Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Ring of Fire

Kage Baker, amid the several pre-writing rituals she espoused, included checking earthquakes every day. She used http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/, which shows a nice swatch of California and Utah and all the tremors that have occurred recently. She took a look every day, … Continue reading

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Particles, Rays and Foil

Kage Baker would have given up on this blog site after its continuing shenanigans lately. She was ordinarily possessed of a dragon-like patience: she could wait out anything to get what she wanted. But misbehaving technologia incensed her, especially since … Continue reading

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3/22/11

Kage Baker would have been amused at the date – it’s rife with symmetry and mathematical posing. It ought to mean something. Does it? It adds up to 5 from both ends … might mean something. But it’s actually a … Continue reading

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First Day of Spring

Kage Baker always opined that calling the Vernal Equinox the first day of Spring was simply a courtesy – at least in California. There’s no argument with the fact that it’s an Equinox: the lengths of the day and night … Continue reading

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Last Day of Winter

Kage Baker might have spent a day like this is turning out to be writing assiduously and furiously. She could be both dutiful and obsessive with very little effort. Spring won’t actually start until roughly 11:20 tonight, but the energy … Continue reading

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Signs In The Sky

Kage Baker kept close watch on unusual natural phenomena – rains of fishes, lost cities found, comets and bolides and mysterious sounds in the wilderness. They fascinated her – partly because they were fair game for plot points, if no … Continue reading

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Reflections On Ruins

Kage Baker loved to explore ruins. But she hated disaster footage. She was fascinated with the 1906 San Francisco earthquake all her life – part of her also life-long romance with The City, and one she would  weave firmly into … Continue reading

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