Monthly Archives: January 2016

January 31st

Kage Baker – born June 10, 1952; died January 31, 2010. It’s raining on and off in Los Angeles today; which is a nice thing, actually. I’m not doing much; mostly sitting still and reading. It’s a sad day. Not … Continue reading

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What You See Is – What?

Kage Baker always said, there are some days that are just weird. And she could always tell, right away, when they happened. Usually, it would be theĀ  people. Everyone would look odd – alien. There’s such a wide variety in … Continue reading

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Getting Warm

Kage Baker hated being cold. She also hated bundling up in lap robes or blankets, or retreating to the couch with a coverlet when it was a cold day. What Kage wanted was a shirt-sleeve environment in a perpetually tropical … Continue reading

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Erinyes, Mousai or Garlic Dills?

Kage Baker has been in my dreams a lot lately. Behaving rather strangely, too. I wish I dreamed of her more often. But I don’t. Often, I have dreams where I know (in the dream) that she is around somewhere … Continue reading

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Evolution In Writing

Kage Baker was a born story-teller. She revelled in catching and holding the audience, in transporting them to an entirely different world. It was the art and craft she was most proud of practicing. She loved selling them, too. Not … Continue reading

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Automata

Kage Baker loved automata. Her main love was clockwork things – wind up toys fascinated her all her life, and lots of them lived on her desk. (I have a wind-up yellow rook and a translucent squirrel on the desk … Continue reading

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Migraine

Kage Baker suffered from migraines. So do I. She got them from too much sugar, bright sunlight, fatigue, general bad vibes and (she claimed) wearing quartz crystals. I have no idea what triggers mine. For all I know, I get … Continue reading

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