Stories tagged: The Slice
Sun., March 24, 2013
The Slice: ‘Spokane County man’ is at it again
It has been a bit of a rough patch for “Spokane County man” lately. At least when he is described with those exact words in headlines and articles saved in …
Sat., March 23, 2013
The Slice: Game’s on when snow stops falling
Please pick a date. In the Spokane area, when is the unofficial start of “Get off my lawn!” season?
Fri., March 22, 2013
The Slice: ‘A handful?’ You have no idea
Parents with small children sometimes speak in code. When they propose bringing young sons and daughters to social gatherings, they don’t want to frighten the hosts.
Thu., March 21, 2013
The Slice: Cadbury’s worst nightmare
You have 10 days to decide what wild animal to emulate when devouring chocolate Easter bunnies. I dibs the Tasmanian devil.
Tue., March 19, 2013
The Slice: You survived winter; time to chill
With today being the last full day of winter, it’s time to review the season. More than a few Spokane area residents are a bit timid about winter. But if …
Mon., March 18, 2013
The Slice: As long as everyone knows you’re proud to be an American
There are exactly 10 weeks until Memorial Day. How do you look in a swimsuit? A) Why is that any of your business? B) Like 10 pounds of Inland Northwesterner …
Sun., March 17, 2013
The Slice: Start with a helping of the O’Slice
So go ahead and stick an O’ in front of your last name today. How does it sound?
Fri., March 15, 2013
The Slice: That’s just not how we casserole, anymore
It’s not something the Census asks about. And I am not aware of any independent surveys.
Thu., March 14, 2013
The Slice: Simon says appreciate life’s joys
Moses Lake’s Jill Simon has a simple goal for the rest of winter. After having survived a critical illness, she plans to turn 46 years old. “I will celebrate that …
Tue., March 12, 2013
The Slice: If only he had a nickel for every time he missed
It wasn’t immediately clear what was happening. A 30-ish woman standing on a sidewalk downtown had positioned herself behind a little boy who was faced away from her. He looked …
Mon., March 11, 2013
The Slice: Those one-man filibusters make for gripping television
What could Congress learn from the “What are we going to watch?” negotiations that take place in your home? Let’s move on.
Sun., March 10, 2013
The Slice: A snowball’s chance at a notebook
What is your No. 1 goal for the last 10 days of winter? I’ll send a coveted reporter’s notebook to the reader sharing the most original idea.
Sat., March 9, 2013
The Slice: As you spring forward, try saving time in a bottle
Long-suffering Slice readers who have endured my annual rants about Daylight Saving Time, please take note. This isn’t another one of those.
Fri., March 8, 2013
The Slice: Fine, after this, no more pets on the bed
Let’s start with some feedback. “Paul, please stop the pets on the bed (items),” wrote Lynda Post of Moscow. “I’m tired of you ruining my morning coffee with visions of …
Thu., March 7, 2013
The Slice: Let’s ask your Dad when he gets home
What’s the most impotent parental threat? Let’s open the nominations with “… and I’m not kidding!”
Tue., March 5, 2013
The Slice: Never overlook the chance to be the next ‘bubble boy’
I was in a hard plastic chair waiting for a prescription when I noticed a display rack filled with the drug store chain’s little in-house magazine. It was the spring …
Mon., March 4, 2013
The Slice: Jury’s out on whether yard waste is easier to clear
In terms of dog droppings becoming part of the backyard permafrost, this hasn’t been much of a winter. Let’s move on.
Sun., March 3, 2013
The Slice: Friend filter required
Let’s consider life in 2013. Here’s a note sent to The Slice last week.
Sat., March 2, 2013
The Slice: If it’s seven o’clock, do you wanna rock?
If you have a good memory, you might recall Elton John’s thoughts on this. But in and around Spokane, what is Saturday night all right for?
Fri., March 1, 2013
The Slice: Mountain of difference between us
The difference between Washington and Oregon? John McTear’s wife, Betsy, can tell you.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
The Slice: March to upgrade starts now
There’s still time to cook up a self-improvement regimen you can launch by changing your ways for the entire month of March. Good luck.
Tue., Feb. 26, 2013
The Slice: Be wary when letting off steam
After discussing school memories with readers recently, I arrived at a three-pronged theory explaining the decline of the classic science fair volcano. Mount St. Helens set the bar impossibly high.
Mon., Feb. 25, 2013
The Slice: But would you kick them out for eating crackers?
Spokane Valley’s Joan Nolan was surprised by the question about pets-on-the-bed policies. “You mean some dogs don’t get to sleep on the bed?” she wrote. “Our two senior terriers not …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013
The Slice: New in town? You’ll learn to love to hate it
I wonder how many newcomers have experienced this. You move here full of excitement and optimism about the area and soon discover that complaining about Spokane is the favorite pastime …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
The Slice: Don’t miss an opportunity to take the inside edge
It has been said that a man who can dance has a real advantage when it comes to making a favorable impression on women. That might be true. I wouldn’t …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2013
The Slice: Time for a more balanced diet?
If you see someone who appears to be listing to one side, there could be a simple explanation. That person might have been at the grocery store not long ago. …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013
The Slice: Some people get all the breaks, unfortunately
Have you, like Slice reader Dee Hunter, broken all four limbs (one at a time) over the years? I hope not.
Tue., Feb. 19, 2013
The Slice: Nothing like a good defense
Today, on the anniversary of the first successful use of the temporary insanity defense, let’s consider some special Inland Northwest pleas one might issue in noncriminal situations. The Expo ’74 …
Mon., Feb. 18, 2013
The Slice: Make sure your top choice is simply presidential
Here’s a Presidents Day conundrum to mull. If George Washington had been given a middle name, what should it have been? A) Grady. B) Lamont. C) Tiberius. D) Cuthbert. E) …
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013
The Slice: Medically speaking, questions never hurt
Why does Spokane exist? Well, as you know, it used to have something to do with freight trains and brothels. Before that it was fish and game. But now, of …