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Taunting defectors

Am I above reminding friends who moved away from Spokane that their new homes are far more buggy than the Inland Northwest?

I am not.

Just today, I ended a note to a guy now in Minnesota with “Watch out for mosquitoes.”

His reply: “Skeeters aren't out in force yet, but they seem to be taking up homesteads around my hammock area. Bastards.”

Oh, well. Birds like them as light snacks.


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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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