Stories tagged: The Slice
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012
The Slice: Talk about parallel universes
There are a number of spectator sports familiar to those who regularly walk around in downtown Spokane. There is “Who is that guy yelling at?”
Mon., Sept. 24, 2012
The Slice: Old-school ways left impression
I thought we were done with readers thanking teachers. In fact, I have been telling emailers that The Slice had moved on. But I keep reflecting on one story.
Sun., Sept. 23, 2012
The Slice: ‘Whoopie Cough?’ Protect yourself
Bill Brock’s 6-year-old daughter, Reed, solemnly announced that there had been a case of “Whoopie Cough” at school. “So much for abstinence-only education,” said her father.
Sat., Sept. 22, 2012
The Slice: Who wants to introduce these two Athols?
Maybe this could be a Doublemint commercial. “America may not need another Athol, but it has one,” wrote Bob Strong.
Thu., Sept. 20, 2012
The Slice: This furry envoy has bite
So you want to entice distant friends or relatives to come visit during the holidays, but you aren’t sure how to close the deal. The Slice has a suggestion. Send …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2012
The Slice: Their storied pasts prove unforgettable
Sometimes you change your policy. My 95-year-old mother has long thought it advisable, important even, to inform medical personnel that she had been a nurse.
Mon., Sept. 17, 2012
The Slice: Oh rats – we forgot one other pet-door problem
Last week The Slice noted a couple of problems with pet doors. “Sorry, but you missed a third big one,” wrote Sue Kelly. “Our cat Jack (he’s actually our grandcat, …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012
The Slice: A century ago, he started with just a wild hare
There’s still time to plan your Chuck Jones centennial celebration. The late Spokane-born animation legend’s birthday is Friday.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012
The Slice: Is it any wonder you’re null and void?
Here are 20 questions worth mulling before contacting old acquaintances found during a meandering nostalgia-fueled session of Web surfing. 1. Would he even remember me?
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012
The Slice: Here are just a few kibbles, bits
You might have heard that a water-damaged journal kept by the dog that accompanied Lewis and Clark has been discovered in a musty historical society archive in St. Louis. Although …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012
The Slice: Look who’s coming to dinner
There are two big problems with pet doors. Your cat can make a big entrance just minutes after getting sprayed by a skunk.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012
The Slice: Memories fade; hurt still lingers
Exchanged emails the other day with my friend J. Scott Miller, a Spokane lawyer. I am taking the liberty of sharing part of what he wrote.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012
The Slice: Dirty Trix weren’t involved
There’s no escaping politics right now. “One of my first graders told me he lost his tooth eating cereal this morning,” wrote teacher Anne Remien. “According to him the cereal …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
The Slice: Arrrr you ready for the big day?
‘Talk Like a Pirate Day” is coming up. Arrrrrrrr your head off, if that amuses you.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012
The Slice: Where everybody knows your nametag
An online Slice reader back East referred in an email to a Spokane relative of his as being a “minor celebrity” here. It turned out that he was kidding. But …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012
The Slice: Where there’s a thrill, there’s a way
There are those with religious faith, of course. But the true believers in our society are those who pay money to go on carnival thrill rides.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012
The Slice: Recall any pros from high school?
Did you compete against someone in high school sports who went on to become a professional athlete? Let’s move on.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012
The Slice: Expanding the borders of the interstate fair
Nothing against Idaho. But have the folks who run the Spokane County Interstate Fair ever thought about branching out. You know, defining “Interstate” a bit more broadly.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012
The Slice: Today’s kids aren’t as receptive
Kids today have it so easy. When there’s something wrong with the television picture, there are diagnostic options available on the remote. Or you can call the cable company. Or …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012
The Slice: It’s time to get to work on that shopping list
Let’s consider the arguments for and against declaring Labor Day weekend to be the unofficial start of the “holiday season.” Pro: They could start showing “A Charlie Brown Christmas” before …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012
The Slice: So long, youth: See you in senility
Here’s how to tell that you are no longer young. If, when later today someone trying to be gently amusing waves goodbye and says “See you in September,” you immediately …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012
The Slice: And the readers killed it with ‘Mockingbird’ offerings
Let’s start with the “Mockingbird” variations. “The summer that had begun so long ago had ended, and another summer had taken its place. And a fall. And the Mariners had …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012
The Slice: Just a simple trim enhances curbside appeal
By the time you read this, I will have gone and done it. I’ll have gotten a summer haircut.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2012
The Slice: For Debbie, this day must be a downer
I am declaring today to be “Blame a Debbie Day” in the Inland Northwest. But I freely admit that I borrowed the idea.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2012
The Slice: Take pride in your talents
Let’s start with a reader challenge. Rewrite the ending of “To Kill a Mockingbird” (movie version) by replacing everything bracketed by parentheses.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2012
The Slice: Reserved bar stools don’t count
There are two kinds of places in the Inland Northwest. Regular places.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2012
The Slice: Perhaps ‘Hey, you’ could be one size fits all
Let’s start with a couple more entries in the name game. “I, too, have an unusual name and when I was young it was a problem because most girls had …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2012
The Slice: Variations burned out like Spocandle in the wind
Slice reader Elaine Jackson pretty much summed it up. “You really opened up a Spokane of worms with this nonsense,” she wrote.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2012
The Slice: For kids, near nature means near alibis
The oral history of children not being candid about how certain accidents happened includes countless stories of family pets getting blamed for broken vases and mysteriously torn Christmas present wrapping. …
Mon., Aug. 20, 2012
The Slice: Little growler came across Grrr-eat
I was buying an out-of-town newspaper in the Albertsons at 37th Avenue and Grand Boulevard when I heard growling. This happened while I was facing the service counter on the …