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The Hills Have Eyes, The Walls Have Ears

Kage Baker was barely aware of the current modern sturm und drang over privacy. She never indulged in social media, she never owned a smart phone, and she seldom used wi-fi anywhere but at home. However, she was well aware … Continue reading

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I’d Become A Nihilist, But I’m Not A Joiner

Kage Baker subscribed, personally, to the famed quote by Groucho Marx: “ I don’t care to belong to any club that would have me as a member.” Mind you, there were qroups to which she wanted to belong. Not many, … Continue reading

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Same Song, New Verse. Damn It.

Kage Baker, in her final few weeks, told me to take her dying as a learning experience. She told me it would be useful, if I let it – that I would have learned new and vastly important things, things … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Kage Baker began writing only about the things she personally liked. That may seem self-evident as a writing gambit, but few writers have the self-control (I guess you’d call it) to stick to the tiny personal stuff. Real writing is … Continue reading

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PSA I

Kage Baker had a keen appreciation of the ways social media enhanced communication. You could easily corner a vast audience without ever having to hire a hall, or find someone to make decent cookies and vol au vent pastries. You … Continue reading

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Saturday At Home

Kage Baker, though she loved to travel, really loved nothing more than being snug at home. She would leave her alarm clock turned on even on the weekends, just so she could slap the thing silent and go back to … Continue reading

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Home From WorldCon 1

Kage Baker┬ánever learned to drive. This was a public service on her part, as her eyesight was poor: she had strabismus, and was effectively blind in one eye. She also felt she was emotionally unsuited to cope with other drivers … Continue reading

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