Stories tagged: The Slice
Mon., May 21, 2012, midnight
The Slice: There’s always a need for Red Bull X-fighters
The Deer Park Middle School newspaper polled students on their vocational aspirations. The careers mentioned included DJ, NBA player, dentist, Red Bull X-fighter, circus performer, BMX rider, professional roper, lawyer, …
Sun., May 20, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Time to put questions of barbecuing on the grill
Every year at this time, makers of outdoor grills send out results of surveys about backyard cooking. These reports are intended to suggest that grilling makes people happier and gives …
Sat., May 19, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Goodwill gains traction
Sometimes people do the right thing. A couple of weekends ago, Elizabeth Reedman was up from Sacramento, Calif., to take part in her sixth consecutive Bloomsday.
Fri., May 18, 2012, midnight
The Slice: The issue of dropped calls
I wonder how many cellphones rest quietly at the bottom of area lakes. It’s probably not a huge number. And I suppose most were dropped accidentally. But perhaps a few …
Thu., May 17, 2012, midnight
The Slice: No. 4 on his wish list: Nothing to whine about
Let’s start with a memorable tale of shopping list confusion. Theresa Utesch recalled an incident from about 15 years ago.
Tue., May 15, 2012, midnight
The Slice: A few ways weathercasters could rain on anchors’ parade
Some Slice readers misunderstand my off-and-on boycott of Spokane TV news. As I have noted several thousand times, I don’t like to be told how to feel about the weather. …
Mon., May 14, 2012, midnight
The Slice: A misadventure in babysitting
Let’s start by recalling a not-so great moment in babysitting. Spokane bank executive Wade Griffith was about 11 when neighbors asked him to watch their infant for an evening.
Sun., May 13, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Quick thinking helped avoid Doomsday
Let’s go back in time one week. Joe Kramarz has an 89-year-old friend, Jack Rogers, who does Bloomsday every year. But Rogers had major back surgery not long ago and …
Sat., May 12, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Veggies taste best when served over a cool morning dew
It’s too bad deer and raccoons cannot write. If people with gardens could leave comment cards in a rack by the vegetables, they might get some interesting feedback from foraging …
Fri., May 11, 2012, midnight
The Slice: He was one cool cat over the weekend
Last Friday, a neighbor who was heading out of town and leaving a teenager home alone for the weekend asked my wife and I to loosely monitor the situation. Now …
Thu., May 10, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Bottom line: Bike talk often a sore subject
Louise Fouquette saw Monday’s question about whether there is any kind of soreness too personal to be discussed at work. As it happens, she has been training for an upcoming …
Tue., May 8, 2012, midnight
The Slice: You can start by striking any key
Did you know you can identify distinct personality types by the particular key that sticks on a person’s keyboard? Doubt it? Well, maybe if we take it key by key …
Mon., May 7, 2012, midnight
The Slice: ‘Pick a lane’ doesn’t mean veer right and park
I certainly don’t claim to speak for all Spokane cyclists. Opinions on this vary widely, no doubt.
Sun., May 6, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Insights on the old outhouse
Let’s start with a Bloomsday salute. What’s your attitude about using a portable toilet?
Sat., May 5, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Try to avoid acting like a vulture
Bloomsday eve is one of those days on Spokane’s calendar when our city comes in for a little extra scrutiny because we have a lot of visitors. That’s fine. Nothing …
Fri., May 4, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Race day is almost here: Pass the pizza
If you are not doing Bloomsday on Sunday, it’s time to start getting ready. Getting ready to not do it, that is.
Thu., May 3, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Try floating to the finish line
Rene Penna overheard a 5-year-old boy refer to Bloomsday as “Balloons Day.” “Sounds like fun to me,” she said.
Tue., May 1, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Your home is where her heart is
Today, offered as a cautionary tale, The Slice presents the transcript of an interview with a suspiciously anonymous Spokane-area woman who keeps falling in love with other people’s houses. You …
Mon., April 30, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Major tension between kids?
If you grew up in a civilian family, please skip ahead to the next item. But if you were a military brat decades ago, I want to ask you something.
Sun., April 29, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Watching at the height of an important dispute
If you see a young person and an adult suddenly position themselves rigidly back to back while a third party looks on, don’t worry. You probably are not about to …
Fri., April 27, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Finding common ground in Spokane
Today’s Slice is a quiz for those in mixed marriages. You know, couples consisting of one person who grew up here and one person who moved to the Spokane area …
Thu., April 26, 2012, midnight
The Slice: What’s white on the patio may prove to be wrong
If you had it to do over again, would you not choose white patio furniture? Let’s move on.
Tue., April 24, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Bad shoulder? Still easy to throw in towel
It could be argued that writing about growing older is one sure sign that a man is not aging gracefully. But sometimes events force you to wonder if others have …
Mon., April 23, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Redheads had more fun, thanks to ’50s-era discount
When Frank Burger was growing up on the North Side long ago, he had red hair. So did the manager of one downtown Spokane movie theater. And, according to Burger, …
Sun., April 22, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Hey ‘Hon,’ hand us that trophy
Maybe it’s nuts to view it as a competition. And perhaps winning is not an unalloyed triumph.
Sat., April 21, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Give us your best Earthy lyrics
We all know why Earth Day hasn’t caught on to a greater extent. No memorable songs.
Fri., April 20, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Here’s your license to talk suggestively
You might have seen those license plate frames that say “Nurses have more patients.” They have been around a while. Well, the first time Carolyn Terry saw one, part of …
Thu., April 19, 2012, midnight
The Slice: ‘Sorry’ might be little kids’ best bet
Indirectly at least, the matter of what a little kid should say to someone shouting “Get off my lawn” turned into a debate about property rights and parenting styles. “How …
Tue., April 17, 2012, midnight
The Slice: What would Marshal Matt Dillon do?
Why do some people not act right? There are a lot of theories out there. But if you ask me, the answer is pretty clear: They didn’t watch enough TV …
Mon., April 16, 2012, midnight
The Slice: A prescription for ignorance?
Seeing as how Spokane is a regional medical center, does that mean our city is also a hotbed of people ignoring their doctors’ advice? Seems like you can’t have one …