Monthly Archives: January 2016

Things That Are Distracting Me Today

Kage Baker was intensely involved in distractions. On the one hand, she hated them, with an impressive score on the proverbial thousand-suns heat register. She freely admitted that No, she probably couldn’t chew gum and walk at the same time … Continue reading

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I Have A Plan

Kage Baker loved plans. She made plans constantly. She had plans for everything. And when a plan got going really well, she added a list. Then she was completely ready to get to work. This approach made most of the … Continue reading

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The Pride Before the Fall

Kage Baker was a menace to her own computer system. I’ve recounted this many times, I know. Kage appreciated the heck out of her computer, but she just had no instinctive feelings for the use of the machine. Every time … Continue reading

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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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