Stories tagged: The Slice
Sat., Oct. 27, 2012
The Slice: Next stop: single digits
Counting today, there are just 10 Saturdays left in 2012. Let’s move on.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
The Slice: ‘Twelve O’Clock’ low
There’s no bore quite like someone who insists that every aspect of life was better back in the day. Sure, a case could be made for certain attributes of yesteryear. …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012
The Slice: Wrong number on line 1
Let’s pick up one more batch of wrong-number calls and then hang up on this topic. Estellene Shaver has a phone number that’s close to the one for a Spokane …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2012
The Slice: It never hurts to dress up the truth a bit
If there’s anything election season teaches us, it’s this. A little lying is the American way.
Mon., Oct. 22, 2012
The Slice: Classic tale of two viewpoints
The Slice once suggested that there are parents here who would feel like failures if their children stayed in Spokane. That angered some of my readers. No way, they argued.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
The Slice: In the end, lion masks concerns
You still have 10 days to make up your mind. Are you going to prepare for the arrival of trick or treaters or sit it out?
Sat., Oct. 20, 2012
The Slice: Special delivery restores faith in humanity
A South Hill woman who has appeared in The Slice multiple times recently returned to Spokane from a trip. The mail that had arrived while she was away for a …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2012
The Slice: This date in history doesn’t seem to offer much
Let’s get right to it. Today’s Slice question: What lessons can Spokane learn from the Oct. 19, 1864, Confederate raid on St. Albans, Vt.?
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
The Slice: On a map, it’s east of ‘Wis Virginia’
About 30 years ago, a little Spokane girl told her grandparents she was going to “Westconsin.” The child rebuffed suggestions that it might actually be Wisconsin. And so “Westconsin” stuck …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012
The Slice: It must’ve been a call from a parallel universe
It’s one thing to have people doubt your word, but this is ridiculous. “For a while, I kept getting wrong numbers for a gal who had the same first name …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2012
The Slice: Season brings changes in attitude
Sometimes people ask me why I turned out the way I did. I tell them it’s because my family went for rides out in the country to look at fall …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012
The Slice: Spokane See ’n Say has merits
Let’s start with pronunciation peeves. Hearing people say “Gon-zah-ga” bugs a fair number of locals, including Slice readers who note that this practice is inexplicable given that we definitely do …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2012
The Slice: Pick a place to go, and just keep truckin’
The speaker’s forum portion of the next Marmot Lodge meeting will focus on transplants to our area and how they came to Spokane. The format will feature the Exalted Grand …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2012
The Slice: Pumpkin opening: Inquire within
When interviewing pumpkins about an upcoming opening as your family’s jack-o’-lantern, it’s important to ask the right questions. Here are a few you might want to consider.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2012
The Slice: Now that’s a cute pickup line
The Slice never tires of family phrases. Hope you feel the same way.
Tue., Oct. 9, 2012
The Slice: Let’s make incorrect pronunciations our business
The name of what local business, institution or organization is written or pronounced incorrectly by the greatest number of people? Tell me your nominee and I’ll tell you mine.
Mon., Oct. 8, 2012
The Slice: Maybe your cat is just shy
What are the three biggest reasons why your cat is not an Internet sensation? Let’s move on.
Sun., Oct. 7, 2012
The Slice: Pining the loss of a lumbering friend
It wasn’t my favorite tree in our yard. Not even close. All its sparse branches were up high and scraggly.
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.