THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017
THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
In this week's column I write about our anniversary trip to Quinn's Hot Springs. We soaked. We gambled. We ate. And I was THIS close to bringing home the bunny. Have you ever visited Quinn's Hot Springs?
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
My Huckleberries Wednesday begins with a discussion that we had here recently. The discussion began with Melissa Luck's question: "Do you shake hands with women?" Some do. Some do only if a woman initiates the handshake. Some just wanna hug.
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
So, I'm not exactly sure what a podcast is since I've never listened to one, but today my maiden podcast is live. Produced by Spokane Talks Online, and co-hosted by my two youngest sons "Life, Love & Raising Sons (Not Necessarily in That Order) offers a behind-the-scenes view of my Front Porch column fodder. Link below.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
Fri., April 29, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
I participated in my first GetLit! festival this year and had a blast, even though I didn't get my toilet bowl cleaner stained copy of "The Art of Racing in the Rain," signed. More below. Two questions: Have you ever attended Get Lit? And what are you reading?
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2015
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015, 3:15 p.m.
I never bothered with Sadie Hawkin's dances, but it worked well for this couple. Even if she had to use smarts instead of speed to catch him. Have any high school dance memories to share?
SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
Sat., June 20, 2015, 8 a.m.
I'm treating my husband and boys to some time in Sandpoint. I have a War Bonds reading/signing event at the East Bonner Library at 1 PM today (more info below) and then it's play time. Hope you treat the dads in your life extra good this weekend. I miss my own dad every day. Not just on Father's Day.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
Thu., June 18, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
The road to true love may never run smooth, but in Archie and Awana McLauchlin’s case the road to matrimony was bumpy indeed, and involved both a car and a bus breakdown. Did anything unusual happen to you on the way to your wedding?
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
Thu., April 23, 2015, 10:44 a.m.
In which a long road trip becomes much, much longer, and we don't turn left at Canada. 'Brow furrowed I flipped the map sideways, then upside down. “I think we turn left at Canada,” I announced. “Or maybe right.” Since we were on our way to Disneyland and were just outside of Bend, Oregon, my husband was not amused. “Gimme the map,” he said.'
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 2014
FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014
THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
Thu., June 5, 2014, 10:32 a.m.
Writers see stories everywhere. In a little boy in full pirate regalia standing under an oscillating front yard sprinkle. In an overheard conversation at the grocery store. “It’s not his baby. I don’t care what she says!” In a tattered “Missing Cat” flier fastened to...
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
Wed., June 4, 2014, 10:32 a.m.
Fresh spinach shines in hearty penne beef. Cindy Hval photo. The only spinach I knew as a child came from a small white carton in the deep freezer. Mom would dump the frozen leaves into a pot of boiling water and serve them with lemon...
THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
Thu., May 29, 2014, 11:11 a.m.
Vincent and Peggy Slatt, 94 and 93, respectively, celebrated their 70th anniversary at home on May 16. They married in 1944, when Vincent was a junior lieutenant in the Navy.Jesse Tinsley photo Handball has played a pivotal role in Vince Slatt’s life. If not for...
MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
Mon., March 10, 2014, 9:13 a.m.
On her Facebook wall, Cindy tells of a close encounter with a drunk driver Saturday night: "So Sam's pizza was a little cold and date night lasted a bit longer and was a tad more dangerous than usual. We saw a guy in a sliver...
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013
Thu., Sept. 19, 2013, 9:34 a.m.
The pain in my rib cage jabbed with startling ferocity. I squirmed in my seat in the crowded auditorium, trying to get comfortable. I was learning a painfully expensive lesson about the high cost of vanity. You see, there comes a time in every woman’s...
THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013
Thu., Aug. 22, 2013, noon
The morning sun warms my legs as I write. A pair of white butterflies flit above the petunias, daisies and geraniums that overflow the planters. A slight breeze ruffles the pages of my book. I’m in my happy place, otherwise known as the Great Gazebo....
THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013, 9:10 a.m.
The June sun warmed my shoulders as I powered through the last leg of my 3-mile walk. Kenny Loggins’ “I’m Alright” filled my headphones as I mentally reworked an article due by the end of the day. A school bus stopped across the street. It...
THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
Thu., July 25, 2013, 1:15 p.m.
My hubby and sons at Old Mission State Park. Zach obviously thinks he sees an eagle. Or something. We got the blues again. All four of us. Last year’s pilgrimage to Wallace for the Historic Wallace Blues Festival was such a hit, our sons clamored...
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.