Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Season of Chocolate and Memory

Kage Baker, about a year before we found out she had cancer, asked me to stop alerting her whenever someone we knew died. We had reached that age (mid 50’s) when our peer group began exhibiting signs of mortality. And … Continue reading

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Enough With The Heat!

Kage Baker would be making sacrifices by now. She’d be filling glass vessels with ice and sea water and shards of blue glass, hoping for a weather change. The summer heat will not end. I once suggested to her we … Continue reading

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Season of Change

Kage Baker used to say that part of her success as a writer was that she had been privileged in the things she saw. And the people she knew. She happily admitted that the very idea of the Operatives – … Continue reading

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Bones and Other October Goodies

Kage Baker loved October. It meant Halloween. It was the beginning of the three months of holidays she so much enjoyed, and so determinedly observed. It (usually) meant the summer heat finally broke, and what deciduous trees we have here … Continue reading

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Out The Other Side, Again

Kage Baker used to have to wedge her research into the narrow spaces between her fits of active writing. Usually, in fact, she had to re-arrange her schedule to cram some research space in at all; she’d triage her information … Continue reading

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Harvest Home

Kage Baker. Heat breaking, wind cooling, leaves turning and falling and lying like lace on the parts of the lawn that survived the summer onslaught. Swallows yielding place to the bats of an evening, fewer and slower crickets, rose hips … Continue reading

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