Monthly Archives: April 2011

I Wish I was Skateboarding Down Hollywood Boulevard

Kage Baker blew off a lot of  Saturdays. She had iron discipline and exemplary work habits – but she also lived with the thinnest of filters on her senses, and could be derailed by a determined sensory assault. And Saturdays … Continue reading

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What Year Is it, Anyway?

Kage Baker kept a calendar from 1968 on her wall until the day she died. It was a calendar she especially loved (the Beatles, Yellow Submarine) and a year that had been one of her favourites. She called it the … Continue reading

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Spring Afternoon Activities: A Sampler

Kage Baker’s baleful aspect (yeah, she had one of those) is standing behind me, pointing like Longfellow’s spectral Viking at the desk (http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/longfellow/12202), abjuring me to work on TWONG II. Among the other things I have to do – besides … Continue reading

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TWONG II

Kage Baker originally intended the Ladies of Nell Gwynne’s to be an amusing walk on – a reward for the growing skills of novice operatives of the Gentlemen’s Speculative Society, and a foil for those young fellows’ outre talents. However, … Continue reading

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Important Business, Monkey Business, Family Business

Kage Baker’s writer business is suddenly madly active and time consuming today. Things are moving, Dear Readers. There were several Spam comments posted here this morning, all leading to different porn sites. Sorry, guys, none of them were especially keen, … Continue reading

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Hugos, Nebuli, Loci

Kage Baker subscribed to one trade publication, as a writer – Locus, which is pretty much the Grey Lady of the genre. I still subscribe. It’s where the best and most fearsome reviews come out; it’s where the size of … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Kage Baker always said: Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! To which I always replied: He is risen indeed! Kage was a Christian. I’m not. But Resurrection is a universal hope, and no one with any senses at all can deny the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

Kage Baker loved William Shakespeare. It is not going too far to say she adored him, expressing admiration for his works, his philosophies and even his person on just about every level of affection. She even wrote a cameo for … Continue reading

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DIY Mad Libs

Kage Baker, Good Friday, misty weather, late brunch, narcolepsy, editing, printing new pages, printer, printer with arthritis, printer with seizures, nice fat PDF file instead … Bacon, cheese crackers, chocolate eggs, rabbit cookies, coffee, more coffee, all the coffee, stuffed … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Kage Baker liked the name Maundy Thursday. It amused her, being an old-fashioned word. It might refer to charitable purses given out by English royalty to the deserving poor. (Whatever the deserving poor might be – they only seem to … Continue reading

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