TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2018
Those who have road-tripped across the Inland Northwest know that public restrooms can make us wishful for an RV.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2018
Did you see that Lou Grant is scheduled to appear at North Idaho College on Wednesday?
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2018
My wife and I celebrate our 30th anniversary today.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2018
So I admit it.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2018
I suppose there are people who care about Big Sky Conference football. In fact, I’m almost sure of it. Seems as if I’ve met some of them. It’s just that in Spokane their fandom tends to get drowned out by the noise about Gonzaga basketball, WSU football and whatever. Which is fine. We Big Sky fans take a sort of pride in the absence of hype. Well, I do anyway.
MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2018
In the time-honored tradition of summer reruns, here’s a greatest hits package of column items and excerpts dealing with Pig Out in the Park.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2018
This holiday weekend is, of course, the traditional milestone. Still, I suspect some of us have our own perspectives.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2018
The first day of school inevitably prompts some of us to wistfully contemplate do-overs.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2018
There are a number of things that make people in Spokane angry. But I can tell you what’s near the top of the list: Public employees making high salaries.
TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2018
Once upon a time, kids about to start their first year at middle school or junior high approached this transition with trepidation.
MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2018
Maybe you would agree that retirement parties are unique. Part celebration of a happy transition to another chapter of a person’s life and part melancholy farewell, they are a mixed bag of emotions.
SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2018
There have been some good things about August’s on again/off again smoke-filled air. I mean, if you really think about it.
THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2018
In the 26 years I have been writing columns for The Spokesman-Review I have made quite a study of watching people read the paper in public places. So I felt confident that the gentleman who appeared to be having heartburn was indeed sampling my work.
TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2018
Feelings about the Eagles divide Spokane more sharply than politics or opinions about bicyclists.
Eventually the Inland Northwest’s air will clear and the siege of smoke will be over. Really and truly over. Until the next time.
MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2018
It seems a significant number of Lilac City residents long to be the person who gets to decide who is allowed to wear shorts. Or so I have come to believe over the years.
SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2018
Markets disappear, prices fluctuate and the politics of farm policy can make a farmer scratch his head. But Roy Dube’s quiet pride in being a farmer has not changed. And it won’t.
THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2018
I’m sure you noticed the entertaining series of stories The Spokesman-Review sports section presented this summer in which several “What if?” scenarios were explored.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2018
A reader in Cheney sent an email Tuesday blaming me for a song getting stuck in his head.
MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2018
The Northwest didn’t give you any money-back guarantees before you moved here.
It has been suggested to me a time or two over the years that this newspaper seldom acknowledges the existence of apartment dwellers.
SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2018
Let’s turn our attention instead to the unsung heroes of these clan gatherings: Men and women who know how to tell family stories.
TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2018
When Washington switched to voting by mail we gained a bit of convenience. But we also lost something.
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018
I have no doubt some of those who have volunteered their services as advice columnists over the years would do an excellent job. I just have one question. Would they be able to tailor their advice for the Spokane market?
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018
“What was that?” There are at least 21 ways to answer that startled question when someone in your tent asks about a mystery sound late at night while camping.