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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2010
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  • From AK, USA
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About Me


To co-create a functional, sustainable community.


As a guest, I am respectful and responsible, and I expect the same in return. My humor is like a depth charge that detonates in your mind long after I'm gone. You might even wait until another life to get the punchline.


This nightmare world we see before us is the result of certain delusions. Foremost among them is what I'll call the "Delusion of Ownership."
All native people, sane people, First Nations People, real human beings, etc, have always affirmed something to the effect of: "The land does not belong to us; we belong to the land." This is simple truth, and our current global culture is built on the willful and deliberate betrayal and ignorance of this truth.
The world as we have known it for the last few thousand years has reached its climax (nadir) and logical conclusion. It is ending, and its ending will occur in the lifetime of those now young. It will fall to those still vital in a few years to originate a new culture. We'd best get started right now, since resources are absurdly cheap and available now, and they will never be again.
We need to base human culture on Love, Respect, Sharing, Compassion, and Wisdom, instead of greed, selfishness, short-term "profit" and other idiotic and unworkable ideas. I believe we can and will turn the corner, quite soon. If I'm wrong, there won't be anyone left to argue about what went wrong...
It's an extreme time, and it's a dynamic time. Something amazing is happening. If you're reading this, you're part of it, and I'd love to hang out and compare notes.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Looking for a crash space at the moment in pursuit of a permanent base. When we get our place together, we'll be happy to host!


Just signed up here hoping for a quick place to stay during our house hunt, but as we become able to host, we want to!


Reading and writing. Rock climbing. Obsessive research about anything from sustainable technology to music theory to politics, history, religious dogma, poetry, welding technique, circuit design, Taoist equations, dog training, strategy games, and philosophy to worm compost techniques and traditional skills, without limit... Playing Go, the best game on Earth, at a rather low level. Art in all of its forms known and unknown. Good sex. Good food. Good shelter. Martial arts. Throwing a ball for my dog, Hopi the Dog. Making sustainable tech. Building topia. Music. Conversation. Grief. Dreaming. Channeling. Sarcasm. Wild speculation. Immersion in the ineffable mystery of there being something rather than nothing. Death. Sweat. Pain. Joy. Sewing. Playing guitar. Playing bass. Playing hand drums. Meditating. Chanting. Watching movies. Hiking. Soaking in hot springs. Getting up before the dawn. Sleeping in late. And, as they say, "too much to list"

  • dogs
  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • poetry
  • design
  • dining
  • politics
  • technology
  • movies
  • reading
  • socializing
  • music
  • guitar
  • drums
  • hiking
  • martial arts
  • rock climbing
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Clockwork Orange. Blade Runner. 1812 Overture. Mad Max; The Road Warrior. Frankenchrist. Carmina Burana. "In The Absence of the Sacred" by Jerry Mander. "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn. The Grateful Dead, Hunter/Garcia especially. "Don't Think of an Elephant" by George Lakoff. "Neuromancer," etc. "Not In His Image" by John Lamb Lash. The Flaming Lips. Bellflower. The Hanuman Chalisa. Death Cab. Art of Flying. Chemical Brothers. The Misfits. Rachmaninov. The Beatles. Roger Waters "Amused to Death". Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Edith Piaf. Marie-Jo Thério. REM. Velvet Underground. Jane's. Pogues. Shonen Knife. ELO.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've become aware of the fundamental duality underpinning human experience on Earth. I've worn an adequate number of hats. Was that two things?

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm interested in creating a new culture. The culture into which I was born is suicidal, murderous, and inadequate in every way, to put it mildly. I'm interested in meeting people who are smart enough, miserable enough, creative enough, brave enough, crazy enough, sane enough, and loving enough to actually try something new.
The root of the problem is beliefs and values; techniques and technologies follow from there. It begins with our delusions of ownership, delusions of power and control. Once we frame things in terms of mutual responsibilities instead of absolute "rights" we'll be headed in a better direction.
If you're remotely normal, everything you know is wrong. It's taken me half a long lifetime to realize the Big Lie of our horror culture. Next is a legitimate response, which starts with tribal-sized groups gathering on land, and taking care of the land and each other. A better way is possible, and necessary.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Interesting conversation, and a veritable plethora of useful skills; I can fix or tune up pretty much anything, happy to lend a hand or solve problems any way I can.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Mexico, United States

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