Stories tagged: The Slice
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012
The Slice: Here are just a few kibbles, bits
You might have heard that a water-damaged journal kept by the dog that accompanied Lewis and Clark has been discovered in a musty historical society archive in St. Louis. Although …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012
The Slice: Look who’s coming to dinner
There are two big problems with pet doors. Your cat can make a big entrance just minutes after getting sprayed by a skunk.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012
The Slice: Memories fade; hurt still lingers
Exchanged emails the other day with my friend J. Scott Miller, a Spokane lawyer. I am taking the liberty of sharing part of what he wrote.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012
The Slice: Dirty Trix weren’t involved
There’s no escaping politics right now. “One of my first graders told me he lost his tooth eating cereal this morning,” wrote teacher Anne Remien. “According to him the cereal …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
The Slice: Arrrr you ready for the big day?
‘Talk Like a Pirate Day” is coming up. Arrrrrrrr your head off, if that amuses you.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012
The Slice: Where everybody knows your nametag
An online Slice reader back East referred in an email to a Spokane relative of his as being a “minor celebrity” here. It turned out that he was kidding. But …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012
The Slice: Where there’s a thrill, there’s a way
There are those with religious faith, of course. But the true believers in our society are those who pay money to go on carnival thrill rides.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012
The Slice: Recall any pros from high school?
Did you compete against someone in high school sports who went on to become a professional athlete? Let’s move on.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012
The Slice: Expanding the borders of the interstate fair
Nothing against Idaho. But have the folks who run the Spokane County Interstate Fair ever thought about branching out. You know, defining “Interstate” a bit more broadly.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012
The Slice: Today’s kids aren’t as receptive
Kids today have it so easy. When there’s something wrong with the television picture, there are diagnostic options available on the remote. Or you can call the cable company. Or …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012
The Slice: It’s time to get to work on that shopping list
Let’s consider the arguments for and against declaring Labor Day weekend to be the unofficial start of the “holiday season.” Pro: They could start showing “A Charlie Brown Christmas” before …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012
The Slice: So long, youth: See you in senility
Here’s how to tell that you are no longer young. If, when later today someone trying to be gently amusing waves goodbye and says “See you in September,” you immediately …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012
The Slice: And the readers killed it with ‘Mockingbird’ offerings
Let’s start with the “Mockingbird” variations. “The summer that had begun so long ago had ended, and another summer had taken its place. And a fall. And the Mariners had …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012
The Slice: Just a simple trim enhances curbside appeal
By the time you read this, I will have gone and done it. I’ll have gotten a summer haircut.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2012
The Slice: For Debbie, this day must be a downer
I am declaring today to be “Blame a Debbie Day” in the Inland Northwest. But I freely admit that I borrowed the idea.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2012
The Slice: Take pride in your talents
Let’s start with a reader challenge. Rewrite the ending of “To Kill a Mockingbird” (movie version) by replacing everything bracketed by parentheses.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2012
The Slice: Reserved bar stools don’t count
There are two kinds of places in the Inland Northwest. Regular places.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2012
The Slice: Perhaps ‘Hey, you’ could be one size fits all
Let’s start with a couple more entries in the name game. “I, too, have an unusual name and when I was young it was a problem because most girls had …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2012
The Slice: Variations burned out like Spocandle in the wind
Slice reader Elaine Jackson pretty much summed it up. “You really opened up a Spokane of worms with this nonsense,” she wrote.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2012
The Slice: For kids, near nature means near alibis
The oral history of children not being candid about how certain accidents happened includes countless stories of family pets getting blamed for broken vases and mysteriously torn Christmas present wrapping. …
Mon., Aug. 20, 2012
The Slice: Little growler came across Grrr-eat
I was buying an out-of-town newspaper in the Albertsons at 37th Avenue and Grand Boulevard when I heard growling. This happened while I was facing the service counter on the …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
The Slice: Time machine required to weigh in on this one
Occasionally we see signs of progress. Once upon a time, people in the Northwest were obsessed with one particular issue. Even those who didn’t feel a need to weigh in …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2012
The Slice: ‘Little Engine That Spokane’ would be lowering the bar
I’m warning you. Start fooling around with replacing the first names of women called Ann or Anne with “Spokane” and you can wind up wasting a lot of time that …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2012
The Slice: Anonymity is the name of this game
I wish I had kept track over the years of Slice readers’ most amazing requests for anonymity. I would now have a fat file of entertaining demonstrations of timidity.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
The Slice: She was happy to toot her own horn
Getting used to certain things takes a bit of training. Sue Retan, who lives west of Cheney, read last week’s column about hearing railroad noises in the wee hours. Then …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012
The Slice: How to deal with potty mouths
Childless adults in the Spokane area eventually face the ultimate test. What to say when all around you people are talking about potty training?
Mon., Aug. 13, 2012
The Slice: At 60, we’ll be ready for a stiff one
They should raise the drinking age to 60. This would be good for society in many ways.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2012
The Slice: Leave it to ‘Lumpy’
There are young people in our midst currently living in a candy-colored dream world. They are about to head off to college. And they think it’s all going to be …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2012
The Slice: How else do you expect her to sleep?
Gail Kopp’s 5-year-old granddaughter sometimes likes to sleep in her parents’ room. The child says that’s because her own room doesn’t have any “moonshine.”
Fri., Aug. 10, 2012
The Slice: APB for beady-eyed criminal
Becky Monday’s vehicle was targeted by a vandal. A furry vandal.