Stories tagged: The Slice
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012
The Slice: Veggies taste best when served over a cool morning dew
It’s too bad deer and raccoons cannot write. If people with gardens could leave comment cards in a rack by the vegetables, they might get some interesting feedback from foraging …
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
The Slice: He was one cool cat over the weekend
Last Friday, a neighbor who was heading out of town and leaving a teenager home alone for the weekend asked my wife and I to loosely monitor the situation. Now …
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
The Slice: Bottom line: Bike talk often a sore subject
Louise Fouquette saw Monday’s question about whether there is any kind of soreness too personal to be discussed at work. As it happens, she has been training for an upcoming …
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
The Slice: You can start by striking any key
Did you know you can identify distinct personality types by the particular key that sticks on a person’s keyboard? Doubt it? Well, maybe if we take it key by key …
MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
The Slice: ‘Pick a lane’ doesn’t mean veer right and park
I certainly don’t claim to speak for all Spokane cyclists. Opinions on this vary widely, no doubt.
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
The Slice: Insights on the old outhouse
Let’s start with a Bloomsday salute. What’s your attitude about using a portable toilet?
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012
The Slice: Try to avoid acting like a vulture
Bloomsday eve is one of those days on Spokane’s calendar when our city comes in for a little extra scrutiny because we have a lot of visitors. That’s fine. Nothing …
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
The Slice: Race day is almost here: Pass the pizza
If you are not doing Bloomsday on Sunday, it’s time to start getting ready. Getting ready to not do it, that is.
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
The Slice: Try floating to the finish line
Rene Penna overheard a 5-year-old boy refer to Bloomsday as “Balloons Day.” “Sounds like fun to me,” she said.
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
The Slice: Your home is where her heart is
Today, offered as a cautionary tale, The Slice presents the transcript of an interview with a suspiciously anonymous Spokane-area woman who keeps falling in love with other people’s houses. You …
MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
The Slice: Major tension between kids?
If you grew up in a civilian family, please skip ahead to the next item. But if you were a military brat decades ago, I want to ask you something.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012
The Slice: Watching at the height of an important dispute
If you see a young person and an adult suddenly position themselves rigidly back to back while a third party looks on, don’t worry. You probably are not about to …
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
The Slice: Finding common ground in Spokane
Today’s Slice is a quiz for those in mixed marriages. You know, couples consisting of one person who grew up here and one person who moved to the Spokane area …
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
The Slice: What’s white on the patio may prove to be wrong
If you had it to do over again, would you not choose white patio furniture? Let’s move on.
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
The Slice: Bad shoulder? Still easy to throw in towel
It could be argued that writing about growing older is one sure sign that a man is not aging gracefully. But sometimes events force you to wonder if others have …
MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
The Slice: Redheads had more fun, thanks to ’50s-era discount
When Frank Burger was growing up on the North Side long ago, he had red hair. So did the manager of one downtown Spokane movie theater. And, according to Burger, …
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
The Slice: Hey ‘Hon,’ hand us that trophy
Maybe it’s nuts to view it as a competition. And perhaps winning is not an unalloyed triumph.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
The Slice: Give us your best Earthy lyrics
We all know why Earth Day hasn’t caught on to a greater extent. No memorable songs.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
The Slice: Here’s your license to talk suggestively
You might have seen those license plate frames that say “Nurses have more patients.” They have been around a while. Well, the first time Carolyn Terry saw one, part of …
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
The Slice: ‘Sorry’ might be little kids’ best bet
Indirectly at least, the matter of what a little kid should say to someone shouting “Get off my lawn” turned into a debate about property rights and parenting styles. “How …
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
The Slice: What would Marshal Matt Dillon do?
Why do some people not act right? There are a lot of theories out there. But if you ask me, the answer is pretty clear: They didn’t watch enough TV …
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
The Slice: A prescription for ignorance?
Seeing as how Spokane is a regional medical center, does that mean our city is also a hotbed of people ignoring their doctors’ advice? Seems like you can’t have one …
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
The Slice: Let’s arm these kids with some clever retorts
I’ll send a coveted reporter’s notebook to the reader suggesting the best comeback line a little kid could utter if confronted with someone seriously shouting “Get off my lawn!” Let’s …
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
The Slice: Now close your eyes, and repeat after me …
Which of these lines would you like to say at least once? 1. “It’s highly irregular, but I’ll allow it.” 2. “This changes everything.” 3. “They aren’t going to know …
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
The Slice: Summer of ’12 will bring out the best in The Slice
It has been ages since I played catch with readers at lunchtime over at Riverfront Park. And I cannot recall what century it was when I mowed a North Side …
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
The Slice: It’s Spokane, and plenty of wannabes
Jennifer Bell-Towne was reading a parenting magazine when she noticed a letter to the editor from someone in Spokane. Spokane, Missouri.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
The Slice: Are you really ready for that new ’do?
You tell yourself that this time you’re really going to do it. This time you are not going to be a wimp. You are not going to surrender to inertia. …
MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
The Slice: Press 1 for Brad Pitt; otherwise stay on the line
Sorry, wrong number. Chewelah’s Carole Jones, who is old enough to collect Social Security, called her financial adviser’s office in Spokane. The man she wished to talk to is named …
SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012
The Slice: The ABCs of attending church
A lot of people who never attend religious services seem to think churchgoers are all alike. Which, if you have ever belonged to a decent-sized congregation, is a pretty hilarious …
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012
The Slice: Just be glad you’re not seeing stars
Time again for another Slice Horoscope. This is the only zodiac column written by someone who might have grabbed the last smooth and creamy-style Brown Cow peach yogurts just minutes …