Tag Archives: Solstice

Summer Solstice, With Flames and Old Cars

Kage Baker felt Summer was the season for fancy paint jobs on cars. She was an enormous fan and dedicated connoisseuse. She especially adored the flames that are painted on to peel back from the engines of cars – beautiful … Continue reading

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The Shape of Spring Is Coming

Kage Baker drew enormous encouragement from the yearly amble of the seasons round the horological wheel. “I don’t mean the Circle of Life; that’s a Hallmark sentiment,” she said once, dismissively. “I like the annual movements of the Zodiac, the … 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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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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Solstice Night

Kage Baker always observed the quarter days. They’re old, old, old holidays, the solstices and equinoxes; originally of practical use in establishing when to plant and harvest crops, or when we can expect expect the glaciers to move back up the … Continue reading

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The Last Night

Kage Baker would be ready, by tonight, to start shutting down for the year. It’s Winter’s Eve, the night before the Solstice. It’s less than a week to Christmas, it’s about the time most offices start closing down for a … Continue reading

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