Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Garden

Kage Baker loved gardens. And gardening – she was a maker as well as a consumer, and brought talent and dedication to the art of cultivating a garden. Growing up where she did helped. Mamma’s house was balanced on the … Continue reading

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Taking A Plum Break

Kage Baker lived on Santa Rosa plums during their brief, 1 or 2 week season every year. They are simply the best plums ever. And I am doing my level best to subsist on them now. They have fallen out … Continue reading

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Neighbors

Kage Baker disliked having neighbors. Most of ours over the years were amiable enough – because, mostly, they weren’t there. We didn’t often have any; not with two legs and last names, anyway. We lived in a lot of funny … Continue reading

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July 20th

Kage Baker would be amused (wryly, I am sure) at some of my problems today. And also be cheering me on, I hope. Today is my sister Kimberly’s birthday! She gets to choose the celebration, and she has chosen defensive … Continue reading

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Fast Food, Slow Writing

Kage Baker was an afficianada of fast food. Especially in the summer, when we travelled. Not that she preferred it to real, sit-down, use-a-napkin-and-at-least-one-fork-food. She decidedly did not. But she had standards, of quality at least, and did not partake … Continue reading

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Back To The Island

Kage Baker would undoubtedly have said, “Yecchhh!” Also, “I should think they’d be grateful. Who’d want those things back?”” Eventually, though, she would see that the black rats of Lord Howe’s Island have got to go. You all remember Lord … Continue reading

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Disclaimer and Part I

Kage Baker often claimed she hated cats. It made some people look at her askance. (Cats are religion with some folks.) I would hastily explain she was allergic, and had actually known some cats she liked, and yadda yadda yadda … Continue reading

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