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Paul Turner: Backyard apple tree proves a formidable foe as fall nears

Our backyard apple tree is messing with my mind.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

The Slice: Spokane’s swell, and we finally know it

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 …

The Slice: It was the summer of ’71, those were the best days of their lives

It wasn’t Woodstock. It wasn’t even Woodstock West. But for those in the Inland Northwest, the Universal Life Church Picnic at Farragut State Park on Lake Pend Oreille had much …

The Slice: Young and old alike dress like slobs

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 …

The Slice: It’s just a stroke of luck that we’re still here

At this time of year, I like to think Spokane children are awed by the mere sight of those of us who are retirement age.

The Slice: Lake Doe is beautiful this time of year

It’s my belief that a significant percentage of Inland Northwest residents would not admit it if they had never heard of an obscure area lake that came up in conversation.

The Slice: You’re nobody’s fool, newbie

Longtime residents of the Spokane area sometimes stretch the truth a bit when informing recently arrived transplants about just what will be expected of them here.

The Slice: When street smarts fail

Unexpected street sign causes all sorts of confusion for inattentive delivery folk.

The Slice: Perhaps the bulk food bins will provide some camouflage

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.

The Slice: Every time a bell rings, the Slice asks a question

You can’t beat a stocking stuffed with festive (and some not so festive) column items. Well, maybe you can. But here goes anyway.

The Slice: We’re dreaming of your next visit, just like the one that must end now

Spokane isn’t always the easiest place to get to, at least from far away. Our city is a bit remote. (Extremely remote by some definitions.) For many friends and relations, …

The Slice returns: Some blowhards are good people

Seven months after Paul Turner’s The Slice column disappeared from the pages of the Today section, it’s back. Look for column monthly in Sunday Today.

Paul Turner: Goodbye, and thanks – it’s been a great ride.

Paul Turner looks back on a long career with The Spokesman-Review, and says farewell.

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018

Paul Turner: Of backyard magpies, raccoons, moose … and eagles?

Anyone seen a pterodactyl in Browne’s Addition? Or maybe just a moose?

Paul Turner: It’s not just politics that divide us – so do sweet onions, beards and pool water

When it is suggested that there are two kinds of people in the Spokane area, it’s tempting to think of politics. But there are more dividing lines than that.

Paul Turner: Farewell, The Slice, hello Northwest

Let’s move on.

The Slice: Modern Stone Age fam-i-ly

Talk about getting sandblasted first thing in the morning.

The Slice: Reading, writing and regionalism

Let’s talk about things Slice readers who grew up in other states had to memorize as school kids.

The Slice: A different sort of crowd management

Here, I’ll show you a partial list of the challenges they face in trying to attract a paying audience to their events.

The Slice: The readers always write

The Slice column for Thursday, April 5, 2018.

The Slice: A museum tour to remember

When you go to the Titanic artifacts exhibition at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, you are issued a replica boarding pass and are invited to assume the identity …

Best of The Slice: Two down, a personality test to go

Take a big gulp and finish the assessment.

Best of The Slice: Now that’s what you call domestic spying

When kids today complain about not having any privacy, they aren’t apt to get much sympathy from those of us who were teenagers before cellphones.

Best of The Slice: Just a few steps from perfect

Big enough to have options, small enough to be convenient.

The best of The Slice: The answer’s right at your fingertips

But it’s a dry heat/cold/whatever.

Best of the Slice: A star shined brightly over Hickory Farms

Those kids sure are hams.

The Slice: Didn’t realize at the time that it was a decent catch

They definitely didn’t strike out.

The Slice: Q and A with the Easter Marmot

I’d pay cash money to see an Easter Marmot wearing an Easter bonnet.

The Slice: Tick, tick, tick …

Once bitten, twice ticked.

The Slice: Zen and the art of Spokane yard maintenance

You don’t have to let it go to seed.