Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living #196 March 2022

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SOCIAL INFLUENCERS More Than Meets the Eye

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FIRST LOOK Lu’Tenant Cosmetics Spokane Tallied Lilacs & Lemons Influence Me Spokane Rising



Nest Build Your Oasis House Feature


Cannabis special section GreenLight Beauty & Wellness A-list Cannabis Shops




Adult Skate Night Lilac Lit Art & Words Soulful Living This is Dirt Datebook

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Dear reader, As of this writing, I am cautiously optimistic about the downward trend of COVID-19 infections and deaths paired with Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement ending the indoor mask mandate on March 21. So much can change between the time of the writing of this letter (February 20) and the magazine’s publication, that I was wary to introduce the subject. While I believe vigilance will remain important for some time, I can’t deny the feeling of weight lifting with the glimmer of potential and possibility. I apologize, but since I am an “on one hand” type of person, I do hear echoing the words—paraphrased, it’s been years—of one of my EWU MFA professors, who was ostensibly trying to provide guidance in character development, but inevitably depressing the entire class: Hope is the most dangerous human emotion. So, I’m living dangerously. One of the possibilities my friends and I have been discussing is indoor skating, especially because Pattison’s North has notably upped their game in recent months with a live DJ during adult skate nights. The prospect of that energy and freedom feels akin to a modern siren song. Should I or shouldn’t I? Maybe more importantly, will I always feel this dread attached to this type of decision-making? Adult skate night is even more relevant because this month’s issue contains a deeply affecting feature about roller skating, combining the history of roller skating in Spokane—a city lucky enough to boast two indoor roller rinks as well as roller derby leagues—roller skating in general, which has an important linkage with Black culture and history, as well as its rise in popularity in the LGBTQIA+ community because of its inclusive spirit and empowering nature. I hope you give Rachel Baker’s story a read. As a born-and-raised Spokanite, she weaves memories and nostalgia with cultural history. The opportunity to explore joy within in our history ought to be savored. I’m about to present an additional “on the other hand”: the twoyear anniversary of the pandemic’s start feels inescapable, and anniversaries have a way of not only bringing up granular details of “where I was” but also rushing emotions of our mindset and uncertainty, often intertwining the two. Like in dreams, this pairing has a way of presenting itself as painfully visceral. This anniversary is why I believe there is an urgency in reading Adriana Janovich’s “Lessons from a Pandemic Kitchen”. Though the focus is recounting her time lived without grocery stores while turning to local produce with a fervor, her article contains lessons that extend far beyond the kitchen. And, of course, it’s beautifully penned, which lends this opening. The feature is an excellent jumping-off point to reflect on what else we’ve learned. Lessons about how we work, what we buy. How much we need each other. Lessons about community and family, and how our fates and daily details are interlaced. 12


The pandemic exposed ugly truths we might rather forget as we inch toward our new normal. I’m going to suggest that these lessons will prove most essential, that turning away or facing directly will determine our becoming. Because we are becoming, for better or worse. The specific date you mark the beginning varies from person to person. Learning the virus had entered—and subsequently decimated—Washington nursing homes might be yours. The first of the restrictions or the introduction of Dr. Fauci. The first time someone you knew tested positive. The first time someone you knew died. For me, it was the day I left the SpokesmanReview and never returned. I remember my editors telling that it was important I leave earlier because I’m high risk. I remember thinking I would never again waltz into the office, flop down in the chair next to my favorite editor’s desk and proclaim, “Good morning, Jonathan Brunt!” and he would never again answer, “Good morning, Megan Rowe!” And we wouldn’t begin the morning discussing whatever bizarre news item had come across the national wires that I would need to edit and upload to the paper’s website. It sounds simple, but this was how I marked the beginning of most work days, and it was good. Only two other reporters were regularly present during that morning routine, and one will have left the Spokesman for a newspaper job elsewhere by the time this is published. So much change, and change is loss. He’s a great friend and journalist, this change will be deeply felt by many, myself included. The City of Spokane is poorer for the loss, and I don’t say that lightly. I remember thinking I would never come back to the paper, even though it was months later that I quit and began work with the magazine. I had a gut feeling, and my biggest loss with that departure after all things considered was the loss of my morning routine, which has never found a replacement. A terrible thing a friend once told me—again someone from EWU’s MFA creative writing program, what’s the deal there? Perhaps writers are depressives by nature, but I don’t think it needs to be that way—is that one day, your parent picks you up, puts you down, and never picks you up again. Oof. There was a day the pandemic signaled a change for you, and that bell will never be unrung. Now, it’s just up to us what we do with this new world, which could be full of possibility and potential, if we’re up to the challenge. Sincerely, Megan Louise

Doll Bradley created Lu'Tenant Cosmetics during the pandemic after soul-searching— and searching for the perfect lipstick.

by RILEY HAUN photography by SHYBEAST LLC


Spokane-based Lu’Tenant Cosmetics Aims to Bring Out the Lieutenant in All Of Us, One Lipstick at a Time

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FIRST LOOK/lu'tenant cosmetics

growing fanbase as “Soldiers to Beauty", and uses the symbol of the lieutenant to remind users that they all have that power within them.

DOLL BRADLEY doesn’t have time to reapply lipstick. Between working a full-time job as a

speech pathologist, being a single mom to two kids, and running a one-woman business, she rarely has a moment for a passing glance in a mirror. But anyone who knows Doll will tell you she never looks like she’s been nonstop hustling on little to no sleep, even when that’s been the case. At the end of a frenzied day, her lips are flawlessly lacquered with the matte, pink-toned nude shade she applied that morning, not a crack or a dry flake in sight. That’s exactly the kind of lasting power Doll set out to engineer when she started Lu’Tenent Cosmetics. Through her fledgling Spokane-based makeup line, Doll is aiming to bring a spark of inspiration and a touch of luxury to the everyday grind of busy people like her. By harnessing her drive to build a brand backed by her own values, Doll has finally found a lipstick that really makes her shine. In late 2019, long before anyone anticipated the stir-craziness that was to come, Doll says she experienced an awakening. She was struggling with depression, becoming disillusioned with her job, and felt ready for change. What that change would be, she had no clue, but Doll knew she’d hit rock bottom and the only way out was up. Keeping that spark burning quietly in the back of her mind, Doll pressed on until she and her family caught a nasty case of coronavirus in 2020. Doll was laid up for weeks, without a scrap of energy to spare for the cherished ritual of taking care of her skin. Her lips bore the brunt of the neglect—they cracked, split, and flaked terribly, Doll says, and not a single lip balm, scrub, or salve she tried would touch the problem, no matter how many online orders she placed. “I just didn’t find my niche for my tribe, nothing I felt attracted to,” Doll says. “There were all these different brands and packages and formulas, and I still didn’t find what I was looking for. So, I thought, well, maybe there’s other women that are looking for the same thing and it’s not out there. And I said, ‘Well, maybe this is something that I can do.’” Doll immediately set about reading up on the logistics of starting a business that could make that holy grail a reality, taking online lessons and making calls to experts while still laid up with Covid. By the time she recovered, she was researching manufacturers and ingredients, ordering formula samples and testing packaging. The wave of information, checklists and goals crashed hard over Doll, and there were plenty of times in the early stages where she just about gave up. She was still balancing a fulltime job and a family, and the tasks felt insurmountable when nagging feelings of self-doubt and fear resurfaced. But she pushed forward, and born from that constant struggle was the perfect name for her new dream: Lu’Tenant. Borrowing from her childhood in an Army family, Doll applied the ethics of perseverance and leadership in all its forms to her makeup line in the hopes of inspiring fellow lipstick lovers to take a little moment for luxury as the going gets tough. She refers to her small but



"What motivates me and what I hope will motivate other people is the constant recognition that you can do this,” Doll says. “It’s just this little tube of lipstick in your purse or a little lip scrub before bed, but I aim to increase the self-confidence and the tenacity to keep pushing, to keep going through life and hit those challenges—all while taking care, and doing self-care and self-love.”

The eight universal, vegan shades in Doll’s upcoming launch all bear militaryinspired names that Doll hopes will bring a little motivation to everyone who swipes them on, from the light brown shade Mission Forward to the true red Stronghearted. Doll’s personal favorite, and the collection’s signature shade, is a vivid neon pink, Lu’Tenent Kiantha, named for a hero and mentor of Doll’s, Spokane NAACP President and community activist, Kiantha Duncan. Doll plans to launch a variety of vegan lip balms, scrubs, and liners to complement the matte lipsticks and round out a full lip routine. Doll also plans to sell exclusively through the brand’s online store for the time being, but she has big dreams for Lu’Tenent. “In the next five years, I would love for Lu’Tenent to be a global voice for empowerment through beauty,” Doll says. “Something as simple as this tint can remind you that you are that lieutenant when you’re out here doing your thing at home, at work, in the community. That you deserve to feel beautiful, you deserve to be reminded that you got this in life, and something as little as lip balm or lipstick can really change your attitude.”



FIRST LOOK/spokane tallied

1,024 That’s how many cookie cutters owned by Jamie “The Cookie Lady” Roberts, the woman behind Three Birdies Bakery. One of her favorite unusual cookie cutters is the Golden Gate Bridge. follow her on instagram: @threebirdiesbakery


Team of Haystack Heights cohousers sharing tools in the community shop to drill drainage holes in the bokashi buckets they are using in the neighborhood.

That’s how many pounds of food waste Haystack Heights cohousers could turn into fertile soil every year. Did you know the average American household wastes about 250 pounds of edible food every year? Residents at the new Haystack Heights Cohousing community in the Perry District are taking a bite out of food waste by implementing a voluntary neighborhood-wide bokashi composting system. All food can be composted quickly in this small-scale anaerobic system.




The number of Little Free Libraries in Spokane, according to custom Google map made by retired librarian Wilma Flanagan, as first reported by KREM.



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by JORDAN BOZZI LILACS to the City of Spokane for how beautifully Sprague Street has evolved into a nice little pocket of Spokane. Growing up in the 90s, everyone would hear stories about the lower east side of Sprague being a high-crime area and where sex workers and serial killers roamed. Now, as I drive through on a sunny day through the same area, you can tell it has its own little charm going on—a far cry from what the area was once before. I know it’s not the first time this topic has been brought up, but, once again, congratulations, Spokane for making a place with a dark past have a bright future. LILACS to the Spokane park workers who continue to make our city look nice. It must be quite an undertaking to prepare for spring in a city that has as many beautiful, gigantic parks as Spokane does, but every year they make it seem effortless. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing our city in full bloom.

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Jordan Bozzi is the son of founder and co-founder Vincent and Emily Bozzi and is CEO/publisher for Bozzi Media. Jordan grew up in Spokane and graduated from Ferris and West Valley high schools. Some of Jordan’s hobbies include painting, traveling with friends, and designing clothing and jewelry. A resident of Spokane, Jordan's main focus is keeping his parents' dream alive.

LEMONS to the treatment of the homeless. I understand this is a touchy subject, but I think we can agree that the homelessness problem we have in our city has become steadily worse. It feels like during the holiday season people are much more inclined to help our homeless. Of course, this makes sense since it’s the season of giving, right? But what happens after New Year’s Day? This doesn’t go for everyone, but the attitude toward our homeless appears to do a 180. I have seen government workers pass out food and blankets to a homeless camp under the Maple Street bridge—which I applaud— but just last week, the same people who seemed to be helping were now tearing down everything and cleaning out the entire place. I’m not trying to take one side or the other, but I feel like if you are going to help someone, it shouldn’t just be around the holidays—be kind all year long. LEMONS to poor gun safety. The number of stories about shootouts, drive-by shootings, gang-related violence, and gun violence in general among the youth is horrendous. I understand purchasing a firearm legally and going through the proper regulations to obtain a CCW (Concealed Carry in Washington) permit so you can keep you and your family safe, but, all in all, it’s the responsibility of the gun owner to make sure all weapons are locked and stored safely. Sadly, at times it can be the parent’s gun that a kid will get ahold of because it’s the most convenient. It’s not guns that kill people but people who kill people. I advise anyone who is new to guns and considering purchasing a firearm to go through a firearms safety class, which they have available at Sharp Shooting Indoor Range & Gun Shop (509535-4444).





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FIRST LOOK/influence me

influenceme by ERIN PETERSON

Erin Peterson is an award-winning local influencer, podcaster, and digital strategy educator. If you want to learn more about the people making an impact right here in our community every day, give her a follow on Instagram at @spokane.guild or Spokane Guild on Facebook.


