Tag Archives: Spring

Soft Spring Evening In A Hard Time

Kage Baker kept a sharp, albeit distant, eye on the world. Writers have to, unless they are solely writing fan fiction or some niche genre completely unrelated to human behaviour. Pony parties, maybe. Illustrative parables concerning drywall. The history of … Continue reading

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Pupae

Kage Baker always said she could feel her blood thinning in the Spring, thickening in the Fall. I always said that was nice poetry but lousy biology; but as Kage also believed for most of her life that raw potatoes … Continue reading

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Migraines and Spring

Kage Baker suffered from migraines all her life. They were perfectly awful at times – the kind where the sufferer gives serious consideration to sawing their own head off, or taking a  drill to her temple … she always claimed … Continue reading

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Spring And Friday

Kage Baker loved Fridays. She imprinted on weekends very early in life, long before Fridays and Mondays became the school-arbitrated doorwards for the Country of Weekends. Friday meant the next day was Saturday, and that meant morning cartoons! Kage in … 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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Days, Quarter Days, Cross-Quarter Days. And Saturday.

Kage Baker always reverently observed the Quarter Days, the 4 great horological linchpins of the astronomical year. Two Solstices, two Equinoxes – tidy and convenient. Everybody knows about these; all calendars show them, evening newscasters announce their coming to the  … Continue reading

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The Season Is Changing Into Something

Kage Baker was a staunch supporter of California’s seasons. She knew the rest of the country mocks us for their lack, or for their oddity – she did not agree, though, and would explain at length, to the seasonally insensitive, … Continue reading

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