Monthly Archives: July 2013

Rain

Kage Baker was fascinated by weather. She was eternally intrigued by the apparatus of  detecting weather; the cunning artifacts that described it, forecast it, recorded it. Whether it was algorithms that sent updates to her computer, or an old fashioned … Continue reading

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Don’t Pick The Banana

Kage Baker was seldom in hospital, until the last year or so of her life.  She rapidly formed a low opinion of the amenities available to the medical frequent flyer. The food, the gowns, the furniture – all completely devoid … Continue reading

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Becalmed

Kage Baker once commented that “becalmed” was a freakin’ stupid word for the condition it actually described. She knew what it really meant, of course. To be “becalmed” is to be stranded at sea with no wind. A ship becalmed … Continue reading

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It’s Too Damned Hot

Kage Baker, I am fairly sure, would be pissed off at me right now. I am not rising to the varied challenges of my life. I am not pulling myself up by my boot-straps – in fact, I’m not even … Continue reading

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