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Saturday Night, Alas

Kage Baker loved Saturday nights. Not because she was mad party girl, revving up to bar-hop half the night; not because she liked to go out and dance. For her, they were a big King’s X in time. What she … Continue reading

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Coming Back To Life; Or, An Abrupt Change of Subject

Kage Baker had a peculiar conviction that the Bible – Testaments Old and New – was full of zombie stories. This is no way interfered with her religious faith. Kage considered herself a Christian, probably a Catholic; but also a … Continue reading

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December 10, 2020

Kage Baker liked this time of the Christmas season; it was peaceful, she said, between the first burst of decorating and the mad whirl of Christmas Eve and The Day Itself. Right now, she could sit at her desk in … Continue reading

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Taking Inspiration From the Caddis Fly

KAGE BAKER admired the constructions of caddis fly pupae. Not the bugs themselves, mind you, though they are fairly inoffensive insects with long gauzy wings. Not the actual larvae, either, which are fairly offensive little wormies that live their entire … Continue reading

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Day 4 of November 2nd

Kage Baker was a serious and dedicated voter. She read up on issues, always voted; and the day after the November elections, she resumed her life with a reading of all the new laws over a breakfast of left-over Halloween … Continue reading

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Once More Out of the Breach, My Friends

Kage Baker firmly believed that if something happened once, odds were high it would happen again. And the weirder the occurrence, the more likely it would be to repeat. Never mind waiting for “third time is enemy action” for Kage: … Continue reading

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The Golden Apples of the Sun

Kage Baker loved apples, and apple trees, and the sight of a field of blossom-thick¬† boughs in a spring orchard. But it was¬† the autumn season she loved best, when the aisles and aisles of apples came ripe, and could … Continue reading

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A Night In the Hot September

Kage Baker Dear Reders, I have been trying for 45 minutes to make this program work, and have almost totally failed, Mind you, I have been assisted by a power brownout (not long; this IS a hospital; but long enough … Continue reading

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Where Am I?

Kage Baker considered one of the key phrases from the movie Buckaroo Bonzai one of the truest philosophies ever elucidated: No matter where you go, there you are. She said either it was either deeply existential, bedrock self-awareness or it … Continue reading

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Steps Toward Renewing Life

Kage Baker was leery of miracles. She appreciated them as much as anyone else, but her view of them was influenced by an old physics cartoon. A scholarly fellow is standing in front of an enormous blackboard covered in complicated … Continue reading

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