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Have you ever watched someone review something online and then immediately purchased it to try for yourself? Me, too. Just like you reach out to your friends for trusted recommendations, increasingly people are choosing to find and follow trusted voices online. Influencers can point you to fantastic new products, services, places to visit… you name it, social media marketing is playing a role in how consumers find and buy goods in the digital space. You want to know where to get an authentic Philly cheesesteak in Spokane? A great spot to find custom-fitted shoes? The best optometrist? Finding the answer to your question is no more than just a Google search away. In cities across the United States, local influencers have popped up to help create guides to a city’s food, shopping, beauty, wellness, and more. With followers in the thousands, tens of thousands, and even millions, there are people right here in Spokane who are making their personal brands go viral online, and you might be missing out. That’s where I come in. I’m a local influencer who has grown a platform that specializes in finding the people, places, and products that can make your life a little bit better—right here in Spokane. I started the Spokane Guild five years ago after struggling to find great local restaurants and decided to share what I found on social media. Since then, my combined audience has grown to over thirty thousand on four different platforms, I’ve expanded my coverage, and I'm continuing to grow the reach of my personal brand. The community that has developed 22


from sharing favorite destinations, events, restaurants, personal struggles, triumphs, and everything in-between has been a source of joy for me I never anticipated. I genuinely look forward to all the interactions I have with people both online and in-person (I can’t tell you how many times I get “recognized” when I am out and about—my husband laughs every time). Beyond sharing my own stories, I’ve been delighted by introducing others to people on social media who have impacted my life for the better and happen to be based in and around Spokane. I’m excited to share about these dynamic individuals in this monthly column and a complementary deep-dive on our award-winning podcast—Trending Spokane—that I co-host with Melissa Berry. I want to make you a true Spokane

insider, one story at a time. want to know before you took their word on it being a good deal? I definitely would. From Are you still not quite sure what posts to stories to reels, being honest and transparent about paid advertisements is Social an “influencer” even is? Social media Media 101. influencers are people who have established Now that the industry is more regulated, it is becoming an even more important part of authenticity and our economy. According to a Marketing Week report, about fiftycredibility in a nine percent of businesses plan to increase influencer marketing photo by Tanya Goodall Smith of Workstory Creative particular industry, budgets as businesses now earn over six dollars for every dollar and they have spent on influencer marketing. Moreover, the top ten percent a big audience earn more than twenty dollars on every dollar spent on working online that they with influencers. If you look closer at the influencer marketing can persuade. statistics, you will realize that the return on investment depends With online on several factors, including the platform and niche. reviews becoming It’s also growing as a part of our social fabric. Who you increasingly follow has become a banner representing your values. At unreliable with its best, social media can be an opportunity to give voice opinions that are to the marginalized, share vital information, and get some bought (without encouragement when you need it most. At its worst, it can lead disclosure), Google to heavy social stigma. These days, social consequences often searches providing originate in the digital interfaces we choose to interact with, unreliable rather than sewing circles and block parties. The crowd seems results, and more to police itself—penalizing posts that seem out of touch or information to derogatory with a litany of negative comments, followers lost, sift through than and even getting *gasp* 'cancelled'. Some efforts to this effect any other time, are more successful than others. It’s a jungle out there, and people are looking survival of the fittest applies. for trustworthy Social media influencers are here to stay, and I’m here to information. help you find and follow people who are bringing some muchThat begins with needed attention to topics that can help you improve the 47 relationships, and quality of your life. what could be a better place to casually learn about people than through their Instagram? With the advent of video “stories”, interactive features, and being able to direct-message anyone, anytime, we have never had more access to the lives of others—through the lens of what they choose to share. Influencers have gotten a bad rap—at times panned as a legion of self-absorbed, phone-obsessed millennials. A large reason for that is how this now booming industry was at the beginning of the popularity of social media. There was a time before the development of guidelines by the Federal Trade Commission where consumers had I want to make you a true no idea if an opinion was shared because someone paid them or if it was genuine, and one story at a time. people made thousands of dollars without disclosing the nature of their relationship. I mean, if someone was getting free or photo by Tanya Goodall Smith of Workstory Creative discounted products or services, would you

Spokane insider,



FIRST LOOK/spokane rising

spokanerising by ANTHONY GILL


Downtown Welcoming, Not Security Measures

In mid-February, the city began what it called a “test” of a new “health and safety

measure”—a set of two fences on each sidewalk underneath the Browne Street underpass. City leadership described it as a “way to make downtown a welcoming environment” by reducing the likelihood that people experiencing homelessness would camp along the sidewalk. Appropriately, the cage attracted ridicule and scorn on social media. Commentators noted the potential reduction in ADA-compliant access for wheelchair users, given that the width of the walkway appeared to be reduced to less than three feet. Some expressed that the reduced width and more enclosed space would make them feel less safe, particularly at night. Still others posted images showcasing the similarities between the new cage and a prison walkway. Many felt that this represented another attempt by city leadership to make life more difficult for people experiencing homelessness, especially given that the city’s press release acknowledged that the city still doesn’t have enough low-barrier overnight shelter space. Overall, not a good start for a “way to make downtown a welcoming environment”. Now, don’t get me wrong, we can absolutely do more to ensure that downtown feels safe, welcoming, and inclusive for everyone. But we need to do so in the right way, and that starts by remembering one fundamental truth: people make downtown welcoming, not security measures.



Anthony Gill is an economic development professional, graduate student, and founder of Spokane Rising, an urbanist blog focused on ways to make our city a better place to live.

What if we spent less time, money, and energy discouraging so-called bad actors, and more time, money, and energy encouraging more people of all walks of life to come downtown? With more people coming downtown for events, dining, catching a show, or socializing, our local small businesses would see increased revenue, allowing them to grow, maybe even by hiring more local workers. Our arts and culture scene would garner more patrons, allowing them to bring bigger, better acts to town or increase their programming to showcase local artists’ work. With increased activity downtown, our real estate community would probably see dollar signs in redeveloping more downtown properties that have stood vacant or served as empty parking lots. As this virtuous cycle continues, the City of Spokane would see increased sales and business and occupation tax revenue, allowing it to reinvest both in downtown and other areas of our city. And all the while, with more people of all walks of life coming downtown, a few so-called “bad actors” would be less likely to taint our experience. The city spent tens of thousands of dollars on the Browne Street underpass cage. The Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) intends to spend nearly one million dollars in 2022 on “clean and safe” programs, but only $120,000 on beautification and placemaking, only $105,000 on marketing, and only $15,000 on cultural events. Would we be worse off if we decided to spend more on the events, the activations, the marketing work to bring more people downtown, and less on “clean and safe” activities? I’d venture to guess that we’d be better off, especially if the shift was made in combination with the launch of a true lowbarrier shelter for people who need it. For downtown and for our city, I hope our leaders choose more often to focus on bringing more people downtown, rather than driving certain people out.

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he first time I put on roller skates as an adult was in 2018 at Pattison’s North, a roller rink in north Spokane. I remembered birthday parties at Roller Valley Skate Center in Spokane Valley in the early 2000s and wanted to relive the nostalgia with friends. Back then, it seemed effortless, as if I never had to learn in the first place. And back then, if you were cool, you wore rollerblades. This was different—back to quad skates. Four clunky wheels that give you a wider platform to stand on, but don’t allow you to maneuver and feign athleticism as easily as blades. As a kid, I remember jumping over cardboard boxes in my parents’ driveway like it was nothing. As an adult, I felt like a toddler learning to walk—but with much less



cartilage to take the brunt of the fall. My friends and I rolled off the iconic abstract, fluorescent roller rink carpeting and onto the glistening rink floor. Our cheeks were flushed, but it was impossible not to smile. It was embarrassing but fun. Fun in a genuinely silly, youthful way. As I stumbled around the rink, I was stunned to see people gliding backwards on their quad skates without lifting a foot. I had never thought of roller skating as something so smooth and cool. In my majority white, suburban upbringing, roller skating was relegated to birthday parties and Disney Channel child athlete movies. I had much to learn about the rich culture and history behind it all. My friends and I were terrible but hooked. It isn’t often that you feel such levity in adulthood, and we envied the skills of the experienced skaters that night.



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We took to the internet to learn more about skating and where we could buy our own pairs. What we didn’t realize at the time is that roller skating was building momentum towards a resurgence in popularity, partially ushered in by the market explosion of the bright, colorful Moxi roller skates sold out of Southern California and marketed primarily towards women and the LGBTQIA+ community. They sold skates for the outdoors. It had never occurred to me to take a quad skate out of the rink. This was the shiny, new side of skating that would explode in popularity in the coming years, especially with the onset of the pandemic when everyone was looking to explore a new outdoor hobby. After researching further on YouTube, I was able to find an entirely different skate culture. These videos featured packed adult skate nights with rinks full



of experienced skaters who all had their own style. This wasn’t about athleticism, really. This was about jam. Jam skating isn’t about skating around the rink as fast as you can. It’s about moving together as a community, enjoying music, linking arms, and feeling the unmatched joy of dancing on wheels. This was something I had never seen, but I knew it was connected to the magic I had felt watching the skaters at Pattison’s North. The reason I had never been exposed to this is because this side of skating is deeply rooted in Black culture, and that wasn’t something I was privy to as a white kid growing up in the majority white Spokane Valley. As a white adult, I had never learned about it because that side had been overshadowed until the recent roller skating resurgence began to take influence from the Black Lives Matter movement.

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This wasn’t about athleticism, really. This was about jam. Jam skating isn’t about skating around the rink as fast as you can. It’s about moving together as a community, enjoying music, linking arms, and feeling the unmatched joy of dancing on wheels.

So, I got the skates. Now I had to figure out what kind of skating I wanted to do. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are lucky to have it all when it comes to skating. I found a local chapter of Chicks in Bowls, a global organization that encourages skaters, especially female-identifying skaters, to take their quad skates to their local skate park. Skating on flat ground is one thing. Skating in a bowl or on an incline is a different experience of exhilarating terror and fun. Skating in parks is great, but you have to enjoy a hardy adrenaline rush. I’ve yet to try roller derby, but my respect runs deep for those willing to brave it. Nobody knows how to control themselves and stop on a dime like a derby skater. I found myself primarily drawn to the rink. It wasn’t until I watched the 2018 documentary United Skates that I realized two things. First—how



incredibly fortunate Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are to have not one, but multiple rinks to enjoy. Second—how vitally important skate rinks have been to Black American communities. Even in Spokane, Pattison’s North is one of the most racially diverse places you can visit. All this to say, skating has become one of the biggest joys in my life. As an adult, it teaches you how to not be so terrified of falling and looking like an idiot. As a woman, it encourages you to be out in the world taking up space. As a human, it brings you together with so many different people all in the spirit of having the most earnest and fun time possible. If you haven’t tried it yet, Eastern Washington and North Idaho are surprisingly amazing places to give it a spin.



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lilac lit by REBECCA GONSHAK

Rebecca Gonshak is a Spokane-based fiction writer, essayist, and playwright. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction from Eastern Washington University. Her work has been published in Prairie Schooner, The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought, The Swamp, and Alien Magazine. Her one-minute play, "First Trip," was performed during Stage Left’s Fast and Furious Festival 2020. Her flash fiction piece “Hypnosis” was selected for the Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions 2021.

MARCH IS NATIONAL SMALL PRESS MONTH. In recent years, the major publishing houses have consolidated into what’s known as the big five: Penguin/Random House, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Hachette Book Group, and Macmillan, but there are hundreds of smaller, independent presses putting out great books each year, including some of the best new poetry, experimental works, and books in translation. This month, I want to feature two of my favorite small presses: Scablands Books and Two Dollar Radio. Scablands Books is a Spokane-based boutique press founded by Sharma Shields, author of The Cassandra and The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac. They specialize in “strange, smart, innovative writing,” according to their website, and primarily publish authors from the Inland Northwest. Two Dollar Radio was founded by a husband-and-wife team in Columbus, Ohio, in 2005. On their website, they write that their books are for the “disillusioned and disaffected, the adventurous and independent spirits who thirst for more.” Two Dollar Radio published one of my very favorite books of the past few years, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, a gorgeous essay collection on music and American culture by Hanif Abdurraqib. Here are two more books I cherish from these great independent presses.

Evergreen: Grim Tales and Verses from the Gloomy Northwest Ed. by Sharma Shields & Maya Jewell Zeller, published by Scabland Books Some of the stories, essays, and poems in this anthology reminded me of fairy tales—the old-school Brothers Grimm kind with plenty of murder, mutilation, and a general undercurrent of dread. In “Digging,” by Erin Pringle, a brother and sister dig up the bodies of their dead siblings and dress them in the living children’s clothes. In “A Real Man” by Alexander Ortega, a young boy is kidnapped by the Coco Man—a monster who delivers bad children to the Devil. Other pieces are grounded in realism but are still informed by mythology—by the stories the writers were told as children 34


and never forgot—like “Coyote Story,” by CMarie Furhman, an essay about finding a coyote caught in a trap and shooting it to end its suffering. When she encounters the coyote, Furhman thinks about all the coyote stories she’d been taught by her Native American elders. Coyote as trickster. Coyote as protector. “Coyote made human.” The anthology is, as the title suggests, grim. Shields writes in the introduction that she can’t help being drawn to the “literature of despair.” But Maya Jewell Zeller, also in the introduction, complicates this despair, writing, “There is hope, and hope comes in literature, in telling the stories, as in the ongoingness of an evergreen tree: That which survives the drought and the cold and the heat and the drenching rain…and remains green.”

