Stories tagged: The Slice
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011
The Slice: Don’t miss your chance to land in the Top 10
Here are the titles of nine set-in-Spokane Hallmark Christmas movies that were never made. Coming up with the 10th title is your assignment.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011
The Slice: College education gives back for holiday
Sending a couple of kids to college can be a learning experience for parents. For instance, North Idaho father Jeff Lane now knows that a beer bong can be a …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011
The Slice: Speaking prior to making a scene
The Slice managed to snag an exclusive interview with a local infant who just landed the starring role in an upcoming pageant/living Nativity scene at his Spokane church. Here is …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011
The Slice: Shades in winter? Your view counts
It’s one thing to resist wearing sunglasses for whatever reason at this time of year. But it’s another matter entirely to try to drive your car while holding one hand …
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2011
The Slice: Tat’s all you need to know about love
Laura Cummings could not help overhearing. A young newlywed was seated at a nearby table in a Spokane Valley restaurant last week. That person was telling her lunch partner, an …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011
The Slice: Several readers tuned in
Quite a few readers identified with Monday’s Slice and said they, too, had spent time as kids tuning in AM radio stations in distant cities. Here is a sampling of …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011
The Slice: Only a month left until the real deal
Welcome to December. Good luck with your New Month’s resolutions.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011
The Slice: Hat can say a lot about a person
Wearing a Santa hat in November makes a person look like he or she … A) Is fun, festive and full of good cheer. B) Is full of something. C) …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011
The Slice: For certain kids, radio was under-cover activity
For certain adults, references to children “all snug in their beds” conjures more than holiday images. It can remind some of us of being under the covers on a school …
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2011
The Slice: A kitten walks into a barn …
The Slice had asked about friendships involving horses and barn cats. “Well, Maggie’s not exactly a horse,” wrote North Idaho’s Diane Newcomer. “She’s a 47-year-old mule.”
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2011
The Slice: Treat guests to tall tales of Spokane’s greatness
You might face a rare opportunity today. If you have stay-over company visiting from out of state, this could be your chance to re-invent Spokane, so to speak.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2011
The Slice: Don’t let red suit, white beard fool you
Hey, kids! Don’t be fooled by a fake Santa.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2011
The Slice: Messages that stick with you for years
Let’s take a glance at some old Post-it Notes. “My work computer is covered with sticky notes that get cleaned off whenever I get a new monitor,” wrote Kristie Kirkpatrick …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011
The Slice: ‘Planes’ talk can go a long way
The answers to all of life’s questions can be found in “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.” No matter what the circumstances, there’s a line from that 1987 Thanksgiving-themed movie that can …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2011
The Slice: Excess padding didn’t find his wallet
A local guy who asked that I not use his name told about winning a weight-loss competition in his office by dropping 42 pounds. But he did not collect the …
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2011
The Slice: Time to negotiate the great divide
It’s not really a prisoner exchange. But this is the week when members of Washington families divided by the Cascades cross the mountains to celebrate Thanksgiving with relatives on the …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2011
The Slice: Great manners, even if misplaced
Judy McKeehan’s 4-year-old granddaughter, Mary Kate, went to a birthday party. The little girl came home with a small bag of candy.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011
The Slice: Pet rescuers deserve a pat on the back
As the weather turns unforgiving, I’m reminded of the people in our midst who quietly rescue pets dumped and abandoned by damaged, hellbound ciphers. I’ve always been awed by the …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011
The Slice: About time to face the FAQs
The winter solstice is still more than a month away. But this might be a good time to present answers to frequently asked questions about building a snowman.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2011
The Slice: Arrival of moving van loses appeal
It used to be a big deal in American life. Onlookers studied the people and possessions for clues about hobbies, habits and lifestyle.
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2011
The Slice: Some talk the talk … then talk and talk
Ever noticed that people discussing someone in the news for a highly publicized screwup almost always imply that, in similar circumstances, they themselves would have done the right thing? Perhaps …
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2011
The Slice: What’s the state of our kids’ knowledge of history?
It’s a well known fact that persons of a certain age enjoy being appalled by the ignorance of young people when it comes to American history. Well, The Slice likes …
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011
The Slice: He’ll ramp it up like no one else
If you want to hear someone rattle off from memory all the Interstate 90 exits between Seattle and the Idaho border, Rodney Johnson is your man. Johnson is charter manager …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011
The Slice: One vote for mail-in ballots
The thing I miss about not going to a Spokane fire station, church or grade school to vote is the warm and fuzzy Norman Rockwell moment when some older elections …
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011
The Slice: Local man, woman make headlines
In recent years, The Slice has dipped into the S-R’s electronic archives to summarize the doings of Spokane man, Spokane woman, South Hill man, North Side woman, Idaho man, Spokane …
SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2011
The Slice: Not much new at Marmot Lodge
It’s time for an update on the activities of the Marmot Lodge (official name, The International Order of Friendly Sons and Daughters of the Marmots). Here’s my report.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2011
The Slice: First drive in new car takes a wild turn
Susan Guffin waited six months for delivery of her brand new Chevy Volt. And just the other day, she and husband Tony got the call that the electric car had …
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011
The Slice: Old Man Winter? Bring him on!
Today The Slice presents a transcript of an exclusive interview with the Spokane guy who just bought a snow thrower and is itching to use it. As usual, you won’t …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011
The Slice: Wanted: Kids’ art; we need it pronto!
OK, where were we. Oh, yeah. The refrigerator art project.
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2011
The Slice: A few gift ideas for the 122-year-old
As you know, the anniversary of Washington becoming a state in 1889 is Nov. 11. That’s coming right up.