Monthly Archives: March 2011

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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The Irish Hills, The Northern Sea

Kage Baker and I lived in Pismo Beach for 16 years. Oh, we’d vacationed there for years beforehand, and collected shells on the beach years before we could order drinks. It was a familiar, beloved place. So when our lives … Continue reading

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Probate Delirium

Kage Baker died over a year ago now, but some of the most mundane ripples are still coursing through the pond of my life. Which is a pretentious way of leading into the multi-dimensional horror that is … Probate. (Insert … Continue reading

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Inventory

Kage Baker‘s estate requires me to deliver some papers to the Court in San Luis Obispo this Tuesday. So today we are closed for inventory.  

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White Carnations

Kage Baker would have been glued to the television today. She would have been watching the footage from Japan. She would have been horrified. She would also have been conscious of how astonishingly the world has become interconnected – that … Continue reading

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Still Thinking About Fish

Kage Baker would so enjoy the ongoing Redondo Beach Million Sardine Party. Theories are still proliferating down here in Southern California as to what caused it, and are now ranging from bad weather to leaking natural gas to marauding right, … Continue reading

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What Do The Sardines Know?

Kage Baker would have just been fascinated with yestreday’s mass fish death in Redondo Beach. She loved peculiar and mysterious things like this, and usually pursued them as long as she could through the news. Which, thinking of her, I … Continue reading

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