Monthly Archives: July 2016

A Change In Vision

Kage Baker had (usually) black eyes. They went oddly and dramatically with her paper-pale skin, freckles and red hair – but she had her father’s eyes, and he was mostly North Eastern Native American. Mrs. Baker occasionally sighed regretfully that … Continue reading

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Ways To Be Safe and Happy

Kage Baker never felt completely safe. She was a tremendously brave person – in that the world in general scared her dreadfully, and her life was an exercise in finding ways to avoid, defeat and cure that fear. In which … Continue reading

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The Day After

Kage Baker was often taken to Pismo Beach as a child, for her family’s summer vacation. For some reason – probably having to do with the expense and difficulty of housing 8, 9, 10 people or more, depending on who … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America

Kage Baker was a responsible, patriotic American. She paid her taxes, served on juries without complaint, voted in every election – even volunteered at polling places between jobs. She came of a family where military and civil service jobs were … Continue reading

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Spacer. Sparkly Spacer.

Kage Baker was a fanatic devotee of fireworks. She went to happy extremes to watch and use them, which I hope to talk about at some length – tomorrow. Tonight, I am going to bed early. I’m tired, from having … Continue reading

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Birthday Dreams and Memories

Kage Baker vastly enjoyed celebrating birthdays.  And she enjoyed other people’s birthdays every bit as much as her own – as long as there was plenty of opportunity for decorations, furbelows, squibs, confetti, banners and all other manner of domestic … Continue reading

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