Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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Prince Phillip Makes Landfall

Kage Baker loved shipwrecks. That sounds perfectly awful, but  it’s not as though she went out on stormy nights with lanterns, and tried to fake lost ships inshore to plunder. She was just fascinated with the flotsam and jetsam that … Continue reading

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Sit Down, Hold On, Shut Up and Write

Kage Baker had only one piece of serious advice to would-be writers: sit down and write. Oh, she’d make jokes about never stinting on the chair cushions, or orate at length on the benefits of fountain pens over felt-tips; she … Continue reading

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Time Again For Chocolate

Kage Baker partook of chocolate year-round (and sometimes 24/7), but like all theobromos fans, she observed some specific holiday as being more chocolate-appropriate than others. First on that list has to be Halloween, at least for anyone who has been … Continue reading

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Stomping Grounds. With Tikis.

Kage Baker didn’t like to be surprised by restaurants. She didn’t like to be surprised by anything, actually, but especially not where she went to eat. She was therefore always cautious about trying new places. Novelty in dining was not … Continue reading

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