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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Not Quite Midnight in Paris

Of all the photos I’ve brought home from my travels, the watery image my camera produced without any filters or manipulation on my part, is one of my favorites. I’d somehow managed to capture exactly what I experienced: a you-had-to-be-there moment in a beautiful city with a rich, dramatic, and poetic history.

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MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2014

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 2014

Remembrance: Gold Star Mother's Day

His story was not uncommon but that only increases its bittersweet quality. In late September, 1918, just weeks before the end of the Great War that had decimated parts of France and Belgium and effectively destroyed an entire generation of men in Europe, Sergeant Headley...

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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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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014

SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2012

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

Travel: Old World Christmas at Elkhart Lake

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) When Christmas comes to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, it is wrapped in a big white tent and filled with music, food, handmade crafts and the ancient tradition of German Advent markets. Osthoff Resort General Manager Lola Roeh spent time in Nuremberg, Germany...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

Travel: Back to Memphis 

Some places belong to our deepest memories. They are the source of the sights and sounds and experiences that define us, that make us the into people we become. Because I was born in the Southeast, less than a day’s drive from Great Smoky Mountain...

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MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

Original individual (Jason Llc)

The Year of the Goo Goo Cluster

The Goo Goo Cluster is 100 years old this month. Anyone who grew up in the South or has spent any time in Nashville (and that includes the airport) will recognize the distinctive package featuring a piece of candy with a big bite missing. The...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012

Island of Kauai by air (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Flying Deep Into Kaua'i 

The helicopter lifted carrying six strangers, all of us tourists from across the United States. Our pilot, Gary, turned immediately toward the center of the island and within minutes, the bright Kaua’i coastline was lost in the dense vegetation. I’d already skirted the coast 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.