Monthly Archives: June 2015

Midsummer

Kage Baker loved Midsummer. What’s not to love, after all? Midsummer, St. John’s Day, Litha, the Summer Solstice that marks the longest day and the shortest night of the year – it’s the very peak and pivot of summer. And … Continue reading

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To Every Season

Kage Baker hated change. That’s not so peculiar, really. Most people dislike change, when you get right down to it. When there’s some vast problem, some injustice or societal harm going on, then people want a change – but in … Continue reading

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Grass and Air

Kage Baker did a surprisingly good Blanch De Bois imitation. She wasn’t the sort of woman poor Blanche is, but she could summon an astounding Southern drawl from the depths of her maternal genome. Kage could coo like a born … Continue reading

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The Necessarys of Writing

Kage Baker – stubborn devotee of writing every day that she was – would sometimes admit to being defeated. Not often, mind you: even when with faced with almost insurmountable barriers to accomplishing anything authorly, Kage would bend all her … Continue reading

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Under The Veil

Kage Baker loved classical California June weather: “June Gloom”, as the non-appreciative call it, or “May Grey”, in years when it doesn’t cooperate with weather tropes. Historically, May and June are overcast. The sea and the air get amourous and … Continue reading

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The Bowl

Kage Baker was not an especially social person. She didn’t like crowds. She didn’t like noise. She didn’t like competing for space, or attention, or a waiter’s notice. I don’t think there was a single activity that she liked better … Continue reading

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June 10th, 2015

Kage Baker would have been 63 years old today. She wouldn’t have liked it much, I think. Getting old was not turning out to be as amusing as she had hoped. But time gives us all better perspectives, and she’d … Continue reading

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