Stories tagged: front porch
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
Being at the very front end of the Baby Boomer parade, I am finding issues with memory more relevant in my life. And in that of my friends.
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., Feb. 6, 2020
It wasn’t New Year’s Eve exactly – but darned close – that we celebrated the end of 2019 with a warm and lovely ceremony that was meaningful and fun, and …
Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
On Nov. 23, 2019, a rainbow shimmered across our sky. Not just any rainbow, a glorious double arc.
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
This is a column dedicated to a couple of unrelated items.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
I’ve been told I have a way with words.
Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
I just love it when people think of innovative or spot-on perfect gifts to get for people they care about. It’s hard to accomplish, but when you get it right, …
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.
Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
For many of us, perhaps the nerdier in our midst, this is the time when our inner logophilia eagerly rises to the surface as we begin our annual end-of-the-year search …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
The rustling sound gave me pause.
Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
Having lain dormant for many months now, my inner Grammar Goddess feels the need to rise up and spread her wings in celebratory and protective guardian-angel mode, this time to …
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. 28, 2019
A few weeks ago, when Bruce was in the hospital getting prepped for surgery, he looked over at us and told the pre-op nurse that our son Carl and I …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Whoever said what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, is obviously not a newspaper columnist.
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
We have two sons. One is a newlywed living and working in Seattle. The other has lived and worked numerous places in the world, currently in Portugal.
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Tears poured from my eyes as I thumbed through the pages.
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
Winding down the task of getting my yard ready for winter
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. 17, 2019
Anyone who has loved and lost a dog will understand …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Three seconds. That’s about how long it takes me to tell if a couch is comfortable.
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
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 …
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.
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
My son Sam is married.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Some women might chafe at being their husband’s third choice.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
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 – …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
It’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint and updated décor improves a home’s entryway.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Where have all my doctors gone?
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 25, 2019
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 …