Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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A Brief Synopsis of Reasons Not To Blog

Kage Baker (no, she’s not the reason – but I always start with that). It’s 88 degrees and has been since 10:30 AM. It never got below 70 last night, and I never got to sleep at all. The cat … Continue reading

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April 15th

Kage Baker always regarded my yearly travail with the taxes as a sign of Goodies On The Way. The tax returns were ordinarily slated for something neat and much desired – and I usually managed to get us returns, too. … Continue reading

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April 14th

Kage Baker never did her own taxes in her life. She had the smarts for it, but not the nerves – and it’s like any other mortal combat: confidence is half the battle. It was the one day in the … Continue reading

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All That Matters Is The Work

Kage Baker was not a depressed person. She was as subject to sorrow and annoyance as anyone, but there was always a good and sensible reason for it. Sometimes being depressed is a logical thing to be, because life can … Continue reading

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What She Had To Get Through

Kage Baker always said, her high school experience was the best time of her life prior to age 14. Those 4 years at Immaculate Heart, she said, were the most formative and valuable of her life to that point. That … Continue reading

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Duty, Duty Must Be Done. And Remembered.

Kage Baker adored Gilbert and Sullivan. She always especially liked the villains. She said it was because they were usually bass-baritones (and thus easier for an alto to sing) and because they got the best lines. I happen to know, … Continue reading

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