Monthly Archives: November 2011

Up To Our Knees In Lukewarm Bureaucracy

Kage Baker hated paperwork. When something came to her that required her detailed perusal – a contract, an interview, insurance or tax forms – she’d hold it up with her hands under her chin like a very sad squirrel, and … Continue reading

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Fear and Bravery

Kage Baker never thought of herself as brave. In fact, she regarded herself, in a frank self-examining sort of way, as pretty much a coward. I have no idea why, because she wasn’t – despite being afraid of a great … Continue reading

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We Have The Edge On Change

Kage Baker disliked change. She fought it grimly in her private life, and in fact spent a good amount of time replacing things she had lost from her life at earlier dates – candies, art, outre holiday deco, defunct but … Continue reading

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Time Like A Wheel. Or A Pretzel.

Kage Baker rather enjoyed losing track of time. She’d spent so many years of her life nailed – like most people – to the clock … she collected classic photos of clock abuse (to and by), and kept them on … Continue reading

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Cartoons

Kage Baker was obsessed with cartoons. That is not at all too strong a word; she considered cartooning one of the great arts, and avidly collected what she considered its gems and masterworks. Single panel, weekly strips, animated or still … Continue reading

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I’m Unravelling

Kage Baker was of the opinion that anything gone wrong health-wise could be helped by sleep. She’d sleep in preference to taking pain killers; she’d sleep off a fever, or a stomach bug. And I must say, it worked – … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

Kage Baker‘s first public redoubt – where she forted up when it was necessary to seek shelter in the public eye – was in the cafeteria of Immaculate Heart High School. She had numerous such hiding places in the house … Continue reading

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