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Overview

  • 5 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Teacher
  • Indiana University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Making every day count.
Seeing the glass half full, instead of half empty.
Focusing on what I have, not what I'm lacking.

ABOUT ME

I like good coffee, good conversations, good cheese, good wine, good books, and good walks. Culturally, I'm a mix of American and European. Nashville is home.

I like people who are comfortable with themselves, genuine, open-minded, self-aware, interested in other people and other places, kind, authentic, honest, and clean-living.

Sibelius and Dvorak are two of my favorite composers. Doestovsky, Steinbeck, and Scott Peck are three of my favorite writers.

PHILOSOPHY

Il faut travailler pour vivre, pas vivre pour travailler.

Always eat well. Eat meals sitting down at a table, and use silverware.

Never drink coffee or tea in a paper, plastic, or other throw-away cup. Boire son café debout, c'est signe de dispute.

Recycle everything. Never throw a banana peel in the trash can.

Ne me donne ni richesse, ni pauvreté.

There are 7 billion of us here are sharing the same planet. If we were more accepting, more trusting, more understanding of others, and less motivated by fear and self-interest, the world would surely be a better place.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Listening, talking, sharing my couch when I can

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've couch surfed in Switzerland. It was great! Had some of the best grapes I've ever eaten in my life.

Interests

Swimming
Racketball
Tennis
The outdoors
Hiking
Language
Interpreting
Classical music
Going to the Symphony
Wine and Cheese
Good eats

  • books
  • beauty
  • wine
  • cheese
  • coffee
  • drinking
  • music
  • classical music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

BOOKS I LIKE

Brothers Karamazov
Small is Beautiful
A Guide for the Perplexed
C.S. Lewis's writings
Anything Donald Miller
Anything Steinbeck
A Year in the Merde

MUSIC I LIKE

Sibelius
Dvorak
Beethoven
Daniel Balavoine
ASIA
Coldplay
ABBA
Journey
Scorpion

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking in the Swiss Alps with one of my best friends, surrounded by natural beauty on a hot day in June

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United States

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