Stories tagged: The Slice
Tue., July 3, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Ideal time to share tales of horror
I believe I have mentioned my late father’s robust approach to cautionary tales. When I was a kid, he would tell stories about life in his little hometown at the …
Mon., July 2, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Can’t sing or dance, but a natural at promotion
Well, I missed my opportunity to get in on the square dance shebang. Rats.
Sun., July 1, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Talk about brownie points
Tired of the conversation? Try changing the subject to one of these topics.
Sat., June 30, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Sing it: ‘You don’t know what I got’
If you disassembled an automobile and scattered the parts on the floor of a roomy garage, my friend Mike Carlson could put it all back together. Blindfolded.
Fri., June 29, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Take time to embrace the family outlaws
A lot of us are hypocrites. We say we admire those who lead stable, productive lives. We supposedly salute the upright, peaceful sort of folks who watched over their families …
Thu., June 28, 2012, midnight
The Slice: In sirens’ defense, they were pretty distinctive
Those who grew up hearing weekly tests of Civil Defense sirens sometimes feel nostalgic about that sound. Now nobody except defense contractors and a few people in towns where there …
Tue., June 26, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Are you all about RVs?
So you have been fantasizing about RVs and wonder if this means you are no longer cool. Two points.
Mon., June 25, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Time to step it up this summer
OK, there are 10 weeks until Labor Day. So here’s the plan. (Feel free to modify to suit your religious beliefs, budget and dietary restrictions.)
Sun., June 24, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Time to lift the shackles off lemonade stands
They say it’s vital to know your market. So what do Inland Northwest kids considering operating lemonade stands need to keep in mind?
Sat., June 23, 2012, midnight
The Slice: UI generates long history of successes
Some of my friends who are University of Idaho graduates get tired of hearing about fellow Vandal Sarah Palin – as if nobody else ever went to school in Moscow. …
Fri., June 22, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Summer at Hayden? Bada Bing!
Bill Stimson has a guess about what would have become of Bing Crosby if the entertainer had not left Spokane. “I think he would have buckled down, finished law school, …
Thu., June 21, 2012, midnight
The Slice: A good beating popped into her mind
The Slice does not endorse violence. But free speech is important.
Tue., June 19, 2012, midnight
The Slice: We’ve finally got our handshake
There are hand motions some of us make when talking about certain medical procedures. No doubt you have seen this. Maybe you have even done it, perhaps without being aware.
Mon., June 18, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Life without the lake? We’ve got you covered
If you live here and never go near the water, sooner or later you will be asked to explain yourself. Some people, after all, cannot comprehend resisting the lure of …
Sun., June 17, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Not exactly Hallmark moments
Ten things you don’t always hear on Father’s Day. 1. Siblings often have totally different takes on their dad.
Sat., June 16, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Must be willing to shovel during hiring freeze
Happy Father’s Day Eve. Seeing as how the occasion was invented in Spokane, it is incumbent upon those of us who live here to make sure Father’s Day continues to …
Fri., June 15, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Probably should have gotten whole story
Let’s go right to The Slice mailbag. “Hi, Paul,” began a long but civil snail-mail letter from an S-R reader with whom I have corresponded infrequently over the years. “First …
Thu., June 14, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Putting your stamp on it just isn’t the same
Not everyone wants to pay bills online. It’s not always the case, though, that these holdouts are technophobes. Some are quite comfortable with computers and regularly keep in touch with …
Tue., June 12, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Hopefully, camp wasn’t rated R
Please select the movie title that most closely captures the flavor of your childhood summer camp experience. A) “Gone With the Wind.” B) “On the Waterfront.” C) “Singin’ in the …
Mon., June 11, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Nothing beats driving old truck
The most relaxed people in the Inland Northwest might be the men and women driving beat-up old trucks. Just think. If something happens to it, who cares? No big loss.
Sun., June 10, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Takes away the need for a night light
What do you say to a foot-dragging child at bedtime when he or she notes that it’s still light out? Let’s move on.
Sat., June 9, 2012, midnight
The Slice: He would’ve had more time to drink his Minute Maid
What would have become of Bing Crosby if he had never moved away from Spokane? A) He would have been a music teacher. B) He would have operated a popular …
Fri., June 8, 2012, midnight
The Slice: It’s all about being classy on the last day of school
Today The Slice presents a transcript of an interview with the only adult in the Spokane area who does not claim to have perpetrated some mind-blowing stunt on the last …
Thu., June 7, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Dog whisperers tend to be good people
There’s a simple way to tell if you would like someone. You know how people leave their dogs in the car for just a few minutes on cool days? Sure. …
Tue., June 5, 2012, midnight
The Slice: A little humidity can go a long way
Never thought I would say this. But sometimes I miss humidity. A little moisture in the air amps up seasonal scents. It makes them more vibrant. You’re reminded, “Oh yeah, …
Mon., June 4, 2012, midnight
The Slice: To the Tick Tock
It’s natural on Mondays to wonder how your just-completed weekend stacks up. But until now, this has involved swapping eyes-glazing stories with friends or co-workers and arriving at some unspoken …
Sun., June 3, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Let’s talk business dealings
There are many people in the Spokane area who make it a pleasure to conduct various little bits of business. And then, of course, there are a few who do …
Sat., June 2, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Opportunity lost: ‘Ocho’ as nickname
While dealing with a friendly, efficient bank teller, I noticed a display of the young man’s business cards. His first name is August. I asked for the back story.
Fri., June 1, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Angry birds obviously know cats’ motives
If you have been hearing a lot of raucous chatter from nest-guarding birds near your home, there might be a simple explanation. It could be that they are addressing their …
Thu., May 31, 2012, midnight
The Slice: Religiously speaking, it seems fair to ask
You’ll have to take it on faith that this question arises out of simple curiosity. Do ex-Catholics outnumber ex-Mormons in our area?