Stories tagged: Paul Turner
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.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:30 a.m.
All sorts of questions come to mind when you’re shoveling snow.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
There’s no question about Spokane’s favorite wintertime spectator event.
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
Apparently there is some disagreement about just which population subset is at the center of the American experience.
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
I suppose many longtime Spokane residents who did not grow up here have wondered.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019
Let’s turn to marmots this Groundhog Day in what we could call ‘New Punxsutawney’
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Avoiding acquaintances in the grocery store doesn’t make you a bad person. It just means you’re not in the mood for a stop-and-chat.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 4:26 p.m.
Late last week, I stumbled upon the perfect all-purpose saying for life in Spokane.