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January 03, 2009

Shoephone Rings Off... For Now

I've been offered the chance to pay the $$ and keep the blog up and running, but since the deadline on that decision was so last-minute, I've decided against it. So, this will be my last post on EP as well.

The past two years have given me a clean, well-lighted place to come to and spout my stuff. I've blogged about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Attorneys scandal, the terrible foreign and domestic policies of the Bush/Cheney regime, health care, my expectations of our public officials, the difficulties at the Port of Seattle, biking in Seattle, and neighborhood issues. It's been a whirlwind and through it all, I learned a lot.

As dumb luck would have it, my post from last night (on the machinations of the owner of the Lacey Pizza Time) has garnered immediate response from commenters. It's not hard to figure out why: People care about how others are treated. Injustice takes many forms but always it's easy to recognize, especially when it's happening in our own backyards. And who among us didn't have a minimum wage job at a pizza joint sometime in our past? Okay, in my case it was an ice cream parlor, but you get the point.

Thanks to everyone who came by to read or comment.

I've embarked on new projects in the last year which have kept me from putting in the time and energy to keep this place a going concern. I may return at another time in another venue. I expect that, if I do decide to continue blogging, I will more than likely create a new place where the focus is on music, mostly jazz. But we'll see. It's a brand spankin' new year with all sorts of new possibilities. Ciao for Now.

Posted by shoephone on January 3, 2009 at 11:21 AM in About Evergreen Politics | Permalink


Thanks shoephone, lynn, others for keeping an eye on under-attended but still-important matters. You'll be missed.

Posted by: RonK, Seattle | Jan 3, 2009 12:25:28 PM

Thanks so much, RonK. Your readership of ye olde blog has been much appreciated!

Posted by: shoephone | Jan 3, 2009 12:51:04 PM

Thanks, Ron.

We'll both be back I imagine. As you well know, blogging evolution has just begun.

Posted by: Lynn | Jan 4, 2009 9:40:53 AM

So long, Lynn and shoephone, and thanks for all the articles. As RonK mentions, you've covered things that haven't gotten enough notice, and it's a shame that won't be happening here. Hopefully, what you do next will be at least as fulfilling.

Posted by: Cujo359 | Jan 5, 2009 10:04:34 AM

Cujo -- You've been a such a loyal reader and commenter here. It has meant a lot to us.

And don't worry, you will still find me posting occasional comments on your blog, the excellent Slobber and Spittle!


Posted by: shoephone | Jan 5, 2009 1:17:24 PM

from a shue to a shoe you will be missed. I haven't checked in as often as some but I have long admired your work and your opinions. I know that you and Lynn will continue to be well regarded in the blogging community and look forward to Lynn's new effort soon.

Chad (The Left) Shue

Posted by: Chad (The Left) Shue | Jan 6, 2009 12:29:56 PM

And from Shoe to Shue --

Thanks for those sentiments.

Lynn's site should be up and running shortly (see the link in her goodbye post). I'll end up somewhere.

I do check in at your place as well as look for your diaries at Washblog.

Posted by: shoephone | Jan 6, 2009 2:46:04 PM

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