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  • 11 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 51, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Attorney/Film Producer/Political Activist
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  • From New York, NY, USA
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About Me


Having Fun and Improving the Planet


I am a life-long New Yorker, a politically active progressive, a lawyer and filmmaker. I like to see the US through the eyes of foreigners. I like belly-laughs, red wine and dinners with good friends; conversations that go late into the night; talking about politics and international film. I am gay and like meeting other gay men and lesbians, but also have many friends who are not gay.


I try to keep my mind stimulated, work toward bringing the world closer to how I'd like it to be, laugh as often as possible, and keep learning about the new and unfamiliar.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Meeting new people and making friends.


Too many!! Philosophy (Existentialism, phenomenology), Political Theory, Painting, Sculpture, Drama (not my own), Film, Cinema, learning more about wine, cooking, hiking, SNOWBOARDING, swimming (ocean, lake, pond, pool as often as possible), world politics & development, telecommunications policy, renewable energy and economic development

  • cooking
  • wine
  • red wine
  • politics
  • movies
  • billiards
  • painting
  • hiking
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • law

Music, Movies, and Books

Almadovar, Antonioni, Isabelle Hupert, Francois Ozon, Ferzan Uzpetek, Catherine Breillat, Michael Hanneke (The White Ribbon, Time of the Wolf), Julian Schnable, Tolstoy, Stoppard, Thomas Mann, Joyce, Stendahl, Flaubert, Aretha Franklin (old), Woody Allen (bananas), Radiohead, Brazilian music, Anselm Kiefer, Lee Bontesqiue, Jasper Johns, Marina Abramovic, Bacon, Boltanski, Hesse, Serra, LeWitt, Nauman, Polke, Coltrane, Pavement, Danny Brilliant, Frank Sinatra, Bourgeois, Kapoor, Todd Haynes (Safe), Bresson, Visconti, Bertolucci (the Conformist), Antonioni, Phenomenology of Perception (Merleau-Ponty), Being and Time (Heidegger), Kierkegaard, Judith Butler

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Went to China when I was 16 in 1980. Was an associate producer on a film that won Sundance award.

Countries I’ve Visited


Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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