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To find the good things in the world
I have moved into a tiny house!
I now have the opportunity to get out into the world and see those things I really want to see, and hopefully find more of the wonderful things (like love, beauty, humanity, joy, virtue, adventure) that I know are out there, and I've been experiencing through CS.
I'd rather live a risky magical life than a joyless mundane one.
I believe in liberty, love, society and humanity. I think strength is a virtue, and wisdom takes both experience and judgement. Other virtues I value include courage, honesty, generosity, joy de vive and loyalty. I think all these things are rare, in our world, but worth searching for, and encouraging.
I do not value weakness, in any of its forms...
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have been an enthusiastic Auckland host. Now I'm in a tiny house my options to host are limited, but not as much as when I was in a bus. I put my weight behind good causes like CS, and against personal politics or any unjust repression of liberty if I see it.
I once hosted a complete stranger by accident... long story, involving mistaken identities... It was surprisingly liberating, for both of us :-)
Since Feb 2008 I have hosted lots of people (easily over 1000 surfers), and I love it, especially when they join in my crazy life...
Stories of humanity, dance (especially belly dance), self defense/martial arts, ethics and philosophy, LARPing, acrobatics/circus arts, movies, trying new food...
- martial arts
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: almost anything except mainstream "romantic" comedies (which are generally about people being terrible to each other while pretending to be nice) and porn...
Books: love intelligent SF and fantasy, esp short stories, and books written by Humanist authors
Music: anything but country and western.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've taught 70 year old ladies how to breakfall, and how to disarm a knife-wielding attacker. I think the amazing thing was that they had the cahoonies to ask to learn.
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: acrobatics, whips, bellydance, self defense/ systema, Western Medieval weapon combat and some history, making chainmail, how to set fire to yourself
Learn: how to travel on a shoestring, more advanced acrobatics
What I Can Share with Hosts
Acrobatics and other interesting parlor tricks :-), stimulating philosophical conversation
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, New Caledonia, Niue, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu
Countries I’ve Lived In