Monthly Archives: September 2011

National Coffee Day

Kage Baker liked coffee … no, I tell a lie. What Kage liked was caffeine. To this end, she drank many pints of Coca Cola every day, because she also preferred her beverages sweet and cold. She’d tried warming up … Continue reading

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Betrayed By The Aether

Kage Baker was wont to occasionally throw her hands in the air, whirl around in her swivelly desk chair and exclaim: “The computer won’t work!” This could mean anything: a power failure. A virus attack. A corrupted file. The sudden … Continue reading

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Ennui, Fatigue and Depression, Oh My!

Kage Baker borrowed, as part of her personal philosophy, a line from William Wordsworth: “The world is too much with us …” She said it was a battle cry, an excuse, a complaint, an explanation and a prayer. Saying it, … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday – Adventures in Plumbing

Kage Baker did not deal with repairmen. For all I know, she might have been good at it – but she just didn’t do that, so we never found out. It was just the way she was. She’d retire to … Continue reading

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Sunday Meditations on Bathrooms

Kage Baker, as I have mentioned, was a fond and firm devotee of really good bathrooms. On consideration, I think that maybe this is a X-linked trait, as it seems to crop up a lot more in us setter types … Continue reading

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Slow, Cold, Grey Saturday

Kage Baker would have been amused at the news today. Especially on such a slow, cloudy, chilly, falling-asleep-where-you-sit day. Especially since looking it all up would have been preferable to doing any work. It’s the sort of day where you … Continue reading

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Spinning Tiptoe On One Foot, Gazing Into The Dark

Kage Baker observed the classical quarter days, the Solstices and Equinoxes. To be accurate, she also observed the lesser or minor or half-quarter days that fall between them: Imbolc, Beltaine, Lammas, Samhain. This from a woman who¬† was seldom sure … Continue reading

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