Virtuoso by Yelena Moskovich, published by Two Dollar Radio Virtuoso opens with a mystery. A woman is dead. But who is she? From there, the novel takes you many places you wouldn’t expect. To Prague, Paris, and Milwaukee. Into online chat rooms and mysterious bars and dreams. The Guardian’s review of Virtuoso notes that the book contains a “hint of [David] Lynch,” and it certainly does. Not the least in its depiction of the Blue Angel, a bar in Paris where most of the characters end up at some point, where all the decor is blue, the music is always sad, and the rules of reality seem to bend. The heart of the book is the friendship between Jana and Zorka, two girls growing up in Prague at the end of the Soviet era. Jana is scholarly and serious, spending all her free time studying foreign languages. As an adult, she becomes a translator. Zorka is a strange, uncouth rebel who picks her nose and chastises Jana for not being more revolutionary. Meanwhile, in Paris, a teenage girl named Aimée goes to a lesbian bar and falls in love with Dominique, a charming older actress who is unsatisfied with her career. I didn’t know what to expect when I started Virtuoso. I don’t think anyone could expect this intricate, weird plot, this beautiful language, the odd and fascinating character of Zorka, who seems to exist on a different wavelength from everyone else and says surprising, profound things like, “I don’t know what to do with History, the big one that belongs to all of us and my small one, like a keychain.” This is one theme of the book: how people carry the burden of their capital-H History and their smaller, personal histories throughout their lives. Moskovich came to the US with her family as a Jewish refugee from Ukraine, so she understands this well. But History haunts all of us, and we’re all trying to figure out what to do with it. MARCH 2022 / BOZZIMEDIA.com


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art by MEGAN PERKINS Megan Perkins uses her brush to capture the spirit of Spokane places and events, exploring her hometown with paint and love. Follow her adventures on Instagram @artistseyeonspokane, Facebook, and meganperkinsart.com.

WHAT SHE’S AFRAID OF by JANELLE CORDERO It’s evening, late sun turning everything gold—even the dusty old Ford in the driveway. A woman sits on her front porch and smokes. A television sitcom plays in her living room, and she can hear the laugh track through the open window behind her. Her husband had a heart attack a week ago, and he’s still in the hospital waiting for surgery. She visits him every day, and he tells her he’s afraid of being cut open. His hands shake all the time now, and he can’t keep down his meals of rice and chicken and Jell-O. Hospital beds can make anyone look small. She thinks he’s dying but won’t say it out loud for fear it’ll come true. She drives home at night to feed the dogs, smoke, watch television, sleep. But she’s having a hard time deciding which world is more real: the hospital or everything outside of the hospital. For now she’ll just keep working at one cigarette after another as the sun sets behind the mountains. Soon stars will appear and recorded laughter that has nothing to do with her will keep punching through the calm quiet night. The world will go on, in other words, which is exactly what she’s afraid of. Janelle Cordero is an interdisciplinary artist and educator living in Spokane. Her writing has been published in dozens of literary journals, including Harpur Palate, Hobart, and North Dakota Quarterly, while her paintings have been featured in venues throughout the Pacific Northwest. Janelle is the author of four books of poetry: Impossible Years (V.A. Press, 2022), Many Types of Wildflowers (V.A. Press, 2020), Woke to Birds (V.A. Press, 2019), and Two Cups of Tomatoes (P.W.P. Press, 2015). Stay connected with Janelle’s work at janellecordero.com. 36




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Soulful LIVING Truth Lights the Way

THE PATH to Soulful Living is lit by truth. Understanding that our

ability to be our best selves and live our best lives is tethered to our ability to speak, accept, and respond to truth. It is as simple as understanding that the way we go to bed dictates the way we wake up. Most of us crave a good night’s rest. I believe it is safe to say that most of our days are filled with deadlines, projects, and little fires everywhere. On nights when we have had a particularly rough day, falling asleep can feel like an insurmountable mountain. Our nightly wind down starts with our minds racing and replaying the things that happened or did not happen that day. We process all that may have worried or challenged us that day. Doing so requires us to bring those thoughts, experiences, and the feelings that accompany them back to the forefront of our minds in a playback sequence. After going over the things that may have been distressing about our day, we then do our best to go to bed and have a decent night’s sleep—often in hopes of a better day tomorrow. Most of the time, like clockwork, we wake up either exhausted or to the frequent reality that we’ve somehow had a rough night’s sleep after having had a rough day. It is not until we understand that by choosing to replay all the stressors of the day, we invite a night full of those same feelings we experienced during the day, and that is the cause for our rough night. To change a behavior, we first must accept in truth the why behind our restless night. Our lack of rest had nothing to do with the things that happened in our day but instead, had everything to do with how we chose to process and replay the feelings associated with our day right before trying to rest. Getting to that understanding can take a while because we must first accept and acknowledge that we cannot place the blame for our lack of restful sleep on anything external—not even having had a rough day. The truth is, the culprit responsible for us not getting a good night’s rest is the developed bad habit of replaying our issues in our minds before trying to sleep.



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When we understand a new truth about ourselves, we then have a choice as to how we will respond. When we respond to truth in truth, we can make better and different choices. Soulful Living is the reward for choosing to do differently because we know differently. Soulfully Yours, Kiantha

by KIANTHA DUNCAN, Soulful Leadership Architect Kiantha Duncan is a lover of conversations, dinner parties, and mankind. As the woman behind “Conversations with Kiantha,” her passion is derived from helping others actualize their potential through conversations and the art of storytelling. She understands how one’s story can be a place for healing, finding common ground, and actualizing one’s full potential.

Vida CONMOVEDORA La verdad ilumina el camino

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verdad. Comprender que nuestra capacidad de ser lo mejor de nosotros mismos y vivir nuestras mejores vidas está ligada a nuestra capacidad de hablar, aceptar y responder a la verdad. Es tan simple como entender que la forma en que nos acostamos para ir a dormir dicta la forma en que nos despertamos. La mayoría de nosotros anhelamos una buena noche de descanso. Creo que es seguro decir que la mayoría de nuestros días están llenos de fines de plazos, proyectos y pequeños incendios por todas partes. En las noches en las que hemos tenido un día especialmente duro, conciliar el sueño puede parecer una montaña infranqueable. Nuestro descanso nocturno comienza con nuestras mentes aceleradas y reproduciendo las cosas que sucedieron o no sucedieron ese día. Procesamos todo lo que nos pudo haber preocupado o desafiado ese día. Hacerlo requiere que traigamos esos pensamientos, experiencias y sentimientos que los acompañan al frente de nuestras mentes en la secuencia de reproducción. Después de repasar las cosas que pueden haber sido angustiosas en nuestro día, hacemos todo lo posible para irnos a la cama y tener una noche para reparar el sueño. A menudo con la esperanza de un mejor día mañana. La mayoría de las veces, como un reloj, nos despertamos exhaustos o con la frecuente realidad de que de alguna manera hemos tenido una mala noche de sueño después de haber tenido un día difícil. No es hasta que comprendemos que al elegir

reproducir todos los factores estresantes del día, invitamos a una noche llena de esos mismos sentimientos que experimentamos durante el día y esa es la causa de nuestra mala noche. Para cambiar un comportamiento, primero debemos aceptar en verdad el por qué y que hay detrás de nuestras noches inquietas. Nuestra falta de descanso no tuvo nada que ver con las cosas que sucedieron en nuestro día, sino que tuvo mucho que ver la forma en que elegimos procesar y reproducir los sentimientos asociados con nuestro día, justo antes de intentar descansar. Llegar a esa comprensión puede llevar un tiempo porque primero debemos aceptar y reconocer que no podemos culpar a nada externo por nuestra falta de sueño y descanso, ni siquiera el haber tenido un día difícil. La verdad es que el culpable de que no descansemos bien por las noches es el mal hábito desarrollado de reproducir nuestros problemas en nuestra mente antes de intentar dormir. Cuando entendemos una verdad nueva sobre nosotros mismos, entonces tenemos la opción de cómo responder. Cuando respondemos a la verdad con la verdad, podemos tomar decisiones mejores y diferentes. Soulful Living es la recompensa por elegir hacer cosas de manera diferente porque sabemos hacer cosas de manera. Sinceramente tuyo, Kiantha




thisisdirt by Amber Jensen

Amber Jensen is a fiction and non-fiction author, storyteller, and naturalist who specializes in pieces that highlight the human condition as related to the natural world. She hails from small town Idaho and makes her home on a piece of land in Eastern Washington with her adventure-seeking husband and four wild children.

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The skin on my thighs feels tight as I climb into the tub. Bending my knees makes my calves a calories-in calories-out game. It’s often feel as though they’ve split open at the stretch points. I’ve put on weight. a softening of the way I hold myself in Weight. That’s a funny concept at the moment—only funny because if I don’t find humor, proximity to health. It’s succumbing to the I might cry or break down or worse, be mean and self-deprecating. trials and tribulations around me. It’s eating As I lower myself into the steaming water, heavy with emotions that keep a cookie every time I get up to let the bubbling from the seemingly endless well within me, I pause and think, I need dog out at night because I feel This to get a handle on this. I need to let go and allow space for my own health to show sad about a death or a birth or up. I’ve got to act. But first, this bath. not honoring my word to go-around, The Epsom salt does what Epsom salt does, and I melt into the myself. It compounds and I have no shame bubbles and sloshing water. There’s nothing wrong with where I am, builds and then I bob in about where my body but I can’t stop from wondering how many others feel crushed by their the bathtub wondering is. As I slosh my pretend how the world got so body’s weight when all their bodies want is to be seen and their hearts heard. mermaid tail, I consider heavy it hangs off my The weight isn’t really fat. It’s not. At least not in the way it exists as bones. the weight of why I float in the tub. It’s compounding choices to eat instead of addressing I once had a friend and how I got an issue. It’s avoiding a news conference during a pandemic, so the next who would do weight loss here. worst thing doesn’t have to be real. It’s the desire to feel safe when nothing else challenges with me. When one appears to be working out. It’s seeking carnal comfort over and over until it stops of us failed, we would have to pay the being comfortable. other person $100. It seemed like a healthy Some people wear their cares when things get tough. I happen to be one of those people. competition at the time, but now I just Since twenty, I have been on every diet there is, and at thirty-eight I realize it’s not always want to hug both of those women. I was 40



once paid for her eating chicken wings. The weight of that is worse than fat to me. It’s worse than calorie counting and worse than buying a size up. It reeks of shame. This go-around, I have no shame about where my body is. As I slosh my pretend mermaid tail, I consider the weight of why and how I got here. A family trauma, a surgery, a pandemic, the death of my dad, the death of two close family members, participating in the pandemic by catching it twice. I consider that these are all easily made excuses. These are all reasons which can be refuted. And yet, there they are in all the bits and bites taken to numb the pain of reality now stuffed under my tightly stretched skin. There they are. The weight of why: Why me. Why you. Why us. Why now. Why later. Why not. A sense of pride rolls over me and my face flushes. A growing light of gratitude for a body willing to put up with my existential crisis propaganda over and over swells in my chest. Tough love isn’t what my body needs. It doesn’t need a personal trainer or a nutritionist. It doesn’t need therapy or supplements. What my body and soul need at this moment, what so many others need as we carry this burden, is to release the weight of why. The need to build a ball of meaning in our guts. To eat meaning and wear it. The release of all that might have been and the acceptance of right now. If that is possible, then also forgiveness for holding onto the why and the weight and the desire to stay in one place long enough to catch our bearings. That, too. And gratitude sprinkled with deep compassion for brave souls who cloak their bodies in soft armor to face the day, hidden and sad. Not every pound is why, but most of mine are. When I release the burden of expectation and worry for the future, the inches of why come off. Again, why becomes curiosity. Why loses its weight.


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datebook ART THROUGH AUGUST 2022: Awakenings: Traditional Canoes and Call the Salmon Home The MAC, in collaboration with the United Tribes of the Upper Columbia (UCUT) tells the story of the annual Columbia River Canoe Journey—from the purchase of old growth cedar logs and carving the dugouts to the annual launch and landing at Kettle Falls— through contemporary and historic canoes supported by the words of those who have experienced it. Museum of Arts and Culture. 2316 W. First Ave. northwestmuseum.org. THROUGH MAY 2022: Golden Harvest: Flour Sacks From the Permanent Collection The MAC’s collection of cloth flour sacks offers a unique window into the early development of eastern Washington’s wheat industry, which today contributes billions of dollars to the state’s economy. The sacks are also a tangible reminder of the mills that played a critical role in Spokane’s early growth. These graphically striking cloth sacks date primarily from the first half of the 20th century, and most are in pristine condition.


Black Violin Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom,” to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. foxtheaterspokane.org.




Disney Princess: The Concert For generations, Disney’s Princesses have enchanted us with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to our lives. For the first time in forever, that beloved music will be celebrated in Disney Princess – The Concert. “Be our guest” as a quartet of Broadway, Disney Channel, and animated film icons celebrate all the Disney Princesses in an unforgettable evening of songs, animation, and stories. Dress up in your best royal attire and get ready for an unforgettable evening at Disney Princess – The Concert, presented by Pandora Jewelry. First Interstate Center for the Arts. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. firstinterstatecenter.org.


National Geographic Live: Untamed Filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade believes animals saved his life—and he wants to return the favor. Raised in poverty, surrounded by addiction and abuse, he felt voiceless. He related to animals, because they too were voiceless, and he fell in love with photography as a way to tell their stories. In this presentation, DeAndrade will talk about finding your passion in life and living it with intent. Along the way, he’ll bring you face to face with lions, sharks, snakes, jaguars, jumping spiders, whales, and one of the rarest animals in the world—a hawk moth caterpillar that resembles a venomous snake. Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. foxtheaterspokane.org.

Several vintage objects made from recycled flour sacks, including a rare dress from the 1880s, will also be on display, as well as art and images from the MAC’s permanent collection. Museum of Arts and Culture. 2316 W. First Ave. northwestmuseum.org. MARCH 4: First Friday First Friday is designed to showcase the downtown art and retail scene. Downtown retailers and restaurants feature artists, musicians, specialty food and beverage as a special promotion on the first Friday of each month. Try Elemental: Art by Rosemary Barile, Karen Mobley, and Deb Sheldon from 5-8 p.m. Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.

