Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 31, 2012

Kage Baker usually spent New Year’s Eve sick. This was because she tended to catch colds during Dickens Fair, which matured into stately bronchitis by the time the New Year rolled around. Luckily, we seldom went anywhere at New Year’s … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas!

Kage Baker¬†liked having a quiet Christmas Day. Maybe because we almost never did. We were the travelling Aunties, appearing at odd times from strange places, bearing unusual gifts and tales of wonder. I blew back into Los Angeles yestreday on … Continue reading

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12/21/12 (Almost)

Kage Baker said repeatedly that the world actually ends all the time. It’s just that no one really notices. So it spins on, and whatever is happening is what always happened, and no one is the wiser. If the world … Continue reading

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Running Up To The End

Kage Baker would usually be flagging slightly by this time in the year. Not from Extreme Christmas – she was up for Dickens Fair no matter what. And that emphatically included usually doing the last weekend with a raging fever … Continue reading

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Plans and Plots, Fa La La La La and a Kalamazoo

Kage Baker was a big believer in the maxim: “Sufficient unto the day are the troubles thereof.” She interpreted it as meaning that one shouldn’t stockpile problems, nor hoard them for quiet moments. If at all possible, examine them in … Continue reading

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Point of View

Kage Baker had very distinct and personalized ways of looking at everyday things. She maintained that everyone did. It was simply that very few people talked about it, and so didn’t realize that their own vision of certain things – … Continue reading

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Wet Winter Sunday

Kage Baker loved the winter holidays. Nonetheless, she was always on the lookout for good remedies for holiday depression. She herself didn’t suffer from it; the more festivities the better, as far as Kage was concerned. Extreme Christmas could never … Continue reading

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Live From The Abyss

Kage Baker resolutely refused to watch most television news. For many people – writers emphatically among them – current events are a rich and never-ending source of inspiration. Absolutely¬† nothing is as weird as what people do; Kage believed firmly … Continue reading

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December Pain and Glory

Kage Baker loved December. She loved the whole holiday arc – Halloween to New Year’s – and really celebrated whatever holiday season it was, in our house. Deco was everywhere, from specially coloured candles to Glass Wax stencils on the … Continue reading

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Convicted

Kage Baker held two equal and peculiar convictions about me in our life. They were the sort of convictions that only a sibling can hold and maintain in the face of ongoing life experiences. The first was that I badly … Continue reading

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