Monthly Archives: January 2013

Third Time’s A Charm

Kage Baker was always intrigued by the phenomenon of suddenly finding references to a new object or topic everywhere.You know – or maybe you don’t. But it happened to Kage all the time. She would find some new topic interesting, … Continue reading

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Phase III complete

KAGE BAKERĀ  hated medical tests. Nonetheless, she endured with a grim determination whatever was needed. She always said that if you expected medical science to help you, you’d better let it cast the bones and read your urine. Doctors tended … Continue reading

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In My Room

Kage Baker was a fiercely dedicated writer. She wrote almost all the time, even when she didn’t want to – because, she said, you might only get a few hundred words done, but those few hundred will move you that … Continue reading

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Pyramids in the Old Pacific Capitol

Kage Baker adored Robert Louis Stevenson. She adored his writing, both fiction and travelogues – he travelled a lot, especially for a guy with emphysema and bronciectasis; and he usually did it on the cheap, because he was chronically broke. … Continue reading

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Writing Weekend

Kage Baker adored the gracious old city of Monterey. I think if we could have stayed in the old Shipping Warehouse, or the new Maritime Museum, she’d have been ecstatic. I can imagine her camped out happily next to the … Continue reading

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Tandem Synapses

Kage Baker maintained that we – she and I – shared a brain. She was left-handed, I am right-handed; together, she reasoned, we were one fairly competent brain. Our friends and family, I think, were willing to accept the idea … Continue reading

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And The New Year Rolls On

Kage Baker, believing as she firmly did that any good thing was worth over-doing, actually observed several New Years during a single calendar span. There was the birthday year, of course. That diminished a little in importance with every annular … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Spanners in the Works

Kage Baker. (That’s not a spanner; that’s my classic opening line). Frost, wind storms, reactions to flu shots. Possible flu anyway. Power fluctuations due to the lines freezing and/or being blown down. Political dingbats yelling loudly in every medium, about … Continue reading

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Don’t Like The Weather? Just Wait …

Kage Baker intensely disliked cold weather – despite which, she spent half her life in Central and Northern California, where frost is common and snow is not unknown. The light, she said, was better – and one can always add … Continue reading

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The Halcyon Days

Kage Baker always said that one of the worst doldrum periods in the year was the first fortnight of January. She herself tried to hibernate through it. However, deadlines being what they were and increasing every year, she tended to … Continue reading

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