Monthly Archives: March 2016

What Grows On Her Grave

Kage Baker was always curious about what her legacy would be. For most of her life, it never occurred to her it might be anything, you know – loud. Fond memories by her family members, maybe; some good stories from … Continue reading

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Let Simple Carbohydrates and Plant Alkaloids Reign

Kage Baker loved chocolate. Anyone who knows anything about her, knows that. Her devotion to theobromos was not at all an assumed posture, either, nor an attitude she took on for the promotion of her Company stories. It was a … Continue reading

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Friday

Kage Baker always looked on Fridays as evaluation days. As the putative end of the work week – which mattered a lot more to her than anyone’s Sabbath – she regarded them as sort of general quality control days. She’d … Continue reading

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Right! Before! Your! Eyes!

Kage Baker was probably a tetrachromate. I told her that once. She stared at me and said, “Don’t be ridiculous; I’m a registered Democrat.” A tetrachromate is the happy possessor of a variation in  eye construction. They have 4 cones … Continue reading

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What The World Has To Offer

Kage Baker detested politics. She regarded as one of the most unpleasant duties of adulthood, the necessity of becoming familiar with political trends, tendencies and psychopathies. And yet, it had to be done, because otherwise one could not vote responsibly: … Continue reading

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Days, Quarter Days, Cross-Quarter Days. And Saturday.

Kage Baker always reverently observed the Quarter Days, the 4 great horological linchpins of the astronomical year. Two Solstices, two Equinoxes – tidy and convenient. Everybody knows about these; all calendars show them, evening newscasters announce their coming to the  … Continue reading

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No Pom Poms, Please

Kage Baker was not much given to cheer leading. She was suspicious of glee clubs, and school spirit, and group displays of passion and loyalty; to her, these were private matters and not to be pranced over in public. She … Continue reading

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Rain On Down

Kage Baker was a firm believer in the adage: “When it rains, it pours.” Even though it didn’t mean what she thought it meant. And even when she found out what it did actually mean – it didn’t mean that. … Continue reading

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The Season Is Changing Into Something

Kage Baker was a staunch supporter of California’s seasons. She knew the rest of the country mocks us for their lack, or for their oddity – she did not agree, though, and would explain at length, to the seasonally insensitive, … Continue reading

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Gardening At A Remove

Kage Baker loved gardening, as I have often observed. Not just strolling in gardens – she enjoyed making, tending, planning, maintaining them. Her skills and interests were manifold and various: from fragile herbs grown from seed on the kitchen windowsill … Continue reading

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