Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sometimes It’s Monday All Week

Kage Baker knew how to get me out of bad moods. She knew when to be stern, when to ignore me, when to play the clown. If you think her writing was funny, you should have seen her inventing little … Continue reading

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The Worlds We Know

Kage Baker became fascinated with other worlds rather late in life. Real worlds, anyway; she was a devotee of imaginary worlds from an early age. Whole, entire, breathing worlds – that was what she liked. Oz, Narnia, the Summer Lands; … Continue reading

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Livery

Kage Baker was an unembarrassed omnivore. She ate meat; and not only made no excuses for it, she defended the practice. She noted the human digestive tract (shortened, like a carnivore’s), the canine and incisor teeth (designed to slice and … Continue reading

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Strange Scenes Inside the Gold Mine

Kage Baker always said that the world was a lot weirder than most people ever noticed. She noticed – she trained herself to do it, because it’s the weird news and observations that provide grist for the writer’s mill. I … Continue reading

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The Plumbers Win!

Kage Baker firmly believed that plumbers are heroes. She had many examples to convince her of it – from the dear men who taught us how to plumb at Faire to the various laconic gunslingers who have stepped in to … Continue reading

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Weather Continues; Wish I Was Anywhere Else

Kage Baker, who utterly loathed all interruptions to her daily routine, would by now have been agitating to evacuate and head for some distant shelter. Her last-ditch haven was always somewhere, anywhere, where no one knew where she was or … Continue reading

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Oh, Eeek.

Kage Baker was wont to describe days like this as “clusterfucks.” I have been dealing with many small but ghastly domestic disasters, which is why this is so late and brief. The temperature at my house today got to 102 … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

Kage Baker loved Shakespeare. That is made pretty obvious in her Company novels and stories; where – as she did with so much and so many that she loved – she made him immortal, and gave him a local habitation … Continue reading

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Who Is The God of Plumbing?

Kage Baker had a deep and abiding love of plumbers. She was a landlady’s daughter, and lived in the Hollywood Hills for the first 40 years of her life. You develop a real appreciation of plumbers in those circumstances; they … Continue reading

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GOG On Sunday AM

Kage Baker loved the Los Burritos chain of restaurants in Los Angeles. There was one on Hollywood Boulevard, down near Vine; there’s one on San Fernando on the edge of Glendale. They’re an old Los Angeles chain, or were – … Continue reading

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