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8:03 pm

Inland Northwest Business Watch

Schmidty's Burgers opening in fomer Scrud's space, Downtown Coeur d' Alene ( photo )

Out with the old and in with the new, that's the case for a Downtown Coeur d' Alene restaurant space. That space is a small storefront at 206 N. 4th about 2 blocks north of Sherman Ave and across the street from the former federal courthouse building.At the end of November the sad news came in to the Inland…

7:55 pm

MaryJo McGraw

NEW Class for February 8th in Spokane

MaryJo McGraw Abstract painting $45with Fluid and Hi Flow AcrylicsDiscover the joy of abstract painting through a variety of techniques including pours, skins and glazing with NEW HiFlow acrylics. In class you will PLAY with loads of paint and different substrates. We will talk about color, texture and composition. Paint is provided as well as some substrates!Sat Feb…

7:46 pm

Jeh15's Weblog

Book review: Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead”

I had read this book many decades ago when I was a teenager.  My late dad brought “The Fountainhead” home from some fellow he knew, a fellow who loaned it to him.  Dad said then, that the fellow wanted him to read this book.  Well, I read it through first.  I asked to read it, […]

5:23 pm

Brianne.

peopleface: angelclark: adeleja: andrewducote: sararye: AND...

peopleface: angelclark: adeleja: andrewducote: sararye: AND THAT IS HOW YOU USE AN EFFECTS PEDAL I was gaping the entire song this is insane If I had a dollar for every time a musician made me feel like I’ve done nothing with my life, I’d be filthy, FILTHY rich. WOW. ALWAYS reblog Bryson Andres  oh, this guy, always a treat UM TRUE STORY THAT IS OUTSIDE OF MY PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT.

5:10 pm

Spokane Faith & Values

Ask A Mormon: Why should I be Mormon?

The only reason to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that you’ve received a witness that that’s what God wants you to do. The post Ask A Mormon: Why should I be Mormon? appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

3:45 pm

Greater Spokane Incorporated

Spokane in Olympia Day 3: Empyting the Notebook as we Return Home

OLYMPIA, Wash. – After three days of advocating for the greater Spokane region, a delegation of 89 Spokane area business, education and community leaders finished up with a breakfast meeting with Lynn Ann Peterson, the Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation. With no specific meetings left, it’s time to empty our notebook: Common Themes The delegation heard a…

3:24 pm

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

melisan229: 30 day challenge-QUARAS So there was a 30 Day...

melisan229: 30 day challenge-QUARAS So there was a 30 Day Character Challenge that popped up before the holidays, and I tried it out. I fell kinda short on keeping up with writing each day, but I sat down and wrote it all out for a master post. It’s centered on my Draenei Paladin Quaras (pronounced Kw-AIR-ass ), pictured above. She’s part of…

3:06 pm

Mr. Thompson's Writing and Homeroom

Finding facts

Assigned in class today was a worksheet where the students had to use the Michigan Study article to formulate opinions based on facts and their experience. They had 25 minutes to work on this in class. Through #5...stop AT #6.

3:04 pm

Spokane Faith & Values

Mike Huckabee turns ‘libido’ comments into cash

Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee rekindled the the debate over government coverage of contraceptives with provocative comments to the Republican National Committee. The post Mike Huckabee turns ‘libido’ comments into cash appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

2:52 pm

Collect

SpIFF 2014

The Spokane International Film Festival started last night. I’m a little late in posting about it because I honestly wasn’t sure it was happening. Thankfully it’s not too late to still experience some of the awesome films that will be featured over the festival schedule (Jan 23-Feb 1). I don’t have much time to highlight [&hellip

2:41 pm

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

Whiskey Barbecue

Whiskey Barbecue: catulla: "Why do you do that?" "Makes the meat taste better." Abelard gently turned the wildfowl roasting on the spit, coating it with amber liquid from a metal flask. “Gives it a hug, you know, from the inside, so all the best flavors come out.” He smiled. “Don’t you remember that time at the Recluse?”

2:40 pm

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

baital: mlurb mlurb mlurb

baital: mlurb mlurb mlurb

1:24 pm

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

Fic

Fic: mollyrazor: I wrote this last March and I shared it with Snack but I don’t think anyone else. Narci is the name of my paladin, not to be confused with Druidis4fite Narci. Anyway here’s a story thing. "You cannot run forever." Her sisters parting words echoed in Narci’s head. She had gone back to…

1:08 pm

Spokane Faith & Values

Best Buy commercial points way to greater Muslim acceptance

Viewers watching the American Football Conference championship game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots earlier this month may have seen a Best Buy commercial for a Sharp 60-inch television that seemed ordinary, but in one way was extraordinary.The post Best Buy commercial points way to greater Muslim acceptance appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

1:01 pm

The Slipper Still Fits - All Posts

Gonzaga vs. BYU 2014 game preview: Time for a big (???) test

The BYU Cougars just lost to Portland, and this possibly makes them more dangerous. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are fully healthy, and they'll need that full compliment of scorers when they take on the BYU Cougars at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Gary Bell had five points in his return, playing 22 minutes in the process. The Gonzaga offense got just barely enough against…

