Monthly Archives: September 2019

Now Is Gone September

Kage Baker liked to sing that refrain, as we whirled over the line between September and October. It was a play on an old Faire favourite: Now is come September, the Hunter’s Moon begun; And through the wheaten stubble is … Continue reading

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Cheese, Chocolate, Marshmallow and Skeletal Pumpkins

Kage Baker tolerated September, with its endless echoes of the horror of Going Back To School, in order to get to the month-long festival of October. Even though we were actually back in the classroom for October, it was the … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo. And Mo, and Mo, and Mo …

Kage Baker constantly toyed with the idea of taking writing courses. Or teaching them. Or just hanging around some event where training or teaching was happening, and basking in the warm, collegiate atmosphere; especially if there was one in the … Continue reading

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Seasons May Be Happening

Kage Baker was a fervent Californian. She was born here. I suspect she’d have been fervent about wherever she had happened to be born – she was strongly attached to her native earth, and felt she owed it to her … Continue reading

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Toys and Accessories

Kage Baker was a devotee of accessories. She believed firmly that all outfits and most activities were improved by having the right bling; she had accessories for all her favourite clothes and costumes.  From hair clips to shoes, she gathered … Continue reading

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Beginning the Long Run

Kage Baker never wanted to rush into the winter season. September was, in her mind, far too soon to be thinking about December’s Extreme Christmas. And there was still Halloween to fill October with black and orange, fallen leaves and … Continue reading

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And Here We Are Again

Kage Baker absolutely loved classical British music hall. Especially Pantomime: a panto horse or a flouncing dame with 5 0’clock shadow could reduce her to hysterics. British clowns are rather different from the demon tricksters in American circuses, and Kage … Continue reading

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