Stories tagged: The Slice
Sun., Aug. 17, 2008
When I see cars with out-of-state license plates parked in front of Spokane homes at this time of year, I like to picture family reunions taking place inside. Here’s what …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2008
You are about to see 15 names. Six are characters Elvis played in movies. The others are people who once worked at The Spokesman-Review. Which are which?
Fri., Aug. 15, 2008
Apparently not everyone got the memo. So I’ll go over this one more time.
Thu., Aug. 14, 2008
Perhaps you have noticed. Husbands and wives don’t always see eye-to-eye.
Tue., Aug. 12, 2008
You know you are getting old when you find yourself wondering if the swimsuits worn by Olympic divers would get them kicked off a public beach. Let’s move on.
Mon., Aug. 11, 2008
Here are a dozen rules of conduct for family reunions. 1. Don’t punch anyone.
Sun., Aug. 10, 2008
You have to suspect that someone might not be all that tech-savvy when she refers to her fancy new television as “high density.” •Thursday’s Slice contest: Bill Wilson was among …
Sat., Aug. 9, 2008
As residents of the Inland Northwest, it is our solemn duty to analyze the issues that define us. So today The Slice examines the appeal of camping.
Fri., Aug. 8, 2008
Some little hellions were out in front of my house yelling. I couldn’t make out what they were shouting, but I could sure hear their squealing voices.
Thu., Aug. 7, 2008
When eating corn on the cob, it doesn’t really matter if you go side-to-side or vertically. The big thing, at least around people you’ve just met, is to resist the …
Tue., Aug. 5, 2008
If you discovered a bountiful huckleberry patch and a big grizzly showed up and wanted to horn in on your action, what would you say to the bear? A) Be …
Mon., Aug. 4, 2008
In almost every extended family, there is at least one idiot who delights in filling relatives’ e-mail in-boxes with time-wasting political “commentary.” Now, to the senders, these witless assaults on …
Sun., Aug. 3, 2008
Snip snip here, snip snip there. “Here’s a topic I don’t think you have asked about,” wrote Terri Ring of Spokane Valley. “Does anyone sit and read the paper with …
Sat., Aug. 2, 2008
I haven’t been to confession in about 40 years. But back when I did go through that ritual on occasion, I didn’t have much to report. I was a child, …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2008
Welcome to August. Let’s start with a seasonally flavored reader challenge.
Thu., July 31, 2008
Nancy Larson was driving from Republic to Tonasket when she saw a lamb with its head stuck in a wire fence. “He was fighting with all his will,” she wrote.
Tue., July 29, 2008
About 100 days ago, I expressed a fear that riding my bike to work this summer might sour me on Spokane because of inevitable encounters with careless or hostile drivers. …
Mon., July 28, 2008
I’m a baby boomer, so I know a little about opera. That, of course, is because I watched Bugs Bunny.
Sun., July 27, 2008
After consulting with page designer Ralph Walter – phone number (509) 459-5471 – I am declaring Cade McConnachie and Clare League to be the winners of The Slice’s Refrigerator Art …
Sat., July 26, 2008
Cris Yancey e-mailed a snapshot of a North Side fast-food place’s sign. It declared that peach pepperjack was back as shake of the month.
Fri., July 25, 2008
A lot of people around here enjoy water sports. And there are plenty of area residents who like camping.
Thu., July 24, 2008
I hadn’t ever thought of human rights violations in terms of real estate. But then an e-mail arrived at Slice Headquarters from my friend Liz Cox.
Tue., July 22, 2008
So I met this nice guy named Louis. In the summer, he divides his time between Spokane and North Idaho.
Mon., July 21, 2008
This is the time of year when kids learn about the truth-telling dynamics in other families. At least it used to be, back when children played outdoors.
Sun., July 20, 2008
Today is the anniversary of British Columbia joining the Canadian Confederation in 1871. To salute our neighbor to the north, The Slice interviewed the “Super, Natural” province. Here is a …
Sat., July 19, 2008
Hey, kids! Your grandparents are liars.
Fri., July 18, 2008
Many of us can name at least a few figures from Greek, Roman and Norse mythology. It’s not hard. Spokane has streets named after some of them.
Thu., July 17, 2008
People love to talk to me about marmots. I understand why, of course. It’s because I am the head of the nascent Marmot Lodge.
Tue., July 15, 2008
According to my calculations, it is statistically unlikely that you are reading this. That’s because, if my figures are correct, 53.7 percent of Spokane area residents are away on vacation.
Mon., July 14, 2008
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the release of “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” Take this true-or-false quiz to see how well you know that film spoof of the family road …