11:03 am

Spokane Faith & Values

Love, serve and remember

I look at three of my spiritual heroes of today, the pope, the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh, and each seems to advise us to love and serve each other, as well as remember to love and serve humanity.The post Love, serve and remember appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

10:42 am

Fitness Bliss With Kris

Your Prep Diet

by Kris PitcherAs we near the end of January, either you've entirely quit your resolutions, or you're still at it. Lots of you are deep in the throws of prep, or other eating plans for one goal or another. And I've started to notice something.There are two kinds of "dieters", and I'll use that term very loosely. There are the…

9:32 am

Brianne.

I think I’m finally getting somewhere…...

I think I’m finally getting somewhere… #craftymischief

9:25 am

Nicole's News Blag

Dramatic rescue of a cell phone

The claws of life saved a man’s cell phone at the 42nd Street and Grand Central Station. With seconds to go until the Bronx-bound 4-train arrived, an MTA employee lifted the mobile device to safety. "You’re the man," the phone’s owner said. Their handshake affirmed the act of heroism. How does a young person drop their beloved phone onto the subway track? "Mistakes…

9:03 am

SpoCOOL

Notes from all over, coffee edition

As you may or may not (but probably may) know, Indaba has started roasting its own beans, which is, of course, always a good thing. The more the merrier and all that. If you're interested in trying their goods before most anyone else, you can sign up for their Beta Beans. For $20 -- $30 if you want them shipped to…

9:00 am

Bark: A Blog of Literature, Culture, and Art

envy and its opposite

I used to talk with a friend about his idea for a newspaper that reports only good news. I found this to be a beautiful idea: messages from the world that are surprising, inspiring, and inclusive.  And for some reason it comes to mind every time Columbia College Today, the quarterly magazine from my undergraduate […]

8:54 am

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

abigalmills: "you’ll get bored of video games at some point" is that a fucking challenge

abigalmills: "you’ll get bored of video games at some point" is that a fucking challenge

8:15 am

Spokane Faith & Values

SPIFF to feature “Bible Quiz”

The Spokane International Film Festival (SPIFF) will feature the award-winning documentary "Bible Quiz" on Saturday at The Magic Lantern.The post SPIFF to feature “Bible Quiz” appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

8:10 am

Bark: A Blog of Literature, Culture, and Art

I love you but I do not want to write about you unnecessarily.

I hate it when I am reading an essay and the writer suddenly says she has a husband or fiancé or boyfriend for no real good reason other than she thinks she must. I will be reading some perfectly good essay about stargazing or foreclosures and suddenly know whether the author lives with her boyfriend. She […]

8:00 am

Brianne.

metaknighty: OK so I hit a goal I’ve been working on since...

metaknighty: OK so I hit a goal I’ve been working on since September and that’s pretty big! I have some very lovely people following me and I think y’all deserve some recognition you know? RULES: you have to be following me  likes do not count you gotta reblog thats it really! HOW IT WORKS: there will be several categories, the number of winners for said category at…

8:00 am

Slight Detour

Visit with an Irish Friend . . . .

Nowadays, I'm supposed to call him "MONSIGNOR." Over the past 40-plus years, I've called him "Fr. O'Donovan," "Fr. John," "Fr. Tim" and even teased him occasionally with his first name "Malachy." He's no longer "Fr. anything" after being honored as a Monsignor a few years back. Yesterday I avoided calling Msgr. O'Donovan by name. That was okay.…

7:53 am

Talentdmrripley

writingprompts: 526

writingprompts: 526

7:51 am

Spokane Faith & Values

012414 quote

“What really matters centers around humanity and what we have in common.” - William P. Young “The Shack” author to speak at Spokane church about loss and healingThe post 012414 quote appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

7:00 am

Writing North Idaho

The Beauty of North Idaho & Authors

What comes to mind when you think of north Idaho? Is it fishing at Dawson Lake in Boundary County? Snow skiing at Schweitzer? Sailing on Lake Pend Oreille, or perhaps paddling the deep blue waters of Lake Coeur d Alene? Is it the pristine beauty of Priest River, and picking huckleberries in late…

6:37 am

sharnymcclarny

Looking back . . . Four Pin Friday

Life has gotten in the way this past week so, to keep my FPF going, I drew back to my very first post entered more than a year ago. A blogger friend, who lives in an even more wintry place than I, began doing a "Three Pin Thursday" in lieu of her usual thrift store/ garage…

6:03 am

MaryJo McGraw

Gelli Plate last night

This lady popped out of one of my prints last night during class.thanks for the fun ladies!

2:01 am

Eighty Six the Poet

The Oakland Raiderettes are Suing the Raiders

After being taken to school by most of the NFL, the Oakland Raiders are being taken to court by their own cheerleaders.You can disappoint your fans. You can waste your draft picks. You can fire your head coach so he can beat you in the Super Bowl. You can disrespect Al Davis’ ghost in any number of ways (although I…

12:30 am

From a simple mind

looking back a couple years ago blog post...

