Home Planet archive for May 2012

MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012

Flanders Field American Cemetery, Belgium (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Memorial Day: White Crosses at Flanders Field

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) In a quiet corner of Belgium, tucked into what is now a residential area, behind a low brick wall and evergreen hedge and just beyond an avenue of stately Linden trees, 368 American soldiers are buried at the Flanders Field American...

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SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012

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Giving Voice to the Writer Within

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) We meet a couple of times a month, schedules permitting. We drink a cup of coffee and if I’m lucky there’s cake or pie. Then we spend an hour or two working on the words she has put on paper since...

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SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

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Sleeping with the KGB 

(Photo of the Hotel Viru KGB Museum by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) It’s usually done without thinking. I check into a hotel, unpack, take a photo if the view from the window is a good one, maybe even take a nap or, if there's time, a bubble...

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SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012

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

Little Souvenirs

Preparing to take a taxi to the Brussels airport, I’ve removed everything from my suitcase and spread it across the bed in my hotel room and I am, one by one, refolding and repacking each piece. Looking at the things I’ve gathered, even though 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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