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  • 6 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • writer; teacher
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; B.A. in Creativ...
  • From Springfield, Illinois
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


Gain wider sense of world and people.


I will be starting the MFA/MA program in writing and English Literature at McNeese State in the fall. I taught high school English, History, and Journalism in Illinois. I like to think I'm responsible and easy-going. Working on adventurous and empathetic. Love to cook.


It's a vast and complex world. Interested in seeing what happens.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Travelling more now and meeting great people. Hope to be able to host and help others when I get settled again.


None on the site so far. Always had generous friends willing to put me up and tried to repay the favors.


Literature, politics, theology/philosophy, education, running, writing, reading, alliteration, bad jokes, walking, hiking, biking, rhyme, more bad jokes.

  • arts
  • writing
  • literature
  • education
  • dining
  • cooking
  • running
  • walking
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • divinity
  • teaching
  • history
  • journalism

Music, Movies, and Books

Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Orwell, Flannery O'Connor, Bukowski, Fitzgerald, Anne Sexton, Chekhov, Thoreau, Nietzsche, Tim Sandlin, Arthur Miller, DFW, Baldwin, Hitchcock, Welles, Nichols, Lynch, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese, Mel Brooks, Chaplin, Kubrick, Robert Rodriguez, Oliver Stone, Spike Lee, Leone, Sam Raimi, lots of music.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Seen someone's last breath, seen kids act their ages.

Teach, Learn, Share

Worked in politics, education, catering, university food service, park district, garbage man.
Always trying to learn about most things, especially art and language.
Want to learn French and improve my Spanish.

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