Stories tagged: The Slice
Sat., March 3, 2012, midnight
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 …
Fri., March 2, 2012, midnight
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 …
Thu., March 1, 2012, midnight
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 …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, midnight
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?
Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, midnight
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 …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2012, midnight
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.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2012, midnight
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 …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2012, midnight
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 …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2012, midnight
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.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2012, midnight
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. …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2012, midnight
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.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2012, midnight
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 …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2012, midnight
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 …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2012, midnight
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 …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2012, midnight
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.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2012, midnight
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 – …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2012, midnight
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 …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012, midnight
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 …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2012, midnight
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.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2012, midnight
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.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2012, midnight
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 …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2012, midnight
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.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2012, midnight
The Slice: A lovin’ spoonful of PB
When Sarah Jensen’s daughter Betsy was little, she once asked for a peanut butter sandwich without the jelly and bread. She wanted it on a spoon.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, midnight
The Slice: For every door that closes, Chloe gets hungry
By the time you read this, the problem will have been addressed. But as I write, the back door at my house is out of commission. The lock broke. And …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2012, midnight
The Slice: We already know where to find baloney
You might have heard the old saw about men not being willing to ask for help finding things in stores. Well, that’s baloney.
Thu., Feb. 2, 2012, midnight
The Slice: A family stitched for life
Sometimes there’s no real mystery about why a moment of misspeaking turns into an enduring family phrase. North Idaho’s Dianna Mast told about her 8-year-old niece, Paige Stott, putting a …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Say (cottage) cheese
Many opinions and beliefs divide us. You know the list. No need to repeat it here.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2012, midnight
The Slice: When all else fails, blame ‘Steve’
Perhaps you have seen that AT&T commercial in which an excited husband tells his plants-watering wife that he just signed them up for a nifty messaging plan. She greets his …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2012, midnight
The Slice: ‘Marmot Day’ casts a big shadow
Imagine that someone intended to remake the movie “Groundhog Day.” What if the new version were set in Spokane and featured a weatherwise marmot? How else would it differ from …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Don’t leave car battery in the dark
Let’s start with a one-question multiple-choice quiz. On overcast days at this time of year, it’s not unusual for Spokane area motorists to drive with their lights on before it …