Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Road Is Calling Me-eee-eee-eee, eee-eee-eee

Kage Baker really enjoyed going to conventions. She had a meticulous packing routine, special music for the road, and had always scoped out the on-site bar and restaurant so as to plan her meals and aperitifs ahead. (For example, she … Continue reading

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The Hills Have Eyes, The Walls Have Ears

Kage Baker was barely aware of the current modern sturm und drang over privacy. She never indulged in social media, she never owned a smart phone, and she seldom used wi-fi anywhere but at home. However, she was well aware … Continue reading

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Raining and Pouring

Kage Baker was fond of the saying, It never rains but it pours. That, and a shrug, were her responses when life got peculiar and troubled. Mind you, I think the phrase actually refers to the quality of Morton Salt … Continue reading

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Friday Night

Kage Baker enjoyed Friday nights. Either we were on the road to somewhere, or we were comfortably snugged down at home. It may have had something to do with growing up inside the weekdays are for school and weekends are for freedom … Continue reading

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I’d Become A Nihilist, But I’m Not A Joiner

Kage Baker subscribed, personally, to the famed quote by Groucho Marx: “ I don’t care to belong to any club that would have me as a member.” Mind you, there were qroups to which she wanted to belong. Not many, … Continue reading

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Same Song, New Verse. Damn It.

Kage Baker, in her final few weeks, told me to take her dying as a learning experience. She told me it would be useful, if I let it – that I would have learned new and vastly important things, things … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Kage Baker began writing only about the things she personally liked. That may seem self-evident as a writing gambit, but few writers have the self-control (I guess you’d call it) to stick to the tiny personal stuff. Real writing is … Continue reading

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