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010Growing up with BuckyI was told that there was a little girl of 4 or 5 that was a great little horse girl.That in the early Spring when show horses are taken out for practice, she couldhandle any barn rat. A barn rat was a horse that went from point A, which is where you were riding,…

12:29 am

RV Wheel Life

Tim Shephard’s ‘Restoring a Dream’ Part 3 — The Four Steps

The four steps of restoring a vintage RV are: “Choosing, Inspecting, Recovering, Restoring,” according to Tim Shephard, author of the how-to/memoir “Restoring a Dream: My Journey Restoring a Vintage Airstream”  and creator of the highly-rated The Vintage Airstream Podcast. - Choosing covers how to avoid the “Polished Turd,” searching by era, where to find an Airstream, and what it […]

12:26 am

Eighty Six the Poet

Seattle Seahawks and Old Women Mining the 49ers

The old women are coming to the rec room with a plan. One was selected to make the green and blue cake. One brought Skittles to throw when their Marshawn Lynch scored a TD. Others brought the broom and dustpan to sweep up the candy. And the old woman with the Seattle Seahawks Mickey doll damn sure brought it. One…

10:29 pm

Brianne.

IM BATMAN. #reasonsIprobablyshouldnotbeleftunattended #imanadult

IM BATMAN. #reasonsIprobablyshouldnotbeleftunattended #imanadult

9:23 pm

The Slipper Still Fits - All Posts

Zags Sneak By Pesky USD

It wasn't pretty, but Gonzaga maintained first place in the WCC with a win over USD. In the immortal words of Herm Edwards, "You Play To Win The Game". Despite how ugly the performance was, Gonzaga did exactly that, with a 59-56 victory over USD. It wasn't a particularly inspiring effort, but when the night comes to an end, the…

8:42 pm

Greater Spokane Incorporated

Spokane in Olympia Day 2: Health Care and Higher Ed the Topics of the Day

OLYMPIA, Wash. – In a legislature that seems to see partisan attitudes impact progress on some issues, there is one area where bipartisanship is alive and well. In discussions on higher education, state legislators in both branches and both parties are largely in agreement. “We know he importance of higher education,” Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D – Seattle) told a delegation…

8:26 pm

Shallow Cogitations

Sales Of Medical Supplies, Chemicals, (Firearms?), Or Materials To Comprehensive Cancer Centers

Some of our state legislative leaders, including one from the district I was recently forced into, have submitted a bill that would create an exemption to retail sales tax for all firearms and ammunition. If there's anything the State of Washington is in dire need of, it is tax free guns 'n' ammo.The legislature recognizes that the people of Washington…

8:00 pm

BLTGD × BuiltGood

Shinjuku.

Shinjuku.

7:33 pm

Shallow Cogitations

Getting Close

Today I took the telephoto lens out for a lunchtime walk to see how close I could get from far away.While shooting this elderly gentleman on a bike some guy coming down the block towards me yelled, "That's unauthorized. You can't take pictures of him, you fuckin' faggot."I turned around and looked at him but I didn't show any reaction.…

6:09 pm

Inland Northwest Business Watch

Wingstop to open first Spokane location

Coeur d' Alene has been home to a location of the Wingstop chain of chicken wing restaurants for sometime now. But Spokane has had none, until now.Remodeling work will be wrapping up soon and while no official opening date has been set , Wingstop will be opening a Spokane location. The opening is set to open sometime in February in…

5:30 pm

DaRoost

Automated Nanoc deploys via git push

I’m playing around with Nanoc – a static site generator.  Basically,  nanoc allows you you write your blog posts offline, and then generates your entire site in raw HTML. This allows you to host a site with out needing a database. In other words, it’s dead quick. You can also forgo a web server, and […]

4:29 pm

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers: News Releases

Cathy McMorris Rodgers to Deliver Republican Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON, DC– Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) will deliver the Republican Address to...

2:43 pm

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

templesmith: WIP #squidder #art #bieber

templesmith: WIP #squidder #art #bieber

1:50 pm

City of Coeur d'Alene Today

McEuen Park progress: Sidewalk completion work to start next week

As each week goes by, Front Avenue adjacent to the McEuen Park project in downtown Coeur d’Alene is looking more like a revitalized downtown street and less like a construction zone.Crews next week will begin pouring the last section of sidewalk on the north side of Front between Fifth and Sixth streets. The work is expected to take 2-3 weeks.…

1:35 pm

Spokane Watch: An Eye on Spokane City and County Politics

Medical Staff at Valley and Deaconess Hospital Concerned about the Quality of Patient Care

By Kevin Graman Nurses and other medical workers await a bargaining date for long-awaited contracts with the Deaconess Hospital, Spokane, Wa. and Valley Hospital, Spokane Valley, Wa.   Their key demand for more staffing to improve patient health and safety goes unanswered by the hospitals’ for-profit owner Community Health Systems Inc. Meanwhile, Service Employees International Union...Read the rest of this entryThe…

1:35 pm

Councilman Jon Snyder

Why I’m wearing my Korea National team soccer jersey today

It was a great week to celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and then this happened. The target of the hateful act was two Korean American sisters who are working their way through college at EWU. This sort of shameful racist act has no place in Spokane County–or anywhere. I went out [...]