EVENTS MARCH 4: Baby Shark Live: 2022 Splash Tour Splash along with Baby Shark and Pinkfong as they journey into the sea to sing and dance through some of your favorite songs in Baby Shark Live! This one-of-a-kind immersive experience will have fans of all ages dancing in the aisles as they join Baby Shark and


Campbell House Dark History Tours This new Campbell House guided tour series brings a unique look at strange details and unconventional stories surrounding Spokane’s wealthy mining mogul Amasa Campbell, his wife Grace, and their daughter Helen. Join Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture after hours for a gossip-filled social call to Campbell House exploring historical connections to misfortune, controversy, and persistent rumors. The Campbell House. 2316 W. 1st Ave. northwestmuseum.org.




friends for exciting adventures into the jungle and under the sea to explore shapes, colors, numbers and so much more! Some of the hit songs in this dazzling kids spectacular include “Baby Shark,” “Five Little Monkeys,” “Wheels On The Bus,” “Jungle Boogie,” and “Monkey Banana Dance”. First Interstate Center for the Arts. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. firstinterstatecenter.org/

MUSIC MARCH 5-6: Spokane Symphony Masterworks 6: The Genesis of the SSO Celebrate last year’s 75th anniversary of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra (SSO) by experiencing some of the music performed during the orchestra’s early history. We start with the very first notes ever played by the SSO: Gluck’s Overture to Iphigenie in Aulis. Spokane’s own Archie Chen plays Robert Schumann’s soulful Piano Concerto, and we revive an early commission from composer George Frederick McKay, whose music captures the spirit of the American Northwest. Like McKay, Dvořák was influenced by the music of his native land. His Eighth symphony is inspired by jaunty Bohemian folk tunes, making it one of the cheeriest symphonies in the repertoire. Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. foxtheaterspokane.org.

MARCH 9-27:

Wicked Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin— smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” First Interstate Center for the Arts. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. firstinterstatecenter.org.



MARCH 7: Straight No Chaser If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase and a long list of accomplishments. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor. Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. foxtheaterspokane. org. MARCH 20: Spokane Youth Symphony: Rejoice in Artistry The 2021-2022 season marks more than seven decades that the Spokane Youth Symphony has provided exemplary orchestral education for the youth of the Inland Northwest. Each concert includes performances by all four orchestras of the Spokane Youth Symphony. Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. foxtheaterspokane.org.


Shamrock Shuffle Join Negative Split for a lucky 7-miler or 5k. Chase down the leprechaun on our never-been-done-before course through a combination of city streets and downtown pathways. Register at: nsplit. com/ or runsignup.com/Race/WA/Spokane/ ShamrockShuffle22.

MARCH 25: “Season in the Spotlight” with James Tormé As part of Gonzaga University’s “Season in the Spotlight” series, singer James Tormé— son of pop-jazz great Mel Tormé, also known as “The Velvet Fog”—will offer a concert that will appeal to audiences young and old, combining old-school jazz influences with new American twists on jazz and pop. The Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center. 211 E. Desmet Ave. gonzaga.edu.

ACTIVE APRIL 3: Hauser Lake 5K/10K Icebreaker Run 2022 Always a favorite, this annual 5k/10k Run around beautiful Hauser Lake welcomes walkers and dogs as well, as long as you start at the back of the pack. Same day registration begins at 8:00 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m. sharp. This fast course is one of the most gorgeous you will ever have the pleasure of experiencing and benefits Double J Dog Ranch, a 501c3 sanctuary and rescue for dogs with special needs. The 10k course is a Bloomsday Second Seed Qualifier and USA Track & Field Certified. Medal ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in the park, and there are finisher medals for everyone. facebook.com/ hauserlake10kicebreakerrun.


Carmina Burana Between its explosive opening and sublime melodies, Carmina Burana shifts between huge forces and a single voice juxtaposing majesty and intimacy with ease. Based on 24 poems from the medieval collection of the same name, the work explores life’s delights, unpredictability, and excesses. Don’t miss this unforgettable concert as the Spokane Symphony orchestra, a full choir and powerful soloists take you on a spectacular journey. Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. foxtheaterspokane.org.

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e at Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine understand how difficult it can be to make health care choices. An informed decision should always prevail, and so we wanted to make it easy for our readers to access information about the doctors in our area. In that effort, we are publishing the Castle Connolly Top Doctors list. To learn more about how they determined who made the cut, read their statement below. Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a healthcare research company and the official source for Top Doctors for the past twenty-five years. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening, and selection process, under the direction of an MD, involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional and community hospitals all across the nation. The online nominations process—located at castleconnolly.com/nominations—is open to all licensed physicians in America who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians is, in their opinion, among the best in their region in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Once nominated, Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follow a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. The result—we identify the top doctors in America and provide you, the consumer, with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in our paperback guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features and online directories. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s “Top Doctors” feature also appear online at castleconnolly.com, or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online on other sites and/or in print. Castle Connolly was acquired by Everyday Health Group (EHG), one of the world’s most prominent digital healthcare companies, in late 2018. EHG, a recognized leader in patient and provider education, attracts an engaged audience of over fifty-three million health consumers and over 780,000 U.S. practicing physicians and clinicians to its premier health and wellness websites. EHG combines social listening data and analytics expertise to deliver highly personalized healthcare consumer content and effective patient engagement solutions. EHG’s vision is to drive better clinical and health outcomes through decision-making informed by highly relevant data and analytics. Healthcare professionals and consumers are empowered with trusted content and services through the Everyday Health Group’s flagship brands including Everyday Health®, What to Expect®, MedPage Today®, Health eCareers®, PRIME® Education and our exclusive partnership with MayoClinic.org® and The Mayo Clinic Diet.® Everyday Health Group is a division of J2 Global Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), and is headquartered in New York City.



HEALTH BEAT/top doctors ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY Kerry L. Drain Spokane Allergy & Asthma Clinic 508 W. 6th Ave., Suite 303 (509) 747-1624

Pierre P. Leimgruber The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center 507 S. Washington St., Suite 170 (509) 747-8000

Steven M. Kernerman Spokane Allergy & Asthma Clinic 508 W. 6th Ave., Suite 303 (509) 747-1624

Jeremy R. Nicolarsen Providence Center for Congenital Heart Disease 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite 4300E (509) 474-6707

Ritu Pabby Advanced Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 12615 E. Mission Ave., Suite 300 Spokane Valley (509) 960-5520

Michael P. Williams Kootenai Heart Clinics 700 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 320 Coeur d’Alene (208) 625-5250



Michael A. Kwasman Providence Spokane Cardiology 212 E. Central Ave., Suite 240 (509) 455-8820

Tara-Willow Ferren James Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464

Timothy J. Lessmeier Kootenai Heart Clinics 700 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 320 Coeur d’Alene (208) 625-5250


Gerhard Muelheims Providence Spokane Cardiology 62 W. 7th Ave., Suite 450 (509) 455-8820

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Andrew J. Boulet Providence Spokane Cardiology 62 W. 7th Ave., Suite 450 (509) 455-8820 Janice Christensen Providence Spokane Cardiology 62 West 7th Ave., Suite 232 (509) 455-8820 Bryan Fuhs Providence Spokane Cardiology 62 West 7th Ave., Suite 232 (509) 455-8820 Darren C. Hollenbaugh Providence Spokane Cardiology 16528 E. Desmet Court, Suite B3200 Spokane Valley (509) 455-8820

Gregory P. MacDonald Providence Child Neurology 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite 4200 (509) 474-5440

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY Dara H. Christante Columbia Surgical Specialists 217 W. Cataldo Ave. (509) 747-6194 Shane M. McNevin Columbia Surgical Specialists 217 W. Cataldo Ave. (509) 747-6194

DERMATOLOGY Cameron D. Chesnut Clinic 5C 510 S. Cowley St. (509) 252-1299 Andrea Mead Dominey Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery 1700 W. Riverstone Drive, Coeur d’Alene (509) 456-7414

Down to their innate molecular core, cancer cells are hyperactive, survival-endowed, scrappy, fecund, inventive copies of ourselves. — Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer



Hilary H. Hill North Idaho Dermatology 2199 N. Merritt Creek Loop, Coeur d’Alene (208) 665-7546 Benjamin Hsu Northwest Dermatology 757 E. Holland Ave. (509) 444-6367 Benjamin C. Ringger North Idaho Dermatology 2199 N. Merritt Creek Loop, Coeur d’Alene (208) 665-7546

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY Casey J. Fatz Kootenai Imaging 700 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 175 Coeur d’Alene (208) 625-6300 Brian J. McNamee Kootenai Imaging 700 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 175 Coeur d’Alene (208) 625-6300

ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES & METABOLISM Adam Lyko Selkirk Endocrinology 1125 E. Polston Ave., Suite B, Post Falls (208) 758-0075 Maria R. Rodebaugh Kootenai Clinic Diabetes and Endocrinology 1919 Lincoln Way, Suite 211, Coeur d’Alene (208) 625-5500

FAMILY MEDICINE Ronda Beckner Kaiser Permanente Washington 546 N. Jefferson Lane, Suite 200 (509) 625-3700 Fredrick Brooking Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464 Erin Church MultiCare Rockwood Clinic - Quail Run 2214 E. 29th Ave. (509) 755-5250 Darin P. Eckert MultiCare Rockwood Clinic - Quail Run 2214 E. 29th Ave. (509) 755-5250



HEALTH BEAT/top doctors

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. — Hippocrates

Adam Sanborn Kaiser Permanente Washington 546 N. Jefferson Lane, Suite 200 (509) 625-3700


William G. Sayres Kaiser Permanente Washington 4102 S. Regal St., Suite 101 (509) 535-2277

Debra R. Gore Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464

Trent Shino Kaiser Permanente Washington 546 N. Jefferson Lane, Suite 200 (509) 625-3700

Basil Manly Griffin MDVIP 23 E. Crawford Ave., Deer Park (509) 276-2554

Michael Sikora Kaiser Permanente Washington 6002 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 482-4402

Clinton T. Hauxwell MultiCare Rockwood Clinic - Quail Run 2214 E. 29th Ave. (509) 755-5250

Matthew Vernon MultiCare Rockwood Clinic - Quail Run 2214 E. 29th Ave. (509) 755-5250

Cher A. Jacobsen 185 W. 4th Ave., Suite B, Post Falls (208) 773-1592

Norma Villarreal MultiCare Rockwood Clinic - Quail Run 2214 E. 29th Ave. (509) 755-5250

Trace Julsen MultiCare Rockwood Clinic - Quail Run 2214 E. 29th Ave. (509) 755-5250 Liam Lunstrum CHAS Health 914 W. Carlisle Ave. (509) 444-8200 Angelica Macias Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464 John McCarthy The NATIVE Project 1803 W. Maxwell Ave. (509) 483-7535 Michael Monohan Post Falls Family Medicine 1220 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls (208) 773-1577 Jan H. Mueller Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464 Amanda Oropeza CHAS Health 5620 S. Regal St., Suite 11 (509) 444-8200 Melissa Quisano Kaiser Permanente Washington 546 N. Jefferson Lane, Suite 200 (509) 625-3700



Keith Wilkens Kaiser Permanente Washington 4102 S. Regal St., Suite 101 (509) 535-2277 Christopher Yarter MultiCare Rockwood Clinic - Quail Run 2214 E. 29th Ave. (509) 755-5250

GASTROENTEROLOGY Seyed Ali Gaskari Providence Gastroenterology 16528 E. Desmet Court, Suite A2200 Spokane Valley (509) 489-6995 Hamid Habibi Spokane Digestive Center 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 6010 (509) 838-5950

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY Melanie K. Bergman Providence Gynecologic Oncology 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite 1400 (509) 474-2200 Elizabeth Grosen Providence Gynecologic Oncology 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite 1400 (509) 474-2200 Casey M. Hay Providence Gynecologic Oncology 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite 1400 (509) 474-2200

HAND SURGERY Henry H. Lin Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists 601 W. 5th Ave., Suite 400 (509) 344-2663

INFECTIOUS DISEASE Henry L. Arguinchona Providence Infectious Disease Clinic 624 E. Front Ave. (509) 626-9900

INTERNAL MEDICINE Daniel J. Dionne Providence Internal Medicine 820 S. McClellan St., Suite 200 (509) 747-1144 John F. Floyd Providence Internal Medicine 546 N. Jefferson Lane, Suite 100 (509) 624-0111 Petru Groza Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464 Elizabeth C. Ho Kaiser Permanente Washington 546 N. Jefferson Lane, Suite 200 (509) 625-3700 Keith A. Morton Providence Medical Group 9911 N. Nevada St., Suite 200 (509) 626-9420 Ronald Ortiz Providence Medical Group 9911 N. Nevada St., Suite 200 (509) 626-9420 Kristina K. Swiggum Vivacity Care Center 307 W. 6th Ave., Suite 100 (509) 413-0777 Daniel T. Yang Providence Medical Group 9911 N. Nevada St., Suite 200 (509) 626-9420

We always hope for the easy fix: the one simple change that will erase a problem in a stroke. But few things in life work this way. Instead, success requires making a hundred small steps go right - one after the other, no slipups, no goofs, everyone pitching in. — Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance



