Stories tagged: Paul Turner
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
We all know people who like to grouse about Spokane.
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 4:58 a.m.
So before the S-R sports section rolls out its always excellent preseason previews, here’s my brief guide to selecting a college team to root against.
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
We’ve all encountered people who move here and talk incessantly about how great it was back where they came from. A little of that is OK, understandable even. Eventually that …
Sun., July 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
For the rookie gardener, it’s a revelation. The discovery that one of your tomatoes has transitioned overnight from green to red can be astonishing.
Sun., July 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s my belief that at least some of those who offer themselves as experts on our urban core – even if they profess to stay away – don’t admit the …
Sun., July 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
You know how some people hereabouts flee perceived social ills by moving way out to the country? Sure. Well, what if they relocate to the boonies only to discover that …
Sun., June 30, 2019, 4 a.m.
I’ve spent a lot of time in busy medical waiting rooms in recent weeks – my wife has been experiencing some troubling eye issues. And I’m here to tell you …
Tue., June 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
What if you woke up one day in a version of Spokane where there are no events calling themselves this or that “fest,” and no one has thought of the …
Sun., June 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
Judging from YouTube, Spokane is the city where parents don’t get into fights at Little League games. Could this be a slogan?
Tue., June 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
There’s something special about these longest days of summer.
Sun., June 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
Some of us are concerned that kids in Spokane have lost their edge when it comes to complaining about being bored. The solution? Try a conversation about local current events.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
The last couple of batches of checkbooks I have received are all but impossible to use. It’s a plot. I see that now.
Sun., May 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Opinions vary about just when summer begins.
Tue., May 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
Though it might seem disloyal to my closeted tribe, I thought I might take this opportunity to reveal a few of the ways we camping unenthusiasts make ourselves known to …
Sun., May 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s kind of liberating to embrace the likelihood that we are doomed. I mean, it puts things in perspective.
Sun., May 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
In the lawn-loving Spokane area, your attitude about dandelions can almost amount to a distinct personality profile.
Sun., May 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
As you know, today is the unofficial start of portable toilet season in the Inland Northwest.
Sun., April 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s that time of year again when people who work indoors gaze out the window at some sun-dappled scene and say, “It’s too nice outside to be cooped up in …
Sun., April 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
People stop going to church for all sorts of reasons.
Sun., April 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
If you have elderly friends or relatives who live alone, it might be time to have the talk. No, not about giving up the car keys. This one is about …
Sun., April 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
If Spokane County allowed for payment of property taxes through some sort of barter system, what could we offer?
Sun., March 31, 2019, 5 a.m.
As you contemplate your 2019 family vacations, there’s something you probably ought to keep in mind.
Sun., March 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
You might have encountered “Florida Man” – the internet buzz phrase focusing on the misadventures and criminal antics of various thusly described Sunshine State ne’er do wells.
Sun., March 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
I hate to be the one to break it to you.
Tue., March 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
How long do you have to live in or near Spokane to establish your claim to this being your hometown?
Sun., March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Just about every time someone mentions the possibility of a person with a TV news-reading background running for mayor of Spokane, I have the same thought.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s that time when distant acquaintances take special note of the fact you live in or near Spokane. Happens every March when the NCAA Tournament nears.
Sun., March 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
Perhaps you saw that story about eight out of 10 newcomers to Seattle having a bachelor’s degree or higher. But what can be said of transplants to our area? What’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
What’s stopping people from waving goodbye to something that, as they have been known to point out, clearly makes them unhappy? Here are a few theories.
Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Happy Presidents’ Day Eve.