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Overview

  • 41 references 29 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • French Teacher
  • Indiana University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Professeur de français langue seconde à Nashville, ça me fait plaisir de rencontrer d’autres francophones sur Nashville pour un café, un verre ou une balade en ville.

Encore mieux, si vous êtes français, belge ou suisse et vous venez faire une année d’études à Nashville, je pourrais éventuellement vous proposer une chambre chez moi.

CURRENT MISSION

Having a growth mindset.
Seeing the glass half full, instead of half empty.
Appreciating what life HAS given me instead of what it hasn’t.
Finding beauty all around.

ABOUT ME

I like good coffee, good conversations, good cheese, good wine, good books, and good walks. Culturally, I'm in that third space between the United States and Europe. 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, Richard Rohr and Scott Peck are three of my favorite writers.

PHILOSOPHY

Je travaille pour vivre, et pas l’inverse, même si le travail pour moi représente une source importante de satisfaction.

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 some 9 billion of us here 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

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My first time Couchsurfing was in Basel, Switzerland. My host really embodied the ethos of what Couchsurfing is all about. His amazing tales of biking across Asia, those delicious grapes, and his remarkable hospitality made my first experience to Couchsurfing a truly formative one.

Interests

Tennis
Riding my bike
Lifting
The outdoors
Spirituality
Hiking
Language
Classical music
Going to the Symphony
Wine and Cheese
Wholesome food

  • books
  • beauty
  • coffee
  • working out
  • classical music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • linguistics
  • spirituality
  • bike riding
  • sustainable living
  • spiritual growth
  • enneagram

Music, Movies, and Books

BOOKS I LIKE

Talking to Strangers
Falling Upward
Hippie
Brothers Karamazov
Notre Dame de Paris
East of Eden
Small is Beautiful
The Great Divorce
A Guide for the Perplexed
Beyond the Road Less Traveled
L’Etranger
C.S. Lewis's writings
Anything Donald Miller
Anything Richard Rohr
A Year in the Merde

MUSIC I LIKE

Sibelius
Dvorak
Beethoven
Elton John
Daniel Balavoine
ASIA
Michael Jackson
Coldplay
ABBA
Journey
Scorpion
Les Cowboys Fringants

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.

Going to the beach in Barcelona.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United States

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