HEALTH BEAT/top doctors INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY Donald Engles Kootenai Heart Clinics 700 W. Ironwood Dr., Suite 320 Coeur d’Alene (208) 625-5250 Philip R. Huber Providence Spokane Cardiology 62 W. 7th Ave., Suite 450 (509) 455-8820 Dieter Lubbe Providence Spokane Cardiology 62 W. 7th Ave., Suite 450 (509) 455-8820 John G. Peterson Providence Spokane Cardiology 62 W. 7th Ave., Suite 232 (509) 455-8820

Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine. — Lord Byron





Elizabeth M. Gunderson Cancer Care Northwest 1204 N. Vercler Road, Spokane Valley (509) 228-1000

Nelson Chow Providence Kidney Care 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 7010 (509) 474-6560

Hakan Kaya Cancer Care Northwest 601 S. Sherman St. (509) 228-1000

Shaun Joshi North Idaho Nephrology Associates 1986 W. Hayden Ave., Hayden (208) 762-7760

Danko Martincic Beacon Cancer Care 980 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 207 Coeur d’Alene (208) 755-2804

Brendan Mielke Kootenai Clinic Nephrology 700 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 375 Coeur d’Alene (208) 625-6100

Saritha Thumma Cancer Care Northwest 601 S. Sherman St. (509) 228-1000

John Musa MultiCare Kidney and Hypertension Center 400 E. 5th Ave., Suite 4 North (509) 342-3915

Jay Wittenkeller MultiCare Rockwood Cancer & Blood Specialty Center 910 W. 5th Ave., Suite 700 (509) 755-5800

Vijayakumar K. Reddy Providence Kidney Care 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 7010 (509) 474-6560





Sean I. Sanchez MultiCare Kidney and Hypertension Center 400 E. 5th Ave., Suite 4 North (509) 342-3915

Catherine M. Cairney MultiCare Rockwood Clinic Women’s Center 910 W. 5th Ave., Suite 300 (509) 755-5205

Satinder Singh MultiCare Kidney and Hypertension Center 400 E. 5th Ave., Suite 4 North (509) 342-3915


Andrew Henneberg Coeur OBGYN 980 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 201 Coeur d’Alene (208) 765-4888

Jonathan Carlson Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 200 (509) 624-9112

Lori F. Joy Valley OBGYN 1415 N. Houk Road, Suite A, Spokane Valley (509) 924-1990

David P. Gruber Inland Neurosurgery & Spine Associates 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 200 (509) 624-9112

Elizabeth Newell Northwest OB-GYN 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 6020 (509) 455-5050

Jeffrey J. Larson Coeur d’Alene Spine and Brain 3320 N. Grand Mill Lane, Coeur d’Alene (208) 765-9100

Brett Penney Health Care for Women 980 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 101 Coeur d’Alene (208) 765-1455

NEUROLOGY Jason Aldred Selkirk Neurology 610 S. Sherman St., Suite 201 (509) 473-0885 Marie D. Atkinson MultiCare Stroke & Epilepsy Center 801 W. 5th Ave., Suite 323 (509) 342-3200 David Greeley Northwest Neurological 26 E. 5th Ave. (509) 747-5615 Salil Manek Providence Neurology and Epilepsy 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 318C (509) 474-6650 Jennifer K. Pary Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464 Timothy W. Powell Providence Neurology and Epilepsy 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 318C (509) 474-6650 John M. Wurst Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464



Mark Schemmel Spokane OBGYN 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 6060 (509) 838-4211

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE Anne Donohue Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 241-2620

OPHTHALMOLOGY Rory T. Allar Spokane Eye Clinic 427 S. Bernard St. (509) 456-0107 Hari Bodhireddy Spokane Eye Clinic 427 S. Bernard St. (509) 456-0107 Nicole K. Brandt Spokane Eye Clinic 427 S. Bernard St. (509) 456-0107 Talmage J. Broadbent Northwest Eyelid & Orbital Specialists 626 S. Sheridan St. (509) 279-2179 Andrew G. Cheek Spokane Eye Clinic 427 S. Bernard St. (509) 456-0107

Mark A. Kontos Empire Eye Physicians 1414 N. Houk Road, Suite 103 Spokane Valley (509) 928-8040 Shelly T. Lee Spokane Eye Clinic 427 S. Bernard St. (509) 456-0107 Kevin S. Michels Northwest Eyelid & Orbital Specialists 626 S. Sheridan St. (509) 279-2176 Nicholas T. Ranson Spokane Eye Clinic 427 S. Bernard St. (509) 456-0107

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Roland S. Kent Axis Spine Center 7600 N. Mineral Drive, Suite 450 Coeur d’Alene (208) 457-4208 Tycho E. Kersten Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists 601 W. 5th Ave., Suite 400 (509) 344-2663 Michael H. Kody Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists 601 W. 5th Ave., Suite 400 (509) 344-2663 Timothy Lovell Providence Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 820 S. McClellan St., Suite 300 (509) 838-7100 Jeffrey R. Lyman Orthopedic Sports Institute 1233 N. Northwood Center Court, Suite 101 Coeur d’Alene (208) 457-4211 Kirk A. Reichard Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists 601 W. 5th Ave., Suite 400 (509) 344-2663 Ted C. Sousa Shriners Children’s Spokane 911 W. 5th Ave. (509) 455-7844

A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness. — Adam Kay, This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

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Antoine Tohmeh MultiCare Northpointe Neurosurgery and Spine 605 E. Holland Ave., Suite 202 (509) 724-4380 Bryan J. Tompkins Shriners Children’s Spokane 911 W. 5th Ave. (509) 455-7844

OTOLARYNGOLOGY Neil A. Giddings Columbia Surgical Specialists 217 W. Cataldo Ave. (509) 624-2326 Michael P. Hubbell MultiCare Rockwood ENT Center 801 W. 5th Ave., Suite 205 (509) 342-3350 Michael J. Olds Columbia Surgical Specialists 217 W. Cataldo Ave. (509) 624-2326

David G. Stoddard Columbia Surgical Specialists 217 W. Cataldo Ave. (509) 624-2326

OTOLARYNGOLOGY/FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY Omar F. Husein Spokane Valley Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastics 1424 N. McDonald Road, Suite 101 Spokane Valley (509) 928-7272 Jordan P. Sand Spokane Center for Facial Plastic Surgery 217 W. Cataldo Ave., 3rd Floor (509) 324-2980

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY Charles C. Anderson Providence Center for Congenital Heart Disease 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite 4300E (509) 474-6707

Carl P. Garabedian Providence Center for Congenital Heart Disease 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite 4300E (509) 474-6707 Jennifer Mary Plymale Providence Center for Congenital Heart Disease 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite 4300E (509) 474-6707

PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY Christina M. Gerhardt Providence Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite L1-100 (509) 474-2880 Christopher M. Kishiyama Providence Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite L1-100 (509) 474-2880 Radha Nandagopal Providence Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite L1-100 (509) 474-2880

(509) 846-7838 3124 South Regal St, Spokane, WA 99223






Brian Hickok Lakeside Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine 980 W. Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene (208) 292-5437

Kaiulani W. Morimoto 12615 E. Mission Ave., Suite 105 Spokane Valley (509) 315-4415

Cindy K. Hollenbaugh Providence Pediatrics - Manito 1919 S. Grand Boulevard (509) 747-3081

Frederick M. Owsley Owsley Plastic Surgery 1551 E. Mullan Ave., Suite 100, Post Falls (208) 664-0165

Jennifer L. Kalisvaart Spokane Pediatrics 315 W. 9th Ave., Suite 200 (509) 960-8894

Janelle Sousa Plastic Surgery Northwest 530 S. Cowley St. (509) 838-1010

Jonathan J. Lee The Kids Clinic 319 W. 8th Ave. (509) 448-7337

Chad K. Wheeler Plastic Surgery Northwest 530 S. Cowley St. (509) 838-1010

Kristi A. Rice Providence Pediatrics - Northpointe 1111 E. Westview Court, Suite B (509) 626-9430

Emily A. Williams Plastic Surgery Northwest 530 S. Cowley St. (509) 838-1010

Sarah J. Hill Providence Pediatric Surgery Center 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite L1-100 (509) 474-5445

Ronda Westcott Lakeside Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine 980 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 302 Coeur d’Alene (208) 292-5437


Paul C. Thorne Providence Pediatric Surgery Center 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite L1-100 (509) 474-5445

Cicely White Kaiser Permanente Washington 14402 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley (509) 324-6464



Jamil Abou-Harb Providence Pediatric Digestive Health and Nutritional Support 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 7060 (509) 474-5437

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGYONCOLOGY Judy L. Felgenhauer Providence Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic 101 W. 8th Ave., East Tower, 3rd Floor (509) 474-2777 Angela D. Trobaugh-Lotrario Providence Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic 101 W. 8th Ave., East Tower, 3rd Floor (509) 474-2777


Jonathan F. Kalisvaart Providence Pediatric Urology 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite L1 (509) 474-5489


Lisa S. Bliss Northwest Sports & Spine Clinic 15404 E. Springfield Ave., Suite L201 Spokane Valley (509) 868-0938

Shane B. Carson Providence Pediatrics - Manito 1919 S. Grand Boulevard (509) 747-3081

Michael A. Ludwig Idaho Occupational Medicine Group 1839 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene (208) 765-0156

Bridget Z. Duffy Providence Pediatrics - Northpointe 1111 E. Westview Court, Suite B (509) 626-9430

Vivian M. Moise Providence St. Luke’s Physiatry and Neuromuscular Center 715 S. Cowley St., Suite 228 (509) 473-6706

Randi Edwards Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464 Nalini Gupta Providence Pediatrics - Northpointe 1111 E. Westview Court, Suite B (509) 626-9430



Jacob M. Pounds Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464

PULMONARY DISEASE Allison A. Lambert Providence Pediatric Pulmonology & Cystic Fibrosis 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 660E (509) 474-6960

RADIATION ONCOLOGY Robert Fairbanks Cancer Care Northwest 605 E. Holland Ave., Suite 100 (509) 228-1000 Susan M. Laing Cancer Care Northwest 700 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 130 Coeur d’Alene (509) 228-1000


Wayne T. Lamoreaux Cancer Care Northwest 1204 N. Vercler Road, Spokane Valley (509) 228-1000

Derek Fletcher Plastic Surgery Northwest 530 S. Cowley St. (509) 838-1010

Christopher M. Lee Cancer Care Northwest 1204 N. Vercler Road, Spokane Valley (509) 228-1000

Benjamin Mandel Kootenai Clinic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 980 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 1 Coeur d’Alene (208) 625-4333

HEALTH BEAT/branded content

Treating the Whole Person:

Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine When you’re dealing with chronic pain, the last thing you want is to feel

like you’ve been lost in the shuffle at your doctor’s office and given the same advice and treatment plan as the person who came in before you, regardless of how different your case may be. When it comes to pain management, you need a plan that is specific to who you are and what you’ve been through. The ‘Whole Person Approach’ is the core focus for Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine, a practice Medical Director Jamie Lewis, MD, founded in 2010. What this means is that the patient can expect their treatment to be as individual as they are: a combination of holistic and rehabilitative options using the latest technology and research. Recognizing that patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain want nonsurgical relief from their pain while being treated as individuals is part of Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine’s DNA. Currently, the practice has both a South Hill and North Spokane location, with twelve providers. “Our integrated multidisciplinary approach is focused on helping people live their best life,” says Dr. Lewis. “It’s not like we’re promising a pain-free life, because that’s rarely realistic. Rather it’s that we are using all the tools at our disposal to help them manage their pain and live their best possible life.” Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine treatment disciplines include interventional pain management, psychological pain management, pharmacological pain management, diagnostic services, and physical therapy. They also provide a Pain Neuroscience Education Program which can help patients understand how their pain affects other facets of their lives, such as their beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. Recently, they began offering gentle somatic yoga for their patients. These classes are open to the public. “We really want patients to feel like they have agency,” Dr. Lewis says. “Agency and the resources to get back to doing the things they need and love to do.” The practice is also a pain research site, and they often collaborate with Washington State University for various studies. “The doctor is very keen on staying on the cutting edge for pain treatments, so he partners with WSU,” Terri Weeding, the Provider Relations Manager, says. “A strong piece of his overall vision is to stay involved in growing the field while being in the field.” The practice is also an education center, hosting residents and students from a variety of health disciplines interested in learning about chronic pain. “It’s very vibrant,” Terri says of the practice environment. “It makes you feel hopeful for the future that these medical students are coming in, they’re interested, and they are learning from experts in the field who are very holistic in their approach.”