1:30 pm

Inland Northwest Business Watch

Two new fitness businesses open in Spokane ( The Lab & The Union )

Given that losing weight is a common new years resolution, it's only fitting that 2 brand new business would open in Spokane to help people with that goal. Both are local businesses and both are now open, they are...The LabLocated at 208 W. Francis Ave. in North Spokane ( just west of N. Division ), The Lab is described as…

1:23 pm

Spokane Faith & Values

Encountering the unknown

I sit in meditation “I don’t know” my mantra Openness my only companion On this vast, limitless encounter The post Encountering the unknown appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

12:37 pm

DennisMansfield.com

From the past to (Back to) the Future: Location, location, location - split screen magic of then and now...and then by Herve Attia, Marty McFly.

This is a remarkable compilation of film to watch by Herve Attia. If you liked BTTF I, II, II - you will love this location review. It's then and now...and then. Den

12:10 pm

Cycling Spokane

Ben Burr Trail

From: Travis Nichols Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:55 AM To: John Speare Subject: Ben Burr Trail john, I don't know if you have been following or know about the proposed improvements to the Ben Burr Trail. I…

11:21 am

SRTC Transportation Blog

Your Cell Phone Could Alert Cars You're Walking Or Bicycling Nearby

Your cell phone could keep you safe from being hit by a car in the future when walking or bicycling. Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in Munich, Germany have developed technology that enables the computer system in cars to see the location of pedestrians and cyclists – even while they're not visible to the eye. Pedestrian’s and cyclist’s…

10:57 am

SRTC Transportation Blog

Adding Projects to the Transportation Improvement Program- What Do You Think?

It's that time again- we're looking for input on some items we're proposing to add to or change in the 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a document that identifies projects proposed to be undertaken or constructed during the upcoming four years. It includes project names and descriptions, the jurisdiction sponsoring them, funding attached to each project, and…

10:41 am

SRTC Transportation Blog

WSDOT Construction For Next Week

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements- Depending on weather, striping work may be underway with some intermittent lane restrictions near the Francis Avenue Bridge just east of Market Street. Market Street is running as single lanes in each direction through the Market/Francis intersection on the west half of Market Street. Francis Avenue is operating as single…

10:34 am

Spokane Faith & Values

BRIEF: Gonzaga “Jesuits and the Arts” Series continues with poetry events

Gonzaga University’s “Jesuits and the Arts” series continues Feb. 5-7 with a focus on literature, featuring Jesuit priest and poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889). The post BRIEF: Gonzaga “Jesuits and the Arts” Series continues with poetry events appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

9:49 am

Local 29

Gonzaga Area Apartment Fire

Incident #: 2014003923Date of Incident: 01/23/2014Issuing Officer: BC Dave Haworth Narrative: On Thursday, January 23, 2014, at approx 12:00 AM, the Spokane Fire Department dispatched 4 engines, 2 ladder companies, 1 heavy rescue, and 2 battalion chiefs to a reported structure fire at 902 E Boone, the Hamilton House Apartments. The caller stated…

8:21 am

Amongst Lovely Things

January Thoughts {a daybook}

Amazon links are affiliate links. If you click on them and buy something (anything!), I receive compensation from Amazon at no extra cost to you. I love it when you do that. :) So thank you!Outside my window...Tulip has become our resident meteorologist. Santa brought her The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting and she's been quite taken with it. Yesterday…

8:08 am

SpoCOOL

Introducing Nuclear #Spiceawar

It's like The Expendables of spicy food contests: the third chapter of Spiceavore is upon us, and ten contestants are coming out of retirement to consume ungodly amounts of spicy food, yet again. It is time for Nuclear #Spiceawar, and you are welcomed to witness the spectacle! When: Saturday, February 8th, 2:30pm. Where: Saranac, downtown. What: Four rounds of crazy spicy foods, leading…

8:07 am

Spokane Faith & Values

Green burials reflect a shift to care for the body and soul

(RNS) A green burial is a way to care for the Earth and answer to the part of the soul that recoils at the pomp of the average American funeral, and takes seriously the biblical reminder: “For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” The post Green burials reflect a shift to care for the body and soul appeared…

7:51 am

Spokane Faith & Values

POLL: Where do you stand on abortion?

