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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2007
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  • Undergraduate at Cal Poly and San Jose State. Some gradua...
  • From San Jose, CA, USA
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About Me


Making the most of the life I've been given


I have the mind of an engineer, but the heart of an artist. One of my favorite movies of all time is Dead Poets Society. In that film, there is a quote attributed to Henry David Thoreau that says:

"I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life ... to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived"

This is how I would like to live my life. Sometimes I lose sight of this, but I always try to come back to it. I hope that I'll have tasted as much of what life and this world has to offer before I leave it.


To seek beauty in all things. Find inspiration wherever you can. Live life with an open heart and mind. Try not to get too attached to things. Don't let fear, doubt or negativity control you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting travelers who come by my neck of the woods






Flamenco guitar



Single malt Scotch


Software Development




  • architecture
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • salsa dancing
  • flamenco
  • cooking
  • wine
  • gardening
  • movies
  • music
  • guitar
  • sailing
  • engineering
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • software
  • food
  • edm
  • djing

Music, Movies, and Books

A sampling of books, movies and music that interests me:

- Philip Roth
- The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
- Stranger in a Strange Land
- Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
- Soul of a New Machine
- Under the Tuscan Sun
- Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

- Amelie
- Cinema Paradiso
- The Matrix
- Contact
- Dead Poets Society
- Stealing Beauty
- Pulp Fiction
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being
- Shawshank Redemption

- Gigamesh
- Poolside
- Super Magic Hats
- Mokhov
- Lord Echo
- Satin Jackets
- Daft Punk
- Polish Ambassador
- Ben Macklin
- Ursula 1000
- Mint Royale
- Fort Knox Five
- Fred Everything
- Gui Boratto
- De-Phazz
- Kraak & Smaak
- Thievery Corporation
- Kruder & Dorfmeister
- Amalgamation of Soundz
- Parov Stelar
- Ian Pooley
- Bob Sinclar
- Miguel Migs
- Röyksopp
- Plump DJs
- John Coltrane
- Miles Davis
- Vince Guaraldi
- Bill Evans
- Stan Getz
- Nina Simone
- Ramsey Lewis
- Dave Brubeck

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I wouldn't call anything that I've done so far amazing. But I'm working on it. And I hope that being a part of this cooperative will help me along in this endeavor.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd be willing to show someone interested in DJing the basics of how it's done, from mixing to music selection to how to read the crowd. As for what I'd like to learn, I'm trying to teach myself the guitar, so any suggestions from you musicians out there would be greatly appreciated.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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