Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Company Strikes Again

Kage Baker was not afraid of bugs. This was amazing, as the list of things she was afraid was long and complex. But mere arthropods? Nah. Mind you, she didn’t go so far as to handle them with any pleasure … Continue reading

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The Weird, It Happens

Kage Baker found the walls of the world to be thin. Not thin enough, in her opinion, but definitely semipermeable.Osmotic. Frangible, even. And for her, always transparent. The first time we saw LOTR, she started to giggle when Galadriel filled … Continue reading

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Oscar Night!

Kage Baker adored the Academy Awards. It’s a family tradition of glitz, giggles and snark. She never missed watching in her life – neither have I. And Billy Crystal is back, the best host since dear old Bob Hope! I … Continue reading

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The Soundtrack

Kage Baker loved music. She never learned to play an instrument (though she always longed to learn the concertina) but she sang beautifully. And she liked to be surrounded by music as often as possible; records, tapes, CDs, 8-tracks – … Continue reading

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Brief Interruption

Kage Baker did not really believe the old saying Better late than never. She wanted things done on schedule, in a timely manner, and just the way they’d been advertised. If offered something “just as good” as something she really … Continue reading

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We Could Use Some Seasoning Here

Kage Baker was not personally fond of winter. She liked a lot of things that happened during winter – Dickens Fair, Christmas, early bulbs, sufficient rain, distant snow. But as she herself loathed being cold or wet, she only really … Continue reading

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Pancakes!

Kage Baker always celebrated Shrove Tuesday. That’s what it was called, in our Roman Catholic childhood: the day before the long Lenten fast begins, the day you go to confession, get shriven – and then swear off sensual pleasures until … Continue reading

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