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THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

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

Travel: Scenes from an Airport

After I’ve run the security gauntlet, after I’ve shown my ID, after I’ve exposed the contents of my bag to whoever is manning the scanner, after I’ve emptied my pockets and made my way through, the world shrinks to the faces and voices I hear...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

Statue of Johann Sebastian Bach at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Leipzig: Back to Bach

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) The day before I left Spokane and caught an early flight to Germany, the weather was wet and cold. More like late winter than late spring. Everywhere I went people were grumbling about the rain. “Sorry you have to be out...

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MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010

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

A circle of friends and writers

(photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Most Monday nights we gather together We open the door of the small building that houses the studio of an artist friend and walk into the warmth of a room filled with the all the tools and spirit of creativity. There...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010

Fog

So, I had this little thing I wanted to write. I tried all day to get it right, but the words played a game of chase and stayed just out of reach. Finally, out of patience, I walked away. "I don't care," I called over...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2009

It's good to be back! 

I started the original Home Planet blog in 2004 when I was still a freelancer, and kept it going after joining the staff of the Spokesman-Review. But, by Sept 2006, I'd gotten a little blog-weary. I was also blogging about antiques and collectibles at Treasure...

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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.