From: "Laura Runkle" <lhrunklemchsi.com>
I'm a 40-year-old adjunct instructor at a local community college. Before kids, I was a middle-school science teacher, with certifications in 7-12 chemistry, earth science, general science, physical science, and biology.
Now I'm the mother of two adorable kids, a bicycler, and the wife of the most wonderful man in the world. (TM) Our saccharine match was made for us by mutual friends in the local science fiction readers' group. (Gosh, now that I think of it, I know of at least 8 couples who met through this group who have been together for more than 10 years.)
I got started reading SF at age 8 with a collection of stories edited by Damon Knight. I haven't stopped since.
Fiddling around in 163x is so very much fun. Research!! On interesting questions!! Just for the love of it!! And we get to learn from each other! Wow! (Oops. The exclamation point has gone on strike from exhaustion. :))