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Front Porch: Saying goodbye to beloved pets

Anyone who has loved and lost a dog will understand …

Front Porch: Take a seat and hear about the sofa hunt

Three seconds. That’s about how long it takes me to tell if a couch is comfortable.

Front Porch: Scrapbook brings flood of newsroom memories

I was just a pup in 1968 when I joined the staff at The Spokesman-Review. I was fresh from Florida, a bride of one year and someone who had only …

Front Porch: Toddler/teen behavior defines rowdy kitten

Question: What do you get when you combine the terrible two’s of toddlerhood with the terrifying tenure of teenage years?

Front Porch: Summer, childhood slip by too fast

That encounter brightened a long Monday and memories of my sons tumbled through my mind.

Front Porch: A big deal, no-big-deal wedding

My son Sam is married.

Front Porch: Red Rocker wins over third choice

Some women might chafe at being their husband’s third choice.

Front Porch: Searching for what ails medical profession

Two weeks ago I asked a question here: Where have all my doctors gone? And I talked about feeling abandoned at the growing loss of the medical care providers – …

Front Porch: Picking the perfect paint problematic

It’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint and updated décor improves a home’s entryway.

Front Porch: Doctor turnover shakes patient confidence in care

Where have all my doctors gone?

Front Porch: Little cat feet bound in joyfully

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 …

Front Porch: He was so loyal, relentless, giving

My friend Tony Bamonte is dead, and I am sad – sad for the loss to his wife, Suzanne; to the law enforcement community, which he cared about deeply to …

Front Porch: Returning a volley in the (green) turf war

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 …

Front Porch: Standing on own two feet but less confidently

Where did my legs go?

Front Porch: An evening made special by how it started

Let’s face it. Parenting can be a thankless job.

Front Porch: Happy birthday, Miss Chicken

Miss Chicken is 10 years old.

Front Porch: A little murder mystery on the Columbia

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 …

Front Porch: Gaining a son-in-law, and a new title

It won’t be long now before I become a mother-in-law.

Front Porch: Pushing past risk for view worth it

Columnist enjoys rare break from work deadlines to enjoy the beauty of the world around her.

Front Porch: Waging battle with deer – for dahlias this year

I have discovered dahlias, Dianthus and Salvia. Of the three, last year I could not have told you what two of them were.

Front Porch: Wedding dress to ease others’ grieving

Sarah Bain honors the memory of her infant by donating her wedding dress to the Angel Gown program.

Front Porch: Spring can have its frailties, too

This has been the strangest spring.

UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 1:46 p.m.

Front Porch: Losing my heroes

Ray, Milt, Dean, Harold. Their names are as old-fashioned as the values they held dear – patriotism, service, commitment and lifelong love.

Front Porch: Puppy love through thick and thin

What do you do when you get a new puppy and things just don’t work out as wonderfully as you’d hoped?

Front Porch: Quilts and the ties that bind

Necktie quilt hold fond memories of Dad, Cindy Hval writes.

Front Porch: Peers, doctors help with ailments of aging

When I was younger, I, too, used to kind of sigh and do an internal eye roll when I’d hear a group of older people sit around and discuss their …

Front Porch: Childhood pleasures vs. adult perks

She breezed by me, her skinny legs pumping hard, her hair, untethered by a helmet, flew straight behind her like Superman’s cape.

Front Porch: Columnist is so used to recliner heaven

I don’t know how people can live in any kind of acceptable comfort without a recliner.

Front Porch: ‘Rosie’ has writer warming to robotic ways

Each fall and winter, I’m blessed to use the home of snowbird friends as a writing retreat. When they left Spokane in September, they left behind a new member of …

Front Porch: Husband upgrades to smartphone

Nothing can cause rising terror more – for a sweet technology troglodyte – than learning that your old flip phone has become obsolete and will no longer be supported by …