Home Planet archive for June 2010

SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010

China: Ancient tools on a Modern Road

At four in the morning, in a dark hotel room in Beijing, a grim city that performed cosmetic surgery on itself to shine in the world’s biggest pageant, still fighting the effects of flying across the world, I found myself awake while the rest of...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

National Nightmare

When my children were small they came to me crying when they were afraid. Sometimes they were convinced that monsters were hiding under their beds until I chased away each shadowy creature. In those days it was in my power to banish the scary things....

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SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010

THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

Tulip gardens at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Inspired by a Garden

There is a garden near my house. It is a sprawling, rolling series of gardens, really. From the pond at the bottom of the hill, to the sunken formal garden on the other side of the rise to the rose garden at the top and...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

Summer wings

It's officially the last day of school, in my household at least. Although the weather hasn't cooperated, I'm looking forward to slowing down. To long walks and time to think. To watching little girls ride bicycles... First published June, 2008 It was the best part...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

Toasting another school year with a strawberry shake

The little girl who was going into 4th Grade when I wrote this has now finished her first year of high school. And, even though I was afraid the tradition would fade away, we still celebrate each last-day-of-school with the cheeseburger special... GA_googleCreateDomIframe('google_ads_div_Spokesman_Breaking_Top_728x90' ,'Spokesman_Breaking_Top_728x90'); June...

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Age and Beauty

A friend and I were discussing the way we see ourselves changes with age. That reminded me of a column I wrote a couple of years ago so I thought I would share it here... May 19, 2008 Home Planet: Fine lines between young, old...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010

Handmade Happiness

I got a call from a friend the other night. One of those late-night calls women make when they have a moment to themselves. She was alone in a quiet house full of sleeping children and a husband who was softly snoring in front of...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010

SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010

Graduation Girl

Going through previous graduation columns... Home Planet: They grow up at breathtaking speed Cheryl-Anne Millsap The Spokesman-Review June 2, 2008 She came into this world after a labor and delivery so fast and efficient it left us both dazed and breathless. Exhilarated and exhausted, I...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010

The Hannah Project

My friend sat with her husband in a stadium crowded with of thousands of parents just like the two of them. One by one their college-educated children marched across the stage and picked up diplomas, given with a smile and handshake, before crossing to the...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010

Familiar Faces

If you have signed up to use Facebook, you’re probably familiar with the way the online social media format plays social matchmaker. Not in a romantic way, but by suggesting people you might want to add to your contact list. People who are friends with...

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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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