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Karen Allendoerfer

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I am a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. I learned to read early and so long ago that I don't remember not knowing how. I have an A.B. in Biology, and I attended the Clarion West science fiction writing workshop but stopped writing science fiction and started trying to write science fact when I went to graduate school for Neuroscience. I have two school-age children and I recently retired from working full-time to pursue science education and outreach. I am exploring writing novels for kids and young adults to inspire them to think creatively about science, technology, and ecology. I play the violin in a community orchestra and I blog about being an adult returner to the instrument at www.violinist.com. ...more

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Karen Allendoerfer I would go to the Harry Potter universe and attend Hogwarts. Or I would go into the Star Trek universe and attend Starfleet Academy and try to get ass…moreI would go to the Harry Potter universe and attend Hogwarts. Or I would go into the Star Trek universe and attend Starfleet Academy and try to get assigned on a deep space scientific and teaching mission!(less)
Karen Allendoerfer If you define writer's block as staring at a blank page, not knowing what to write, I haven't had writer's block in a long time. I have more the probl…moreIf you define writer's block as staring at a blank page, not knowing what to write, I haven't had writer's block in a long time. I have more the problem of trying to winnow things down, quiet the voices of characters and topics in my head, and focus. For that, I find that going for a walk or taking a nap are best, if I can find the time. Or I just write stream-of-consciousness, like Morning Pages from _The Artist's Way_, until something takes shape.(less)
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It is the last Friday of June, which means that it is time for the We Are the World Blogfest or #WATWB. This is the first #WATWB that I have participated in for almost a year and I am glad to see the blog hop is still going strong. Now more than ever we need stories of love and connection.





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Henry David Thoreau
“The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour. Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night... All memorable events, I should say, transpire in morning time and in a morning atmosphere. The Vedas say, “All intelligences awake with the morning.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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“I had always imagined Rosa Parks as a stately woman with a bold temperament, someone who could easily stand up to a busload of glowering passengers. But when she died in 2005 at the age of ninety-two, the flood of obituaries recalled her as soft-spoken, sweet, and small in stature. They said she was "timid and shy" but had "the courage of a lion." They were full of phrases like "radical humility" and "quiet fortitude.”
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