Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sloth Alert

Kage Baker had no compunctions about declaring a day off. Especially when it was “off” like a bad egg or elderly milk – and some days are like that, you know, they just stink; and they make you ill if … Continue reading

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Spring Is Coming

Kage Baker was particularly susceptible to spring fever. When the vernal equinox approached and began to manifest – that was when she was most likely to drop everything and take off. She’d have the urge to find some newly green … Continue reading

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It’s Enough For Me That They Work

Kage Baker was entertained by the proliferation of e-culture. Not so much the etiquette of how to use electronics – though that has been proliferating as well. There are acceptable, mainstream and also rogue and outlaw ways to use one’s … Continue reading

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Embarked On A New Media

Kage Baker was a great admirer of labor-saving devices. They were a fervent goal of domestic society when we were growing up, the pinnacle of every housewife’s dreams: machines to free her from the tedious labour of housework. While we … Continue reading

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Something In Train (I Hope)

Kage Baker loved to travel. Not just to get somewhere, but for the sheer joy of movement. She loved the road, she loved the landscape going by at eye level and in arm’s reach, right outside the window. She was … Continue reading

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Doors Are Everywhere

Kage Baker, for all that she lived largely in her fantastically furnished mind, liked tangible links to things. To reality, if she had already established that a particular reality was acceptable and should be maintained. But if not reality, then … Continue reading

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The Weird Returns

Kage Baker had a real fondness for The Weird. It always merited the caps. It came in cycles, or pulses, or at least in lengths that might have been considered seasons if they had not been so arbitrary and impossible … Continue reading

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Home From Pacific Grove

Kage Baker loved the little town of Pacific Grove. It’s an exquisite small community of highly individualized shops, world-class restaurants, Victorian homes in all sizes from estate to seaside cottage, and paradisial natural beauty. It’s one of the few places … Continue reading

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Writing Weekend

Kage Baker used to say that a real writer could write through anything. She really believed it, too, apparently never remembering the times she accused me of turning the pages of my books too loudly. Or why I took up … Continue reading

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Unexpected Lucks and Blessings

Kage┬áBaker readily admitted that every writer needed a brain trust to assist with research. She herself cultivated relationships with engineers, librarians and historians, and kept a scholar in ancient languages on retainer for those sudden Greek translation emergencies. I have … Continue reading

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