Monthly Archives: April 2012

Payback, Karma, Balancing The Scales

Kage Baker, at moments of extreme joy or good fortune, was prone to cast her eyes heavenward and call out, “She’s ugly! Ugly!” This was a joke from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. At one … Continue reading

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Update Placeholder Apology!

Kage Baker said that apologies are not as much use as explanations. If you can explain, in a coherent manner, why you failed in some enterprise, your victim will be more inclined to cut you some slack than if you … Continue reading

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Deadlines, Dead Air, Dead Time

Kage Baker always wanted us to get a portable generator. This was because we lived most of our lives in places where the power supply was chancy – the Hollywood Hills, remote little beach towns, oak groves in the center … Continue reading

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Who Is Real

Kage Baker believed firmly in unseen influences, omens, vibes and strangers among us. Not conspiracy theories, or Freemasons, or the centuries-old influence of Egyptian cults and modern financiers (though she claimed membership in the Bavarian Illuminati from time to time). … Continue reading

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Duck Soup

Kage Baker did not eat ducks. Ever. In fact, she preached against it. She had a moral objection to eating ducks, having known one little white duck socially as a very small child. All her memories of Duck were good, … Continue reading

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The Secret Sensors

Kage Baker, as I may have previously mentioned, subscribed to the popular theory that our domestic machines have secret, hidden sensors in them. These sensors activate in the presence of unexpected cash. And what they do is make some vital … Continue reading

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Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!

Kage Baker tended, most of her life, to celebrate Easter on the run. This was because, well into our 30’s, it generally fell on a rehearsal weekend for the Spring Renaissance Faire. We’d be out on site on Holy Saturday, … Continue reading

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