Home Planet archive for April 2011

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011

Tornadoes Assault in Every Direction 

April in the South is peak tornado season. Yesterday, killer storms swept through Alabama killing dozens, destroying lives and wiping out entire communities. It’s mid-April. The big forsythia I planted in my back yard is finally blooming. Jonquils have pushed up through the chilly soil....

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SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011

Gone for a Soldier

They stood on the corner downtown, a loose, silent group of young men. Most not more than boys, really. Each had a bag or duffle at their feet. I realized they were new recruits on their way to boot camp. To basic training. On their...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011

Nashville songwriters Regie Hamm, Karen Staley, Wil Nance, and Billy Kirsch perform at Puckett's for the 2011 Tin Pan South songwriter's festival. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Regie Hamm: A Song of Second Chances

Walking down the streets of Nashville, it’s not uncommon to see a star; an artist stepping out of a studio or having a beer at a downtown watering hole. You might see them in the grocery store or jogging through the neighborhood. Nashville is that...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2011

One (and then one more) for the road

I didn’t pay much attention to the first shoe. It’s not unusual to see a lone shoe on the road, although I almost always wonder who dropped it and left it behind. The second shoe, the mate to the one I’d just passed, did get...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

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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