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  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 48, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Teacher/artist/writer/musician/traveller/grad student
  • I got my undergraduate degree in American Studies @ UC-Sa...
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About Me


world citizen, teaching internationally, being happy...currently, studying in a Graduate Masters Program for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at San Francisco State University


I have just returned from teaching English in China and travels to Central & South America...Lots to do here in Oakland & the Bay Area...


Thinking of other countries and foreign peoples in terms of their poets & musicians & travelers...sitting around a campfire or dinner table..sharing stories of survival, hardship, glory...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted a bunch of people in Niamey, Niger, and it was great. Crashed on couches from Paris to Crimea, Mexico City, to Questzaltenango, Guatemala..all wonderful in their own way...


so far so great...


meeting the many kinds of people it takes to make up this world of ours...back alley or mountain walks...swimming, especially bodysurfing in the ocean in the warm waves of Oaxaca,! and/or dance yummy for handmade stuff or fruits...a new friend...waking up in a foreign place ready to explore!

  • performing arts
  • make up
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • shopping
  • survival
  • music
  • dance music
  • swimming
  • languages
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Live music!! I play trumpet, piano, drums, harmonica, and various flutes, including the Japanese shakuhachi. I love the live street music of New Orleans. Also dance music, Johnny Cash, old skool hip hop, trance, etc.

Books/authors: Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Thoreau, Pablo Neruda, Steinbeck, Kerouac, theroux, Twain, my own i am working upon...just read a great book by Evan Osnos called The Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China...
Movies: Birdie, The Jerk, Dead Man, Blues Brothers, Harold & Maude...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Africa. The redwood forests & deserts of California. Mexican beaches. Guatemalan giant kite festival. New Orleans jazzz. That's 6 things, I couldn't help myself.

Teach, Learn, Share

"Life is a stage & we the performers upon it"... "& wisdom is a butterfly, not a circling bird of prey"...

Countries I’ve Visited

Burkina Faso, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Niger, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Niger, United States

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