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Home Planet archive for Feb. 2011

SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011

The River of Dreams

(photo by R.B. Millsap) In the dream, I rode the river like a magic carpet, floating on nothing more that a scrap of material beneath me. I lay still, relaxed, stretched out on my stomach with my hands folded under my cheek, lulled by the...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 20, 2011

SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 2011

Waking up to an ordinary day

I flew into my day on autopilot. I turned off the clock radio and stole an extra fifteen minutes in bed. I made a lunch for my daughter and called up the stairs to stop dawdling so we wouldn’t be late. I shoved the dogs...

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Some years, love bites.

It looked like a child’s Valentine, a square of red construction paper glued onto a round, lacy, white paper doily. I noticed it on the floor, one edge trapped under the leg of a chair in the coffee shop. I picked it up and opened...

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Love in Plain Brown Paper

Another Valentine re-post. This one was written in 2005 during my first life as a S-R freelancer. February 14, 2005 Real love is the kind we are surrounded by every day Cheryl-anne Millsap The Spokesman-Review Chances are you’ve got love, or something like it, on...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 12, 2011

Swans wintering on Lake Michigan at Traverse City. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Valentine Swan Song 

(photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) The wind slipped cold, cruel fingers down my collar and teased at the heavy scarf around my neck and it fluttered and danced around my face as I walked carefully down the slushy sidewalk. The afternoon sun was high and bright...

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True Love is Truly Ageless

This is a re-post of one of my favorite columns. I am always asked to read it when I have a speaking engagement. I wrote this in 2006 but I've never forgotten the feeling of standing at the window and watching the couple walk down...

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HGTV looking for Spokane renovations

I got a note from the producer of HGTV’s Bang For your Buck and she's looking for Spokane home improvement stories. Here's your chance to be on TV! HGTV is looking for great room renovations in the Spokane area to be featured on the hit...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 5, 2011

Handprint on the frozen walls of Alberta, Canada's Maligne Canyon. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Cave Painting in Jasper National Park

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) When we arrive at the starting point for our hike, Trevor, our Overlander Trekking guide, gives us all thick, insulated, boots and a set of cleats to strap on the soles. Checking that we have hats and gloves, he leads us...

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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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