Monthly Archives: June 2013

June 30, 2013

Kage Baker was one of the world’s leading proponents of birthday celebrations. I don’t know who keeps track of these things – some sort of cosmic clerk somewhere must, I hope. If there is a top 10 list (and I … Continue reading

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A Fire In The Head

Kage Baker loved photographs from space. She wasn’t a science fiction fan growing up – not like I was, passionately reading anything with rockets or aliens on the cover. Kage found the science fictional art puerile and misogynistic; worse, it … Continue reading

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Naps

Kage Baker was never one for napping. Momma had lots of weary stories about that … for her part, Kage had lots of stories about the excruciating boredom of lying awake in cribs and youth beds, staring at the ceiling. … Continue reading

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Hot Time This Morning

Kage Baker was much, much fonder of heat than I am. Even when the summer heat waves overtook us, she was happy in the sweltering heat. A change to summer clothing, a fan on her neck, sufficient cold Coke and … Continue reading

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The Rolling Summer

Kage Baker loved summer. It was her time, her own season. She was born on its threshold, just as the signature sea clouds that mute May and June finally burn away (those years that they do): just when the first … Continue reading

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New Hospital Horizons

Kag Baker saw the inside of a lot of hospitals during her last year. Being the sort of person who catalogs things compulsively, she livened some of the time¬† by comparing the various medical facilities, one to the other. Food, … Continue reading

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Entropy

Kage Baker loathed endings. She avoided them whenever possible. She liked long, long movies. And she liked to watch a film several times in close sequence. The invention of DVDs was made for someone like Kage, who could happily watch … Continue reading

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June 10th

Kage Baker was born on June 10, 1952. She would have been 61 years old today. I don’t think she would have liked it. No question, she’d have been glad to be alive! That would have meant she’d beaten the … Continue reading

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Summer Begins

Kage Baker regarded her own birthday as the beginning of Summer. That was when real summer began. The calendar insisted it was June 21st, and Kage happily celebrated the older holiday of Midsummer on that date.¬† And of course, the … Continue reading

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My Little Miscellany

Kage Baker, like most writers, kept an eye on several topics in news and research. Being a science fiction writer, a lot of them were science aggregators; for the same reason, others were purveyors of Weird News. The eyes were … Continue reading

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