Sunday, June 10, 2007


  • In case you have not noticed, I have officially released more than 80% of the new! EWM 1983 Sedan Pleather theme.
  • There are times when I think I will change the name of my blog. But I don't do it.
  • I need a new wallet, too. Maybe the kids will glance this entry in time for Father's Day.
  • Ph. is at an age (16) when it seems appropriate to have him read EWM for punishment. Read and summarize one entry for each minute you are late arriving home; no lip.
  • Before I met D., I never went to car washes. I'd keep the inside fairly tidy, but the high-priced brushless car wash was too extravagant, too lavish, too harsh on the environment, what with all those soaps and undercoatings. Fancy, super car washes represented the worst of American excess. 2007: "Sure, D. I'll run it through Delta Sonic this afternoon." But only on the outside.
  • Today we teamed up for the triennial Element-interior cleaning with the shop vac, sponges, a scrub brush, and a few other cleaning aids and implements.
  • I'm still accelerating down the dissertating on ramp. Another early summer phase transition. The only promise to fulfill: touch it each and every day (if only with a ten foot pole to verify that it lives, breathes).
  • Tomorrow marks ten years since the day my mother died so suddenly and unexpectedly. I was sitting in a cubicle in Bingham Farms, Mich. when I learned about it. I will say more about this tomorrow.
  • Is.'s baby signcabulary is piling up. After clapping and waving, she picked up dog, flower, cereal, eat, duck/bird (these blend together), bath, and frog. Frog is a sequence of three out-stickings of the tongue in quick succession.
  • A couple of weeks ago, I added the "Yesterblog" (upper left), an on-this-day feature. I like it because, even though I've only been blogging for little more than three years and I only post 15-or-so entries each month, the Yesterblog recirculates old entries, brings them back to the surface at a reasonable pace, if only for a short gasp before submerging for one more year. On-this-day as entry re-cycling.
  • I thought I would say more about this year's camp than I did. Say more about the kids? Geronimo's Cave? The conversation with the superintendent of schools in which he told me about the 3/4 of a million dollars they've spent on vandalism repairs during the '06-'07 school year? The school's Ariz.-leading reportable incidents against teachers? The 70-percent unemployment? The highest suicide rates in the U.S.? Basketball? Anyway, I thought I would say more. I didn't take any photographs this year.
  • I canceled Netflix sometime early in the spring. I renewed it today, thinking I'd catch up on a couple of moving pictures between now and August.
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