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The Slice archive for July 2011

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011

Here's one I had forgotten about

A friend was watching an episode of "The Bob Newhart Show." That's the '70s show set in Chicago, not the '80s show set in Vermont. Anyway, Bob's airline navigator friend, Howard, says that he doesn't like to predict the future. Why? Because the last time…

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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011







Meet the new boss 

You know how it's kind of frustrating when you come up with conversation material and don't get to use it? Sure. Well, there's this guy named Al who operates a small business downtown. I duck in to his place most weekdays and usually see him.…

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Out and about

One reliable feature of early-sunrise season, at least for those who head off to work shortly after dawn, is getting to glimpse strangers in their bed clothes. You see, it's not uncommon for people to get out of bed and step outside to fiddle with…

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011


My advice for newcomers to Spokane 

If you came here from a place that has moderate or high humidity and think that you might like to live in such a locale again one day, forget it. Spokane's low-humidity summers will ruin your ability to gracefully cope with serious levels of moisture…

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One advantage of print

A reader named Diane said she tears up pages of The Spokesman-Review and adds those strips to her composting mix. "Once in awhile I catch a glimpse of your photo as it is floating down to the gazillion worms that live in the compost bin,"…

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Mr. McBeevee

I was inside, sitting next to an open window, when I heard a tapping I couldn't identify. It seemed to be coming from out on the patio or near the garage. But when I went outside to investigate, I saw nothing. At first, anyway. Then…

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SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011





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