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Home Planet grandmother archive

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013

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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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MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2013

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012

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Still and present in the moment

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) The one thing I didn’t have was time. I had more to do than there would be productive hours in the day to allow. I had a thousand words to put onto paper, a house that needed tending to, emails to...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012

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We are so much more than ordinary

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Holding my newborn granddaughter, gazing down at her as she sleeps, I study her closely, mapping her with my hands and my eyes just as I did with her mother, my firstborn child. Just as I did with each of my...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2011

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There Are None So Blind

This is a repost of one of my favorite columns. I recorded it for Spokane Public Radio several years ago and it is available on Public Radio Exchange. This year, the audio essay was broadcast by Delta College Public Radio in Michigan. November 22, 2004...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011

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.