My father’s family often regarded my mother and my sisters with suspicion. He was from the South Side; my mother was from the West. They were both born in the South, in Alabama and Mississippi, but Chicago neighborhoods have a way of changing you.
Sharon’s a tall, blonde, thin astrophysicist. And she has a secret. The different subfields of physics have different ratios of women to men. Astronomy tends to attract women more than other sub-branches of physics. Not to say that there are a lot.
The blonde, waif-like Sharon Craine studies physics by day and sings karaoke by night. She lives in Ukrainian Village. The Mutiny—I wouldn’t say I was always there all the time. When I first went it was mostly for the karaoke, but I remember we just did stupid shit.