This week marks the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which made abortions legal.The post POLL: Where do you stand on abortion? appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

7:51 am

Slight Detour

Just Thursday This and That

Well, it's lookin' like a blah Thursday out there, but maybe the sun will show up later today. Tom Sherry told us last night that we might see some precipitation early next week. By that time, the earth around here and the cars will need a good wash.Actually, my car could use that right now, but I…

7:00 am

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

freshest-tittymilk: kinvoya: truebluemeandyou: truebluemeandyo...

freshest-tittymilk: kinvoya: truebluemeandyou: truebluemeandyou: How to Answer the Top 35 Asked Interview Questions. Reblogging one of my most popular posts with clearer images. Go to the link for the highest resolution. How to Answer the Top 35 Asked Interview Questions from The Undercover Recruiter here. Posted for friends looking for jobs this summer. Unfortunately you may also be asked illegal questions and these are two pretty…

7:00 am

The Slipper Still Fits - All Posts

Gonzaga vs. San Diego 2014 game preview: The return of Gary Bell?

The Gonzaga guard is hinting at his return. There is only one story on Thursday night at 7 p.m. If Gary Bell is back in the lineup -- there is your narrative for the evening. If he isn't, well, I guess we can always fall back on the Billy Grier and Mark Few connection. The Bulldogs are coming off of middling results…

5:03 am

Bark: A Blog of Literature, Culture, and Art

money & beats & art

this past tuesday, beats music debuted.  if you haven’t heard of it, it’s a new streaming service being offered by a collective of pretty d*mn impressive people, including dr. dre, trent reznor, and jimmy iovine.  i did some searching around the internets and, near as i can tell, most of the media coverage around this […]

12:30 am

From a simple mind

Entertainment out my front window

This is why I love squirrels When there wasn't any snow on the ground, he buried some in several places in a small patch of grass. This is called his swing the feeder, hoping for seed to fall to the ground.. And when that fails, it is hold on with one foot, and grab what you can with…

11:06 pm

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

do you ever look back at your relationship with someone on the internet and just think oh my god...

do you ever look back at your relationship with someone on the internet and just think oh my god i’m so fucking glad i clicked follow they make my life so much better

9:23 pm

Jack Stephens' Geek Brochure

I am a Social Media Introvert

This weekend I listened to Hanselminutes #406, Discourse and The Art of Discussion with Jeff Atwood. Well, anyway, Jeff and Scott talked about what social network ninja they were. How their online families are closer than their “real” families. Since I have taken up Improv, I am less shy than I was before. I’ve learned to act extroverted, I…

9:05 pm

The Faithful Geek

For the love of adventure

Wanderlust is such a fun word. The strong desire to go somewhere, do something, to travel, to engage with differing cultures. See the world. Have an adventure.Over the past few years, I’ve developed a wanderlust that is largely unsated. There’s an urge to be somewhere other than here. I have previously expressed some of my hopes to travel, but most…

8:00 pm

BLTGD × BuiltGood

New Creature branding.

New Creature branding.

6:50 pm

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

lornacrowleys: when male human paladins start talking about lordaeron  Sometimes, you know, you...

lornacrowleys: when male human paladins start talking about lordaeron  Sometimes, you know, you just need a couple different perspectives, really.

6:32 pm

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

azurewhelp: narciii: atramedes: want to hear a scary story? Remember when it was 50? I did it...

azurewhelp: narciii: atramedes: want to hear a scary story? Remember when it was 50? I did it several times. When it was 50. narci we don’t talk about it being 50 we don’t talk about it being 50 anymore NO FUCK YOU YOU DO NOT GET THIS FUCK YOU THERE IS NO ACHIEVEMENT HERE THERE-IS-NO-ACHIEVEMENT-HERE NO NO NONONONONONOINONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO

5:38 pm

Greater Spokane Incorporated

Spokane in Olympia Day 1: Transportation and K-12 Education Take Center Stage

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The top two issues facing the Washington State Legislature were the main topics on the first day of Greater Spokane Incorporated’s (GSI) advocacy trip to Olympia on Wednesday. This trip is in conjunction with the Greater Spokane Valley and West Plains chambers of commerce. Eighty-nine area business, education and community leaders arrived in Olympia ready for three…

5:15 pm

Spokane Faith & Values

“The Shack” author to speak at Spokane church about loss and healing

William P. Young, author of the “The Shack,” said his Christian novel became a bestseller because everyone, in some way, can relate to loss.The post “The Shack” author to speak at Spokane church about loss and healing appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

5:12 pm

Collect

Instagram Roundup // January

Enough of this sitting around indoors business, in the Pacific Northwest our adrenaline rushes when the snow flies. Well, for some of us. And actually the snow hasn’t really been flying much. And it’s not like warm fireplaces and hot tea at the end of the day aren’t readily welcomed with open arms either, but [&hellip

4:01 pm

Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fitness, Nutrition and Health Advice

#268: What’s A Genotype, Substitutes For Foam Rolling, Are Multivitamins A Waste of Money And Much More!

Jan 22, 2014 Podcast: How To Understand Your Genotype, Are Multivitamins A Waste of Money, Should You Use Orthotics, How To Rebuild Nerves, How To Use Fermented Foods, and Substitutes For Foam... Get fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.

