Stories tagged: The Slice
Sat., Oct. 6, 2012
The Slice: They’ll wash it down with some skunky beer
Slice reader Mike Conley has identified a community problem that many refuse to acknowledge. It’s this. People leaving pet food outside has resulted in Spokane becoming a hotbed of skunk …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012
The Slice: You can take it or leaf it
Your attitude about leaf-raking can be used to identify your personality profile. Which best describes you?
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
The Slice: Where the streets have inspired names
You be the developer. Readers came up with street-naming themes for imaginary residential subdivisions. Here is a sampling.
Tue., Oct. 2, 2012
The Slice: Today could be one to remember
Maybe you can fill in the blanks. 1. The “Peanuts” comic strip was first published on Oct. 2, 1950.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2012
The Slice: May the best marmot win
OK, it’s the fourth quarter. Here’s your pep talk. “It’s not the size of the marmot in the fight. It’s the size of the fight in the marmot.”
Sun., Sept. 30, 2012
The Slice: ‘Spokane retiree’ back in the news
How are things going for “Spokane retiree”? Let’s check the newspaper’s archives for uses of that phrase and see what we find.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2012
The Slice: Mom needs to downsize on her own
The North Side woman who cuts my hair asked her young son if she could come live with him when she grows old. “I don’t think so, Mom,” he said.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2012
The Slice: Patients around here praise patience
I hear this all the time. “I can’t possibly give those who work there and looked after him enough praise.”
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
The Slice: Irresponsible owners aren’t exactly cool cats
Readers weighing in on house cats killing birds were pretty polarized. And as no one imagines pet owners are going to stop letting felines go outside, it seems like the …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012
The Slice: Talk about parallel universes
There are a number of spectator sports familiar to those who regularly walk around in downtown Spokane. There is “Who is that guy yelling at?”
Mon., Sept. 24, 2012
The Slice: Old-school ways left impression
I thought we were done with readers thanking teachers. In fact, I have been telling emailers that The Slice had moved on. But I keep reflecting on one story.
Sun., Sept. 23, 2012
The Slice: ‘Whoopie Cough?’ Protect yourself
Bill Brock’s 6-year-old daughter, Reed, solemnly announced that there had been a case of “Whoopie Cough” at school. “So much for abstinence-only education,” said her father.
Sat., Sept. 22, 2012
The Slice: Who wants to introduce these two Athols?
Maybe this could be a Doublemint commercial. “America may not need another Athol, but it has one,” wrote Bob Strong.
Thu., Sept. 20, 2012
The Slice: This furry envoy has bite
So you want to entice distant friends or relatives to come visit during the holidays, but you aren’t sure how to close the deal. The Slice has a suggestion. Send …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2012
The Slice: Their storied pasts prove unforgettable
Sometimes you change your policy. My 95-year-old mother has long thought it advisable, important even, to inform medical personnel that she had been a nurse.
Mon., Sept. 17, 2012
The Slice: Oh rats – we forgot one other pet-door problem
Last week The Slice noted a couple of problems with pet doors. “Sorry, but you missed a third big one,” wrote Sue Kelly. “Our cat Jack (he’s actually our grandcat, …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012
The Slice: A century ago, he started with just a wild hare
There’s still time to plan your Chuck Jones centennial celebration. The late Spokane-born animation legend’s birthday is Friday.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012
The Slice: Is it any wonder you’re null and void?
Here are 20 questions worth mulling before contacting old acquaintances found during a meandering nostalgia-fueled session of Web surfing. 1. Would he even remember me?
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012
The Slice: Here are just a few kibbles, bits
You might have heard that a water-damaged journal kept by the dog that accompanied Lewis and Clark has been discovered in a musty historical society archive in St. Louis. Although …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012
The Slice: Look who’s coming to dinner
There are two big problems with pet doors. Your cat can make a big entrance just minutes after getting sprayed by a skunk.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012
The Slice: Memories fade; hurt still lingers
Exchanged emails the other day with my friend J. Scott Miller, a Spokane lawyer. I am taking the liberty of sharing part of what he wrote.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012
The Slice: Dirty Trix weren’t involved
There’s no escaping politics right now. “One of my first graders told me he lost his tooth eating cereal this morning,” wrote teacher Anne Remien. “According to him the cereal …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
The Slice: Arrrr you ready for the big day?
‘Talk Like a Pirate Day” is coming up. Arrrrrrrr your head off, if that amuses you.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012
The Slice: Where everybody knows your nametag
An online Slice reader back East referred in an email to a Spokane relative of his as being a “minor celebrity” here. It turned out that he was kidding. But …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012
The Slice: Where there’s a thrill, there’s a way
There are those with religious faith, of course. But the true believers in our society are those who pay money to go on carnival thrill rides.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012
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
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
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
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
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 …