Home Planet archive for Sept. 2010

THURSDAY, SEPT. 23, 2010

Roses bloom in crisp fall weather at Mantio Gardens in Spokane (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

The First Flush of Fall

I don’t need a calendar to tell me what’s happening, and it doesn't matter where I am. I just have to open my eyes to see the change of seasons. The light has, for weeks now, had a golden cast as it slopes down over...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 13, 2010

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

If I Could Take You to Yellowstone

If I could take you to Yellowstone National Park, I would take you there on a sweet September morning. So early in the morning, the sky above the horizon was still a deep velvet blue and stars hadn’t yet faded and the moon still hung...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 12, 2010

Montana's Beartooth Highway (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

A Path of Desire

I rested the side of my head on the cool glass of the small oval of the airplane window and gazed down at the ground below the wing. We were flying east, moving beyond the Cascades and toward the Rockies, covering hundreds of miles an...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2010

Goodbye, Apple Charlotte 

From the first time I stepped into her kitchen, Char Zyskowski became a special friend. I was a freelancer, relatively new to the area. I’d gotten a tip about a chef who held cooking classes in her home on the South Hill. I called, we...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010

Back to School Promises

I got a call this morning from an old friend, a woman who was there with me when our children were small. Those children are all grown up now (the "baby" is 15) but each year, at the beginning of September, we can't help but...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 4, 2010

The Universal Language

What struck me most, on a quick trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, were the voices I heard as I explored the town. One nationality after another passed me on the street, laughing, talking in a dozen languages. On my last morning, I sat across the...

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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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