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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Family Fun: Put a DEAR Day celebration on the books

Monday is Drop Everything and Read – or DEAR – Day. Just like the name says, it's a day to read. It was inspired by Beverly Cleary's "Ramona Quimby, Age 8," and April 12 was picked because it's Cleary's birthday.

Dad Daze: Radio broadcast provides Zags magic

The sounds of summer while sitting on the stoops of the streets of Philadelphia during the 1970s emanated from a small box. It was the crack of the bat and the occasional crackle from the lost radio signal.

Upcycled Life: Stick crayons

Use up those tiny broken crayon stubs to make stick crayons. If you have a pocket knife and a drill, the remaining materials are easily gathered at no cost.

Dad Daze: Summing up your children in a word

During a recent chat with a psychologist friend, I was asked how I would describe each of my children. It's not easy to settle on one word or phrase to break down my kids.