Stories tagged: The Slice
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Recall any pros from high school?
Did you compete against someone in high school sports who went on to become a professional athlete? Let’s move on.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Expanding the borders of the interstate fair
Nothing against Idaho. But have the folks who run the Spokane County Interstate Fair ever thought about branching out. You know, defining “Interstate” a bit more broadly.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Today’s kids aren’t as receptive
Kids today have it so easy. When there’s something wrong with the television picture, there are diagnostic options available on the remote. Or you can call the cable company. Or …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012, midnight
The Slice: It’s time to get to work on that shopping list
Let’s consider the arguments for and against declaring Labor Day weekend to be the unofficial start of the “holiday season.” Pro: They could start showing “A Charlie Brown Christmas” before …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012, midnight
The Slice: So long, youth: See you in senility
Here’s how to tell that you are no longer young. If, when later today someone trying to be gently amusing waves goodbye and says “See you in September,” you immediately …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, midnight
The Slice: And the readers killed it with ‘Mockingbird’ offerings
Let’s start with the “Mockingbird” variations. “The summer that had begun so long ago had ended, and another summer had taken its place. And a fall. And the Mariners had …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Just a simple trim enhances curbside appeal
By the time you read this, I will have gone and done it. I’ll have gotten a summer haircut.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2012, midnight
The Slice: For Debbie, this day must be a downer
I am declaring today to be “Blame a Debbie Day” in the Inland Northwest. But I freely admit that I borrowed the idea.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Take pride in your talents
Let’s start with a reader challenge. Rewrite the ending of “To Kill a Mockingbird” (movie version) by replacing everything bracketed by parentheses.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Reserved bar stools don’t count
There are two kinds of places in the Inland Northwest. Regular places.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Perhaps ‘Hey, you’ could be one size fits all
Let’s start with a couple more entries in the name game. “I, too, have an unusual name and when I was young it was a problem because most girls had …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Variations burned out like Spocandle in the wind
Slice reader Elaine Jackson pretty much summed it up. “You really opened up a Spokane of worms with this nonsense,” she wrote.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2012, midnight
The Slice: For kids, near nature means near alibis
The oral history of children not being candid about how certain accidents happened includes countless stories of family pets getting blamed for broken vases and mysteriously torn Christmas present wrapping. …
Mon., Aug. 20, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Little growler came across Grrr-eat
I was buying an out-of-town newspaper in the Albertsons at 37th Avenue and Grand Boulevard when I heard growling. This happened while I was facing the service counter on the …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Time machine required to weigh in on this one
Occasionally we see signs of progress. Once upon a time, people in the Northwest were obsessed with one particular issue. Even those who didn’t feel a need to weigh in …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2012, midnight
The Slice: ‘Little Engine That Spokane’ would be lowering the bar
I’m warning you. Start fooling around with replacing the first names of women called Ann or Anne with “Spokane” and you can wind up wasting a lot of time that …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Anonymity is the name of this game
I wish I had kept track over the years of Slice readers’ most amazing requests for anonymity. I would now have a fat file of entertaining demonstrations of timidity.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, midnight
The Slice: She was happy to toot her own horn
Getting used to certain things takes a bit of training. Sue Retan, who lives west of Cheney, read last week’s column about hearing railroad noises in the wee hours. Then …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012, midnight
The Slice: How to deal with potty mouths
Childless adults in the Spokane area eventually face the ultimate test. What to say when all around you people are talking about potty training?
Mon., Aug. 13, 2012, midnight
The Slice: At 60, we’ll be ready for a stiff one
They should raise the drinking age to 60. This would be good for society in many ways.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Leave it to ‘Lumpy’
There are young people in our midst currently living in a candy-colored dream world. They are about to head off to college. And they think it’s all going to be …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2012, midnight
The Slice: How else do you expect her to sleep?
Gail Kopp’s 5-year-old granddaughter sometimes likes to sleep in her parents’ room. The child says that’s because her own room doesn’t have any “moonshine.”
Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, midnight
The Slice: APB for beady-eyed criminal
Becky Monday’s vehicle was targeted by a vandal. A furry vandal.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Jury’s still out on reunions
Here are eight similarities between high school reunions and jury duty. 1. Some of the people don’t really want to be there.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2012, midnight
The Slice: If you’re stuck at a crossing, it qualifies as a nightmare
More than a few Inland Northwest residents hear trains in the middle of the night. Some believe these rail sounds infiltrate our slumbers and influence our dreams.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Some birds are best left in the hand
Sometimes a flip flops. A reader who has appeared in The Slice 11 times going back to January 1997 saw Friday’s story about flipping the bird in traffic. It reminded …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2012, midnight
The Slice: All we expected was a three-hour tour
Inland Northwest residents fortunate enough to be invited to go sailing with boat-owning friends inevitably face a daunting challenge. How do you adequately thank your hosts?
Sat., Aug. 4, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Pepe Le Pew is alive, well in Canada
Here, kitty kitty. Rosemary and David Daniel were staying at a B&B up in Nelson, B.C. The owner noted that a Maine Coon cat patrolled the premises. The big feline …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Upraised bird returns the gesture
This story of life on the streets of Spokane comes from Carol J. Hunter, attorney at law. She stands by it. And lawyers are sworn to tell the truth. “My …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Dad spreads the dreaded 9-month bug
A smart little girl was explaining human reproduction. It seems the mommy has the egg inside her. And the daddy has the virus.