Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas Eve

Kage Baker loved Christmas Eve. I mean, who doesn’t? There are so many joys and delights to it – the actual celebration is finally, finally starting: the special food, the presents, one’s best-beloveds on their shining-hearted best behaviour, the tender … Continue reading

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Almost Christmas

Kage Baker always felt there was a magic tip-point for Christmas. There was, she felt, a point in the proceedings where one suddenly felt “Christmas-y”. It had little to do with the the amount or quality of decorations, or presents, … Continue reading

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In The Heart of Winter

Kage Baker liked to retreat and fort up after Dickens Fair was over. Lots of us do – we’ve just spent 2 months at Extreme Christmas, surrounded by crowds, being as demonstrative as we can possibly be. Then there is … Continue reading

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The Shortest Day

Kage Baker always said you might as well sleep through the Solstice Day. We were usually up late the night before, it was the middle of winter and often inclement weather; Los Angeles is apparently expending its entire annual rain … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice, Merry Lunar Eclipse

Kage Baker loved astronomical phenomena. Eclipses, comets, near object passages – they all fascinated and intrigued her. She loved anything odd in the sky, as a matter of fact, and was always thrilled to see the blimps slowly traversing the … Continue reading

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Last Day of Fair – Haul Down, Lads

Kage Baker was as fond as anyone else of Last Day pranks. As long as they were in character and period and did not mess up anyone’s gig, she was all for a bit of last day mania. She pulled … Continue reading

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Portents, Omens and Angels

Kage Baker was a big believer in Fate. She took signs seriously. She could even find them retroactively, noting after an event that some specific oddity or revelation had clearly been a contributing factor. She always said fortune-telling backwards was … Continue reading

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