Home Planet archive for April 2010

TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010

Dangerous beauty

I pulled up to the intersection and stopped. While I waited for the light to change I looked around me; briefly meeting the eyes of the woman in the car in front of me as she glanced up at her rearview mirror. I saw another...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010

View from the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Small world

This morning I watched the sun rise over the Great Smoky Mountains. The historic Grove Park Inn, at Asheville, North Carolina was already humming, preparing for the Obama visit. Four airports, 2,000 miles and 9 hours later I walked in my front door and am...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010

 (image courtesy of Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Swept away

I was busy with other things. My mind was on early spring chores like clearing away the winter clutter of boots, shovels and mate-less mittens; sweeping last year’s bitter-end-of-autumn leaves and pine needles off the patio; tidying up the garden getting it ready to plant...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010

Dee Williams' little house will be featured in the 2010 South Sound Green Tour. (Photo from Northwest EcoBuilding Guild)

Little House lah-Dee-dah

After taking the plunge into downsizing a big life into a little house, I love to read about anyone who has gone really small. It takes a lot of determination to resist the temptation to start living large again.Dee Williams, an Olympia, Washington woman, will...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010

Davide Trezzi stands in the new tasting room at Trezzi Farm on Green Bluff.  (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

A good day at Trezzi Farm

No Sunday drive to Green Bluff is complete without a stop by Trezzi Farm. Walking into the one-of-a-kind barn-style home and kitchen, we were warmly welcomed, as always, and came away with a box full of delicious homemade lasagna, meatballs, pesto and polenta to stock...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010

 (Courtesy of Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Saving Lives One Meal at a Time

I am a great admirer of the kitchen skills of my friends. So many seem to posess a magic that escapes me. In my kitchen, in my pots and pans, most recipes never turn out quite right. I get close, but, whether due to my...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

A Walk in the Park

When the signs are subtle but strong. When the wind shifts and the sun’s arc across the sky changes a bit. When the perfume in the air takes on another scent and something deep inside me responds to a silent signal, I take walk. Not...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2010

SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010

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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