Stories tagged: The Slice
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 …
Tue., May 27, 2008, 1:59 p.m.
Joel Armstrong was worried. A mother duck had laid her eggs in a concrete planter box just outside his second-floor office overlooking Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane. It’s about 15 …
Sun., May 18, 2008
When co-workers do not watch the same TV shows, some weekday morning conversations stop before they really get started. “What did you think of what happened on ‘Dancing With the …
Fri., May 16, 2008
Forget about the NCAA basketball tournament. The real enemy of workplace productivity is people trying to come up with inspired names for their Hoopfest teams.
Sat., April 5, 2008
Old-time TV westerns offer us some helpful strategies when it comes to getting out of weekend clean-up projects. Here are just a few tactics you might try.
Fri., April 4, 2008
Kim Moors said there is no correcting her 97-year-old Spokane grandfather when it comes to pronouncing Inland Northwest place names. He says it his way.
Thu., April 3, 2008
Slice reader Bob Neubauer, who fondly recalls his time in Denmark, thinks the American version of a “continental” breakfast is a sad joke. He’d like to see places offering “the …
Tue., April 1, 2008
When kids today complain about not having any privacy, they aren’t apt to get much sympathy from those of us who were teenagers before cell phones. Let’s see a show …
Mon., March 3, 2008
I had asked parents to reveal the secret to keeping an only child from regarding himself or herself as royalty. Christine Anderson offered an answer.
Mon., Feb. 4, 2008
Not everyone’s older siblings are cool. Some children’s big brothers or sisters are dorks — at least as determined by the shallow standards of popularity.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2008
Elder care adviser Carol Romero was sitting in an airliner at Spokane International, waiting for it to get under way and fly to Portland. She couldn’t help but overhear a …
Mon., Jan. 28, 2008
File this under “Opposites attract.” South Hill resident Georgette Weech has a friend named Bonnie.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2008
There are buildings in downtown Spokane I never tire of admiring. A big-deal critic of architecture might not be wowed by some of my favorites. But I like them. They …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2008
There’s a Spokane Valley resident named Gary Weber who voluntarily clears neighbors’ sidewalks each time there is a significant snowfall. His reach extends several blocks.
Sun., Jan. 20, 2008
I’m worried about one of my favorite words: “feed.” It seems like there are way fewer fundraising spaghetti feeds, sausage feeds and pancake feeds than 20 years ago. A “dinner” …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2008
North Central High School student Blake Yirak emerged from the bathroom at home after shaving off some facial hair he had cultivated. He asked his mom if she wished she …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2008
Let’s start with a question. The name of what Inland Northwest community or neighborhood sounds most like the title of a classic TV soap opera?
Thu., Jan. 17, 2008
A panel of prospective jurors in a U.S. District Court criminal case was asked to raise hands if they knew of any good reason why they wouldn’t be good jurors. …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2008
We all know there’s a popular tendency to inflate the drama and importance of ordinary occurrences. But one expression we could live without is “snow event.”
Tue., Jan. 8, 2008
Sharp-eyed public records reader Larry Schneiderman has noticed that some people appear to get a marriage license on the same day their divorce becomes final. He wonders if this is …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2008
When one child is seriously allergic to cats and dogs, everyone in the family has to do without indoor animal companionship. That’s just the way it is.
Fri., Jan. 4, 2008
You might want to start planning now to stretch your 2008 long weekends. Independence Day is exactly 26 weeks from today. Yes, a Friday.
Thu., Jan. 3, 2008
Confession time. When I’m on the phone with a pleasant stranger in another part of the country, I don’t always correct mispronunciations of “Spokane.”
Mon., Dec. 24, 2007
Lots of area families enjoy attending Christmas Eve worship services. But surveys show that the Northwest is not an especially churchgoing region. So it’s fair to assume that some of …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2007
Have you ever thought about Santa Claus having another job? Well, according to some second-graders in a position to know, he works part time at a Shell station in Hayden.