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FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013

Apartment building, Rue le Littre, Paris. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: A Room with a View

There is a house down the street from where I live and I often pass it on my afternoon walks through the neighborhood. It is a small white house, a classic Cape Cod, probably built in the lean years before the second World War. There...

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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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SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2011

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

Our Christmas Story

Each year, after Thanksgiving dinner, some time after the last of the dishes are washed and before the pie comes back out again, I bring up a big handwoven basket from the storeroom in the basement. The basket is the size of a bed pillow,...

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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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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.