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My sister-in-law’s summer camp angst

I wrote this six years ago. I have not been invited to contribute to the annual summer camps section since.

Your home vs. Stately Wayne Manor

A) Your place lacks a Bat Cave. B) You have no butler. C) You do not live with a tights-wearing ward. D) Nobody at Stately Wayne Manor sweats out basement radon levels. E) Other.

The Wednesday Slice question

What were the consequences when, as a kid, you first dropped an F bomb in the presence of a parent or guardian?

One difference between Umpqua, Sterling

Umpqua Bank's dress code isn't quite as relaxed.

Make of that what you will. 

How impressive were your curves?

This illustration makes it look like it was easy. But some backyard hurlers experienced chronic control problems.

Check this out.

How to put baby to sleep

A colleague's infant daughter was visiting the newsroom.

The woman, a fine reporter, showed her baby girl a printed City Council meeting agenda.

It’s a Spokane world, after all

A couple of ladies who are among my favorite correspondents noticed one another's names in The Slice and have reconnected decades after being high school friends.

They once went on a dress-up double date that included dinner at the Davenport.

He is STILL playing

This doesn't have his complete 2013-2014 stats. But he was in the Stars' game last night.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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