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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2007
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About Me

i seek to make my life sustainable, meaningful and joyful.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

because i believe in mutual aid and living simply and building community

when it works out to break bread or go for a bike ride together, awesome - i love it! i don't share the opinion, however, that such camaraderie is an essential, sine qua non, ingredient of CS: sometimes a brother or a sister just needs a couch for a night or two. so, i don't expect a lot of your time or attention when i travel, and i am sometimes unable to offer it as a host. if we get to hang out, awesome. if not, no worries and happy travels.


daily... good coffee, beer, and conversation... reading, reading wonderful things out-loud with friends, cooking, food not bombs, playing games, gardening/farming, hand made things, making things by hand, biking, soccer, the ocean, the mountains, traveling, staying put, speaking spanish, meeting new and wonderful people...

somewhat broadly... experiments in truth, such as: intentional communities, permaculture & natural building, co-counseling, nonviolent communication, the enneagram, gurdjieff Work, cooperative and local economics, resisting and subverting empire and the workers of war, anti-oppression, mutual aid, anarchy a la the Catholic Worker or Always Coming Home, and never again (I hope) having a job that dominates my spirit...

most broadly... liberating and life-giving personal, communal, and ecological transformation...

  • cooking
  • beer
  • coffee
  • board games
  • reading
  • traveling
  • soccer
  • permaculture
  • intentional communities
  • biking
  • conversation
  • farming
  • the ocean
  • natural building
  • anarchy
  • reading out loud with friends
  • food not bombs
  • hand made things
  • making things by hand
  • the mountains
  • staying put
  • speaking spanish
  • experiments in truth
  • co-counseling
  • non-violent communication
  • the enneagram
  • mutual aid

Music, Movies, and Books

music... campfire music, local music

movies... I Heart Huckabees, Harold and Maude

books... wendell berry, ursula k. le guin, james baldwin

and see my goodreads library:

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

this world is too abundant to itemize

sometimes the subtleties are the most amazing

Countries I’ve Visited

Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Ecuador, United States

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