Monthly Archives: October 2011

Friday

Kage Baker would have called for early closing tonight. I’m going to do that, too. Saw the oncologist this afternoon, for another attempt at a biopsy. Very nice doctor, deft and careful and considerate – she was, however, defeated by … Continue reading

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Sic Semper Evello Mortem Tyranis

Kage Baker was a keen observer of history. She said there was nothing quite as true as the statement Those who will not learn from history are doomed to repeat it – although, in her grimmer moments, she also said … Continue reading

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On Masks

Kage Baker, as all you Dear Readers know by now, loved Halloween. She loved the build-up, she loved the ancillary activities, she loved the deep philosophical questions of what to be that year. Even in those years where she spent … Continue reading

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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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