Monthly Archives: January 2016

Stepping Out For A Moment

Kage Baker loved David Bowie. I mean, who didn’t? He was amazing. Last night he died, after a long illness which he kept an absolute secret. He managed to hit the mark of his own birthday, and release a last … Continue reading

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Calendar It

Kage Baker liked calendars. They were a form of art that pleased her with their formality, and their sequential nature. When they were well done and paid attention to their advertised themes, they slowly unveiled a broad vision of a … Continue reading

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Flowers, Fruits and Nuts. And Squash.

Kage Baker was an avid gardener. “Avid” is exactly the right word, too. She had extremely personal, emotional relationships with her gardens and with her plants; she went over seed catalogs the way some women look at jewelry or designer … Continue reading

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Circumstances Beyond Control

Kage Baker was particularly susceptible to respiratory infections. Everyone has a special weak point, anatomically. Maybe you get bitten by every spider and insect that ventures by; maybe fruit always turns on you; maybe you attract semi-sentient pollen determined to … Continue reading

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13th Night

Kage Baker, as I have often recounted, had an extraordinary memory. I bring this up today because I myself somehow forgot that yestreday was 12th Night. How, you may ask? Damned if I know; despite writing the date all day … Continue reading

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Rain

Kage Baker loved the rain. Not being out in it, mind you, except under extraordinary circumstances; she preferred the experience, as she preferred most experiences, at one remove. She used to love watching the rain fill up the canyons of … Continue reading

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Resolution Care

Kage Baker advised that resolutions should be enacted as soon as possible following New Year’s. The idea was to get some momentum under way before your body or soul noticed the renovations in hand, and had a chance to rebel. … Continue reading

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Returning To The World

Kage Baker always thought the return to the world after New Year’s was much the hardest journey of the year. You’ve just been through a long period of happy indulgence, family time, eating and drinking too much, sleeping in: whatever … Continue reading

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Celebrate! Celebrate!

Kage Baker loved holidays – but she liked old, traditional ones. She liked them to pre-date the Industrial Revolution, by choice. Possibly the Agricultural Revolution, as well. I, on the other hand, enjoy the many, many insane holidays cobbled together … Continue reading

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January 1, 2016

Kage Baker cherished New Year’s Day, as a place to rest before one starts with a new year. I’d like to think I’m honouring that tradition. Actually, what I’ve done today is sleep. I’ve given much affectionate thought to how … Continue reading

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