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Familiar Monsters

Kage Baker  really, really never wanted to write monster stories. She liked monster movies – preferably black and white, and soundless if possible. She liked the classic Universal monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Wolfman; she even liked some B-list but classic … Continue reading

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Now We Are Three

Kage Baker knew how hard it is to speak of the newly dead. She couldn’t talk about her parents at all, just after they died. She spoke of them rarely afterwards, and usually only to close friends. She never memorialized … Continue reading

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And Lo! We Have Survived Another 4th

Kage Baker loved the 4th of July. When we lived in Northern California, especially in Pismo Beach, she never missed finding some prime vantage point for a view of the local fireworks. The best years were the ones when all … Continue reading

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Independence Day, 2019: STAND UP

Kage Baker was devoted and steadfast in her love for the United States. She voted in every election since she reached the age of 18, obeyed the laws, paid her taxes, showed up for jury duty – even volunteered at … Continue reading

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First Dispatch of ?

Kage Baker  spent her last day, from dawn to sunset, in a blazing performance as hostess to her family and friends. She dictated the notes for three stories to me, 2 of which have since been published. The red sky … Continue reading

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Now I Am 66

Kage Baker held, as one of her core beliefs, that truth is not only stranger than fiction – it is a lot more interesting. She herself was honest to the proverbial fault; i.e., she told the truth even if it … Continue reading

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Almost My Birthday. Eek, Wearily.

Kage Baker’s memory had a lot to contend with this week.  Birthdays. Heat. Domestic endurance trials. British television. All these have been contributing to my not writing for the last couple of days. It’s getting hot here – finally and … Continue reading

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