3:07 pm

Spokane Faith & Values

BRIEF: Sustainable Harvest founder to speak at Whitworth’s Great Decisions lecture

Florence Reed, Sustainable Harvest International founder and president and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, will give the first lecture of Whitworth’s 57th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre of Whitworth’s Weyerhaeuser Hall. The post BRIEF: Sustainable Harvest founder to speak at Whitworth’s Great Decisions lecture appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

1:56 pm

Dogwalk Musings

The Death Of The Middle East

If you've been watching the news you know the situation in the Middle East is dire. The new reports on the systematic torture and death of thousands of Syrians make my blood curdle. Even when the photographs are edited to make them less graphic.I've long ago quit worrying about our moral responsibility to put an end to the…

1:24 pm

Blog

What’s on My Desk? – Lisa Cargill

Lisa keeps this map visible at all times. It helps her from getting Washington’s counties mixed up! She uses the map to build programs and make media buys throughout the state. Lisa was a born communicator. Take this letter she wrote her parents when she was 11, trying to persuade them to let her have a hedgehog. The best part?…

12:00 pm

Inland Northwest Business Watch

Onegoodthread.com relocates, to open retail store in Downtown Spokane ( photo )

Another Spokane based e-commerce company is moving on up. This time it's onegoodthread.com , a online children's retailer who is moving into an official office for the first time after being a home based business for the last few years.Onegoodthread.com is an online boutique type retailer of children's clothing. The web site is a source for mid to high end…

11:42 am

SRTC Transportation Blog

SRTC's January Newsletter Has Super Powers

What does a Wonder Woman wannabe have to do with transportation planning in our area? Guess you'll have to read our January newsletter to find out. We wrapped 2013 up in a flurry of activity and things haven't slowed down. So what have we been working on? It's more like, what haven't we been working on! Things are hopping in…

11:33 am

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers: News Releases

McMorris Rodgers Opens New Office Location in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA, WA.– Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement...

10:21 am

The Slipper Still Fits - All Posts

Gary Bell injury: Guard primed for return against San Diego?

Demonstrating the power of language, one tweet by Gary Bell Jr. and all is right in Gonzaga land. Gary Bell Jr. tweeted that he is back, or roughly something along those lines, on Wednesday. Guess Who's Bizackkkkk...!!!! — Gary Bell Jr. (@GBell_5) January 22, 2014 The timing of the tweet corresponds with his medical schedule. As JIm Meehan with the Spokesman Review reported, Gary…

9:56 am

outside of the bubble

Charging problem Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Last year I bought Queenie a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and it's been problem free for a year. So this year I decided to get myself one and I bought the Tab 3. The new version. I took it out of the box and plugged in the charger. The screen sort of blinked a faint light then…

8:56 am

SRTC Transportation Blog

"School Bus Glossy Yellow" is the New Yellow

Slow day in committee? Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, yesterday proposed a colorful bill that would change Idaho's guidelines for school bus colors to match the federal standard.Idaho's current required color is "School Bus Chrome," while the federal standard is No. 595a, Color 13432, better known as "School Bus Glossy Yellow." Well duh, of course it is.Apparently choosing school bus…

8:23 am

SpoCOOL

Boiler Room

The Northside might not yet be a beacon of culinary delights, but signs of a turning tide are starting to show. A proper pizza place, for example, was needed -- particularly after Bennidito's closed its doors -- and newly opened Boiler Room has taken a good step toward covering that particular niche. This is not a bad spot at all; it…

8:22 am

Spokane Faith & Values

Celebrating Roe — A family tradition

Mary Wissink breezed through the door after school on Jan. 22, 1973, distracted with thoughts of cars and boys, until she noticed an unusual enthusiastic air about her mother. The post Celebrating Roe — A family tradition appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

8:04 am

Spokane Faith & Values

Walk for Life

Pastor Tim White delivers a “pro-flie report” at a Walk for Life Rally in SpokaneThe post Walk for Life appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

7:54 am

Slight Detour

January Sun Fun and a Selfie

Lots can be accomplished on a January day when the sun is shining and most of the ice has disappeared from main walking areas. One project yesterday involved brushes and horse hair---dirty, long horse hair on a white horse. Far from clean when it was over, Lily loved her attention and the small bite of grain that followed the…

7:38 am

The Wages of Wins Journal | The Wages of Wins Journal

Review of “15 Sports Myths and Why They’re Wrong”

Jill Harris reviews "15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong"

7:00 am

Writing North Idaho

The Value Of A Letter? Consider Martin Luther King & His Letter From Birmingham Jail

Alexandra Stoddard, in her book Gift Of A Letter, quotes Sir Walter Raleigh when she writes , The appeal of a study of the great letter writers, is that it introduces us not to literary works but rather to individuals, who satisfy our innate curiosity about other people's lives and emotions. Stoddard also…

5:41 am

The Vintage Bag Lady

Valentine Graphics for You

Valentine’s Day is not far off so I thought I had better share some graphics before it’s too late.…

2:52 am

Eighty Six the Poet

Cigar Sale Alert

I own too many cigars. I see deals all the time but can't justify buying them just because they're cheap. My humidor can't hold them and I only smoke about two a week these days. What I can do, however, is tip you off to the sales so they can make you happy.A year and a half…

12:30 am

From a simple mind

Bumming around....

