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SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014

SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014

Travel: Escape to the Oregon Coast

During the years when my children were in school, when I was tied to their academic calendar, I wasn’t able to just pick up and go when the mood struck. That kind of freedom didn’t come for another decade. But once a year I would...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013

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

Life: Taking Baby Steps

My granddaughter is suddenly a toddler. Over the last few months we’ve watched her crawl then, almost overnight, put one foot in front of another learning first to walk and then run. Her mother, my daughter, is trained to work with patients with mobility issues...

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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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MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2013

TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 2013

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Chasing Paris 

It was not the first time I’ve taken a daughter to Paris. Two years ago my middle daughter and I spent a January week in the City of Light, but that’s where the similarity ends. There is a world of difference in 17 and 21....

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THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013

Travel: Paris in Winter

Most people dream of Paris in the springtime, when the city blooms and leaves unfurl like tiny pennants on tree-lined boulevards. Or, they look forward to a summer vacation in the high season, when the grass in the parks is lush and green, the warm...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010

The ties that bind 

Slipping into a parking spot across the street from the high school, I turned off the engine and waited for my daughter to come out the door. Enjoying the quiet of the car, a welcome respite from the noise of a busy day, lulled by...

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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.