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Home Planet archive for Feb. 2012

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2012

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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

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

SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2012

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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

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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


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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