Stories tagged: paul turner
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019
From early 1988 until just a few years ago, I saved every S-R section to which I had contributed. Chronicle sections, too. I wanted a record of my work. Then, …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019
If Gonzaga University still played football would young catechism students be confused about the origins of the “Hail Mary” pass?
Tue., Sept. 3, 2019
Our backyard apple tree is messing with my mind.
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
I secured a brief interview with Inny, our local aquatic leviathan. You won’t believe what she had to say.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
When I started writing The Slice in August of 1992, Spokane had a thinner skin. At least that’s the way it seems. Back then, even the mildest form of subjective …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
Want to make a great first impression in high school? We have a coliform for that.
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
We all know people who like to grouse about Spokane.
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
There’s something special about these longest days of summer.
Sun., June 16, 2019
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
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
Opinions vary about just when summer begins.
Tue., May 21, 2019
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
It’s kind of liberating to embrace the likelihood that we are doomed. I mean, it puts things in perspective.
Sun., May 12, 2019
In the lawn-loving Spokane area, your attitude about dandelions can almost amount to a distinct personality profile.
Sun., May 5, 2019
As you know, today is the unofficial start of portable toilet season in the Inland Northwest.
Sun., April 28, 2019
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
People stop going to church for all sorts of reasons.
Sun., April 14, 2019
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
If Spokane County allowed for payment of property taxes through some sort of barter system, what could we offer?
Sun., March 31, 2019
As you contemplate your 2019 family vacations, there’s something you probably ought to keep in mind.
Sun., March 24, 2019
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
I hate to be the one to break it to you.