Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Eve

Kage Baker really enjoyed New Year’s Eve. It wasn’t a big party night for her – but the glittery formality of the late-night celebration appealed to her. We were usually home by 8 or 9 at night, and often never … Continue reading

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It’s Cold In Los Angeles

Kage Baker hated the cold. No prevarications, no euphemisms – she outright hated the cold. It was her enemy; in her mind, a blue-faced anorexic glamor queen dripping diamonds and tacky furs, leaving windows open and being offensively skinny in … Continue reading

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It Feels Like Saturday. Or Maybe West

Kage Baker believed that how a place or time felt was more important, and more informative, than what or when it actually was. If a day felt like a weekend (or weekday), her responses were tuned to what it felt … Continue reading

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It’s … Tuesday?

Kage Baker kept a calendar by her desk, not so much to check the date or track deadlines (that was one of my jobs) as to remind her what day of the week it was. When you no longer watch … Continue reading

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Foreshadowings of Foreclosure

Kage Baker relied upon her mind. A lot of people do not – as it were – ever think about it, hur hur hur:¬† the miracles of self, perception and intellect go on with the same casual¬† ease as digestion, … Continue reading

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Boxing Day

Kage Baker – like all of us pseudo, semi, by inclination, marriage, adoption and osmosis English people – wondered at the etymology and provenance of Boxing Day. While most Americans have barely heard of the holiday of December 26th, Kage … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

Kage Baker liked contrasts – she liked to move quietly through the Christmas riot. Riots were the norm at Mama’s house – up to 3 generations running all around at the same time; cooking, eating, drinking, playing with all the … Continue reading

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