Monthly Archives: January 2012

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I just talked to Kimberly. Kathleen is healing very fast from the surgery, and the doctor is taking her staples out tomorrow. Kimberly should be able to spring her about noon. The doctor still hasn’t seen the final pathology report, … Continue reading

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More news from Kimberly. Kathleen’s doing well, in fact, she’ll probably be home tomorrow. There will be stories.

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Good News!

This is Neassa, and I have Good News from Kimberly! Kathleen is heading into post-op. Surgery went very well, and there’s a good chance she won’t need chemo. They did not manage to take the lymph nodes, because scar tissue … Continue reading

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Ready To Go

Kage Baker got ready for trips either days early or at the very last minute – no middle ground. She either ignored the problem until I was practically dragging her out the door, or she had a suitcase packed the … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Fall On A Friday This Year!

Kage Baker would have been delighted. Friday the 13th, no matter what it’s historical overtones in general, was always first and foremost a Walt Kelly day with us. Having it fall on an actual Friday was always therefore a mark … Continue reading

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I Lied …

Kage Baker was fond of the saying, “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” She thought it was a lie, a whining excuse – but she had a black admiration it for its enormity and its universal abdication … Continue reading

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Home From My Wild Evening

Kage Baker didn’t trust many people. Oh, she was polite to all the hundreds of people one must be, when one moves about out in the world – she had a public persona with exquisite manners, and was always a … Continue reading

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Some Of It’s Funny Anyway

Kage Baker really applied herself to finding bright spots in her illness. She had never been an especially sunny person – Mamma called her “the sad little pine tree” when she was a child – and she grew up with … Continue reading

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Pre-op Games

Kage Baker told me – at some point during our long, mad scramble through the health care system -that the hardest part of her year of illness was just getting to where she needed to be. Some of that was … Continue reading

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The Nadir of the Year

Kage Baker said that the darkest part of the year was the stretch between January 6th and February 14th – the long haul between 12th Night and Valentine’s Day, where there are no holidays, no celebrations, no real festivals. And … Continue reading

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