JAMIE LEWIS, MD Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Certified in Pain Medicine

GHASSAN NEMRI, MD Board Certified in Anesthesiology Board Certified in Pain Medicine


(509) 464-6208 • nwspm.com • 3124 S Regal St., Spokane 5901 N. Lidgerwood St., Suite 218, Spokane MARCH 2022 / BOZZIMEDIA.com


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Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. — Brad Pitt


Stephen H. Thatcher Cancer Care Northwest 605 E. Holland Ave., Suite 100 (509) 228-1000 Aaron E. Wagner Cancer Care Northwest 700 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 130 Coeur d’Alene (509) 228-1000

RHEUMATOLOGY Usman Ajaz Providence Rheumatology 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 7010 (509) 474-7117 Howard M. Kenney Arthritis Northwest 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 6080 (509) 838-6500 Catherine A. Lee Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464 Christopher Wright Arthritis Northwest 105 W. 8th Ave., Suite 6080 (509) 838-6500

SLEEP MEDICINE Chad C. Hagen Kootenai Clinic Sleep Medicine 700 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 258 Coeur d’Alene (208) 625-6877



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Ryan J. Baker Shriners Children’s Spokane 911 W. 5th Ave. (509) 623-0431

Levi A. Deters Spokane Urology 1401 E. Trent Ave., Suite 200 (509) 747-3147

Laura S. Fralich Providence Sports Medicine 16528 E. Desmet Court, Suite B2200 Spokane Valley (509) 464-7930 Benjamin I. Howie Providence Sports Medicine 16528 E. Desmet Court, Suite B2200 Spokane Valley (509) 464-7930 Andrew Lawson Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 324-6464 Edward Reisman Kaiser Permanente Washington 322 W. North River Drive (509) 241-2880

SURGERY Carol R. Guthrie Columbia Surgical Specialists 920 N. Washington St. (509) 252-4200 Ryan F. Holbrook Cancer Care Northwest 601 S. Sherman St. (509) 228-1000 Stephanie R. Moline Cancer Care Northwest 601 S. Sherman St. (509) 228-1000 Maryam Parviz Cancer Care Northwest 601 S. Sherman St. (509) 228-1000 Heidi Richardson MultiCare Rockwood Cancer & Blood Specialty Center 910 W. 5th Ave., Suite 700 (509) 755-5801 Geoffrey Stiller Stiller Aesthetics 805 W. 5th Ave., Suite 619 (509) 747-5773

I’ve tried to imagine how she’d feel knowing that her cells went up in the first space missions to see what would happen to human cells in zero gravity, or that they helped with some of the most important advances in medicine: the polio vaccine, chemotherapy, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization. I’m pretty sure that she—like most of us—would be shocked to hear that there are trillions more of her cells growing in laboratories now than there ever were in her body. — Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

THORACIC & CARDIAC SURGERY Robert J. Burnett Kootenai Heart Clinics 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Suite 300 Coeur d’Alene (208) 625-4120


David Mikkelsen Spokane Urology 1401 E. Trent Ave., Suite 200 (509) 747-3147 Bryan B. Voelzke Spokane Urology 1401 E. Trent Ave., Suite 200 (509) 747-3147

VASCULAR & INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Jayson Brower Inland Imaging 5715 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 455-4455 Christopher Zylak Inland Imaging 5715 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 455-4455


Matthew D. Forrester Providence Northwest Heart and Lung 62 W. 7th Ave., Suite 110 (509) 456-0262

Wes J. Arlein Kootenai Clinic Vascular Surgery 700 W. Ironwood Drive, Suite 350 Coeur d’Alene (208) 625-5222

Branden R. Reynolds Providence Northwest Heart and Lung 62 W. 7th Ave., Suite 110 (509) 456-0262

Ryan D. Nachreiner Providence Vein Center 62 W. 7th Ave., Suite 420 (509) 626-9440

M Christy Smith Providence Northwest Heart and Lung 62 W. 7th Ave., Suite 110 (509) 456-0262 Neil K. Worrall Providence Northwest Heart and Lung 62 W. 7th Ave., Suite 110 (509) 456-0262

UROGYNECOLOGY/ FEMALE PELVIC MEDICINE & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Linda Partoll Columbia Surgical Specialists 920 N. Washington St. (509) 252-4200


Michelle A. Gupta Providence Pediatric Urology 101 W. 8th Ave., Suite L1 (509) 474-5489

If we imagine the action of a vaccine not just in terms of how it affects a single body, but also in terms of how it affects the collective body of a community, it is fair to think of vaccination as a kind of banking of immunity. Contributions to this bank are donations to those who cannot or will not be protected by their own immunity. This is the principle of herd immunity, and it is through herd immunity that mass vaccination becomes far more effective than individual vaccination. — Eula Biss

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Cinderella Hits the Gym: I WANT TO BEGIN this column by

emphatically stating: whatever makes you comfortable is what you should be wearing to work out. If you’re completely happy with your shoes… this is not the column for you. Every body is different, everyone has different standards for what makes them comfortable or uncomfortable. Find the shoes that work for you and stick with them! But if you’re instead finding that your feet are hurting, or you’re dreading putting your shoes on to work out, let’s chat. Virginia Woolf wrote that, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” I would like to assert, “One cannot move well, lift well, run well, if one has not been shoe-d well.” Finding shoes that both fit your workout and your feet is a unique, personal challenge, as you must consider anatomy, preference, and movement type. There are three main types of shoes designed for movement: walking shoes, running shoes, and training shoes.



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If you’re exclusively a walker or runner, it will behoove you (see what I did there?) to find shoes specifically designed for that purpose. These shoes are designed to support your body through repetitive strides and impact. If you do a combination of walking and running, err toward running shoes over walking. Believe me—when you find a pair of running or walking shoes that suit your body, you will notice a difference both in how you move and how your feet and legs feel at the end of an excursion. For both walking and running, there are generally two types of shoes: road and trail. Road-running shoes are more flexible and have less grippy soles as they’re designed for use on concrete and smoother surfaces. Trail shoes offer more support and protection for rough terrain, protecting your feet from sharp rocks, uneven terrain, and offering more grip on loose or unsettled surfaces. If you’re one of those “do a little bit of everything” gym-goers, training or cross-training shoes will be your best bet.

Training shoes offer more stability than running shoes, generally giving you more direct feedback from the ground, allowing you to focus on your form as you move through your workout. Note: If you plan on walking/running more than two to three miles in one session, but also want to strength train, I recommend bringing both a pair of trainers and a pair of runners to the gym. Training shoes are functional for running, but aren’t optimal (personally, I don’t like running anything over half a mile in mine). Do your body a favor and make both parts of your workout as comfortable as possible, even if it requires carrying an extra pair around with you. Some things to pay attention to as you’re shopping: Always bring or wear the type of socks you wear to work out when you’re trying on shoes. It’s a little shocking how different shoes can feel in dress socks or nylons than with athletic socks!

Finding shoes that both fit your workout and your feet is a unique, personal challenge, as you must consider anatomy, preference, and movement type.

Don’t be shy about trying out some movement in the shoes while trying them on. The Nike store has seen me do many lunges, planks, and some enthusiastic jogging in place while trying on shoes. Really notice how they feel as you move. When you bend your toes in a lunge, does the shoe correctly crease across your foot or does it pinch? How does the insole feel on your arch? Can you spread out your toes in the toe-box? Learn what type of arch you have. An easy way to test this is by stepping in some water, then stepping firmly on a piece of paper—if you can see most of your footprint, you have a low arch; if there’s a gap or a very thin line of water between the ball and heel of your foot, you have a high arch. Finding insoles and a fit that suits your arch shape will help both comfort and long-term support for your feet. The general rule of thumb for athletic shoes is that there should be a thumb’s distance between the end of your big toe and the end of the toe-box. That

generally means that your athletic shoes will be a half to whole size larger than your street shoes. If you’re one of those people who’s stuck on the fact that your feet are a certain size, you may need to adjust your expectations. On a related note, always make sure you can spread your toes in the toe-box. One of the leading causes of foot injuries or damage is constriction of the ball of your foot. A wider toe-box will allow your foot to naturally spread out and protect your nerves and ligaments, allowing them to function as healthily as possible. Style! Finding a shoe that makes you happy to look at and wear is important to help you get to the gym or out on that walk or run; finding a shoe that makes your body feel good even at the end of that workout (or two hundred workouts later) is also key. Finding the balance between those two desires is imperative. I admit I have a “cute” pair of shoes for my

shorter, “may Instagram this” walks and ugly—but outrageously comfortable and supportive—running shoes for my serious training. Find the balance that works for you, but “feels good” should trump “looks good” every time. If this sounds overwhelming, I recommend getting fitted at an athletic shoe store, like Fleet Feet. An experienced outfitter can assess your gait and needs to find a shoe that works for your body. Your feet (and by extension, your ankles, knees, hips, and back) are the foundation of your body. Make sure you’re taking care of them when you’re at the gym or on a walk or run by choosing shoes that best support you in all your movement choices. MARCH 2022 / BOZZIMEDIA.com







he pandemic had led so many of us to create our own oasis at home, and what oasis is complete without a spot to take a refreshing dip during those long summer days? Extended time in the sun with those you love is sure to boost your serotonin, but don’t forget the sunblock. If you want to beat the heat this summer, the time to start planning is now. The experts at Barefoote Pools offer five tips if you’re considering building a concrete pool. >>

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Also, after a day’s swim, don’t forget to clear the pool of all toys and floaties. Allowing them to dry fully between uses keeps the toys mold-free.

1 . Make sure your project is within budget.

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3. Communicate with your neighbors about the project.

4. Consider hiring a contractor to build your pool.

5. If you are building a concrete pool, make sure the concrete is smooth



Once you have your pool installed, it’s equally important to make sure that you maintain it properly. Check its filtration system regularly and replace the filter if you see mold growing anywhere in the pool. Also, after a day’s swim, don’t forget to clear the pool of all toys and floaties. Allowing them to dry fully between uses keeps the toys mold-free. It’s essential that you test the pH, chlorine, alkaline, and acid levels. It’s easy to obtain test strips that will allow you to measure this quickly and accurately. If you need a professional to repair or install your pool, Barefoote Pools is a trusted, family-and-locally-owned company that will be happy to have you ready for summer. Barefoote exclusively uses local vendors. Owner Robby Foote grew up in Spokane Valley and also owns Barefoote Concrete. Barefoote Pools is available for pool maintenance, cleaning, draining, and winterizing, as well.

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’m definitely not afraid of color,” says Natali Alexander of Natali Alexander Design. Thank goodness for that. Her bright, pattern-rich home provides a much-needed contrast to dreary winter days in the Inland Northwest. Natali grew up in Spokane, spent nearly a decade in London after high school, then moved to Los Angeles before returning with her family. “We knew there would be months out of the year here where it’s fairly dark,” she says. “Even in the depths of winter, the house is still a bright, cheery place. The inside of the home feels lively.” MARCH 2022 / BOZZIMEDIA.com


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When Natali and her family moved back, they “didn’t have a desire for a remodel,” she says. Famous last words. This home, built in 1973, needed significant work, but the location and footprint were too good to pass up. Natali has a reverence for the oft-maligned 70s darling: the splitlevel. “I’m a huge believer that the best layouts for the way we live right now are split-levels,” she says. With bedrooms on one floor, main living spaces on the other, and everything connected, “the layout is perfect for a family.” The interior of this particular split-level…not so much. “While it wasn’t derelict…it was really bad,” she says. “In terms of what I was going for, there was really nothing salvageable about the house. It was 76


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like starting from scratch.” Previous owners had updated spaces in phases over the years, but the design wasn’t cohesive, the bathrooms hadn’t been touched, and the basement was like, “‘Where’s the dead body?’ It was so creepy.” Thus began a down-to-the-studs renovation. For design inspiration, Natali often turns to tile and wallpaper as jumping-off points before making other selections, and that was certainly the case here. There's fox wallpaper in her 78


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For design inspiration, Natali often turns to tile and wallpaper as jumping-off points before making other selections, and that was certainly the case here.

another Concrete Collaborative material, this one designed by artist Dan Covert. When Natali saw it, she was instantly sold. “I was like, ‘I want it floor to ceiling, everywhere.’” To save space, she selected pocket doors in rooms like the powder bath and the primary bath, where the switch allowed for the installation of a full-sized vanity with double sinks. Updating different materials inside and refinishing existing pieces— goodbye, basalt fireplace (which Natali prefers outside) and chunky rough-sawn wood beams (they’ve been cleaned up and boxed in), eliminating a pony wall, opening the stair wall, and other similar decisions lifted weight off the home, as did the decision to add 80




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I’m a huge believer that the best layouts for the way we live right now are split-levels. The layout is perfect for a family.

windows and skylights so every space has ample natural light. The mix of prints and color is too much for some people, Natali acknowledges. But for her and her family, it’s just right.



When working to make a home full of color and pattern cohesive, she has several strategies. Because there is so much color, pattern, and texture she chose to temper the vibrancy, using light-toned wood—light maple floors, birch casework—throughout the home, and then grounding the spaces by choosing black for all of the hardware. The walls are all painted the same shade of white, and the furniture is clean-lined. The tile flooring used in wet spaces is

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repeated in various spots in the home, like a large black hex and a small white hex with black grout. And every space includes at least one shade of blue. These cohesionbuilding choices “are by no means necessary



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in every space,” Natali says, but they work well here “because I knew I had so much going on.” At the same time, each space feels distinct. “I like rooms to have their own identity.”



