Monthly Archives: November 2016

I’ve Seen A Thing Or Two

Kage Baker was of the opinion that no one who paid attention could ever get bored on a road trip. It helped that she was a born sight-seer, a natural tourist. It also helped that she was obsessive about details, … Continue reading

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Meeting Magic

Kage Baker‘s favorite activity at Dickens Fair was probably people-watching. Especially, she liked watching our singular special effect on the patrons – the magical glow that makes the customers believe in the enormous, complicated, Extreme Christmas card that is Dickens … Continue reading

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Half Empty AND Half Full

Kage Baker regulated her emotional life like clockwork – a carefully maintained series of gears and weights and counterweights and cunning escapements. Those aren’t ways of getting away; they are clever little devices that make toothed gears … pause … … Continue reading

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Dress Rehearsal – All Day, Every Day

Kage Baker loved Dress Rehearsal weekends at Faires. They were exciting, they were productive – because you were well and truly under the gun, and had to get your portion of the show DONE, come Hell or (sometimes literally) high … Continue reading

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November 9, 2016

Kage Baker was attentive to politics. She studied everything on the ballots, she maintained her registration, she knew her representatives, she voted in every election. Nonetheless, she did not consider than politics should be discussed in every environment. Family dinners, … Continue reading

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Blog #2 for Today; Building Dickens

Kage Baker was always in charge of the packing for Fairs. She handled all the maps. She was my navigator. I miss her dreadfully when I have to do it for myself; not only because it means another Fair without … Continue reading

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BLOG #1 for Today: PSA For November

Kage Baker began voting at age 18 – part of the first crop of 18-year-olds to vote in California – and never missed an election in her life. In 2010, I wrote the following blog entry about the importance of … Continue reading

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