Carol Keiter

Palmyra, PA, USA

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Overview

  • 14 References 10
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 44, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • writer, musician, composer, artist, thinker...
  • studied Cultural Anthropology at George Washington Univ. ...
  • From central Pennsylvania
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About Me

I'm about to travel starting February 1st, 2016, when I'll be officially homeless. I'm generally pretty fearless and love interacting with people and animals. I love cosmopolitan environments and what they offer as much as I love being outdoors in nature. I’m going to either find hosts to WWOOF - working on organic farms and learning these skills in exchange for housing and food, or journey couchsurfing to investigate farmers with successful practices on sustainable ecology. At the same time, I'll investigate organizations and communities involved in teaching and practicing sustainable and ecological living, regenerative farming, , DIY projects and services.

I write two blogs. The topics often involve subjects concerning the environment, health, spirituality, ecology and animal habitat/rights.  I decided to go to Paris as a blogger and environmental activist during the two weeks of the COP21 climate talks (sinking myself into further debt), which is the best investment I ever made. I joined a group

I'd found out about through a friend involved in putting this collective together. They hosted people from all over the world, offering in a series of lectures, discussions, presentations and workshops about what is happening due to climate change and sharing information about beneficial practices and success stories about transforming peoples lives and environments for the benefit of all, humans, the environment and all creatures. I am only beginning to learn about degenerative vs. regenerative farming, agroforestry, permaculture, biochar. I realize I have a lot to learn.

I want to work specifically with environmental, ecological or social organizations; working in communities to teach and promote sustainable living practices. Since I need to relocate immediately, in the interim, I’ll use the time to learn about sustainability, organic gardening, agroforestry and ecologically healthy farming methods and so forth, through direct contact; wwoofing - working on organic farms - or traveling and interviewing farmers who have made a difference through their skills and insights in ecological ways. What I learn, I'll share through writing, talking and helping others to create their own DIY local projects. Now with approaching homelessness seems like a good opportunity to travel, and work on farms and/visit communities and organizations while I make this transition towards where I will move.

I'm an American born and raised in Pennsylvania. I studied Cultural Anthropology in Washington D.C.. Worked as a bicycle messenger and have taught snow skiing in New Mexico. Started skiing at 5 and have continued to do all sorts of different athletic activities all my life; more recently playing on an ultimate frisbee team in Berlin, Germany. I love to cook, have a podcast about medicinal foods and spices.

I lived in San Francisco where I worked in administrative positions and learned computer skills. My love of languages lead me to live for varying periods of time in France, Spain and Germany. I speak each of these languages conversationally. I love to draw, particularly portraits of people and animals.  I'm a musician who plays piano, bass guitar and like to sing. I compose music taking samples of animal calls and incorporating them into the music; whales and dolphins, so far. I'm writing a book (with scientific topics woven into the spiritual tale) which I hope to complete soon. My blogs focus on topics from environmental to ecological and personal health, alternative education, bee-highways, animal bridges, animal poaching and habitat loss.

I just completed going through my stuff stored in my parents home which is up for sale, so that I’m ready to make a transition after living in Berlin, Germany, to deciding in the next months where I will move.

PHILOSOPHY still!

Everything is interconnected, and therefore the waves coming from my actions, and yours, are affecting everything/everyone else. Be responsible for yourself and what you put out there, and be aware and alert to what is coming to you; listen, watch, feel, love, learn ... have compassion and appreciation.

blogs:
http://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/
http://digesthis.wordpress.com/

podcast:
https://deliciousmedicinalfood.wordpress.com

music:
http://soundcloud.com/more_nomadbeatz
http://www.reverbnation.com/nomadbeatz

ebook:
http://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/final-metamorphosis-of-the-ebook-trailer-for-adora-vitali-a-spin-on-the-matter-of-motion/

photography:

https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/bar-harbor-maine-hitchabout-via-massachusetts-plum-island-ma-acadia-natl-park-me/
http://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/photos-of-idot-an-italian-photo-exhibition-in-berlin/
https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/nyy-mid-summer-hitchabout-bliss-sleepless-in-new-york-the-strangers-project/

art:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/21261638@N03/albums/72157650848333929
http://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/parcel-of-my-portfolio
https://carolkeiter.see.me/atts2012
https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/carols-artwork-discovered-in-sketchbooks-journals/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/21261638@N03/albums/72157659349901501

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I think that the whole concept of couchsurfing is a great thing. the idea of sharing ideas and information with people who are interested in traveling and discovering things about other cultures and themselves, is a very positive thing.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I finally couch surfed last summer in Paris which was great! and i've couchsurfed across the US on a drive this past autumn of 2007, when i found a driver of a car (we shared driving and gas) from the right coast to the left coast ;-) and couchsurfed along the way. every couchsurfer i've met, i've liked and felt a resonance with!!

Interests

Outdoor sports on boards and wheels as well as tennis & swimming, nature, environmental and cultural preservation, animals, music, dancing, consciousness, learning, communicating, languages

Music, Movies, and Books

The Dead Poets Society, Pi, various electronic music genres, grunge and alternative rock, Michael Moores' writings, Noam Chompsky, The Divinci Code, The Alchemist, Le Petit Prince

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I’ve done numerous ‘hitchabouts’ You can go to my carolkeiter blog and search for ‘hitchabout’, like so https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/?s=hitchabout and you’ll see a substantial number of blogs about my hitching experiences in the USA and Europe. I just see that there are some on my digesthis blogsite as well, since I hitched as an environmental activist to several gatherings in D.C. https://digesthis.wordpress.com/?s=hitchabout

Teach, Learn, Share

blogs:
http://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/
http://digesthis.wordpress.com/

podcast:
https://deliciousmedicinalfood.wordpress.com

music:
http://soundcloud.com/more_nomadbeatz
http://www.reverbnation.com/nomadbeatz

ebook:
http://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/final-metamorphosis-of-the-ebook-trailer-for-adora-vitali-a-spin-on-the-matter-of-motion/

photography:

https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/bar-harbor-maine-hitchabout-via-massachusetts-plum-island-ma-acadia-natl-park-me/
http://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/photos-of-idot-an-italian-photo-exhibition-in-berlin/
https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/nyy-mid-summer-hitchabout-bliss-sleepless-in-new-york-the-strangers-project/

art:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/21261638@N03/albums/72157650848333929
http://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/parcel-of-my-portfolio
https://carolkeiter.see.me/atts2012
https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/carols-artwork-discovered-in-sketchbooks-journals/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/21261638@N03/albums/72157659349901501

What I Can Share with Hosts

My cooking, love of spontaneously creating things to do, music, language exchange (German, French, Spanish and native English), learning different sports, teaching piano or bass guitar, sharing my knowledge of computers and internet, conversation, doing walks, exploration of your community, going to museums, drawing together, doing a portrait of the host or of who they’d like a portrait of, cleaning, going out and having fun while you show me your town.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Germany, Spain, United States

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