Stories tagged: The Slice
Mon., Aug. 4, 2008
In almost every extended family, there is at least one idiot who delights in filling relatives’ e-mail in-boxes with time-wasting political “commentary.” Now, to the senders, these witless assaults on …
Sun., Aug. 3, 2008
Snip snip here, snip snip there. “Here’s a topic I don’t think you have asked about,” wrote Terri Ring of Spokane Valley. “Does anyone sit and read the paper with …
Sat., Aug. 2, 2008
I haven’t been to confession in about 40 years. But back when I did go through that ritual on occasion, I didn’t have much to report. I was a child, …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2008
Welcome to August. Let’s start with a seasonally flavored reader challenge.
Thu., July 31, 2008
Nancy Larson was driving from Republic to Tonasket when she saw a lamb with its head stuck in a wire fence. “He was fighting with all his will,” she wrote.
Tue., July 29, 2008
About 100 days ago, I expressed a fear that riding my bike to work this summer might sour me on Spokane because of inevitable encounters with careless or hostile drivers. …
Mon., July 28, 2008
I’m a baby boomer, so I know a little about opera. That, of course, is because I watched Bugs Bunny.
Sun., July 27, 2008
After consulting with page designer Ralph Walter – phone number (509) 459-5471 – I am declaring Cade McConnachie and Clare League to be the winners of The Slice’s Refrigerator Art …
Sat., July 26, 2008
Cris Yancey e-mailed a snapshot of a North Side fast-food place’s sign. It declared that peach pepperjack was back as shake of the month.
Fri., July 25, 2008
A lot of people around here enjoy water sports. And there are plenty of area residents who like camping.
Thu., July 24, 2008
I hadn’t ever thought of human rights violations in terms of real estate. But then an e-mail arrived at Slice Headquarters from my friend Liz Cox.
Tue., July 22, 2008
So I met this nice guy named Louis. In the summer, he divides his time between Spokane and North Idaho.
Mon., July 21, 2008
This is the time of year when kids learn about the truth-telling dynamics in other families. At least it used to be, back when children played outdoors.
Sun., July 20, 2008
Today is the anniversary of British Columbia joining the Canadian Confederation in 1871. To salute our neighbor to the north, The Slice interviewed the “Super, Natural” province. Here is a …
Sat., July 19, 2008
Hey, kids! Your grandparents are liars.
Fri., July 18, 2008
Many of us can name at least a few figures from Greek, Roman and Norse mythology. It’s not hard. Spokane has streets named after some of them.
Thu., July 17, 2008
People love to talk to me about marmots. I understand why, of course. It’s because I am the head of the nascent Marmot Lodge.
Tue., July 15, 2008
According to my calculations, it is statistically unlikely that you are reading this. That’s because, if my figures are correct, 53.7 percent of Spokane area residents are away on vacation.
Mon., July 14, 2008
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the release of “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” Take this true-or-false quiz to see how well you know that film spoof of the family road …
Sun., July 13, 2008
The keys to pretending that you are in the Tour de France is to avoid having little kids pass you going up a hill or looking so beat while resting …
Sat., July 12, 2008
It was a case of here today, gone today. To make way for a reroofing, a tree-trimmer had snipped a few limbs off a big maple draped over a one-story …
Fri., July 11, 2008
Inspired by the uplifting debate about watering restrictions, I have come up with a proposal of my own. Beginning July 27, I will be asking that only specific breeds of …
Thu., July 10, 2008
This might come as a shock to some who worship the Internet. But not all information encountered online is reliable.
Fri., July 4, 2008
Maybe I’m wrong. But it strikes me that the penny-pinching ways of many Spokane area residents have left some others who aren’t quite so cheap with the wrong impression.
Sun., June 22, 2008
It will be several months before we get the final tally on last winter’s “stay indoors” implications for the local birth rate. If you catch my drift.
Sat., June 21, 2008
Many of us know people who believe that envisioning worst-case scenarios is one way to prevent them from happening. That kind of magical thinking can really get a workout during …
Fri., June 13, 2008
We’re just a day away from Father’s Day Eve. And it occurs to me that what this weekend’s special occasion really needs is a rousing Father’s Day song.
Thu., June 12, 2008
At some point, everything that can be said about the weather has already been uttered countless times. So, when faced with yet another invitation to mumble the same old inanities, …
Tue., June 10, 2008
Let’s start with a few suggestions for a locally themed motto for the S-R. “Covers the Inland Northwest like Pine Pollen in June.” — Gary Polser
Fri., May 30, 2008
The biggest cultural divide in our area isn’t between Republicans and Democrats, Washingtonians and Idahoans or even personal-watercraft riders and people who can read. It’s between those who have septic …