Monthly Archives: March 2012

How To Deal With Moods

Kage Baker considered herself fairly lucky on an emotional vulnerability level. She didn’t suffer from fits of depression, lethargy, panic attacks … and since several of her relatives did, she saw just how much this can disrupt ordinary life. She … Continue reading

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Weirdness On The Ides

Kage Baker believed that topics in general news come in cycles. She had no theories on why, or what influenced the schedule; but it appeared to her that specific weird things would suddenly fill her purview from time to time, … Continue reading

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Rain Is Coming

Kage Baker had an undying fascination with the weather. It arose gradually through her adulthood, and had everything to do with performing at Renaissance Faires. When your seasonal activities are performed outdoors in a low-tech environment, you become as sensitive … Continue reading

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Trucks, Bridge and Finals

Kage Baker used to say – rather sourly – “Never let anyone know you have a truck or can play bridge.” I had a series of trucks and vans for years, and Kage and I were constantly being pressed into … Continue reading

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Masa Dreams

Kage Baker loved tamales. It was the masa more than anything else, I think; masa being one of those substances that perfectly explains why most Native American cultures worshipped corn as a deity. Masa is a transcendent food stuff – … Continue reading

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RIP, Mr. Bergman

Kage Baker adored and venerated The Firesign Theatre, especially Peter Bergman. For those of you who do not know who they and he were … there is no way to describe them in any way that would do them justice. … Continue reading

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A Holiday, A Holiday

Kage Baker loved any excuse for a holiday. We celebrated, in our time, National Oreo Day; St. David’s Day; the Queen’s Official Birthday; Shakespeare’s actual Birthday; National Pancake Day as well as Shrove Tuesday; and the Day the Buzzards Return … Continue reading

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Medical Reassurance

Kage Baker hated going to the doctor. Any doctor. For any reason. It’s one of the reasons she delayed so long to have her symptoms checked when she began to bleed. Like lots of women, she hated gynecological exams more … Continue reading

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Weather

Kage Baker was fond of that classic weather saying: “Don’t like the weather? Wait a half hour.” She felt it was an absolutely perfect and nearly universal description of meteorological events in most climates. Everyone thinks their local weather is … Continue reading

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Monday Got Me

Kage Baker, like so many people, hated Mondays.Unless they were the third day of a 3-day weekend; in which case, they were to be used for excursions, extra writing, and other gleeful pursuits of self-selected delights. Even after she retired … Continue reading

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