Stories tagged: cindy hval
Thu., May 21, 2020
You never know how much you miss something until it’s gone. Derek and I have entered the blissful state of the almost-empty nest. With just one kid at home our …
Thu., May 7, 2020
Bewildered, I stared through sleep-fogged eyes at the rack above the kitchen sink. I saw Sam’s Star Wars cup, Derek’s Three Stooges mug, and a few others, but my Monday …
Thu., April 23, 2020
March 29. For those keeping track at home, that’s the last time I wore mascara. I’m putting that extra five minutes a day to good use, though. For instance, I …
Thu., April 9, 2020
Unlike many writers, I don’t journal. I write for a living, so by the end of the day I’m all out of words.
Thu., April 2, 2020
David Hicks says his marriage to Janet Hicks was a gift to each other. Janet Hicks died Tuesday at age 85.
UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020
Earlier this month when we left for Ohio to visit our twin grandsons, there were just two cases of COVID-19 in Spokane – the remaining cruise ship passengers that had …
Thu., March 12, 2020
They said it wouldn’t last. When Maxine Atwood married David Wise, just two weeks shy of her 16th birthday, her mother shook her head.
UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020
I stood in the middle of the bedroom and spun in a slow circle. A few minutes earlier I’d left my desk and rushed upstairs to get something. Something really …
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
Anticipation is a feeling of excitement about something pleasant that you know is going to happen, and it’s just about my favorite feeling in the world.
Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
I sat in her kitchen, surrounded by fragrant braids of garlic. Plump and juicy just-picked tomatoes spilled from a bowl on her counter.
Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
On Nov. 23, 2019, a rainbow shimmered across our sky. Not just any rainbow, a glorious double arc.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
I’ve been told I have a way with words.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
I don’t remember ever having 20/20 vision. I got my first pair of glasses in fourth grade, my first pair of contacts at 15, and my eyesight continues to decline.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
The rustling sound gave me pause.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
There’s no place like home for the holidays and for 32 children, Hutton Settlement is the place they call home. Earlier this year, I got to know four of those …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Whoever said what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, is obviously not a newspaper columnist.
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Tears poured from my eyes as I thumbed through the pages.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019
Thankfully, we’d been warned in advance that train robberies frequently occur on the Scenic Pend Oreille River Train. Even better, the cash collected goes to support the many community projects …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Three seconds. That’s about how long it takes me to tell if a couch is comfortable.
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
Question: What do you get when you combine the terrible two’s of toddlerhood with the terrifying tenure of teenage years?
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
That encounter brightened a long Monday and memories of my sons tumbled through my mind.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Some women might chafe at being their husband’s third choice.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
It’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint and updated décor improves a home’s entryway.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
I didn’t get much reading done this week. Every time I picked up a book, Sir Walter Scott scooted his head beneath it, and collapsed on my chest, obscuring the …
Thu., July 18, 2019
Confession: I haven’t mowed a lawn since 2001, and the only time I mowed the lawn prior to that was when my husband was doing his annual training with the …
Thu., July 4, 2019
Camp Read-a-Rama, the new addition to Spokane County Library District’s summer reading program, is a weekly half-day summer camp with a different theme each week based on a children’s book …
Thu., July 4, 2019
Let’s face it. Parenting can be a thankless job.
Thu., June 20, 2019
We’d barely finished our appetizers when Jimmy “the Gyp” got bashed in the back of the head. I clutched my champagne glass as Crusher, the Don’s bodyguard, rushed past our …
Thu., May 30, 2019
Columnist enjoys rare break from work deadlines to enjoy the beauty of the world around her.
Thu., May 16, 2019
Sarah Bain honors the memory of her infant by donating her wedding dress to the Angel Gown program.