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Russ Williams

Wroclaw, Lower Silesia, Poland

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Overview

  • 22 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Esperanto; learning German, Latin, Polish
  • 53, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • English teacher/translator / angla i...
  • BA Math, MS Computer Sciences
  • From Austin TX
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Play more Go.

ABOUT ME

I'm living with my wife Anna. We both speak Esperanto, which is our primary language, and English, and Polish (which I'm not very good at). I now teach English and translate, but used to be a programmer and tester when I lived in Austin. I am vegan, which is a hassle in Poland. We both enjoy playing boardgames a lot.

Note: We are not into the music/dance club/party scene and have no advice about where to go drinking etc. If you're into that, you may want younger hosts. :)

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Mi loĝas kun mia edzino Anna. Ni ambaŭ parolas Esperanton, kiu estas nia

PHILOSOPHY

Informal buddhism and yoga, low consumerism, environmental protection, minimizing car use, equal rights, no criminalization of consensual acts that don't hurt other people.
Step by step.
Nobody reached the end of their life and said "Damn, I should have spent more time at the office!"

Neformalaj budhismo kaj jogo, malmulta konsumismo, protekto de la naturmedio, malmulta aŭtouzado, egalaj rajtoj, neniu kontraŭleĝigo de konsentaj agoj kiuj ne malhelpas aliajn homojn.
Paŝo post paŝo.
Neniu atingis la finon de sia vivo kaj diris "Damne, mi devintus pasigi pli da tempo en la laborejo!"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We host, we couchsurf...

Ni gastigas, ni gastas...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Stayed with:
Esperantists, boardgamers, and other hosts in:
Austria, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, USA.
Hosted:
Various Esperantists and other surfers from:
Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA.

Loĝis ĉe:
Esperantistoj, tabulludantoj, gastigantoj en:
Anglujo, Aŭstrujo, Francujo, Germanujo, Nederlando, Polujo, Usono.
Gastigis:
Diversajn Esperantistojn kaj aliajn gastojn de:
Anglujo, Belgujo, Ĉeĥujo, Francujo, Germanujo, Hispanujo, Hungarujo, Japanujo, Malajzio, Polujo, Rusujo, Svisujo, Ukrainujo, Usono.

Interests

Go and other boardgames. Esperanto, Polish, Latin, toki pona, and language geekery in general. Playing music incompetently. Music, plays, movies, silent films with live music. Math, combinatorial game theory, AI. Contributing to Wikipedia, Reta Vortaro. Etc.

Goo kaj aliaj tabulludoj. Esperanto, la pola, Latino, toki pona, kaj lingvumado ĝenerale. Malkompetenta muzikumado. Muziko, teatraĵoj, kino, silentaj filmoj kun viva muziko. Matematiko. Kontribuado al Vikipedio, Reta Vortaro. Ktp.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Rock, Celtic, classical, Indian, etc. Movies: Fight Club, Memento, 28 Days Later. I have translated and subtitled "The Hours" and "It's a Wonderful Life" into Esperanto. Books: I'm into Hermann Hesse lately. On the recent India trip, I read some versions of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Alan Moore's "Watchmen" is fantastic.

Muziko: Roka, kelta, klasika, barata, ktp. Kino: "Fight Club", "Memento", "28 Days Later". Mi tradukis kaj subtekstigis "La horoj" kaj "Estas mirinda vivo" en Esperanton. Libroj: Mi legemas Hermann Hesse lastatempe. Dum la lastatempa voyaĝo en Barato, mi legis versiojn de Ramayana kaj Mahabharata. "Watchmen" de Alan Moore mirindas.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Falling in love in Esperanto.

Enamiĝi per Esperanto.

Teach, Learn, Share

If you are interested in Esperanto, http://lernu.net is a great learning resource.

If you are interested in boardgames, http://boardgamegeek.com is the site to visit.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Poland, United States

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