Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Mumpening

Kage Baker developed her personal theory of mumping in our teens. It basically involved the sort of boneless, low energy semi-depression that sets in on late winter afternoons. It’s the vacuous state that leaves you fit for nothing but sitting … Continue reading

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Writing on the Walls In The Dark

Kage Baker sometimes used that phrase to describe the days when you simply cannot connect to the world. For her, that meant writing; but it applies to anything. There are days when one can neither get any ideas across to … Continue reading

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It’s A Three Day!

Kage Baker loved 3-day weekends. And really – who does not? It’s like a snow day for grownups, but you don’t have to pay it back. But Kage loved ’em even after she had left the pink collar ghetto to … Continue reading

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Fuzzy ≠ Cute

Kage Baker had a low tolerance for cute. Especially among animals. Not only did she not like most animals, she was almost completely lacking in the Squeee! response. The few animals she thought were cute, though, were baby things; because … Continue reading

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Advice

Kage Baker would say, Slow down. She would tell me, Take is easy for a while. She would observe,  If you’ve got so much extra energy, do something useful.  She would admonish me to be patient, not to spend my … Continue reading

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Observations From Ambush

Kage Baker was not a “people person”. She liked many folks; she loved some; she was fascinated by the species in general and was a devoted people-watcher. She just wasn’t very comfortable associating with large numbers of Homo sapiens. Children … Continue reading

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Kage Baker – I’ve got no obvious link between Kage, my perpetual background theme, and what I’m whinging about today. Maybe the hope that she would have indulged me in my feeling like road kill (as I do), and tiptoed … Continue reading

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