Tag Archives: Winter

Two-Day Holidays. With Food.

Kage Baker never felt that a single day was sufficient for a holiday. She stretched birthdays into celebratory weeks. The run up to Halloween lasted a whole month of steadily increasing lights and Beistle paper decorations and bowls of rehearsal … 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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Yeah, Winter *Was* Coming

Kage Baker had the metabolism of a salamander. Not the terrestrial kind, that indulge in so many eccentricities of size and habitat – from the Chinese kind that are 7 feet long and look like bloated corpses; to those Lolita … Continue reading

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Let’s Have A Quiet Start to Winter

Kage Baker would have been sent into a contented coma by the weather today.  She was prone to hibernation; she hated being cold and would cocoon as soon as the temperature dropped below 60 degrees. This was one of the … 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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