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  • 23 references 20 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Philosopher/economist/sociologist/
  • Western (BA, Phil), Waterloo (MA, Econ), Columbia (MA, So...
  • From London, Ontario, Canada
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About Me


Turn mediocrity into greatness.


I've moved around a lot in the last few years - nowhere exotic, mind you, but a lot. In Canada, I've lived in London, Kitchener, Toronto, and Montreal. In the US, I've lived in Boston, DC, and New York. I'm done moving. So the Bay Area it is!


If you're asking about the cost of owning a yacht, you probably shouldn't have an account on

I now live in Palo Alto/Stanford. I live in a very small studio. I have a couch and an inflatable mattress. I have a small space that offers limited privacy for my guests.

-Please be mature, clean,, independent, responsible, communicative.
-My place has limited space and privacy, and my couch is short, so its better for somebody who is relatively short, but I do now have an air mattress (though not really floor space for it). Also, I only have one key so you won't be able to spend a ton of time at my place, and will have to be good at coordinating when you'll be gone and back.
-I can only accommodate one person at a time.
-Please have 3+ detailed references. I need to know that you know what CS is about and that you are mature, responsible, clean. You can get references by attending events or hosting or even having friends vouch for you.
-No last minute requests please! The ideal timeframe is a request of 2-3 days, about two weeks before you're travelling. I cannot plan more than two months out, so I'm likely to say no or maybe to those requests.
-To show that you read this please put the word: "Purple" in the opening line of your request!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host mature, responsible, and unobtrusive people.

Sometimes, when I need it, I surf. I try to be mature, responsible, and unobtrusive.


When I moved to DC, I had a great run of hosts. Thank you! Now trying to pay it back in San Fran!


literary magazines, wine, whisky, electronic music, photography, sailing, mathematics, the beach, architecture, ballet, jazz, the news, zoos, dinner parties, tennis, skiing, theatre, novels, the NBA, sociology, the True, the Good, the Pure

  • architecture
  • photography
  • ballet dancing
  • wine
  • running
  • partying
  • yachting
  • news
  • music
  • electronic music
  • jazz
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • mathematics
  • sociology
  • beaches

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Favorite places: Mexico City, Scotland, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, Vermont, Hong Kong

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Colombia, Mexico, United States

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