Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Big Hand Goes Round Again

Kage Baker: born June 10, 1952. Died January 31, 2010, at 1:15 AM. I sat up last night and watched the three clocks in sight of my desk all tick past the 1:15 mark. The old brass wind up I … Continue reading

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Sleep Debts

Kage Baker told me, from our teenaged years on, Sleep when you can. It was wise advice – she was all too familiar with how little I did sleep, and therefore was always after me to amend my insomniac ways … Continue reading

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Approaching The End of January

Kage Baker: the second anniversary of her death will strike in two days time. Whenever it gets quiet in my mind, I can feel the shock wave moving towards me – not as bad as last year, but still a … Continue reading

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Pangur Ban

Kage Baker was a dedicated writer, with a will of iron. The only way to be a writer, she said, is to write – every day, regardless of topic, just putting words down in order. Eventually a theme would emerge … Continue reading

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Fun With Surgery IV

Kage Baker expected to leap from her surgical bed restored to health and, like, 25 years of age. I remember cautioning her that this was unrealistic – she replied that as long as she aimed at the impossible, any gain … Continue reading

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Adventures In Surgery III

Kage Baker was often asked – as all writers are – where she got her ideas. Her personal impulse was always to say, “Why the hell should I tell you?” However, in the interests of public relations, she would fall … Continue reading

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Adventures In Surgery II

Kage Baker always claimed she was a sissy when it came to pain. I was never sure what she thought the rest of the world was experiencing, because in reality she was positively stoic. The measure of coping with pain … Continue reading

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