Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Coo Song III

Kage Baker really liked doing things in threes – a cultural predilection, perhaps, harking back to the Triads of the Welsh classics in The Mabinogion. Or, as she herself said, more likely because three were as many as she could … Continue reading

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The Coo Song II

Kage Baker ultimately compiled, among her friends and intimates, a trio of Coo Songs. This is Song #2.  It’s a traditional, but the only places I’ve ever heard it were on a Steeleye Span album, and in a brief scene … Continue reading

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The Coo Song

Kage Baker loved to sing. Her prodigious memory allowed hundreds of song lyrics to live comfortably in her head, and some trick of mental organization gave her an extraordinary ear for harmony. She could improvise harmony instantly, to just about … Continue reading

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Current

Kage Baker had an adversarial relationship with the ON/OFF switch of her computer. For one thing, she could rarely find it. Changing out CPU’s at intervals (which we did, of course), Kage would remember where the switch was located two … Continue reading

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Between Cypress Park and Angelino Heights

Kage Baker, my fearless Navigator, hated traffic. I do too. We long ago realized that a longer route was preferable as long as it kept us moving – as long as we weren’t stuck in traffic, or playing stop and … Continue reading

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The Joys of Spam

Kage Baker, unlike most people, enjoyed her spam email. It was a daily source of amusement and surprise for her. When she initially went on line, I set up Spam filters of various sorts; I kept them updated on a … Continue reading

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Things Unseen

Kage Baker was a great believer in things unseen. Or, more precisely, almost seen; the shape glimpsed from the corner of the eye; eye-shine or a glint of crooked grin in the moonlight. Shadows with nothing to cast them, and … Continue reading

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Sunday Dead Loss

Kage Baker not being here to lure me out into the river current of epic adventure that was Life in her company, I am taking a time out today. My colour has faded out. I have no thoughts, no energy, … Continue reading

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Afternoon a la Kinks*

Kage Baker often remarked upon how quickly a grey Saturday could just slip away. One moment you’re happily staying in bed until 10 AM; the next, it’s quarter to four and absolutely nothing you’ve had planned for the last two … Continue reading

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Dream A Little Dream – But A Lot of Them

Kage Baker has actually been showing up in my dreams lately. This is an enormous relief to me, as I have a dreadful fear of forgetting what she sounds and looks like … of course, in dreams, quite odd things … Continue reading

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