Stories tagged: The Slice
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012
The Slice: Teaching manners, one sleeve at a time
There are a lot of young men around here who don’t know how to help a woman on with her coat. We have worse problems. But this ineptitude makes Spokane …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012
The Slice: Apparently it’s just a grand illusion
A Slice reader said it was one thing when strangers assumed she was a parent (she’s not). But now people have started assuming that she is a grandparent.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2012
The Slice: Let’s take the stress out of trip to dentist
I have an idea that might help those who fear dentistry. But first, let me make clear that I am not making fun of people who suffer from this anxiety. …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012
The Slice: Beware of the Cupboard People
Maybe they are a kind of ghost, or perhaps some sort of kitchen-dwelling pixies. But Chewelah’s Carole Jones is certain the Cupboard People exist.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2012
The Slice: A Christmas tree for all seasons
Dawni Miller and Claudia Lium have a Christmas tree that never comes down in their shared office in Browne’s Addition. Sort of like the old movie, “Holiday Inn,” they just …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012
The Slice: These kids definitely have some great genes
People can be so thoughtful. Every now and then, I’ll hear some sad news from an adult child of one of my older correspondents. They will call to inform me …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012
The Slice: Sounds like a pleasant case of measles
A special serenade isn’t something you forget. About 70 years ago, when Joyce Wright was about 10, she contracted measles and had to stay in a darkened bedroom for seven …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012
The Slice: You can Polk fun at it all you want
What if the Evergreen State had a different president’s name? Sure, George Washington was great. But let’s consider.
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012
The Slice: Behind wall probably where it belongs
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
The Slice: Jump through a few hoops and GU tickets are yours
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
The Slice: ‘Montana man’ continues to prove he’s a headliner act
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
The Slice: For those times you’re only in the way
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
The Slice: At least commotion is across state
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
The Slice: Nothing to hide, except scantily clad actresses
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
The Slice: At least her cat was warm
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
The Slice: A lovin’ spoonful of PB
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
The Slice: For every door that closes, Chloe gets hungry
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
The Slice: We already know where to find baloney
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
The Slice: A family stitched for life
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
The Slice: Say (cottage) cheese
Many opinions and beliefs divide us. You know the list. No need to repeat it here.
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012
The Slice: When all else fails, blame ‘Steve’
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
The Slice: ‘Marmot Day’ casts a big shadow
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
The Slice: Don’t leave car battery in the dark
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
The Slice: Behind every muffled noise is a voice to be misunderstood
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 Slice: Scarred for life has a bright side
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
The Slice: Can’t place face? Join the club
It is not really a mental illness. It’s, well, more like a distraction.
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012
The Slice: Can you help with makeover?
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
The Slice: When phone rings, take a deep breath
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
The Slice: That’s one small step for snowsuit envy
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
The Slice: Blame it on being horizontally challenged
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 …