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Kage BakerĀ never learned to drive. This was a public service on her part, as her eyesight was poor: she had strabismus, and was effectively blind in one eye. She also felt she was emotionally unsuited to cope with other drivers … Continue reading

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Toe In The Water

Kage Baker was some semi-divine embodiment of determination. She won stuff. She worked at it. She never encountered a situation that actually stopped her. If halted in her progress, or thwarted in her intent, she would plan and scheme and … Continue reading

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And Back Again

Kage Baker blessedly lacked a few of the classic problems of the writer. She seldom got writer’s block, and never for very long. She was seldom depressed. She dodged, resisted and/or ignored comments from her audience, and thus was untroubled … Continue reading

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Intermission

Kage Baker loved thoseĀ  little intermission film clips you used to see in newsreels and the like. You know – a sort of Whoo-WHOO-Whoo-WHOO carnival score on organ, with hypnotically swirling coloured background patterns and a neatly lettered advisement to … Continue reading

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Feel Free To Add Your Own Complaints

Kage Baker loved heat. I don’t. It makes me cranky and mean and hot. Well, (says a voice in my head reasonably) what do you expect heat to do? I don’t know but I don’t like this. Gangrenous or leprous … Continue reading

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Worn Out And Late

Kage Baker understood very well what it was like to spend the day in physical labour. She knew what it was like to retire at the end of the available daylight, hoping vaguely that someone else would cook and find … Continue reading

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Fast Food, Slow Writing

Kage Baker was an afficianada of fast food. Especially in the summer, when we travelled. Not that she preferred it to real, sit-down, use-a-napkin-and-at-least-one-fork-food. She decidedly did not. But she had standards, of quality at least, and did not partake … Continue reading

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