Stories tagged: The Slice
Tue., July 17, 2012
The Slice: Shocking reaction before the interview
Today The Slice presents an exclusive interview with a suspiciously nameless kid who realized the temperature of lake water was not going to be what he considered comfortable until it …
Mon., July 16, 2012
The Slice: No dodging this story from gym class
Can you take another gym class story? OK, here you go.
Sun., July 15, 2012
Thanks to you, today (roughly) marks 20 years of The Slice
Spokesman-Review readers didn’t quite know what to think of The Slice at first. For one thing, an oddball grab bag of opinions, observations and musings can seem incoherent. At best.
Sun., July 15, 2012
The Slice: Small steps versus giant leaps
You have to envy young people today, what with all the exciting new developments in phones, portable info screens and music players. When I was a kid, we just had …
Sat., July 14, 2012
The Slice: Lasorda’s teams made it happen
You are not a newcomer if you remember… “Picking someone up at the train station when it was located at what is now Riverfront Park.” – Ann Beal
Fri., July 13, 2012
The Slice: Look both ways before you lecture
Here’s a tale of a long-suffering preschooler who thinks supervision can be overdone. “My 4-year-old granddaughter had been drilled and grilled for weeks about crossing the street all by herself,” …
Thu., July 12, 2012
The Slice: She had the good scents to be concerned
Lest evildoers get ideas, I’m just going to call this reader Sandy. “We have a patio door off our bedroom that I like to leave open at night when it’s …
Tue., July 10, 2012
The Slice: Better measure of fun? Ice, ice bags baby
A while back, The Slice argued that counting the ticks you remove from yourself provided an accurate measure of how good your weekend had been. The more the better, I …
Mon., July 9, 2012
The Slice: Did you survive the heat on Sunday, pray tell?
Which Inland Northwest church was hottest Sunday? Let’s move on.
Sun., July 8, 2012
The Slice: At least it didn’t close with ‘Um, see ya’
Mail call. Here’s a letter from camp, written by my 9-year-old friend, Trevor. He sent it to his parents.
Sat., July 7, 2012
The Slice: Bloomsday finisher shirts get their own ZIP code
Between “I’m ready to throw it out” and “It is so prized I never actually wear it,” how many strata are there to your T-shirt collection? Let’s move on.
Fri., July 6, 2012
The Slice: Can we just freeze summer?
Maybe it’s an age thing. Early season weather notwithstanding, perhaps young people are of a mind that the summer of 2012 is progressing at a molasses pace and can almost …
Thu., July 5, 2012
The Slice: Dodgeball stars: Where are they now?
It’s tempting to suggest that cutthroat dodgeball offered a better preview of real life than the trophies-for-everyone self-esteem affirmations of years later. Except that both were flawed lessons. Sure, not …
Tue., July 3, 2012
The Slice: Ideal time to share tales of horror
I believe I have mentioned my late father’s robust approach to cautionary tales. When I was a kid, he would tell stories about life in his little hometown at the …
Mon., July 2, 2012
The Slice: Can’t sing or dance, but a natural at promotion
Well, I missed my opportunity to get in on the square dance shebang. Rats.
Sun., July 1, 2012
The Slice: Talk about brownie points
Tired of the conversation? Try changing the subject to one of these topics.
Sat., June 30, 2012
The Slice: Sing it: ‘You don’t know what I got’
If you disassembled an automobile and scattered the parts on the floor of a roomy garage, my friend Mike Carlson could put it all back together. Blindfolded.
Fri., June 29, 2012
The Slice: Take time to embrace the family outlaws
A lot of us are hypocrites. We say we admire those who lead stable, productive lives. We supposedly salute the upright, peaceful sort of folks who watched over their families …
Thu., June 28, 2012
The Slice: In sirens’ defense, they were pretty distinctive
Those who grew up hearing weekly tests of Civil Defense sirens sometimes feel nostalgic about that sound. Now nobody except defense contractors and a few people in towns where there …
Tue., June 26, 2012
The Slice: Are you all about RVs?
So you have been fantasizing about RVs and wonder if this means you are no longer cool. Two points.
Mon., June 25, 2012
The Slice: Time to step it up this summer
OK, there are 10 weeks until Labor Day. So here’s the plan. (Feel free to modify to suit your religious beliefs, budget and dietary restrictions.)
Sun., June 24, 2012
The Slice: Time to lift the shackles off lemonade stands
They say it’s vital to know your market. So what do Inland Northwest kids considering operating lemonade stands need to keep in mind?
Sat., June 23, 2012
The Slice: UI generates long history of successes
Some of my friends who are University of Idaho graduates get tired of hearing about fellow Vandal Sarah Palin – as if nobody else ever went to school in Moscow. …
Fri., June 22, 2012
The Slice: Summer at Hayden? Bada Bing!
Bill Stimson has a guess about what would have become of Bing Crosby if the entertainer had not left Spokane. “I think he would have buckled down, finished law school, …
Thu., June 21, 2012
The Slice: A good beating popped into her mind
The Slice does not endorse violence. But free speech is important.
Tue., June 19, 2012
The Slice: We’ve finally got our handshake
There are hand motions some of us make when talking about certain medical procedures. No doubt you have seen this. Maybe you have even done it, perhaps without being aware.
Mon., June 18, 2012
The Slice: Life without the lake? We’ve got you covered
If you live here and never go near the water, sooner or later you will be asked to explain yourself. Some people, after all, cannot comprehend resisting the lure of …
Sun., June 17, 2012
The Slice: Not exactly Hallmark moments
Ten things you don’t always hear on Father’s Day. 1. Siblings often have totally different takes on their dad.
Sat., June 16, 2012
The Slice: Must be willing to shovel during hiring freeze
Happy Father’s Day Eve. Seeing as how the occasion was invented in Spokane, it is incumbent upon those of us who live here to make sure Father’s Day continues to …
Fri., June 15, 2012
The Slice: Probably should have gotten whole story
Let’s go right to The Slice mailbag. “Hi, Paul,” began a long but civil snail-mail letter from an S-R reader with whom I have corresponded infrequently over the years. “First …