Stories tagged: The Slice
Sat., Sept. 20, 2008
I’m just wondering. How many people around here besides me have their birthday on the date when the conversion to digital television takes place next year?
Fri., Sept. 19, 2008
The arrival of Talk Like a Pirate Day has me thinking of proposing Talk Like an Inland Northwesterner Day. What would it take for that to catch on?
Thu., Sept. 18, 2008
Here’s a chance for you to agree or disagree. Liz Pfiffner passed along a photo of her Meadow Ridge Elementary colleague Tami Pivonka. Apparently there are those at the Mead …
Tue., Sept. 16, 2008
Trick-or-treaters responding to The Slice’s Halloween poll say they want to be given high-quality chocolate candies in generous quantities. So plan your shopping next month accordingly.
Mon., Sept. 15, 2008
I’ve figured out why many people around here don’t like to get dressed up. It’s because, for more than a few of us, donning our best clothes often leads to …
Mon., Sept. 8, 2008
What do Spokane-area children really want from Halloween? I’m asking.
Sun., Sept. 7, 2008
Let’s start with a discussion of off-roading. Slice reader Danielle James didn’t grow up here. So she’s curious about the popular practice of parking cars with two wheels up on …
Sat., Sept. 6, 2008
Let’s start with a multiple-choice question. Why are you planning/not planning to go to the fair?
Fri., Sept. 5, 2008
Here are five possible reasons that have nothing to do with being hard-core religious that explain why a high school girl might dress modestly in 2008. 1. Parents have yet …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2008
There are those who contend that campaign signs are an eyesore and a waste of time and materials. But in a way, they do perform a public service.
Tue., Sept. 2, 2008
In the spirit of a back-to-class pop quiz, let’s start with a reader challenge. OK, close your books.
Mon., Sept. 1, 2008
Let’s start with some quick Q and A about the golden oldie, “See You in September.” Q: Re: that opening line, “I’ll be alone each and every night” – was …
Sun., Aug. 31, 2008
Gladys Griffith’s great-grandson, Caden, asked his mother if he could have a piranha at his birthday party. She asked him why. “So I can hit it,” the 5-year-old explained.
Sat., Aug. 30, 2008
A debate rages. Some say the best way to get rid of stuff in Spokane is to put it out by the curb with a “FREE” sign.
Fri., Aug. 29, 2008
People around here wait and wait for summer. Finally, it arrives.
Thu., Aug. 28, 2008
Just wondering. Will there ever be a president of the United States who comes from the Northwest?
Tue., Aug. 26, 2008
Sometimes it’s all a matter of perspective. Kay Connors and her husband were recently at a family reunion in New Mexico. “I ran into a woman in the hotel who, …
Mon., Aug. 25, 2008
If you didn’t attend a gathering of your extended family this summer, you might not be up to date on what your clan’s elders think is wrong with society. But …
Sun., Aug. 24, 2008
I was thinking about how I miss the Lyons Avenue Cinema on the North Side. It wasn’t really anything special, I guess. Just another something-plex that closed years ago. But …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2008
Today I’m providing my readers with 360 Team Coverage. OK, not really. It’s only me. I just wanted to say that.
Fri., Aug. 22, 2008
It’s time for another installment of Furry Talk, the interactive pets column that answers questions from Spokane-area dogs and cats. As always, you wouldn’t believe the letters that arrive from …
Thu., Aug. 21, 2008
You might have heard about this. According to a survey of 88 U.S. markets, Spokane ranks third highest in its percentage (8.8) of adults who drink beer at least six …
Tue., Aug. 19, 2008
Let’s start with a high-five. 1. After The Slice asked about a dress code for Spokane, a note arrived from a reader who said she would ban flip-flops. She hates …
Mon., Aug. 18, 2008
As far as we know, George Washington did not father any children. But what if he had? What sort of lives would they have led? I’ll go first.
Sun., Aug. 17, 2008
When I see cars with out-of-state license plates parked in front of Spokane homes at this time of year, I like to picture family reunions taking place inside. Here’s what …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2008
You are about to see 15 names. Six are characters Elvis played in movies. The others are people who once worked at The Spokesman-Review. Which are which?
Fri., Aug. 15, 2008
Apparently not everyone got the memo. So I’ll go over this one more time.
Thu., Aug. 14, 2008
Perhaps you have noticed. Husbands and wives don’t always see eye-to-eye.
Tue., Aug. 12, 2008
You know you are getting old when you find yourself wondering if the swimsuits worn by Olympic divers would get them kicked off a public beach. Let’s move on.
Mon., Aug. 11, 2008
Here are a dozen rules of conduct for family reunions. 1. Don’t punch anyone.