Monthly Archives: October 2016

Actually Hallowe’en

Kage Baker, would, by this time of the afternoon, now be insanely engrossed in her Hallowe’en rituals. They had grown enormous, time-consuming and madly detailed by the end of her life; the Goddess only knows what we would have been … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en. E’en.

Kage Baker loved old calendars, old traditions, old holidays. The more weight of years something had behind it, the better she liked it. Mind you, anything that happened even once and turned out well was an immediate tradition for her.  … Continue reading

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I Can See The Light

Kage Baker had vision problems at an early age. At less than a year, her eyes began to cross. For a while, she was reportedly as cross-eyed as a Siamese kitten – flame point, one would assume, from the color … Continue reading

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7 Days To The Coming of the Light

Kage Baker loved countdowns. She enjoyed the stately glissade down to an event – well-regulated anticipation was something she savored. Big red X’s on calendars were one of her favourite things – unless it was a special calendar, which had … Continue reading

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Accomplishing Something In The Noisy Dark

Kage Baker was a firm proponent of momentum. She felt one should work constantly to achieve and preserve it, and to use it in  all one’s endeavors.  “Maintaining momentum,” she often told me, “is the only way to get long … Continue reading

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Aaand – Another Countdown Begins

Kage Baker, even during her final days, maintained a cheerful conviction that things could be worse. Even when she knew she was dying, she said she was grateful that it was going to be fast – as it was; she … Continue reading

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