Monthly Archives: April 2014

April Ending

Kage Baker loved heat. The dry heat of California was exactly the environment she liked the most – the air like heated silk, the scents of millions of naturalized tropical flowers mingling with the shipyard-smell of hot asphalt. When the … Continue reading

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News. And Olds.

Kage Baker has become my perennial leader on this blog. She’s the starting point and primary reference to wherever my mind is wandering on any given day. Sometimes I can’t even tell where I’m going, unless I consult the iron … Continue reading

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Testing, Testing

Kage Baker endured many medical procedures. She was heroic about it – patient, courteous, quiet. Brave. And it was bravery, because she hated everything to do with medical tests. They were usually weird, often painful, and always embarrassing for her. … Continue reading

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Ginger Ale and Other Elixirs

Kage Baker was an experienced bronchitis victim. She had all sorts of DIY solutions to the periodic revolt of her bronchii. Most of them revolved around bed rest, books and ginger ale. She had relied heavily at one time on … Continue reading

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Hack. Hack.

Kage Baker was, for most of her life, prone to bronchitis. It was her signature disease. After every Faire (hence, 2 or 3 times a year), during every winter, Kage developed bronchitis. Even after she finally had her tonsils out … Continue reading

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And Now, (Not) The News

Kage Baker hated the news. By which, she meant the institutionalized, formulaic, on-every-day-at-6PM news that came between afternoon cartoons and prime time television. Also, the current events in the daily newspaper – or twice dailies, when we were kids and … Continue reading

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My Mental Plumbing Has Backed Up

Kage Baker liked the installation of new things to be swift. Simple. Involving as few moving parts as possible, and absolutely no adapters she had to learn how to use. And let’s be honest, Dear Readers – don’t we all … Continue reading

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Sunday Drives

Kage Baker loved Sunday drives. When we were little, she adored going out for anything at all with Daddy or one of the many, many Uncles. If she couldn’t call shotgun, she at least got a window seat and made … Continue reading

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Windows and Star Trek Movies

Kage Baker was sternly opposed to change just for its own sake. She liked novelty; but she abhorred its being pointless.” Improvements” to the things she used in her work and home were especially suspicious. Their only justification, in her … Continue reading

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New Stuff

Kage Baker disliked change. Intensely. She could cope with the huge, impersonal changes that happen all the time – nations rising and falling, seasons, weather, fashion, natural disasters. What she utterly loathed were changes to her personal environment. That ranged … Continue reading

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