Stories tagged: The Slice
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
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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 …
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.