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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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The Calm Before

Kage Baker regarded February as the last month of peace in any new year. It was usually the last stretch of time we had to sleep late and wander around,  before our annual activities would rev up. That’s because for, … Continue reading

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Spring?

Kage Baker liked Spring. Well, most people do, of course. Winter ends, the snow becomes scarce, flowers bloom, baby animals frolic through the new grass. The earth and air warm up, and with any luck (as Sir Terry Pratchett says) … Continue reading

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