Monthly Archives: December 2012

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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Suddenly, I Am Madly Busy

Kage Baker always said that the writing business was a perfect example of feast or famine. Sometimes there is nothing to do, nothing to sell, and no one buying if there were anything to sell. The next week, there’s $6,000 … Continue reading

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Green Season

Kage Baker always liked it when the winter rains finally came to California. Whether in Southern, Northern or Central California, those first cold rains sluice away the exhausted dust of our ferocious summers; our winter rain is rejuvenating, revitalizing. It’s … Continue reading

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