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Home Planet archive for Jan. 1, 2009

THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 2009

The gift of time

January 2, 2006 Celebrate the gift we all receive Cheryl-Anne Millsap I let a whole year slip through my fingers. Like the sand I scooped up at the beach on my vacation, months, days, weeks and hours trickled away until they were all gone and...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2009

A Christmas Eve Ride 

December 19, 2005 Ride unveils Christmas Eve secrets Cheryl-Anne Millsap Staff writer The first Christmas I was truly on my own, I left a party and drove back to my apartment late on Christmas Eve. There wasn’t any snow, but the air was sharp and...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2009

One Little Bell

Standing just beside the front door of the busy store, bundled up to stay warm in weather that has turned brutal over night, she sees all kinds of people in the weeks leading up to Christmas. She sees the ones who are determined, who get...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2009

Giving Thanks for the Familiar Faces Around Me

Giving Thanks By Cheryl-Anne Millsap Special Correspondent to Pinch I cook the same meal each Thanksgiving, by request, and seldom make any dramatic changes to the menu. So each November the house fills with the savory fragrance of our traditional meal. Sage, celery seed, pepper...

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MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2009

A Lean Year in the Land of Plenty

Two years ago, I wrote a column about a woman and her child in the grocery store. The little boy was misbehaving, begging and crying for every candy bar, toy and soda in the store. The mother, losing patience, was trying to get through to...

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The Beauty of Giving

November 19, 2009 in Columns Putting a New Face on the Future Makeup professional creates way to collect, share cosmetics Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Down to Earth NW Tags: growing green makeup Spokane women People with new or gently used cosmetics are invited to donate them...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 2009

The Days Between Fall and Winter

The fall color has faded. And the snow hasn't started falling in earnest. We're in the in-between time of the year. The column below appeared in Pinch several weeks ago, just as the fall color was at its most beautiful...Seasons Come and Go11/04/09 Pinch By...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2009

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Home Planet: One Frame at a time

11/11/09 Pinch By Cheryl-Anne Millsap Special Correspondent to Pinch I know there are people who have every photo they’ve ever taken organized in scrapbooks, labeled with names, dates and cute captions. And, then there are people like me...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2009

It's good to be back! 

I started the original Home Planet blog in 2004 when I was still a freelancer, and kept it going after joining the staff of the Spokesman-Review. But, by Sept 2006, I'd gotten a little blog-weary. I was also blogging about antiques and collectibles at Treasure...

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Cheryl-Anne Millsap's Home Planet column appears each week in the Wednesday "Pinch" supplement. Cheryl-Anne is a regular contributor to Spokane Public Radio and her essays can be heard on Public Radio stations across the country.

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