This weekend the outlaws came to visit.So we bummed around.. first separately,(men /women) and then Monday together. Second hand stores are the main call of affairs.|Looking for Idaho goodies to sell in her Washingtonstore. So we made the rounds on Saturday and Sunday. Having lunch and the usual stuff... The guys went where guys go.. guns shops, hunting, fishing…

12:16 am

RV Wheel Life

Tim Shephard’s ‘Restoring a Dream’ Part 2 — Deciding to buy a vintage Airstream

In 2001 Tim Shephard, author of “Restoring a Dream: My Journey Restoring a Vintage Airstream“ and his wife, Debra, decided to purchase and restore a 23-foot 1971 Safari Airstream. They did not want to spend a lot of money buying a new trailer because they were not sure if they would enjoy the RV lifestyle, […]

10:35 pm

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

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worldof-warcraft: World of Warcraft - Warlock Ability by el-grimlock

8:31 pm

Shallow Cogitations

Legally Unsafe

State Senator Tracy Eide, 30th Legislative District, has submitted a bill to increase the penalties for using a personal wireless communications device while operating a motor vehicle. One proposed change concerns a definition of a violation. The current law states, "a person operating a moving vehicle while holding a personal wireless communications device to his or her ear". That would…

8:00 pm

BLTGD × BuiltGood

Essay typeface.

Essay typeface.

6:48 pm

Bark: A Blog of Literature, Culture, and Art

Does Ann Patchett Not Respect Non-Fiction?

In the “About the Book” postscript in her 2007 novel Run, Ann Patchett includes snippits from an interview with Jonathan Burnham (publisher of HarperCollins) Jonathan Burnham: Was the act of writing nonfiction at the same time interference, or did it help clarify things for you?  Or did it make no difference whatsoever? Ann Patchett: It really made […]

3:58 pm

Rings and Things

Lariat Round Up

I have been more and more drawn to Lariat style necklaces lately, and seeing lots of them pinned on pinterest.  This inspired me to create several lariat necklace tutorials for the Rings & Things gallery and to look to our other designer’s past contributions to this jewelry style. What is a lariat necklace? It is an […]

3:09 pm

SRTC Transportation Blog

U.S. Cities With the Most Car-Free Households

I've posted repeatedly on here about how less people are driving these days, or driving less miles when they do drive. New research from the University of Michigan suggests that we've reached, and are on the downhill side of, peak car ownership in the U.S.The rate of vehicle ownership has dropped from 2.07 vehicles in 2007 to 1.98. Why the…

3:08 pm

Spokanarama

Mt. Spokane in 3D and in my face.

Got work yesterday morning after a fairly busy night. Ran home. Sarah had everything packed for some cross-country skiing.It was very sunny on top. Down below was cloudy/foggy. These are some of those cross-eyed 3D pictures. Click on one and go for it. Yes, I believe this is my finger in the shot. I should do a review of…

2:00 pm

Dogwalk Musings

Of Facebook, Fans And Winning

Playoff Sunday in Seattle and San Francisco was certainly a surprise. When a trash talking player gets more press than post game disturbances, it's a refreshing change of pace. Dare I hope fans are finding visits to the emergency room or the pokey just aren't worth it and doesn't help the home team one bit?Maybe. Probably not.…

1:26 pm

Mr. Thompson's Writing and Homeroom

Untitled

Here is a list of links to the videos, articles, and webs we have used for our research as of Jan 21st:http://www.nwcn.com/lifestyles/Are-Chinese-Kids-Smarter-114046114.htmlhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/17/education-in-china-testing-diane-sawyer_n_785016.htmlhttp://on.aol.com/video/youve-got-amy-chua-517241675http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/31/opinion/bennett-china-us-schools/http://www.ivanwalsh.com/business-development/why-chinese-kids-are-smart-but-not-creative/http://www.greatschools.org/parenting/teaching-values/481-parenting-students-to-the-top.gs?page=all2 videos: http://www.pisaday.org/http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/03/american-students-fall-in-international-academic-tests-chinese-lead-the-pack_print.htmlhttp://www.usnews.com/education/articles/2008/01/30/comparing-american-students-with-those-in-china-and-indiahttp://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-pisa-test-results-20131209,0,329066,print.story

1:08 pm

Spokane Faith & Values

Introducing Ask An Ecumenical Catholic

Ecumenical Catholics live and celebrate the Catholic tradition in contemporary ways.The post Introducing Ask An Ecumenical Catholic appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

1:01 pm

Spokane Faith & Values

Study: Conservative Protestants’ divorce rates spread to their red state neighbors

(RNS) According to researchers, norms related to marriage and fertility that tend to be popular among conservative Protestants -- younger marriage, more kids, less higher education -- affect all people, no matter their personal religious affiliation. The post Study: Conservative Protestants’ divorce rates spread to their red state neighbors appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

1:00 pm

Brianne.

