The Loss of Leisure

I was forced to get summer jobs in high school, because my father didn’t want me to become a “lady of leisure.” My family places great emphasis on hard work, self-discipline and maintaining a competitive lifestyle –with the frequent “Your Opa immigrated here from Germany, worked night shifts at a steel factory, and supported his […]


Making Time for the Useless

Life is just too busy. Or at least that is the line I told myself every time I thought about joining a choir in the new city I just moved to. With everything that comes from beginning a new job, a new graduate program, and living in a new city I thought the last thing […]