Stories tagged: The Slice
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012
The Slice: All you need is love … and Rich Landers
My colleague Rich Landers was on the phone, talking outdoors stuff with a fisherman. As they were hanging up, the caller surprised Rich with his sign-off.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
The Slice: Mr. Shakespeare, meet the Kardashians
What happens when you try to read and watch TV at the same time? A) “I wind up watching TV.” B) “I find myself rereading the same sentence 16 times.” …
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
The Slice: In it together
There is plenty of other stuff in the newspaper today. But let’s get real. If you are not a child or happily living the single life, The Slice will be …
MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
The Slice: Santa’s running a credit report right now
Judy McKeehan’s 2-year-old granddaughter tore a library book. I’m sure it was an accident. These things happen.
SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
The Slice: Fool me once, shame on … Ward Cleaver?
It’s April Fools’ Day. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
The Slice: Sun Shimmer might be better off where the streets have no name
Spokane’s Keri Yirak was visiting a friend in southern Idaho when she encountered what she regards as possibly the dumbest street name ever – Sun Shimmer. Yes, that’s cringe-worthy. But …
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
The Slice: Check ’em out on the web
There are people in the Spokane area who would like to tidy up their cluttered basements. Many consider it a traditional part of spring cleaning.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
The Slice: Wrong number? Welcome to the party
OK, where were we. Oh, yeah. Party lines. Lots of readers remember them. But I especially like Michelle Batten’s story. She didn’t understand about different households having the same phone …
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
The Slice: Which look will suit you best this summer?
Now that winter is officially over, it’s time to answer your questions about swimsuits. Q. What is a modesty panel?
MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
Readers share visions of Spokane’s TV debut
The Slice had asked what era a TV miniseries costume drama set in Spokane should depict. Bill Mahaney said he would recommend setting it right around 1880. “The show would …
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012
The Slice: Maybe they’re fans of April
Dana Johnson’s new phone can convert spoken words into text messages. The other day, she tried to compose one for a woman named April.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012
The Slice: As long as mug is frosty, beer gets equal opportunity
We all know today is green beer’s big day. But what about other colors? Do they feel left out? Maybe some of them should get a chance to shine in …
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
The Slice: The best of both worlds
Your findings and experience may suggest otherwise. But according to The Slice …
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
The Slice: Do you mind if we quote you on that?
If you lost it and made news in a high-profile way, how would your neighbors describe you to reporters? A) “He kept to himself.” B) “He was quiet. Maybe too …
TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
The Slice: Fun with phlegm
Inland Northwest residents who suffer from seasonal allergies tend to have mixed feelings about the approach of spring. These folks know all about shots and antihistamines. Such tactics can help. …
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
The Slice: Whaddya think of that name, pardner?
So let’s say a woman you know is about to have a baby. You have heard the names she is considering and, naturally, you fear for the child. What can …
SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
The Slice: Big Dance, bigger conflicts
You don’t really have to care about the NCAA basketball tournament to realize that Selection Sunday has the potential to be intriguing on a personal level. Ten years ago, one …
SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012
The Slice: Sign on dotted line to bear your burden
What’s your Spokane Area Real Estate Regrets Profile? Please select from the options below.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
The Slice: Canine carrier broke the news
One final note on dogs fetching the morning paper. Lorri Stonehocker told about her golden retriever, Rainbeau. The delivery usually goes well. But there was that one time when inserts …
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
The Slice: A toast to entrepreneurs
Let me tell you who I admire. People who start businesses. That’s who.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
The Slice: Maybe one of ours has a better idea
Read an interesting piece on www.slate.com titled “How Did Detroit Become Motor City?” It’s easy to take for granted that the Michigan metro is the center of the domestic auto …
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
The Slice: Yes, ink on paper still tastes great
Sure, some things change. But there are still dogs that fetch the paper in the morning.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
The Slice: Inland Northwest: launch pad to success?
I’ve been thinking about this area’s children and wondering. To what extent is geography destiny?
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
The Slice: It’s about time marmots learn Photoshop skills
I’m always trying to think of ways to enhance the reading experience for The Spokesman-Review’s long-suffering subscribers. One demonstration of my commitment to this goal has been to create April …
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
The Slice: Kid appears to be management material
Spent some time watching a neighbor and his preschool son building a snow fort last weekend. The little boy seemed highly interested in the project. But it did not appear …
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
The Slice: It could be a bumpy ride through March
A bicycling friend said he expects March to come in like a pothole and go out like a bigger pothole. Dissenting view: Deborah Hale, who moved here from New York …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012
The Slice: Rate your kitty
A lot of Spokane-area residents refer to their cat as a “good kitty.” But how often is that blanket endorsement truly deserved?
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2012
The Slice: Guilty of rushing to judgment
Ellen Spalding was flying high because her 19-month-old great-granddaughter was pointing at her and calling her “Nana.” But she came back down to Earth when her granddaughter, Amanda, broke it …
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2012
The Slice: Quit that whining … we’re nice
Some newcomers complain to me that people in Spokane are not friendly. So I tell them, no, it’s not that.
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2012
The Slice: Don’t count out mass migration to Toyland
What happens to the stuffed animals that wind up in various Spokane area lost and found bins? A) They sue the city and score huge settlements. B) Their spirits leave …