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Where did everybody go?


Ever been around Spokane on Memorial Day weekend? I'm guessing not. Because there is nobody here. Driving around town yesterday I was struck again on how this place empties out on the first unofficial weekend of summer. Read on.

A downpour of links for a Saturday


It's pouring rain in Spokane right now. Not just a shower or two but a spigot-turned-on rain. Sheets of water. A rivers-in-the-streets type of rain. And my neighbor's sprinklers just came on. Read on.

A pretty packed way to start a pretty good month


June was my favorite month as a kid. One main reason: School ended for the summer. For any red-blooded American male growing up in Southern California, the scent of freedom from the classroom was enough to send this punk into a paroxysm of joy. Or, because it was the Los Angeles basin in the 1960s, it may have just been a physical reaction to the smog. Read on.

Another gem-filled Sunday


We've reminisced here before about Sunday papers, how they were always little magazines crammed full of stories to read. But there is one other aspect of that we may have forgotten to touch upon, though we will this morning. They were – and still are – at their best when they bring you an unexpected story or two. A little gem at the bottom of a mound of the predictable. It's that aspect we celebrate today as our blog is sprinkled, like a ruined doughnut, with colorful stories you probably didn't expect on a crowded weekend. Read on.

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