Stories tagged: The Slice
Mon., Nov. 3, 2008
Sometimes kids can really make you think. A young woman and her preschool daughter came into my home for just a few minutes the other day.
Sun., Nov. 2, 2008
You know how smokers have to go outside of commercial buildings to indulge in their habit? Sure. Well, what other practices should be banned indoors?
Sat., Nov. 1, 2008
Don’t ask how. But The Slice was able to arrange an interview with Father Time. You won’t believe what he had to say. Let’s go right to the transcript of …
Fri., Oct. 31, 2008
There are those who say Spokane isn’t a particularly welcoming place, but I think that’s a bad rap. In fact, if the monsters featured in the golden age of horror …
Thu., Oct. 30, 2008
Ed Clark’s granddaughter, 7-year-old Madeline Johnson, carefully drew a spooky Halloween picture which included a tombstone. But instead of the usual “R.I.P.” her grave marker said “RSVP.”
Tue., Oct. 28, 2008
I wish it were simply urban legend. Or maybe just something that took place only in “The Grapes of Wrath.”
Mon., Oct. 27, 2008
According to several Slice readers, last week’s baby name of the week was Belladonna Almond Rocha-Opperman. Good luck, kid.
Sun., Oct. 26, 2008
Decision time is upon us. We’ve heard all the claims, all the promises.
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008
A friend reported that a Ferris freshman who shall remain nameless recently asked for help in acquiring a “croissant” for his homecoming dance date. It was suggested to him that, …
Fri., Oct. 24, 2008
OK, I’m going to guess something about you based on the name of your street. (Sorry, I can’t do everyone.) Let me know how close to the mark I come.
Thu., Oct. 23, 2008
Spokane mail carriers on their appointed rounds might have to contend with unleashed dogs. But down in Dayton, Wash., postal employees occasionally have to battle hostile wild turkeys.
Tue., Oct. 21, 2008
This is going to sound crazy, but here goes. What if, this winter, everyone around here dressed appropriately?
Mon., Oct. 20, 2008
I know some of my readers think all I ever do is obsess about baby names. But that’s not true. Sometimes I obsess about pets’ names.
Sun., Oct. 19, 2008
Farm kids aren’t the only children in the Inland Northwest who learn early on about life and death. Here in Spokane, ill-fated squirrels teach that lesson.
Sat., Oct. 18, 2008
The problem with trying to “win” the potluck with your exotic, supposedly mind-blowing culinary concoction is that it might fail to wow people secretly hoping for macaroni and cheese. Let’s …
Fri., Oct. 17, 2008
I haven’t seen any studies. But maybe there is an upside to the struggles of Northwest football teams this fall. Perhaps more people here are heading outside and getting some …
Thu., Oct. 16, 2008
Spokane grandmother Nancy Reeves accepted The Slice’s geography challenge and asked her 9-year-old granddaughter in Atlanta how much she knows about Washington. Well, fourth-grader Lucy Fisher knew a lot — …
Tue., Oct. 14, 2008
In these polarized times, when it seems disagreement breeds hatred, I want to bring word of ascendant peace and harmony. My neighbor’s cat has stopped biting me. In fact, we’re …
Mon., Oct. 13, 2008
Let’s start with a quick quiz. Identify the following.
Sun., Oct. 12, 2008
Got a question for those who live way out in the country or in some small town. It’s this: What is the best reason to come to Spokane?
Sat., Oct. 11, 2008
In certain parts of town right now, another name for bike lanes might be pine needle lanes. This can make for some interesting slip-sliding.
Fri., Oct. 10, 2008
In many areas, the approach of Columbus Day signals that fall-colors season is here in earnest. So please allow me, a former resident of the Republic of Vermont, to tell …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2008
Here’s my fantasy. You know how more people have been taking the bus? Right.
Tue., Oct. 7, 2008
In the has-its-moments 2007 movie, “Knocked Up,” a group of slacker housemates occasionally take a break from smoking weed to spend time on their get-rich scheme. The idea? It’s a …
Mon., Oct. 6, 2008
It must be true that Spokane is home to active lifestyles. I have a few acquaintances who always seem to be limping when I see them after a weekend.
Sun., Oct. 5, 2008
It’s time to get serious about reader service. No longer will I be satisfied to respond to e-mails and occasionally answer the phone.
Sat., Oct. 4, 2008
This is your invitation to enter The Slice’s 2008 Jack-o’-Lantern Photo Contest. Winning could change your life. Or not.
Fri., Oct. 3, 2008
The first taste of wintry driving could be weeks away. But it’s October, so you never know. It could happen sooner rather than later.
Thu., Oct. 2, 2008
Everybody sing! On the first day of Sprinkler Blowout Season, my true love gave to me…
Tue., Sept. 30, 2008
A Spokane Valley girl in Amber Parviainen’s third-grade class was all excited. Her family was just about to celebrate a male relative’s 102nd birthday.