The décor blends new purchases with vintage items and family heirlooms. A George Nelson bubble lamp hangs over the dining room table. The vibrant living room rug “is probably one of the



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with Natali. “For me, putting [a gallery wall] together is really just instinctual,” Natali says of her collection of family pieces and vintage finds. “It’s just about how it feels. For me, there’s no science



to it, it’s, ‘I like this weird and bright thing and I want to look at it all the time.’ ” For lighting, she chose fixtures that fit the intersection of

modern and mid-century-inspired. “I don’t want to live in a time capsule. I don’t want to recreate the 50s or 60s, but I like those kinds of shapes.” Favorite sources for lighting include Portland-based Cedar & Moss. Natali is working with other clients on interiors and commercial spaces, and has loved opportunities to collaborate with and purchase from independent artists and companies. Though she hasn’t always known where each step would lead, the path has been rewarding. “I’ve always been sort of like, ‘I will figure this out. It will work.’ ” Having worked in artistic fields throughout her career, she’s enjoying her segue into interior design and has become a licensed general contractor. “It’s been the right path for me to take, and I absolutely love it.”

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Appearance-wise, the store sets itself apart, says GreenLight onny Langdon, GreenLight owner, has been involved general manager Carli Durick. Unlike many stores, GreenLight in cannabis since it became medically legal in the doesn’t have menus on the wall. late 90s, and it was important to him to be part of “We are an interactive menu, essentially,” says Carli. “You come something that’s never been done before. in and actually get to have that interaction with our budtenders “We’ve always put the customer first and tried to be and build relationships with them. Sometimes, that lacks in places a trendsetter but doing things the right way and being where you walk in, look at a reader board, tell them what you want, the first to bring things on,” Sonny says. and then leave.” For example, GreenLight was This positioning also makes a more one of the first retail stores to have a bank It’s sad to hear when people friendly environment for asking questions, account. Sonny describes the atmosphere of have questions that haven’t and GreenLight cares about educating its GreenLight as “relaxed, clean, professional, been answered when they’ve customers. and welcoming.” shopped elsewhere because “It’s sad to hear when people have “A lot of our customers I’ve talked to who they might feel silly or dumb questions that haven’t been answered when have come over the years like coming here with some of the questions that they’ve shopped elsewhere because they because it feels like a second home to them,” might feel silly or dumb with some of the Sonny says. they ask. Here we encourage questions that they ask,” Carli says. “Here It helps that many of the staff have been that, please ask us so that we we encourage that. Please ask us so that with GreenLight for years. can make sure we’re getting we can make sure we’re getting you exactly “We have multiple people who have been you exactly what you need. what you need.” helping our customers for six-plus years,” “If you’re new to cannabis, we’re not Sonny says. “Customers really appreciate going to get you certain products that are going to overwhelm you somebody who has helped them get a product that they like or and be too much for you to handle,” she adds. “It’s nice to be able they trust, and that they can come back and see that budtender.” to understand where people are on their cannabis journey.” “Their budtender is their budtender,” Sonny adds. “It’s definitely more like a friendship.”

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CBD has been making quite a splash in the beauty and skincare industry—quite literally, bath bombs are an extremely popular item. Just ask Becky Gill, co-owner of Bath by Bex, a CBDonly skin care and beauty line centered around the company’s fizzy concoctions that come in sixty-five different scents, all vegan and made from natural ingredients. It took Becky six months to get the bath bomb recipe just right. She encourages her customers to use them for things like sore muscles or back pain, but she first used them for period cramps. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, I actually have relief from these,’” Becky says. “I’d never used the CBD bath bomb before, I’d just found a marijuana salt at pot shops. I was like, ‘This is lifechanging!’ I went back and they were sold out, so I was like, ‘Well, I have to make it, then.’ ” By going the CBD-only route with her product line, she can ship and help people outside of Washington. It’s wonderful that Becky started the company in 2017 with we can provide a her husband, Matt Gill, non-intoxicating, and their products were initially offered at events/ non-addictive farmers markets and substance that online, but it recently moved into a brick-andyou don’t have mortar store in Spokane to go get from Valley. your doctor. We CBD skincare and beauty products are collected good popping up in grocery recipes that have stores, pharmacies, natural ingredients. makeup stores, and, of course, online and cannabis shops. Though Amsterdam Coffee Club isn’t a cannabis shop, it does share a building—and a general manager, Shawheen Azizi—with shop Sativa Sisters, and the coffee shop features a wide beauty/ skincare line made by the company called “Yogastey.” The line includes MARCH 2022 / BOZZIMEDIA.com


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everything from lip balms to beard oil. “It’s wonderful that we can provide a non-intoxicating, non-addictive substance that you don’t have to go get from your doctor,” Shawheen says. “We collected good recipes that have natural ingredients.” CBD-only skin care and beauty lines are being sold at traditional recreational cannabis shops, as well. Brandie Wright, who owns CBD of Spokane with her husband, developed a skin care regimen that uses CBD and other natural ingredients. The line includes a face serum, which she says is the most popular product. She also has a shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, face cream, and bath bombs. Brandie says that the ingredients will help decrease inflammation.

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THE BUZZ: A-List Cannabis Shops For your convenience, we have pulled together a listing of the cannabis shops in our area. Whether it’s your first time venturing into a shop, or if you’re simply looking for something new, we hope you find this guide helpful. To give our client a little extra love, we have bolded their listing. 4:20 Friendly 1515 S. Lewis St. (509) 844-7287 Apex Cannabis 1325 N. Division St., Suite 104 (509) 443-4654 21502 E. Gilbert Road Otis Orchards (509) 922-9235 Cannabis and Glass 605 E. Francis Ave. 9403 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley 25101 E. Appleway Ave., Liberty Lake (509) 710-7118 Cannabis Tree 6620 N. Market St. #100 (509) 340-9117 Cinder 927 W. 2nd Ave. (509) 241-0110 6010 N. Division St. (509) 241-3091 1421 N. Mullan Road B (509) 241-3726 Greenhand 2424 N. Monroe St. (509) 919-3470 94


GREEN LIGHT 10309 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley (509) 309-3193 greenlightspokane.com Lovely Buds 4107 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 474-0461 LUCID Recreational Marijuana Dispensary 11414 N. Newport Hwy. (509) 465-1197 Lucky Leaf Co. 1111 W. 1st Ave. (509) 474-9616 Mary Jane’s 2829 N. Market St. (509) 315-8223 Phat Panda 2611 N. Woodruff Road (509) 981-9409 POM Cannabis 2804 E. 30th Ave. (509) 315-8185 9301 N. Division St. (509) 703-7191

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arch kicks off with Mardi Gras—“Fat Tuesday”—which paves the way for the Christian Lenten season, beginning with Ash Wednesday and culminating with Easter Sunday. Growing up in a Catholic household, every Friday during the forty days of Lent was devoted to abstinence from meat. Fish Fridays are common in places where significant numbers of people celebrate Lent. In the spirit of observing Fish Fridays throughout this month, I thought it would be fun for Lindsay and me to check out some of the places that serve the epitome of Fish Friday dishes: fish and chips. The origin of fish and chips isn’t tied to the Christian tradition of abstaining from meat. Fish and chips is a “culinary fusion” dish originating in England in the late 1800s, combining elements from immigrant cultures: fish battered in matzo or flour and fried in oil, from Western Sephardic Jews (who came from Holland), and “chips” (potatoes cut into the shapes of small fish and fried in oil), originally introduced by Belgian immigrants. In the early 1900s, fish-and-chip shops called “chippies” became so popular in England that fish and chips shot up in prominence as one of Britain’s national foods. In the Inland Northwest, there are several pubs and eateries that have created a name for themselves by serving their own version, some of which are rooted in British tradition, while others are locally inspired. The following are four of the best you can find.

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The Crown & Thistle Pub Located on 4th Street in downtown Coeur d’Alene, this three-year-old pub, owned by Benjamin and Jennifer Drake, is named after the British (crown) and Scottish (thistle) influences of its menu items, most of which Jennifer learned during her extended stays in both countries while in college. They offer two fish varieties: cod from the Pacific Ocean, and haddock from the Atlantic, a symbolic way of welcoming patrons from both coasts (and in between). Hand-cut and beer-battered each day using scratch-made batter, these fish and chips are served piping hot, crispy on the outside and pillowy on the inside, with freshly made fries, house-made tartar sauce, and Jennifer’s unique take on mushy peas (served cold instead of warm).



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Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill and Irish Pub This family-owned pub, which is an off-shoot of a chain of pubs that started out in the west side of the state, took over the location of the former Milford’s Fish House on Monroe Avenue. Along with its selection of old-fashioned Irish pub fare, Shawn O'Donnell's deliciously seasoned fish and chips are made with sustainably caught Pacific cod and breaded in-house with panko for a light crispiness. They go well with a swig of Guinness and a bowl of clam chowder.



LOCAL CUISINE/fish & chips

Salty Dog Eatery It may be a trek to go out to Deer Park for fish and chips, but if you have a hankering for halibut, then this family-owned tavern located inside an old wooden airplane hangar from World War II is worth the trip. Opened twenty-three years ago by Larry Palanio as a five-item-menu eatery, and named “Salty Dog” after the nickname given to fishing boys returning to land from a day out on the ocean, the fish-and-chips has always been the star dish. Now run by Larry’s daughter, Trisha, with granddaughter Anna as front-ofhouse/server, the fish (your choice of cod or halibut) is still handcleaned, cut, and lightly breaded each day and served with your choice of freshly made crinkle cut or steak cut fries, or delicious, perfectly crispy onion rings. 100


Pryor’s Restaurant One of the longest-running diners that prides itself on its fish-and-chips and other fried seafoods is Pryor’s Restaurant in Otis Orchards. Walking into the place is like taking a ride in a time capsule, surrounded with rustic mementos from years past. Owner Kevin Pryor had been operating this eatery for thirty-one years, cleaning and cutting each piece of cod by hand and breading them with a light batter that he came up with at home with his mom, Barbara, who also works as a server along with his son, Caden. This same light batter is used on their fried shrimp and fried clams, which, served with their house-made coleslaw and tartar sauce, make for a filling lunch or dinner option for the many loyal patrons that have been frequenting Pryor’s for years. After consuming fish and chips every other day for over a week, Lindsay and I are now ready for salads (coming next month!) but discovering these places was worth the extra miles in the car (and on the treadmill).



LOCAL CUISINE/nacho fries

rosauer'srecipe feature and photos by KACEY ROSAUER

AFTER VISITING one of Spokane’s cannabis houses and picking up some pineapple express, you have the munchies and want to stay in the laidback island mood. What do you do? Four words: island style nacho fries. Now, these fries have been a family favorite—I always make enough for leftovers—but they leveled up when I read Sheldon Simeon’s recipe for his “Bottom of the Plate Lunch Salad.” Chef Simeon is a magician who reached into my mind palace where I store my indescribable, favorite flavors. “Bottom of the Plate Lunch Salad” is that perfect bite of every plate lunch where the hot rice is soaked with kalua pork drippings and pressed into the mac salad where it just starts to get warm with a little crunch of cabbage. I also knew instantly that his idea of mac salad puree is what these fries needed. With that, I now have a new favorite, indescribable flavor to add to my mind palace. The perfect bite is fries equally crispy and soaked in cheese and pork, with a little extra umami from furikake, the crunch of fresh veggies, and the sweet heat of sweet pickled peppers with the creaminess of the mac salad purée. It’s something you must try, and once you do, you’ll be hooked. 102


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LOCAL CUISINE/nacho fries


1 4

3 Yield: six to eight servings



1 bag frozen, thin-cut French fries Furikake, to taste (optional) 2 cups leftover kalua pork 1 12-ounce can of nacho cheese 2 cups Mexican cheese blend 1 cup green cabbage, shredded ½ cup red onion, small diced ½ cup green onion, thinly sliced ¼ cup cilantro, thinly sliced ½ cup B&G Sweet Heat Peppers ½ cup mac salad purée Sriracha to taste (optional)

½ cup leftover mac salad 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 2 tablespoons milk (may need more to adjust consistency)

The perfect bite is fries equally crispy and soaked in cheese and pork, with a little extra umami from furikake on the fries, the crunch of the fresh veggies, and the sweet heat of sweet pickled peppers with the creaminess of the mac salad purée.

6 1. Bake or air fry your French fries according to the package. 2. Spread half of the fries on a lined baking sheet, sprinkle furikake (if desired), sprinkle half of the cheese and nacho cheese on top of the fries. 3. Layer the last of the fries (and furikake) nacho cheese.


4. Evenly spread the cabbage and pork over the fries, and cover with the remaining shredded cheese. 5. Bake at 425 degrees for fifteen minutes or until the cheese is melty and the whole tray is lightly toasted.



6. Meanwhile, to make mac salad purée, put the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth consistency. Adjust seasoning—if you need to, add more milk. 7. Finish the fries with a drizzle of the mac salad purée and sriracha. 8. Garnish with cilantro, jalapeños, and red and green onions. Serve immediately.









t’s been two years since COVID-19 infiltrated our airspace and collective psyche, upending our lives, testing our patience and resolve—and teaching us. To take stock. To slow down. To figure out workarounds and substitutions. To find joy in the simplest rituals. Morning coffee. Afternoon tea. Baking bread. Boiling bones for broth. Planning meals. Storing food for winter. During months of social distancing and stress brought on by the persisting pandemic, it hasn’t always been easy to see the bright side. But perhaps one of the biggest gifts of this prolonged period of disruption—at least for me—is more time in the kitchen.

It’s the heart of the home. And it’s where I turned for a sense of normalcy and purpose—even adventure—while riding out some of the most challenging days since the initial shutdowns of March 2020. Through it all—the isolation, the uncertainty, the increasing numbers of cases of illness and deaths—the kitchen has provided a place of comfort and creativity, silver linings, and long-simmering soups. In the one long teachable moment that the pandemic has presented, I relearned lessons and discovered truths. Here are twelve things that twenty-four months in a pandemic kitchen reminded or taught me.

