Home Planet archive for Jan. 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

To See the World Through a Child's Eyes

(Photo by Jenna Millsap) My first grandchild arrived late last Sunday afternoon. As I sat by the phone, waiting for the call that she was here, safe and sound, I thought about what life will be like with this new little girl in our lives....

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012

Photo of the Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco, California. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Taking the Bay View

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) A bridge is more than a way to physically cross from one side to another. Many are works of art, sculptures of steel and wire. And the image of a bridge is a good metaphor for change, for leaving one state...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012

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

The Solitude of Snow 

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) The winter’s first real snowfall blankets the city, with more predicted, and for a moment the flakes have stopped falling. A window in the weather has opened and the time is right. I pick up the snow shovel that is kept...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

Lucca, Italy. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Buon giorno!

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Maybe it's because I shoveled snow twice yesterday. It might be a reaction to my cold nose and hands and the pile of boots and gloves dripping on the floor beside the back door. Whatever the reason, I've been daydreaming about...

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MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012

Hoping for an Accessory Afterlife

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) If you were to ask me if I believe in heaven as a place where I’ll join all the people I’ve known and lost, and with whom I can spend eternity laughing and eating potato salad at one idyllic family reunion,...

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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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