Monthly Archives: December 2016

New Year’s Eve, 2016

Kage Baker liked a quiet New Year’s Eve. She liked to maybe go out for a modest dinner, at a local 5-star restaurant (there was one in Pismo). It had an ocean view, killer cocktails, and was decorated in a … Continue reading

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Fish Gotta Sing, Birds Gotta Dance

Kage Baker was of the opinion that all writers are exhibitionists. Many artists of all sorts, of course, are exhibitionists. But not all, by any means – it was Kage’s observation that a lot of actors are severely shy and … Continue reading

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PTSD*

Kage Baker – daughter of a soldier, granddaughter and greater to a lot more, related through various complexly twisted rose-vines to the First Families of Virginia and the DAR – or what it the Daughters of the Confederacy? Probably both … Continue reading

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The Moderately Contented Pine Tree

Kage Baker disliked what she called “Pollyanna stuff”. Forced cheerfulness really torqued her wa, you know? She herself was consistently what her mother despairingly called “an unhappy little pine tree” – which meant Kage was not bubbly nor sunshiney nor … Continue reading

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Flicker. Flicker. Twinkle. OM …

Kage Baker, as I have mentioned before, loved Christmas lights. I think it had a little to do with her manic adoration of fireworks – coloured sprays of light in the dark super-charged part of her brain. And Christmas lights … Continue reading

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Hope Is Not Necessary

Kage Baker used her writing as her final refuge from all pain and sorrow. She believed, with that particular iron faith she possessed, that it was possible to enter into another world through the screen of her computer. That she … Continue reading

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Just Stand There

Kage Baker was a firm believer in the old adage: Choose your battleground. She had no idea, initially, that this was a truism from the rediscovered General Sun Tzu and his Art of War. She rather scorned the hipster/corporate/would-be warriors … Continue reading

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Never Giving Up

Kage Baker lived an enchanted life. I really believe she did, as her luck was astonishing. Some of that is attributable to her having a will of iron and  refusing to cooperate with the daily ration of shit the Universe … Continue reading

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I Hae Gang Agley

Kage Baker was seldom stopped from work by mere illness. She was indomitable that way. No mere microorganism ever kept her from her writing for long. If she was at all upright, she was at her computer, working away furiously. … Continue reading

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December Dawns Dark

Kage Baker both loved and distrusted December. It’s Christmas, it’s Dickens Fair, it’s coloured lights and favourite food and drink, it’s baking and roasting and tinsel and spiced wine and ribbons! But it’s also when most of the people she … Continue reading

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