Baking Day

Of all the things I enjoy doing and consider myself skilled at, baking is probably the top of that list. Especially over the course of the last year, cupcakes have become kind of my “thing”, and it’s gotten to the point where my friends will wager cupcakes instead of money or humiliation in a bet. I took a few days…

12:25 pm

Paths I Have Not Known

Day in the Life 2014

A Day in the Life Post. 7:30 am   Phin and I wake up and play peekaboo with the blankets in bed for a while.  Josh is long gone and I can hear the big boys watching Magic School Bus. … Continue reading →

12:05 pm

Nicole's News Blag

I had a conversation on the subway

A voice reached out to me on the subway. I was nose deep in a book and sitting to my left, a middle-aged man with graying hair. He offered me a seat next to him at 14th & Union station a stop earlier. He may have called me sweetheart or something to that effect. I later caught him glancing down at…

11:50 am

Bark: A Blog of Literature, Culture, and Art

Five (Kinds Of) Fiction Books I’m Not Reading

When we entered 2014, I didn’t make any resolutions — at least not out loud. I did strengthened my resolve regarding healthy living and work/life balance, but who doesn’t reevaluate those things when they’re shoved in your face at the beginning of each year. It turns out the biggest decision I made was not what […]

11:47 am

SRTC Transportation Blog

Fine For Using Handheld Phone While Driving Could Double

The punishment for using a handheld phone while driving in Washington State could get tougher under a proposal introduced last week by a member of the Transportation Committee.Tracey Eide, D-Des Moines, suggested doubling fines for repeat offenders. The current penalty is $124 for first and all offenses. If caught using a handheld phone, it would also go on your driver's…

11:42 am

BLTGD × BuiltGood

Icebreaker teeth.

Icebreaker teeth.

10:14 am

City of Coeur d'Alene Today

One-block stretch of Mullan Avenue closed for street repairs

A sinkhole forming around a manhole on Mullan Avenue between Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets has forced the emergency closure of the road while city wastewater utility crews work to repair the problem.The street is expected to reopen by Wednesday morning. Meantime, detour signs have been placed to reroute traffic.

9:18 am

The Derby Diary

Wagons

You know it would be a lot easier to stay on the wagon if it actually hurt when you fell off of it. But it doesn’t hurt, when you fall off you land on a glorious (and might I add delicious) slice of pepperoni pizza, with an olive garden break stick for you to place […]

9:11 am

MaryJo McGraw

Gelli Plate update

There are days when I need some BRIGHT yellow.......after about a week of gray here in North Idaho ......So I add yellow to a gelli plate or two. with copics and pan pastelsI feel better now!

8:25 am

SRTC Transportation Blog

New Online Map Tracks State Transportation Spending

How much money would you guess is spent on transportation in Spokane County? Why guess when you can use a new tool that tells you? A new online map by the Washington State Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program and the Office of Financial Management has information on how much money is spent in each of the state's 39 counties and…

8:22 am

Spokane Faith & Values

So many misconceptions about Christianity

As a Christian, I am irritated by just about every misconception about us.The post So many misconceptions about Christianity appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

8:20 am

Spokane Faith & Values

All Christians aren’t these things

Christians are misogynist, greedy, conservative...The post All Christians aren’t these things appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

8:18 am

Spokane Faith & Values

That all Jews are…

That all Jews are pro-Israeli government and conceptualize themselves as the Chosen People. The post That all Jews are… appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

8:15 am

Spokane Faith & Values

Not all Lutherans are Midwesterners

Garrison Keillor.The post Not all Lutherans are Midwesterners appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

8:00 am

Slight Detour

Leave It to a Stink . . . .

I think I'm on to something that would work in any environment where some major project---usually of "round-to-it" variety needs to get done.A stink showed up in our garage about 2:32 p.m. Saturday afternoon. I could not decide if it smelled like rotten meat or spoiled food, but it sure did stink near the door leading to outside.That's near…

7:58 am

Spokane Faith & Values

Quote 012114

“Remembering King primarily for his struggle against segregation is to misremember him.” Matthew Rindge Stop celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.  The post Quote 012114 appeared first on Spokane Faith & Values.

7:36 am

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

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6:52 am

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

World of Warcraft, Eh? - The Priest Went Down to Kun-Lai

World of Warcraft, Eh? - The Priest Went Down to Kun-Lai: cowscratch: Only gamble when you know you’ll win, I guess…

6:49 am

Pretty Much Terrible All The Time

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baital: chalkandwater: Stoats playing. From Life (Episode 7: Hunters and Hunted, 2009) Q

12:30 am

From a simple mind

This is me.....

.I came across this picture recently.. and thoughtyes... This is me.. what I feel inside... I knowI blogged years ago.. how I always felt younger than what I am. Because of good gene's, I have been able to beyoung as I got older.. don't get me wrong.. as I have said in the past.. I am what I am..…

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