Bowlingtreff at Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz: If you live in Leipzig, you might pass this building everyday, without imagining what it was once like, or what it once represented. Now it’s abandoned, a canvas for graffiti, an incongruous, unsightly city center sight with its odd shape. But such incongruity was once motive for pride, and done on purpose. (

A Global Studies doctoral degree holder and former newspaper reporter, avid eater, pseudo-philosopher and poet, occasion-propelled singer, semi-professional socializer, movie addict, Brazilian-American nomad. In this space, she will share some of her experiences and (mis)adventures regarding various topics, with special attention to social issues.