Monthly Archives: January 2011

January 31st

Kage Baker died a year ago today – January 31st, at 1:15 in the morning. I haven’t said all I need to say about her, not by a long shot – but the worst year of my life is over; … Continue reading

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January 30th

Kage Baker spent the last day of her life in a tremendously good mood. I can’t think of a much better way to spend it, than happy and with your family. I ought to leave today’s entry at that. But … Continue reading

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Saturday – January 29th

Kage Baker was especially busy this day a year ago. True, she was confined to bed and asleep a lot of the time – but when you are dying, finding a comfortable place in bed and getting some sleep is … Continue reading

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There Was A Tulip

Kage Baker was a great gardener. She could grow almost anything except zinnias. Don’t know why those would not grow – zinnias are tough, usually – but she could not get them to thrive, anywhere we ever lived. Which was … Continue reading

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Romantic Times In Los Angeles

Kage Baker won several awards the year she died. Some of them were undoubtedly subtly influenced by the fact that she was dead – as an historian and an artist, Kage was quite aware that dying always boosts an artist’s … Continue reading

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Through A Prism

Kage Baker was a natural analyst. She subjected the world to some kind of personal cladistics in her head, and re-assigned its parts into new and more detailed relationships. She was a human prism, breaking white light into its components. … Continue reading

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Early Closing

Kage Baker … where do I go from here today? I honestly don’t know. I need to write, because I must finish Who We Did On Our Summer Holidays and send it to Kage’s agent by the end of Monday … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday

Kage Baker was largely indifferent to the traditional attitudes regarding the days of the work week. She did have that Melendys-Saturday thing, but that was about it. The whole TGIF, Black Monday, Hump Day cycle pretty much missed her. Sometimes … Continue reading

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The Week In Review

Kage Baker: this time last year, she had 8 days to live. Luckily, we had no idea it would be so soon, so fast. We had come home from the seaside motel, where we had stayed until therapy was pronounced … Continue reading

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Whaddaya Wanna Do? It’s Saturday

Kage Baker said that one never outgrew the childhood conditioning of Saturday!!! It’s the free day, the day with no obligations, the day we are most likely to resent having to do anything goal-oriented. No, she would say, don’t tell … Continue reading

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