Monthly Archives: November 2011

Opening Day at Dickens

Kage Baker loved the process of building a Faire. It was magic – slow magic, considered on its own, but when you realized we were building entire villages and microcosms of London, well … it went up fast. Not Brigadoon … Continue reading

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An Almost Wasted Tuesday

Kage Baker had the lowest possible opinion of hospital bureaucracy. Not actual medical personnel – they are all, in their various ways, heroes, and she appreciated everything they did. But the massive disjointed machinery of paperwork annoyed her in its … Continue reading

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Home From Fair

Kage Baker always maintained that Mondays after a Fair weekend do not exist. They are a vacuum, wherein you find your way home, find your laundry and do it before it gets away, find clothes that belong to the current … Continue reading

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On I-5

Kage Baker always cautioned me to be careful on I-5 in the winter. “It’s weird out there,” she would say. “The whole place changes – it’s not tame farmland in the winter. You be careful if you ever have to … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Kage Baker did like to literally give thanks on Thanksgiving Day. Some quiet moment somewhere, often at the end of a sudden little drive  – “Let’s go find a good landscape,” she’d suggest, and off we’d go. Not far, not … Continue reading

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Holiday Time

Kage Baker liked Thanksgiving. I suppose there are those who don’t, but it’s kind of hard to imagine. It’s a cheerful, low impact holiday, except for the vast amount of cooking required – and then you get to eat it, … Continue reading

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11/22/11

Kage Baker was a graduate of Catholic school – “Twelve years in the navy blue,” she used to tell people. It was a big deal 40  or 50 years ago. We scrapped in the streets with the public school kids  … Continue reading

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