1. Meals help mark time. When gathering Spokane’s Winterwoods Tea Company. and going out felt unsafe—events canceled We also started establishing food routines. and the calendar empty—mealtime offered Thursday was pasta night. Friday was for something to look forward to, even if it was pizza or risotto. We often observed taco a humble affair. Planning and preparing tuesday, too. And we recently added Salmon different dishes provided a sense of Saturday or Salmon Sunday, depending on potential and calm when so many things felt how we feel. impossible We also began and out of talking about control. The what to make everyday for holidays and rituals of anniversaries having and other special breakfast, occasions months lunch, and in advance. dinner When those days seemed finally arrived, to take on we savored them, even more even when it was significance. just us. Meals became small 2. Use the good milestones dishes. Even after to help get restaurants and through bars reopened, we the days, remained cautious with their and close to home. headlines But we missed our and favorite eateries. Life is too short and uncertain to keep sameness. Dining out is the china on a shelf, waiting for company As pandemic a treat. So, we to come. Tuesday is an occasion. weeks made dinners at Celebrate it with the good dishes. turned into home feel special pandemic by breaking out months, I the good dishes began thinking of time not in terms of days and using the fancier flatware. Life is too of the week but by dishes my husband and short and uncertain to keep the china on I enjoyed. His birthday, for example, came a shelf, waiting for company. Tuesday is the day after we made gnocchi from scratch an occasion. Celebrate it with the good with local potatoes. Easter came before a dishes. Set the table with a tablecloth and big batch of lemon madeleines and a Bundt candlesticks, for no other reason than you cake infused with inland grey tea from want to.

3. It’s OK to have dinner on the couch in front of the TV. And it’s OK to do this with the good dishes. It’s also OK to do this with pizza, using the cardboard box as a plate, or some other kind of takeout, eating right from the containers it came in. Some days, dinner on the couch in front of the TV is all we can muster. And that’s fine, too. 4. Cougar Gold was practically made for a pandemic. Washington State University’s signature sharp white cheddar comes in a can and improves with age. It’s rich and crumbly and creamy and quite possibly perfect for a pandemic because you can store it indefinitely. It’s made from milk from WSU’s herd, supplemented—because demand keeps increasing—by University of Idaho cows. At our house, it has become a staple; we try—emphasis on try—to crack open one can per month. 5. It’s easy to eat locally and sustainably in the Inland Northwest. In the earliest days of the pandemic, grocery shopping felt particularly stressful. Every trip seemed like it increased the risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus. So my husband and I avoided it. And that got us wondering: Could we go an entire year without the grocery store? We already shopped at local farm stands and farmers markets. So, we kicked it up a notch, aiming to buy most of our food—we estimate seventy-five percent—from local and regional farmers and food producers. We made allowances for some staples, such as salt, pepper, sugar, spices, rice, and olive and other oils, and stocked up before the start of the project. We



ended up going about fourteen months— from early August 2020 to the end of September—without buying food from a supermarket. We didn’t do curbside pickup or grocery delivery during that time. And we felt grateful to live where we live, in proximity to so many farms—from inside the Spokane city limits down to Pullman and up to Green Bluff and beyond. We also felt closer to the community and more in tune with the seasons, the rhythm of the harvest, and the calendar year. 6. The freezer is your friend. Freezing is one of the easiest ways to preserve food. And it made our year of eating locally possible. So did several packages of reusable silicone freezer bags and the extra freezer in the garage of the condo we were renting.

7. We eat way more butter than we realized. Butter was one of the things we didn’t think we could live without, and we ended up going six months without it. At the start of our year of eating locally, we froze butter from regional cooperatives. But our plan didn’t figure in extra butter for holidays and other baking. We had estimated one box for every four to six weeks. And we ran out at Easter 2021. 108


8. Never underestimate alliums. The bulbous herbs in this family— including onions, shallots, and garlic—are building blocks of flavor. Alliums are foundational, offering depth to dishes. Sometimes, they steal the show. (Think French onion soup or forty-clove garlic chicken.) And they store well. I already valued these ingredients, and the pandemic taught me to treasure them even more. 9. Cabbage is underrated. It isn’t the sexiest vegetable. It’s round and cheap and, if you overcook it, there’s its signature, lingering, sulfur-y smell. But cabbage is also low in calories, high in fiber and vitamin C, readily available, fairly versatile, and very filling. Plus, it stores well. 10. So is squash. It stores even better than cabbage, and it’s very versatile. It’s good savory or sweet as well as roasted, stuffed, or stuffed into things—

pumpkin ravioli, perhaps—or baked into pie, bread, or other baked goods. It’s great in soup, pasta, and risotto. During our year of eating locally, we ate more squash than we ever have in any other one-year period in our lives. And we’re not tired of it yet. 11. Planning and creativity leads to less waste. We already paid close attention to food waste, but the pandemic made us even more aware of what we were throwing away. We started meal planning. We boiled bones to make broth. We used old bread to make breadcrumbs and croutons. We used sourdough discard to make crackers, pancakes, and flatbreads. We tried—and are still trying—to be as close to zero waste as possible. And we often had to adapt recipes and look for substitutions. Sometimes that meant eggless pancakes or pancakes without butter. We didn’t have maple syrup, so we made our own sauces using local honey and fruit and berries. We did a lot of recipes without milk or butter or both. Our extra planning, combined with stretching out trips to the grocery store—first for three months, then for an entire year— resulted in much less food waste.

12. Kitchen projects pay off. During farmers market season, we prepped for winter, spending anywhere from two or three to five or six hours in the kitchen each weekend to blanch and freeze local potatoes, beets, carrots, and leafy greens. We made and froze soups, sauces, tamales, gnocchi, pierogi, and ravioli. Come winter, that work paid off. MARCH 2022 / BOZZIMEDIA.com


LOCAL CUISINE/dining guide


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1898 Public House. With a nod of respect to the year Kalispel Golf and Country Club was established, 1898 Public House combines a storied history with modern flair. The culinary team takes pride in preparing classic foods with a fresh twist, while using the finest ingredients. From hand-pressed gourmet burgers and house-cured bacon, to housemade rolls and charcuterie, dining at 1898 will be an exciting culinary tour for your palate. 2010 W. Waikiki Rd., (509) 466-2121, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 1898publichouse.com. Chan’s Noodle House

621 W. Mallon Ave #305 chansnoodlehouse.com Chan’s Noodle House is a traditional Chinese restaurant trying to bring authentic delicious Chinese food to the area. TRY THIS: Beef Shank Noodles

New Love Coffee

21802 E. Indiana Ave., Suite 102 Liberty Lake, newlovecoffee.com A local coffee shop and roaster located in Greenstone’s River District serving delicious drinks. TRY THIS: Chocolate Rose Latte

COMING SOON… Emrys Fermentations

Emrys Fermentations is a meadery and brewery offering rustic and joyful mead, beer, and cuisine inspired by traditional European peasant fare, modern techniques, and sustainable agriculture. Opening in 2022, expect both obscure and familiar beverages and dishes, all scratch made. TRY THIS: Jammy Rarebit, an openfaced cheese sandwich from Wales. Emrys is dressed with mushroom-bacon marmalade and cherry compote.

June & Co.

215 W. Main Ave. juneandcospokane.com Owned by the same people behind fine-dining establishment Gander & Ryegrass, June & Co. will be a “fancy dive bar” and a comfortable place to grab a drink after work. TRY THIS: Plum Cardamom Kiss

Chinook crafted by Chef Adam Hegsted. Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel’s signature “upper casual” restaurant had its grand reopening on November 11, with a reimagining of its menu and cocktail offerings thanks to Chef Adam Hegsted. The restaurant still features items diners have grown to love—such as a delicious steak dinner—but has added new items at a lower price point. There is something for everyone to love at Chinook. 37914 S. Nukwalqw St., Worley, ID. (800) 523-2464, MondaySunday 7 a.m.-3 a.m. cdacasino.com.

EPIC Sports Bar. From the nachos and buffalo wings to prime rib dip and epic burgers, EPIC is serving up a full menu of upscale pub fare, craft beers, and cocktails inside Northern Quest. With its thirtyfoot LED HDTV, you can enjoy sports for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, (509) 481-2122, Sunday-Thursday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday-Saturday 7 a.m.-2 a.m., northernquest.com. Gander and Ryegrass. An Italian-inspired restaurant in downtown Spokane with a menu featuring coursed meals based around whole animal butchery and homemade pasta. Their robust beverage program includes a full bar and wine cellar delivering a variety of pairings for each course. They would love to welcome you for your birthday and other celebrations, as well as offer you the best service for a great night out on the town. À la carte options available, too. 404 W. Main Ave., (509) 315-4613, daily 12 p.m.–9 p.m., ganderandryegrass.com.

High Tide Lobster Bar. Chef Chad White

events, food menus featuring small plates and charcuterie, and an expansive selection of awardwinning wines. 9774 Highway 14, Goldendale, (509) 773-1976, Sunday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 1303 W. Summit Pkwy., Ste. 100, (509) 443-3832, Monday-Thursday 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., S​ unday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 801 Waterfront Way, Ste. 105, Vancouver​, (360) 450-6211, Monday-Thursday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., FridaySaturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 14810 NE 145th St. #A, Woodinville, (425) 481-7925, Monday-Thursday 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-7 p.m., maryhillwinery. com.

Masselow’s Steakhouse. With nine primegrade steaks and the best seafood oceans and rivers have to offer, Masselow’s Steakhouse continually provides the “wow” factor. With an outstanding array of mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine selection, and true Kalispel hospitality, Chef Tanya Broesder and her team create a special experience you won’t soon forget. 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, (509) 481-6020, Wednesday-Sunday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., masselows.com.

Park Lodge. A fine dining restaurant featuring a relaxing atmosphere and locally inspired comfort meals from its award-winning chef, uniquely prepared on a wood-fired grill. 411 N. Nettleton St., (509) 340-9347, TuesdaySaturday 5 p.m.-9 p.m., parklodgerestaurant.com. Three Peaks Kitchen + Bar. Named after the three prominent peaks outlining the Spokane Tribe’s homeland, Three Peaks is the Spokane Tribe Casino’s premier dining destination. This upscale casual eatery features weekend brunch, as well as lunch and dinner specials all week long. Discover your new favorite Happy Hour from 3-7 p.m. every day with amazing patio seating, local and regional wines, as well as $2 drafts with 20 taps to choose from. Visit spokanetribecasino.com for menus, details and to make a reservation. 14300 W. SR-2 Hwy., Airway Heights, (509) 818-1547, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., spokanetribecasino.com/dining.

is all about bringing the flavor, but this time he’s bringing some of that East coast flavor to the West Coast with New England Style Lobster Rolls. Also try clam chowder by the pint or quart. 835 N. Post St., (509) 381-5954, Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., hightidelobsterbar.com.

TT’s Brewery & Barbecue. TT’s Brewery & Barbecue is proud to offer the highest quality barbecue and beers brewed onsite. From their family to yours, they put lots of love and careful attention in each item. 4110 S. Bowdish Rd., Spokane Valley, (509) 919-4798, Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m.-8 p.m., ttsbrewerybbq.com.

Maryhill Winery. The winery draws more

Zona Blanca. Zona Blanca brings the flavors of

than 75,000 guests annually, while the region offers warm summer days, year-round appeal and excellent winemaking and continues to gain recognition as an emerging wine destination. Each location offers beautiful scenery, frequent live music and special

coastal Mexico to Spokane. Flavor comes first, and ceviche, entrees, tacos, tostadas, and more await you. 157 S. Howard St., (509) 241-3385, Tuesday-Thursday 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 4 p.m.-10 p.m., limefishsalt.com. MARCH 2022 / BOZZIMEDIA.com


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HISTORIC FLIGHT FOUNDATION: Located in Felts Field and is ideal for large weddings and events. The glamour of the planes adds a level of excitement and distinction to your event, but can also be taken out. When the hangar door is fully open in the summer, it unveils a beautiful view of the runway and nearby mountains. For smaller groups the Terrace, with a view of the entire facility, is available for a significant discount. Plenty of free parking and room for up to 400+! Delectable Catering + Events is a preferred caterer.


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GLASS HALF EVENTS: Beautiful big city loft-like industrial leatherfurnitured warehouse apartment space. Large enough for 150 people yet can be arranged to host an intimate party. Includes a full kitchen. Fully air conditioned in the summer, with onsite parking. Sound system and TV available. Featuring a beautiful enclosed outdoor spillover area. The outdoor patio is a great place to cool off, smoke a cigar, and enjoy a cocktail.

180 BAR & BISTRO: Rent for private parties at a very reasonable price, with certain food and alcohol minimums. Private back room for VIPs or for use as a green room/staging area. Sound system in place for speaking engagements. Option to reserve a portion of the room for your group without closing the restaurant. For private parties order from the catering menu; for group meetings guests can order off the menu. Enjoy the fun and cozy atmosphere!

THE HIDDEN BALLROOM: is located in downtown Spokane above Bridge Press Cellars, on Pacific and Browne. Perfect for weddings, concerts, birthday parties, corporate parties, holiday parties and celebrations of any kind. The space can accommodate up to 299 guests.





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