Monthly Archives: June 2019

Almost My Birthday. Eek, Wearily.

Kage Baker’s memory had a lot to contend with this week.  Birthdays. Heat. Domestic endurance trials. British television. All these have been contributing to my not writing for the last couple of days. It’s getting hot here – finally and … Continue reading

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Teeth

Kage Baker had blessedly little experience with writer’s block, as I have said. She had even less tolerance for what little block she did suffer. She could power through just about any pain, even the beginnings of a migraine. She … Continue reading

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My Mind Is An Echoing Void

Kage Baker … was given to many peculiar habits and opinions, which still make my life interesting; and not necessarily in a good way. She was genuinely fond of her agent, Linn Prentis; despite Linn taking Kage less and less … Continue reading

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Kage Baker Is Right – Again

Kage Baker took it as a surety – and practiced it, and preached it, too – that writing was a panacea for all pains. It started when she was a little girl. Shortly after Kage discovered she could continue the … Continue reading

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It’s Headache Season. Of course.

Kage Baker always associated her migraines with hot weather – late July and August, when all of California’s hills were covered with either asphalt you could fry an egg on; or with miles of the wild oats that have covered … Continue reading

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Never Name The Thing You Fear

Kage Baker was superstitious, in a personal, individual way. That is, she was superstitious about only a few things, and in only a few ways, that were important to her. Common superstitions didn’t quite cut it for her. She believed … Continue reading

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Hyper- vs. Hypo – vs. It’s All Good!

Kage Baker, like all writers, resented her occasional fits of writer’s block. Never mind that hers were inhumanly brief, especially compared with many other, famous, unfortunate writers. There are some who spent more time blocked than they did writing, and … Continue reading

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More Fruit

Kage Baker liked fruit, but not just any fruit. No one likes just any fruit, I suspect – does anyone really like Red or Yellow Delicious Apples? – but Kage really liked exotic stuff. At least, she liked the idea … Continue reading

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Stained Glass

Kage Baker loved coloured glass. I think she saw it as a combination of fire and candy – safe to pick up and handle, inedible so you never used it up, beautiful and rare. She was especially fond of marbles … Continue reading

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Fruit Season

Kage Baker loved summer fruit. Plums were her favourite, Santa Rosa plums, but she also loved the huge big golden peaches that come into season in June. She claimed to be indifferent to grapes, but she would sit beside a … Continue reading

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