Joseph Muir

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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About Me


Life, Love, Truth... Travel


I hail from the south, but now reside in the north. My parents both being from the north, I feel as if I am a displaced Yankee who finally moved home.
I'm passionate about my family and friends, God, music, books, movies, mountains, philosophy... and, the list goes on.


Do unto others as you would have them do unto you; find the good in all bad situations; learn from past mistakes, while also living with no regrets.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


People, to me, are like classrooms, professors; there is so much I can learn from each individual. With that said, I try and host people as much as I'm able to. And, if I can't host, I try and avail myself to at least hang out for a beer, coffee or tour of the city!

I'm also trying to become more involved with some of the local monthly happenings!


All of my experiences have been positive, from hosting three random people who were traveling North America showing a documentary on North Korea; to crashing with a girl in Philly, along with 4 other people, all in her studio apartment; to befriending a random Russian girl who works here over the summers!


I love music, food, God, family, friends, travel, old movies, some new movies, foreign movies, indie movies, dogs, mountains, the ocean, the desert, big cities, small towns, farms, people, sleep. I love to read, I love to listen, I love to talk. I love to meet new people, make new friends, get in touch with long lost friends,and I love to introduce friends to each other.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Vertigo, Rope, Forrest Gump, 12 Angry Men (the old one w Henry Fonda), Wit, The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, The Manchurian Candidate (the old one, with Frank Sinatra), Inception, Triplets Of Bellville, Waiting For Guffman....

Music: Most recently listened to on my ipod: Tom Waits, Radiohead, U2, Jimi Hendrix, Devotchka, the New Pornographers and Regina Spektor. Most recent music purchases: Feist, Andrew Bird, the National, Mumford and Sons, Gotan Project, Bruce Springsteen, Broken Bells...

Books: The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, the Great Gatsby, the Death of Ivan Illyich, Crime and Punishment, Wuthering Heights...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Working in the South Bronx with Mother Teresa's nuns, putting on a camp for the neighbourhood kids in 2003.

Backpacking just shy of 500-miles on the Appalachian Trail in 2007.

Staying in a Benedictin Monastery in the New Mexico deserts for several weeks (even getting to sleep in Thomas Merton's old cell!) in 2007.

Being an uncle. Being a Godfather.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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