Stories tagged: The Slice
Sun., Aug. 26, 2012
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
The Slice: Reserved bar stools don’t count
There are two kinds of places in the Inland Northwest. Regular places.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Slice: APB for beady-eyed criminal
Becky Monday’s vehicle was targeted by a vandal. A furry vandal.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Tue., July 31, 2012
The Slice: Stars suggest Libras try lightening up
Time again for a Slice Horoscope. This is the only zodiac column written by someone who might have made knowing eye contact with you at Spokane International Airport when people …
Mon., July 30, 2012
The Slice: Life is swell on the Ponderosa
A gaggle of readers weighed in about whether those who come to Spokane to retire are usually happy with their decision after a year. Here’s one note.
Sun., July 29, 2012
The Slice: Not exactly a must ‘C’ hotel
On a meandering tour of national parks, Dotty Johnson and her husband stayed in a remote Montana motel where the sign out front touted the lodgings as “CLEAN OOZY.” “They …
Sat., July 28, 2012
The Slice: Oh, how we miss those days when we had missiles
Spokane hasn’t been the same since … A) The Air Force removed the local ICBMs. B) The Crescent closed. C) Tom Foley lost. D) Washington Water Power became Avista. E) …
Fri., July 27, 2012
The Slice: How do you react when badgered?
If The Slice polled people who know you well, what animal would be mentioned most often when they described what you are like when cornered? Badger? Opossum? Marmot?
Thu., July 26, 2012
The Slice: ‘Mike’s good example’ will never be forgotten
The whole “We’re here to celebrate the life of …” thing can be a tough sell when hearts are broken. It’s hard to smile when you are stunned and sad.
Tue., July 24, 2012
The Slice: One filled with air; one with errors
Tara Leininger’s neighbors recently welcomed a new baby. “To celebrate they had a 6-foot-tall inflated (and internally lit) stork with a banner,” she wrote. “Their 3-year-old daughter was intrigued by …
Mon., July 23, 2012
The Slice: If you can’t stand the humidity, get ready to catch heat
Not all that long ago I declared in print that it never gets humid here. Spokane then proceeded to have some of the most humid weather I can recall since …