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The Great Outdoors, Indoors

Kage Baker didn’t really like most people. She had to get to know them individually, which she didn’t do often because she was busy and shy. Those who did get her attention long enough to get to know her – … Continue reading

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A Small Report From The Edges of Reality

Kage Baker wasn’t fond at all of consensus reality. Considering, as she did, that reality was what you make it, she had a low opinion of the reality on offer – the group view, the mass of humanity view, the … Continue reading

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New Chapter: Wherein I Lose An Orifice

Kage Baker always said, you should try to hook your audience with the first sentence. I hope the one above is odd enough to catch someone’s attention – not that I deserve it, having lapsed into so long a silence … Continue reading

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Once More Unto the Breach

Kage Baker did give me a few choice bits of advice at the end of her life. It was that lovely afternoon that she spent surrounded by friends and family, with an unseasonably warm January wind coming off the ocean … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Heat – No, Wait, It IS The Heat

Kage Baker, as I have noted several times, loved heat. She did very well in it, wisely hydrating religiously and never over-exposing herself to unmitigated sun. A standing fan, silk lounging pajamas, and a secure supply of iced drinks, and … Continue reading

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Sunday At Home

Kage Baker loved weekends at home. She especially liked it when she had a project burning a hole in her brain (as it were): then she could spend the Sunday not in lazy perusal of the newspapers or old movies, … Continue reading

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Lurching Forward

Kage Baker absolutely detested aphorism, mottos, feel-good admonitions and such-like pithy remarks. She most particularly hated them when they aimed at her, but their prevalence in society in general annoyed the shit out of her. “I don’t want to smile!” … Continue reading

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I Am Not Yet Dead

Kage Baker wasn’t very concerned about much of the future when she reached the end of her days. She was worried about her last book getting finished (I did that, from her copious notes and instructions); she was worried about … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day

Kage Baker simply was not particularly interested in politics. She paid her taxes (years when she made enough money to actually owe any), and assiduously exercised her right to vote (because she was an historian, and knew what her exercised … Continue reading

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We’ve Been Spinning Since the Solstice

Kage Baker was not one of those people who forgot a holiday as soon as it was over. There’s nothing actually wrong with doing that – one must move on,after all – but she always liked to wring just a … Continue reading

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