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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Writer/Musician/language-lover
  • BA in English, Lewis & Clark College
  • From Monterey, California
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About Me


Adventure, finding my girlfriend currently in Berlin


I have been working various jobs for the years since I graduated from school and I am now hoping to experience adventure on my own terms (or the terms of those I meet along the way!) for as long as possible. I love reading and writing books and listening to and singing songs, and hope to dedicate my life words and songs and sharing them with people.


I believe in peaceful inquiry, understanding with understanding, being present in situations but being there to learn from them, not to mold them into my expectations of them. I live to experience as much positivity through people and places as possible, hopefully leaving the world more positive than I found it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I hope to host visitors to Monterey for the next month and then meet wonderful hosts when I set off in October!


Two good friends of mine told me great stories about their couchsurfing experiences, but I always elected to visit friends I already knew. In December 2008 when I lived in Portland, I hosted a young man from Germany who couchsurfed with my friend in Madison, Wisconsin, and had a wonderful experience getting to know him and showing him around. I should have taken that opportunity to join, but I was too wrapped up in other things.....


Music, culture, love, bocce, literature, poetry, parks, rivers, trees, friendship, microbrews, non-industrial wine, vegetarianism, nostalgia, John Lennon, California, Steinbeck, bicycles, adventure, taoism, thrift stores, trains, 'zines, 'zines about trains, gardening, change.

  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • literature
  • poetry
  • singing
  • wine
  • gardening
  • thrifting
  • reading
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • drums
  • sports
  • parks
  • rivers

Music, Movies, and Books

The Book of Embraces, Jonathan Richman, John Steinbeck, Francois Truffaut

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Did: travelled for 3 weeks from Monterey to Seattle and back playing bocce every day. Saw: I climbed to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and saw Teotihuacán from above.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love Bocce, an ancient Italian sport. I play guitar, ukulele, piano, drums and love to share musical knowledge. I love poetry and literature and love to compare favorite books and poems, and especially those of California.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Dominican Republic, United States

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