Home Planet archive for Feb. 2012

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2012

A Tired and True Companion 

For most of my work-from-home career, we’ve shared an office and a routine. As soon as the door closes behind the rest of the family, we go to work. I have a tendency to fuss and fidget, jumping up from my computer to answer the...

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012

Craters of the Moon National Monument

(Craters of the Moon National Monument photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) We follow the path that allowed a smooth, safe, place to walk over the rough, broken, lava field covering the Snake River Plain of southern Idaho, out to the open pits and domed entrances to...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2012

Bless This Bread

This morning, at Chaps, one of my family's favorite places for Sunday brunch, I noticed a young family sitting at the table beside us. Three young boys and their parents. The mother and father had their hands full with the two younger children, one just...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

Email Ethics: When a Bully Hits "Send."

Sometimes before a speaking engagement, I have to gather my thoughts and find a topic that will have some relevance to everyone in the crowd. Other times, I don’t have to think about it at all. Last week, I spoke to a private executive networking...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2012

His Future is in His Hands

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) My eyes flew open and I was instantly awake. It wasn’t that long ago that when I woke suddenly in the middle of the night, I would lie still for a moment, listening for what had pulled me out of a...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2012

The Weight of Affection

I knew even before I opened my eyes, something wasn’t right. Lying on my back in the dark room, I could feel a heaviness on the center of my chest, a pressure that made taking each breath an effort. My mind raced, inventorying the signs...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

 Pam Barberis and son Evan wave to parade watchers at the Whitefish, Montana Winter Carnival (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Barter for Beer at the Whitefish Winter Carnival

(Pam Barberis and son Evan wave to the crowd from the Black Star van at the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) There’s still time to get to Whitefish, Montana this weekend for a unique Northwest winter event. This Saturday, Feb. 4,...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2012

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

New baby, new world

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) I don't deny it. I'm smitten with my new granddaughter. This new addition to the family is the last thing on my mind at night and the first thing I think of when I wake in the morning. And as I...

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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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