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Summer Solstice, With Flames and Old Cars

Kage Baker felt Summer was the season for fancy paint jobs on cars. She was an enormous fan and dedicated connoisseuse. She especially adored the flames that are painted on to peel back from the engines of cars – beautiful … Continue reading

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Does LA Care?

Kage Baker was adamant in her conviction that you must be careful in your wishes. “Watch out what you wish for!” was her watchword at birthday candle extinctions, on sighting falling stars, or when fighting over wishbones. She was positive … Continue reading

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June 10, 2017

Kage Baker would have been 65 years old today. By this time, we would be as far North on Highway 1 as we could be. That happens to be 100 yards north of Ragged Point – where there is a … Continue reading

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De Day

Kage Baker always marked certain holidays with especial emphasis. The most important ones led to meditation on ancestors. Today is one of them. Today is the anniversary of Project Overlord, D-Day, the Normandy invasion that led pretty much directly to … Continue reading

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The Work and Its Ethic

Kage Baker did not consider herself a fan of the Protestant work ethic. That is a theory that subscribes to the idea that – in theology,¬† sociology, economics and history – hard work, discipline and frugality are a result of … Continue reading

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Where ARE The Flying Cars?

Kage Baker never placed much stock in all the shiny cinematic visions of the future. Those gleaming megaloposes that adorned so many book covers never, ever struck her as valid versions of the future. “Where did all the old building … Continue reading

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Finding A Way: I May Need A Clue But I’m Working On It

Kage Baker had a sharp personal dislike of cliches. Aphorisms, folk sayings, pithy one-liners displaying the deep inner wisdom of the speaker: they all, as she put it, gave her “the pip”. I”m not sure what “the pip” is, but … Continue reading

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