Stories tagged: The Slice
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
The Slice: T-Day discussions on the table
There are Spokane area children happily going about their sheltered lives today, blissfully unaware of what is in store for them. Life seems as if it’s all jammies, texting, eye-rolling …
Sat., Nov. 17, 2012
The Slice: When cook’s goal is perfection, it’s difficult to lower the bar
Here’s the deal. There are routinely praised homemakers who, though consistently excellent cooks, are unwilling to admit that any dish they prepared has turned out well since a miracle casserole …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012
The Slice: Before the fact, let’s talk leftovers
It’s just one week until the Festival of Leftovers. Which is your Friday-after fridge access style? A) I bend over and, while facing away, reach in all the way to …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012
The Slice: Even children know these are hairy times
Slice reader Mildred Scheel’s nephew is a grade-school teacher in Northampton, Mass. He shared a story.
Tue., Nov. 13, 2012
The Slice: Tuning up for a spirited six weeks
People say, “Paul, how can I endure holiday music without harming myself or others?” Well, with exactly six weeks until Christmas, let’s address that.
Mon., Nov. 12, 2012
The Slice: Not exactly an avalanche of fun for truck driver
The Slice asked what mountain pass readers would like to have renamed after them. And Judy Champion of Spokane Valley made a decent case for Lolo Pass being called Champion …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2012
The Slice: What you awake to could be alarming
Here’s a question. When selecting a station for your clock radio’s wake-up function, does simple broadcast reliability and strength of signal trump programming format or do you take pains to …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2012
The Slice: Cuba helps keep Spokane on the map
Steve Becker’s 17-year-old son, Jensen, temporarily lives in Brazil as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange. The other day, the Lewis and Clark High senior was talking to his dad …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2012
The Slice: Something for them to crow about
Any Inland Northwest leaf raker can tell you. It’s easy to tell when a crow is saying “Missed a spot.”
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012
The Slice: We asked, and you answered
Readers were asked to come up with suggestions. About 90 submitted ideas, and that’s not counting entries from those who failed to follow the simple rules.
Tue., Nov. 6, 2012
The Slice: Warning: It’s mostly downhill from here
Let’s slide right to it. Today’s Slice question: How do you respond when someone asks if you ski?
Mon., Nov. 5, 2012
The Slice: It’s never too late to start worrying
Is not having experienced a midlife crisis something a person should worry about? Let’s move on.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2012
The Slice: Here’s an idea: Give us one
Here’s how you can win two tickets to Friday’s Gonzaga University men’s basketball game against Southern Utah. Offer a suggestion.
Fri., Nov. 2, 2012
The Slice: ‘Black Friday’ countdown starts now
Feel free to follow The Slice’s 21-day “Get Ready for Black Friday” program. 1. Resolve to rack up extra savings by staying home on Nov. 23.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012
The Slice: License to poke fun
The Slice asked if readers think their driver’s license photo looks like a mug shot. “No,” said Francie Radecki.
Tue., Oct. 30, 2012
The Slice: Hey, Old Man Winter, err Bud, let’s party
Want to know what kind of weather is headed our way? Check out today’s exclusive Accu-Slice interview with Old Man Winter.
Mon., Oct. 29, 2012
The Slice: This could be stuff of legends
Sooner or later, Spokane’s tourism/economic development braintrust will replace the “Near Nature …” slogan. No doubt, though, that’s way off in the future. But what if, in the meantime, we …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2012
The Slice: You might call them grisly comparisons
Here are five signs that you might think you are a grizzly bear. 1) You keep saying you need to store more fat before you den up for your long …
Sat., Oct. 27, 2012
The Slice: Next stop: single digits
Counting today, there are just 10 Saturdays left in 2012. Let’s move on.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
The Slice: ‘Twelve O’Clock’ low
There’s no bore quite like someone who insists that every aspect of life was better back in the day. Sure, a case could be made for certain attributes of yesteryear. …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012
The Slice: Wrong number on line 1
Let’s pick up one more batch of wrong-number calls and then hang up on this topic. Estellene Shaver has a phone number that’s close to the one for a Spokane …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2012
The Slice: It never hurts to dress up the truth a bit
If there’s anything election season teaches us, it’s this. A little lying is the American way.
Mon., Oct. 22, 2012
The Slice: Classic tale of two viewpoints
The Slice once suggested that there are parents here who would feel like failures if their children stayed in Spokane. That angered some of my readers. No way, they argued.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
The Slice: In the end, lion masks concerns
You still have 10 days to make up your mind. Are you going to prepare for the arrival of trick or treaters or sit it out?
Sat., Oct. 20, 2012
The Slice: Special delivery restores faith in humanity
A South Hill woman who has appeared in The Slice multiple times recently returned to Spokane from a trip. The mail that had arrived while she was away for a …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2012
The Slice: This date in history doesn’t seem to offer much
Let’s get right to it. Today’s Slice question: What lessons can Spokane learn from the Oct. 19, 1864, Confederate raid on St. Albans, Vt.?
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
The Slice: On a map, it’s east of ‘Wis Virginia’
About 30 years ago, a little Spokane girl told her grandparents she was going to “Westconsin.” The child rebuffed suggestions that it might actually be Wisconsin. And so “Westconsin” stuck …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012
The Slice: It must’ve been a call from a parallel universe
It’s one thing to have people doubt your word, but this is ridiculous. “For a while, I kept getting wrong numbers for a gal who had the same first name …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2012
The Slice: Season brings changes in attitude
Sometimes people ask me why I turned out the way I did. I tell them it’s because my family went for rides out in the country to look at fall …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012
The Slice: Spokane See ’n Say has merits
Let’s start with pronunciation peeves. Hearing people say “Gon-zah-ga” bugs a fair number of locals, including Slice readers who note that this practice is inexplicable given that we definitely do …