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  • Fluent in English
  • 64, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • writer, editor, graphic designer, photographer
  • Some college, lots of living.
  • From Sol III -- we call it "Earth." Currently in Schenectady, NY, USA
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About Me


Defeat the dragon, rescue the princess, live happily ever after.


Gah. What do I say? I'm an adventurer, but with a few miles on me. I've ridden horses, bulls, dog sleds, hot air balloons and whitewater rafts, caught a ride on a freight train, fed marshmallows by hand to a live grizzly, flown upside-down in an aerobatic plane, parachuted, scuba dived, skied, hiked in the wilderness ... on and on.

I'm a freelance writer, author of a book on atheism, professional editor, graphic designer, and photographer ... who also happens to be very, very broke.

I grew up in Texas with rodeo cowboys, moved to the mountains in California and lived there for decades, now live in Upstate New York, near Schenectady.

I'm approaching 60, but I want this part of my life to be about lots and lots of new and different stuff.


More substance, less flash: Live your life for yourself at least as much as you live it for others. Do everything you can to resist the takeover of your mind and life by corporations, religions, fads, pop culture and other parasites.

Stay a nerd all your life: keep growing and learning. Never let yourself become settled and old. This will mean frequent discomfort, but eventually it also gives you the power of understanding.

Given the choice of adventure or sameness, choose adventure. (On the other hand, grow a brain: 'Adventure' doesn't mean risking your life for nothing.)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hope to host and surf both.


Zero, so far.


Just about everything, actually.

  • dogs
  • wildlife
  • horses
  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • design
  • graphic design
  • adventure races
  • scuba diving
  • animation
  • freelancing
  • religion
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: SF, action and animation. Books: SF, fantasy, science and nature. Music: Eclectic.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I once fed marshmallows by hand to a live grizzly.

(But also caught a ride on a freight train across 3 states, rode bulls, hitchhiked around the U.S. more than 26,000 miles.)

Teach, Learn, Share

In my home is a professional writer and designer, and a world-class nature/wildlife illustrator.

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