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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

Travel: Home Cooking

The routine is always the same. I walk into our kitchen, a place that is deeply familiar and filled with all the pleasant associations of my family, and I pull out everything I will need. Methodically, listening to the radio or letting my mind wander,...

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MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

Travel: Searching for the Perfect Suitcase

I don’t want much. I just want the perfect suitcase. I spend hours looking at suitcases and duffles and carry-on bags. I shop online, in department stores and at specialty shops. I read reviews and ask my friends for recommendations. I weigh the merits of...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012

TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012

Forget the app, there's a map for that

In the jumble of odds and ends I carry around in my purse, a mix of grocery store receipts, loose change, lipgloss, hairbands and bobby pins, mints, a small leather notebook and a pen, there is an honest-to-goodness map of the world. And I don’t...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 2011

SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2011

SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2011

The Loss of a Familiar Face

I was sitting in an airport, somewhere, I don’t even remember which airport it was, watching two women in the row of chairs across from me. Like most travelers these days, they were surrounded by all the necessary carry-on items: purses, a takeout bag with...

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SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011

Broken Wings

Walking to an early meeting, the sharp tapping of my heels on the sidewalk ricocheting off the stone walls of the old cathedral on the corner, I looked down at my feet and I was shocked by what I saw. I’d almost stepped on two...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 28, 2010

SATURDAY, AUG. 21, 2010

Fresh tomatoes from Cheryl-Anne Millsap's garden (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Savor Every Bite

Food. Books. Somewhere, at some time, the two became intertwined in my mind. It just didn’t seem right to do one without the other. I ate when I read and I read when I ate. I remember practicing sounding-out words on the back of the...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

Age and Beauty

A friend and I were discussing the way we see ourselves changes with age. That reminded me of a column I wrote a couple of years ago so I thought I would share it here... May 19, 2008 Home Planet: Fine lines between young, old...

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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.