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Hyper- vs. Hypo – vs. It’s All Good!

Kage Baker, like all writers, resented her occasional fits of writer’s block. Never mind that hers were inhumanly brief, especially compared with many other, famous, unfortunate writers. There are some who spent more time blocked than they did writing, and … Continue reading

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More Fruit

Kage Baker liked fruit, but not just any fruit. No one likes just any fruit, I suspect – does anyone really like Red or Yellow Delicious Apples? – but Kage really liked exotic stuff. At least, she liked the idea … Continue reading

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Stained Glass

Kage Baker loved coloured glass. I think she saw it as a combination of fire and candy – safe to pick up and handle, inedible so you never used it up, beautiful and rare. She was especially fond of marbles … Continue reading

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Fruit Season

Kage Baker loved summer fruit. Plums were her favourite, Santa Rosa plums, but she also loved the huge big golden peaches that come into season in June. She claimed to be indifferent to grapes, but she would sit beside a … Continue reading

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Who Really Likes Mondays? I Mean, Really?

Kage Baker loathed Mondays. Of course she did. Most people do, at least some of the time. A lot of it, once we began to expand our vices beyond the candy store and the cookie jar, is suffering the after-effects … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Kage Baker adored her father. He deserved it, too – George Baker was an extraordinary man. I was privileged to know him for most of my life, even though he did tell me once that eating black licorice would surely … Continue reading

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Summer of The Spiders: The Return

Kage Baker tried hard to write through any problem she ever had. She succeeded an amazing amount of the time. Her focus was inhuman, essentially becoming tunnel vision and elective deafness. Stephen King, in one of his excellent essays on … Continue reading

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