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Deborah Nam-Krane

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Deborah Nam-Krane was born in New York, raised in Cambridge and educated in Boston. You're forgiven for assuming she's prejudiced toward anything city or urban. She's been writing in one way or another since she was eight years old (and telling stories well before that).

She first met some of the characters in The New Pioneers series when she was thirteen years old, but it took two decades- and a couple of other characters- to get the story just right.

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First crush: Peter Pan... until she realized he wasn't real. Then she moved onto Captain Kirk, then Mister Spock (and there she
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I have nothing to add about the violence against African Americans that everyone else hasn't already said. It's horrifying, and it seems to defy the rule that people get numbed to something the more they're exposed to it. I haven't seen the video of George Floyd's final moments because the descriptions themselves are so sickening. 
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“If I said he really wants to see you, would you care a little bit?"
"No."
"You don't have anything you want to say to him?"
"I do, but I'm trying to be a better person and not use those words as much.”
Deborah Nam-Krane, The Smartest Girl in the Room

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The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance”
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

“Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best”
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“...maybe you can curb your bibliophile tendencies for the moment? It's not like we don't have other...priorities....at present."
"Nonsense," the bookseller said. "There's always time to appreciate a good book.”
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“Characters in novels sometimes radiate more energy, therefore, when we don’t enter their mind. It is one of the techniques a novelist acquires instinctively—don’t go into your protagonist’s thoughts until you have something to say about his or her inner life that is more interesting than the reader’s suppositions.”
Norman Mailer, The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing

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Deborah You as well!

C.J. wrote: "C.J. HeckC.J. Heck

Hello Deborah,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. Thank you and best wishes to you.

Warmest regards,
CJ"



message 1: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Deborah,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. Thank you and best wishes to you.

Warmest regards,
CJ


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