Rainelle K.

Location:

Fort Worth, TX
Hometown: Bloomington, IN

Member since:

August 6, 2013

Please tell us about your work, like whether you are in school or college or about your job, career, or business.

I'm an opera singer, having completed my Masters of Music from Indiana University in 2012. I've been touring around the upper Midwest, and now I'm at the cusp of a new audition season, trying to land either mainstage roles or an apprenticeship at a major house.

Please tell us about yourself, like whether you are married or have children.

I'm married to Ryan Krause, we actually met at IU in 2007 when he founded an Objectivist group there and talked me into joining. I'd always loved Rand's fiction, but wasn't sold on the philosophy as a whole (I'm surrounded by lefty artists, what do you expect?), until after many late-night conversations with him. I fell in love with him in the process, so I guess it all worked out ok.

Please tell us about your interests, like what you like to do in your spare time or for relaxation or vacation.

I've got a career that basically never ends -- if you're not working, then you're not working hard enough :) I do find time for other interests, though, especially between gigs. Other than constantly improving myself and my craft, I'm really interested in aerial silks, hapkido, paleo (primal) nutrition and fitness, knitting, Great Danes, literature, history as it applies to various operas, use of essential oils as skincare/antiseptic/first-aid/mood improvement, and all kinds of crunchy organic type stuff.

What is your favorite book by Ayn Rand and why?

Oooh, toughie. I really like Philosophy, Who Needs It?, not just that particular essay, but the whole compilation. It was really pivotal in my appreciation for an explicit and thoroughly understood life philosophy.

How did you first learn about Ayn Rand and Objectivism?

My father had me read Atlas Shrugged in the 7th grade. Despite waffling over various issues through the years, it was always highly influential in my decision-making and introspection.

Introduction

I'm new to the Fort Worth area, and excited to start meeting like-minded people!


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