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THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013

SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012

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

The Solitude of Snow 

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) The winter’s first real snowfall blankets the city, with more predicted, and for a moment the flakes have stopped falling. A window in the weather has opened and the time is right. I pick up the snow shovel that is kept...

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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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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011

Tornadoes Assault in Every Direction 

April in the South is peak tornado season. Yesterday, killer storms swept through Alabama killing dozens, destroying lives and wiping out entire communities. It’s mid-April. The big forsythia I planted in my back yard is finally blooming. Jonquils have pushed up through the chilly soil....

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SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

March Flies on Chilly Wings

The car swooped down on the empty parking spot like a bird of prey, flying the length of one car, then reversing and capturing the open space with one maneuver. The driver’s door opened and a woman stepped out, taking care not to dip her...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2010

Ready for what is to come

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) This winter, if ominous predictions can be trusted, is going to be a big one. That’s what the forecasters say. That’s what was printed in the newspaper. That’s what I keep hearing on the radio. They say this winter the wind...

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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.