Stories tagged: Rachel Toor
Sun., May 20, 2018, 10 a.m.
Everything is Copy: On sabbatical
Teaching is only part of the job. I am expected to be a good citizen of the university and to help keep it running, hand in hand with full-time administrators.
Sat., April 14, 2018, 2 p.m.
Everything is Copy: Lost in Griefland
All the clichés come home to roost, the stale sentiments finding their marks like characters in a familiar play. There’s old Carpe Diem, lurking in the wings, who reminds that …
Sat., March 10, 2018
Everything is Copy: Reboiled soup stirs the soul
I do any research ahead of a trip, it’s often about food.
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
Everything is Copy: The members of my tribe
My life as a runner started at age 30. It took another eight or so years to begin what would become the way I now make my living – as …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
Everything is Copy: Weeding through the options
What I wanted was to quiet my racing mind. What I wanted, really, was to be put to sleep so I could wean myself off the hypnotic chemicals I ingest …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Everything is Copy: Be as quick to offer praise as complaints
Many people, when they get great service, think it goes without saying that they’re satisfied. I believe it never goes without saying, that it’s important to go out of your …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 8 a.m.
Everything is Copy: A good appetite spoiled
There’s only one chance to make a good first impression, and at restaurants, that starts with a menu that follows the rules of English.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 5 p.m.
Everything is copy: Elegy for a friendship
Like most Americans, I tend to hang out with people who have the same values and prejudices as me.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Summer Stories: A Girl Who Floats Rivers
When she was 8 years old, Autumn, who’d only ever been called Timmie, told her mother that she had pretty much given up on ever having a heteronormative relationship, though …
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 4 a.m.
Everything is Copy: #Spokanedoesntsuck
This spring, in the wake of Cody-gate,
Sat., July 15, 2017, 7 p.m.
Everything is Copy: Failing at the rules for chit chat
If the sign says “Ten items or less,” I check my basket and don’t start a pedantic conversation about whether it should read
Sat., June 17, 2017, 4 p.m.
Everything is Copy: Helen is top of the class
The politics of dog ownership are more fraught than a middle school playground. What we have in common is that we love our canine companions and see them as family …
Sun., May 28, 2017
Everything is Copy: A sugar addict faces her demon
Junior Mints, with their whiff of medicinal virtue, may be the perfect candy. Unless we consider Peanut M&Ms, offering protein and the smugness of legume consumption. Or perhaps Kit-Kats and …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Everything is Copy: The man who doesn’t read
Because I like to be around people who know things I don’t, my love life has been replete with physicists, computer scientists, doctors, and even some engineers (in other words, …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Everything is Copy: Teaching vets, and learning even more
Like many others now in comfortable middle age, my political consciousness was shaped by the geopolitics of Southeast Asia. With my parents I went to protest marches and chanted “Hell, …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 7 p.m.
Being like Ben: Following Franklin’s lead
For Rachel Toor, 2017 will be The Year of Being Ben-ish.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Eggs with hats: Our history with certain foods informs a lifetime of emotions
You won’t find this dish on restaurant menus. Instead, sneak into a home where toddlers roam, piles of toys act as traps, and where outrageous requests, like “Please don’t put …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Everything Is Copy: Where everyone knows my name
Each morning, six days a week, I take my dog Helen for a walk, brush my teeth though not always my hair, put on holey jeans or the clothes I’ll …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016, 4 a.m.
Summer Stories: Re-Org
Spokane author Rachel Toor imagines the darker side of the corporate retreat in “Re-Org,” her entry in our weekly series Summer Stories: The Woods.