read More

Cook: Good leaders keep an open mind

Most people strive to be competent in life – as parent, teacher, spouse, supervisor. To this end, some of us periodically ask ourselves: How is my perspective-taking? And, equally important: → Read More

Cook: A few instances of kindness before our time is up

Whenever I travel, be it flying to family in Germany or driving to California for grandparent duty, I am overcome with dread. I look around my home and wonder whether → Read More

Cook: CWD alliance reminds us that ecology is fragile

Hikers, hunters, and anglers love Wyoming for its public places. From easy-to-access paths to remote mountains or streams, we choose where to practice our favorite outdoor sports. → Read More

Cook: Looking for details on dark energy

StarDate is a favorite radio program of mine. Narrated by Sandy Wood, the daily show began in 1978, making it the longest-running radio science feature in the country. Its Spanish-language → Read More

Cook: Big Bend a beautiful national park

Barely a week in Texas, and already a neighbor bends my ear on the “must-see” places of his home state. One is his studio with its many paintings. Another is → Read More

Cook: Another one from Texas

Texas politics are “much more manipulative than Wyoming’s,” my son recently opined. I thought that was saying a lot, though he should know. In an earlier career Walter headed the → Read More

Cook: How to nix asset forfeiture law?

As a Wyoming snowbird wintering in Texas with dog Abby, periodically I pick up my granddaughter after school to take her to a math learning center. On the way we → Read More

Cook: Asset forfeiture is unjust, unreasonable

The evils of asset forfeiture are mounting. In the current session of the Wyoming legislature, this unjust and unreasonable practice is once again the subject of a bill, HB 14, → Read More

Cook: Drug prohibition doesn't reduce use, abuse

Before he retired and moved to Utah with his family, Dave Doddridge worked in the criminal service division of the Los Angeles Police Department for 21 years. Once settled in → Read More

Cook: Finding answers to origin questions

Where did we come from? What are we doing here? Where are we going? The French painter Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) affixed these questions to one of his paintings. → Read More

Cook: Abby, a girl's best friend

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” sang Marilyn Monroe in true gangster-moll fashion. The idea may hold for the fakery of silver screen, but in real life? I am here → Read More

Cook: Volcanic eruptions can be frightening, deadly

When I took a Chinese friend to Yellowstone National Park, she was agog over its many geysers, mud pots and hot springs. The geysers, she said, reminded her of the → Read More