Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Brief Observation of My Personal Nuclear Winter

Kage Baker was born June 10, 1952. She died January 30, 2010.  That’s nearly 5 years ago. She was a primarily visual person, and always pictured her own moods, thoughts and feelings as landscapes. Then she translated them into words. … Continue reading

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Sunday In The Void

Kage Baker: my perpetual lead-in, topic and inspiration, but not one that leads automatically or easily into many areas. She doesn’t guide one instantly into something like  Oxygen: Why It’s Still Poisonous! Or  How Do New Islands In Indonesia Affect … Continue reading

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The Aether Is Thin Today

Kage Baker never did entirely trust the Internet – or any other highly complicated and “advanced” system. She figured, the more bells and whistles a program had, the more it was designed to do, the wider its range of effectiveness … Continue reading

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Red Tape Doesn’t Hold Anything Together

Kage Baker  faced all the wretched details of her mortal illness with extraordinary courage and grace. She didn’t cry or whine, she remained polite to nurses and technicians, and she always tried to treat her caregivers with courtesy.  She said … Continue reading

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Searching For Content

Kage Baker usually affords me a blog topic with no difficulty whatsoever. Our life was so entertaining (at least for us) and her mind so wide-ranging and fertile, that it’s been easy to keep riffing on it through nearly 5 … Continue reading

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Candy In The Twilight Zone

Kage Baker hated change. Not all change, of course – though she at least resented most of it. Change that affected her personally was what she always regarded with a leery eye; she expected the worst of it, and was … Continue reading

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Hitting A Mark

Kage Baker, as part of her general tendency toward a ritual life,  enjoyed anniversaries. She liked making time to commemorate times, and places, and things: whether it was a birthday or turning on to a previously-untravelled road, Kage honoured it … Continue reading

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Madam, Will You Talk?

Kage Baker often talked to the telephone. Not on the telephone, mind you. She hated being on the telephone, despite  – or more likely because – she spent most of her 9 to 5 career as a Customer Service representative. … Continue reading

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Just Whistle

Kage Baker is, as ever, my goad and reminder. I need to write, which she never lets me forget; her voice is my constant companion, in memory. And when I find myself considering doing something that is a flagrant waste … Continue reading

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The Readiness

Kage Baker maintained that some obstacles  are simply insurmountable. That wasn’t fatalism. It was her observation that life will inevitably put things in your path that you cannot beat into submission or climb over. You need to be prepared for … Continue reading

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