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Breshen

Salsbury Cove, Maine, United States

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Overview

  • 19 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • sea kayak guide, outdoor educator, s...
  • in graduate school, school of life
  • From Glen Cove, Maine
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I appreciate not having to stay in hotels and am happy to provide others the same kindness.

ABOUT ME

The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightening and stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees, -- all these have voices, and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related.
-Thomas Berry
Non-smoking
Vegetarian

PHILOSOPHY

Buddhist with an appreciation of other religions and philosophies especially Taoism and Advaita. Also high on my list is Ratty's philosophy from Wind in the Willows
"There is nothing- absolutely nothing-
half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats."
also big on social justice

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I don't really do anything to build the community besides my offer to host. I think its great but I have a lot of other things, including other forms of social activism, I am putting my time into.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

not so much surfing yet (besides my friends places)
I did follow the dead for a summer although that was more like America surfing
I have hosted about a dozen people so far and its been great
visited 49 states (98%)Create your own visited map of The United States or Like this? try: Canned laughter

Interests

anything outdoors, plants, ecology, radical education, counseling, human development, music, art, revolution, life

Music, Movies & Books

huckleberry finn
leaves of grass
a peoples history of the united states
summer hill
ecotopia
old path white clouds
hundreds more (really, bookstores control my brain)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

standing on the edge of the water of the harbor I grew up on thinking about that

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a wilderness guide and a social worker and am in school to be a counselor. I have a deep interest in the natural world and in sustainability and food systems and am somewhat knowledgeable on these topics. I run a small business and have some experience in promotion and web design because of that. In a former life (undergrad) I spent a lot of time as a social activist and a campus organizer.
I would like to learn to weld and to learn some carpentry. I want to be a better gardener and a better sailor. I am currently trying to become decent at web design, editing video, and photography. I also want to learn acupuncture (i understand this is something I need to go to school for)

Countries I've Visited

France, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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