Bernard and Liz headed back to California this morning after an extended weekend of helping us through various house projects. As always, the place is looking better and improved as a result of their help, and we appreciate their efforts. 

The Sleater-Kinney CD I mentioned a few days ago arrived in the mail today, and I’m already pronouncing it a winner. The One Beat album is very good; my favorite tunes: One Beat, Far Away, Light-Rail Coyote, Step Aside, Oxygen, Hollywood Ending, and Sympathy. Sleater-Kinney plays the Crystal Ballroom in Portland on September 27.