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The Tree Goes Up In Glory

Kage Baker kept to a strict schedule of when and how her traditional holiday events occurred. I think it was an attempt to triumph over theĀ  chaos that always overwhelmed us at the end of the year – the holiday … Continue reading

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The Moderately Contented Pine Tree

Kage Baker disliked what she called “Pollyanna stuff”. Forced cheerfulness really torqued her wa, you know? She herself was consistently what her mother despairingly called “an unhappy little pine tree” – which meant Kage was not bubbly nor sunshiney nor … Continue reading

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Flicker. Flicker. Twinkle. OM …

Kage Baker, as I have mentioned before, loved Christmas lights. I think it had a little to do with her manic adoration of fireworks – coloured sprays of light in the dark super-charged part of her brain. And Christmas lights … Continue reading

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Actually Hallowe’en

Kage Baker, would, by this time of the afternoon, now be insanely engrossed in her Hallowe’en rituals. They had grown enormous, time-consuming and madly detailed by the end of her life; the Goddess only knows what we would have been … Continue reading

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Here’s To All of You

Kage Baker believed that the essence of the Winter holiday was home. And light. No matter what you call it, or why, the heart of it is to get as close to home as you can manage; and cherish that … Continue reading

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