Stories tagged: The Slice
Mon., March 11, 2013
The Slice: Those one-man filibusters make for gripping television
What could Congress learn from the “What are we going to watch?” negotiations that take place in your home? Let’s move on.
Sun., March 10, 2013
The Slice: A snowball’s chance at a notebook
What is your No. 1 goal for the last 10 days of winter? I’ll send a coveted reporter’s notebook to the reader sharing the most original idea.
Sat., March 9, 2013
The Slice: As you spring forward, try saving time in a bottle
Long-suffering Slice readers who have endured my annual rants about Daylight Saving Time, please take note. This isn’t another one of those.
Fri., March 8, 2013
The Slice: Fine, after this, no more pets on the bed
Let’s start with some feedback. “Paul, please stop the pets on the bed (items),” wrote Lynda Post of Moscow. “I’m tired of you ruining my morning coffee with visions of …
Thu., March 7, 2013
The Slice: Let’s ask your Dad when he gets home
What’s the most impotent parental threat? Let’s open the nominations with “… and I’m not kidding!”
Tue., March 5, 2013
The Slice: Never overlook the chance to be the next ‘bubble boy’
I was in a hard plastic chair waiting for a prescription when I noticed a display rack filled with the drug store chain’s little in-house magazine. It was the spring …
Mon., March 4, 2013
The Slice: Jury’s out on whether yard waste is easier to clear
In terms of dog droppings becoming part of the backyard permafrost, this hasn’t been much of a winter. Let’s move on.
Sun., March 3, 2013
The Slice: Friend filter required
Let’s consider life in 2013. Here’s a note sent to The Slice last week.
Sat., March 2, 2013
The Slice: If it’s seven o’clock, do you wanna rock?
If you have a good memory, you might recall Elton John’s thoughts on this. But in and around Spokane, what is Saturday night all right for?
Fri., March 1, 2013
The Slice: Mountain of difference between us
The difference between Washington and Oregon? John McTear’s wife, Betsy, can tell you.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
The Slice: March to upgrade starts now
There’s still time to cook up a self-improvement regimen you can launch by changing your ways for the entire month of March. Good luck.
Tue., Feb. 26, 2013
The Slice: Be wary when letting off steam
After discussing school memories with readers recently, I arrived at a three-pronged theory explaining the decline of the classic science fair volcano. Mount St. Helens set the bar impossibly high.
Mon., Feb. 25, 2013
The Slice: But would you kick them out for eating crackers?
Spokane Valley’s Joan Nolan was surprised by the question about pets-on-the-bed policies. “You mean some dogs don’t get to sleep on the bed?” she wrote. “Our two senior terriers not …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013
The Slice: New in town? You’ll learn to love to hate it
I wonder how many newcomers have experienced this. You move here full of excitement and optimism about the area and soon discover that complaining about Spokane is the favorite pastime …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
The Slice: Don’t miss an opportunity to take the inside edge
It has been said that a man who can dance has a real advantage when it comes to making a favorable impression on women. That might be true. I wouldn’t …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2013
The Slice: Time for a more balanced diet?
If you see someone who appears to be listing to one side, there could be a simple explanation. That person might have been at the grocery store not long ago. …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013
The Slice: Some people get all the breaks, unfortunately
Have you, like Slice reader Dee Hunter, broken all four limbs (one at a time) over the years? I hope not.
Tue., Feb. 19, 2013
The Slice: Nothing like a good defense
Today, on the anniversary of the first successful use of the temporary insanity defense, let’s consider some special Inland Northwest pleas one might issue in noncriminal situations. The Expo ’74 …
Mon., Feb. 18, 2013
The Slice: Make sure your top choice is simply presidential
Here’s a Presidents Day conundrum to mull. If George Washington had been given a middle name, what should it have been? A) Grady. B) Lamont. C) Tiberius. D) Cuthbert. E) …
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013
The Slice: Medically speaking, questions never hurt
Why does Spokane exist? Well, as you know, it used to have something to do with freight trains and brothels. Before that it was fish and game. But now, of …
Sat., Feb. 16, 2013
The Slice: Anything to avoid a troubled clef
There are two kinds of people. One kind grew up with “Every good boy does fine.”
Fri., Feb. 15, 2013
The Slice: Zag title won’t cure all ills
There seems to be some confusion about the possible implications of the Gonzaga men’s basketball team winning the national championship. So let’s clear up a few misunderstandings.
Thu., Feb. 14, 2013
The Slice: You can’t miss that large rack
Displayed on the front of Cheryl Fries’ home in Bonners Ferry is a large set of elk antlers. Well, her family took the rack down to accommodate house painting.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013
The Slice: Sounds a lot like a Slice snort
It can be interesting to watch someone in a waiting room peruse the office copy of The Spokesman-Review. Well, not for everyone maybe. But it is interesting to me.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2013
The Slice: Sounds like grounds for a hidden camera
Ever feel sorry for a stranger’s spouse? Some guy at a Spokane grocery store’s butcher counter was making fun of his wife’s attempt to discontinue eating meat. She was nowhere …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2013
The Slice: Choose wisely before your cavity search
It helps to be prepared. So in advance of your next dental appointment, you might want to decide what music you’d like to listen to before you are handed headphones.
Sat., Feb. 9, 2013
The Slice: Somewhere in this story is a joke about the seat
Let’s kiss and tell. Gabi Tilley was 12 when a new boy in school passed her a note in class. It inquired about her interest in locking lips. She green-lighted …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013
The Slice: Their first kiss certainly rang true
Let’s start with a couple of kisses. Judy McKeehan remembers the first time her husband smooched her.
Tue., Feb. 5, 2013
The Slice: Anybody else willing to kiss and tell?
Noting that Valentine’s Day is coming, a reader named Sally shared the story of her first kiss. “We were playing hide and seek in Washtucna City Park,” she wrote.
Mon., Feb. 4, 2013
The Slice: Remember: ‘Better half’ can work in both directions
It’s a never-ending quest. “My 40-plus single friends who are in relationships wonder how to refer to the men we are in relationships with,” wrote Renee Haynes of Spokane Valley. …