Monthly Archives: August 2016

Write? Re-Write? Or Give up and Eat Ice Cream?

Kage Baker, being a ferociously self-disciplined person where writing was concerned, was determined to write every single day. And she usually did, too. Even if it was only an hour or two of editing, even if all she got in … Continue reading

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Fun With Speciation

Kage Baker was fascinated with the phenomenon of speciation. She loved the idea that there is a constant (by a fairly slow clock) birth of new species out of old ones. Evolution always struck her as a most elegant system, … Continue reading

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New Victories In Public Space

Kage Baker was not, by nature, a public person. She was shy to the point of paralysis, and abhorred speaking in public. She disliked being touched without warning or by strangers; being adamantly left-handed, she usually couldn’t even remember which … Continue reading

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A Gut Feeling

Kage Baker,¬†as I have noted, was amused by the story of Helicobacter pyloris. I’m sure this was due to a life-long history of watching Disney nature shows, where everything was given a neotenic expression and narration by Sterling Holloway. Sort … Continue reading

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It’s Never Lupus, But It’s All Grist

Kage Baker enjoyed pretty good health most of her life – until she died of cancer. She didn’t like the hand that Fate dealt, but she didn’t think it was especially unfair, either. As she remarked, towards the end, “Well, … Continue reading

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Life On A Road With Kage

Kage Baker, as I have often observed, was a born tourist. She was a happy spectator in the world, any and all of it, constantly seeking new things to witness. She loved to watch things, especially through the windows of … Continue reading

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Doing Nothing Between Fire and Flood

Kage Baker harboured a guilty excitement about fire season in California. It’s not good when the hills catch and walls of fire sweep down the golden oat and oak covered hills; and she had the native Angeleno’s inborn fear of … Continue reading

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