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Overview

  • 39 references 34 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 57, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • researcher
  • grad school
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

visit the seven continents

ABOUT ME

love novelty; routine makes me crazy. curious, nerdy, not tightly bound by conventions.

PHILOSOPHY

Ichi-go ichi-e ("one time, one meeting")

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

host when schedule allows; not much travel for me lately

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

dinner and drinks with many surfers in Japan - where only three actually from Japan. attended a surfer's birthday party! hosted several travelers

Interests

family, bluegrass and orchestra, fencing, cultures, tallships

Music, Movies, and Books

Two Years Before The Mast, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Yarn of the Nancy Bell, Brandenburg Concertos 1-3, Lars and the Real Girl, Yes Man, Amile, Mariachi El Bronx, Johnathan Livingston Seagull, Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Boston, Lord of the Rings, Starcraft, Thomas Jefferson's letters, flamenco, Sea Fever

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

crewed a tall-ship - the Picton-Castle

started an orchestra - 40 members, now in 10th season

Teach, Learn, Share

politics, fencing, music

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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