TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012
What if the Evergreen State had a different president’s name? Sure, George Washington was great. But let’s consider.
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012
Readers told about finding all sorts of things behind the walls during remodeling projects. Old copies of The Spokesman-Review, toys, a gun, marijuana, empty beer bottles, a porn stash – …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2012
Why do you deserve two tickets to the final GU men’s basketball home game on Feb. 27? Those who can make their case in 25 words or less have a …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2012
Any S-R reader can tell you that “Spokane man” has been known to get up to some mischief. Same goes for “Idaho man.” Sometimes you just have to ask, what …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012
Had lunch the other day with a couple of former co-workers who recently retired. Meant to ask them an important question, but forgot.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012
Things could be worse. At least the big Spokane Street project and its attendant upheaval is taking place in Seattle and not here.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2012
Remodeling at the S-R has helped me better understand the plight of the working man. Temporarily exiled to a desk smack dab in the middle of the newsroom, I now …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2012
Sometimes air flow gets blocked. “I just read the energy saving tips in my latest Avista bill/newsletter,” wrote Carolyn Terry.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2012
When Sarah Jensen’s daughter Betsy was little, she once asked for a peanut butter sandwich without the jelly and bread. She wanted it on a spoon.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2012
By the time you read this, the problem will have been addressed. But as I write, the back door at my house is out of commission. The lock broke. And …
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012
You might have heard the old saw about men not being willing to ask for help finding things in stores. Well, that’s baloney.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012
Sometimes there’s no real mystery about why a moment of misspeaking turns into an enduring family phrase. North Idaho’s Dianna Mast told about her 8-year-old niece, Paige Stott, putting a …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012
Many opinions and beliefs divide us. You know the list. No need to repeat it here.
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012
Perhaps you have seen that AT&T commercial in which an excited husband tells his plants-watering wife that he just signed them up for a nifty messaging plan. She greets his …
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2012
Imagine that someone intended to remake the movie “Groundhog Day.” What if the new version were set in Spokane and featured a weatherwise marmot? How else would it differ from …
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2012
Let’s start with a one-question multiple-choice quiz. On overcast days at this time of year, it’s not unusual for Spokane area motorists to drive with their lights on before it …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012
Here’s how to drive someone crazy. Wait until the individual is standing beneath a loud bathroom fan. Then say something to him or her from an adjacent room.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012
The ER doctor asked Doug Sather how he managed to cut his hand. Sather, dressed in his Scoutmaster uniform, said “By doing what I have taught boys not to do …
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012
It is not really a mental illness. It’s, well, more like a distraction.
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012
My modest work area has been reconfigured, so I need a new batch of readers’ snapshots, postcards, geegaws, art work, business cards, et cetera with which to decorate a new …
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012
Maybe you have a short list, too. It consists of people you talk to on the phone only when there has been a death in your family or theirs.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2012
Allow me to introduce The Slice line of Spokane snowsuits for toddlers (not available in stores). The Apollo 69: Equipped with helmet and tinted visor. Boots attached to the suit. …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012
Garry Matlow and several other readers suggested that I probably meant “vertical hold” when I referred to “horizontal hold” the other day in an allusion to the joys of old-time …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012
Today The Slice presents a transcript of an exclusive interview with a Spokesman-Review reader who hates certain features and columns but cannot stop checking them out. Q: So averting your …
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012
You could argue that this is the best time of year for enjoying “the lake.” No, not because of ice fishing or other winter pursuits. I’m thinking more along the …
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2012
Last Monday’s Slice item about the kid who wanted a PB&J without the J reminded Gail Bennett of her young granddaughter’s fast-food order one time. “She wanted a cheeseburger, minus …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2012
Odessa school librarian Apryl Wraspir wore a fuzzy angora sweater to work the other day. A first-grade boy sized her up.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2012
Talking to readers about the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair got me wondering. What if, after Expo ’74, Washington had continued hosting international expositions every 12 years?
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012
Ever hear something and wonder if you have just witnessed the birth of a family phrase destined to be repeated for decades? I saw this preschool boy in downtown Spokane …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012
A friend wondered if others find that using the fireplace produces lethargy, drowsiness and an urge to take a nap.