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The Halcyon Days: On Time & In Place

Kage Baker, as I have mentioned before, loved the Halcyon Days. That’s not a generalization, though in these less-than-golden times the phrase has come to mean simply “calm weather.  The OED refers to “a period of peace and happiness; an … Continue reading

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Nearly Solstice

Kage Baker always celebrated the Winter Solstice. The Summer one, as well; and the two Equinoxes, those festivals of equipoise and calendrical toe shoes … but the Summer Solstice was inarguably her favourite. “The longest day!” she would exult. “The … Continue reading

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