Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 15th

Kage Baker loved the late, much-lamented British musician Nick Drake. She had all his albums, and his voice was part of the sound track of her last year. Drake tragically killed himself in 1974, at age 26. He was arguably … Continue reading

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How We Did It

Kage Baker, as I have observed before, rarely suffered writer’s block. When she did, it rarely lasted long; its duration could be measured in hours. Sometimes in minutes. Her primary cure was a session of gardening. Half an hour pulling … Continue reading

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Tick-Tock

Kage Baker was much given to repeated dreams. There were specific dreams she dreamed repeatedly – those usually went on until she assigned meaning to them, and satisfied whatever subconscious rash was breaking out inĀ  her mind. One of those … Continue reading

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Into the Uttermost West

Kage Baker came to terms with most of the pains that accompany growing old. She didn’t like any of them, and was not above impassioned rants against the tyranny of stiffening joints and failing stamina. She quite gloated over the … Continue reading

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Lammas, A Couple of Birthday and Sarnies

Kage Baker liked celebrating old holidays. She liked holidays in general, and the pagan calendar that had illuminated life for our Celtic ancestors was generally more fun than the moderns one anyway. Labor Day, for instance, cannot hold a candle, … Continue reading

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