Monday, March 29, 2004

Good weekend. Saturday, after a very productive afternoon of writing in a coffee shop, we headed to the Turf Club for some live music. Slim Dunlap was the headliner. Slim's probably best known for replacing Bob Stinson in the Replacements and his 1995 album, "Times Like This." They did best on the traditional rock tunes and seemed a little lethargic on the twangy stuff. I really enjoyed the opening band, Milhaus, though.

Sunday, we headed to Stillwater for some more writing and reading. One of the benefits of living on the far east side of the Twin Cities is our proximity to Stillwater, a wonderful old town on the St. Croix River with lots of antique stores (that we avoid), old book stores and coffee shops and restaurants.

I finished Dale Bailey's collection The Resurrection Man's Legacy, which I have to review. His story, "The Census Taker," was in the October/November 2003 double issue in F & SF and was one of my favorite stories of the year. Most of the other stories are from F & SF, too, although you can still read the very good "In Green's Dominion" on Sci Fiction.

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