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Overview

  • 58 references 32 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Swedish
  • 56, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • for money i make pretty pictures on the computer. for cre...
  • private elementary and high school. public university sys...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

step out of my comfort zone and see as much of the world as possible. Try to gain a new perspective from meeting others from different backgrounds.

ABOUT ME

im looking for a new hobby, but until i can find one, ive fallen back on an old one: travel. im always open to new faces, and i have accepted the kindness of strangers on many a journey

PHILOSOPHY

i'll sleep when im dead

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

these days im in back in NYC, taking a little break from sweden which is home. I still try to surf, and have been able to find couches in italy and slovenia, tho i will say, it hasnt been easy, with little or no response much of the time.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

in the states, ive been to chicago and santa fe, crashing at pads of people who were open like i am. cant think of a better way to get to know a town, and want to return. although im from nyc, i no longer have a place to stay there, so ive hit up the nyc couches too. overseas, ive surfed reykjavic iceland, oslo and stavanger norway and copenhagen denmark too. my hosts have been great and i try to stay friends with most of them.

Interests

dogs are cool. so are hot springs. i love watching people do the lindy hop. I’m not a foodie, but I do like food, and especially sharing a meal with new people I’ve met.

  • dogs
  • diy
  • dancing
  • traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

have had zero time for movies or books in a while, but now that my life is slowing down, we will see. i now own a tv but rarely turn it on.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

following a brass band as they danced around a city block in new orleans, while hundreds of people rushed down from their apartments in pjs and curlers in their hair was a high note. there are others...

Teach, Learn, Share

ive got practical house renovating experience. its not a fun conversation for others to be around, but if you want to talk DIY, im your man

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