Monthly Archives: January 2018

Revelations On Saturday the 13th

Kage Baker loved the cartoon work of Walt Kelly. She loved the way he drew things, and she loved his peculiar sense of humour, and she loved his particular fierce and loving philosophy. One of the things she loved was … Continue reading

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I Have A Weird Diagnosis!

Kage Baker used to complain when I got sick. Not the mere fact of my getting sick – I was healthier than she was by a long shot, until she contracted something fatal.  Kage was actually pretty sympathetic to my … Continue reading

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New Year, New Habits

Kage Baker always felt that an annual resolution to do less of a bad thing was every bit as necessary as resolving to do something virtuous and new. All Kage ever pledged to accomplish was survival, which she reasoned was … Continue reading

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Interregnum (Let’s Go Out To The Lobby!)

Kage Baker had bronchitis or influenza every winter, for years, with a horological accuracy. Some years we couldn’t tell quite what she had – it was over-layered by whatever Plague was making the rounds at Dickens Fair, which she also … Continue reading

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Blood Music*

Kage Baker hated medical tests. She did all she could to avoid any sort, and only bowed to the necessity when she developed a fatal disease. And then she was courageous and magnificently authorly; she described the process of intrauterine … Continue reading

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Beginning And Meaning To Go On

Kage Baker believed firmly in the adage “Begin as you mean to go on”. It’s a popular vow this time of year, of course. I know several people who made that their New Year’s resolution last night. It was certainly … Continue reading

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