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Overview

  • 16 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • English Teacher
  • University of Iowa
  • From De Kalb, Illinois.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To be honest, happy and healthy. Forever.

ABOUT ME
I have been into CouchSurfing for a while, and hosted travelers in my place in Iowa City, then on my little houseboat in Sausalito, then when I lived in Taiwan, then in Corvallis, Oregon. I'm heading out to travel for a few months around Asia, and I'm not sure where I'm headed after that.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'll be happy to share my space and resources with you. Just don't be creepy.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've surfed on a few couches so far, and really had fantastic experiences. I've hosted a few as well, and had a really great time with those surfers as well.

Interests

playing sports: basketball, Soccer, table tennis; traveling, reading, walking, food/cooking, doing crosswords, people watching, eating things, playing word games, reading the newspaper

  • animals
  • dining
  • cooking
  • walking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • camping
  • sports
  • basketball
  • tennis
  • bike polo
  • table tennis
  • teaching
  • linguistics
  • crossword puzzles
  • water management

Music, Movies, and Books

Books, movies, music. It's all good.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A few years back I saw a squirrel and a robin locked in mortal combat. This occurred outside of a family pizza shack in Door County, Wisconsin, whilst on a camping trip with my parents. We had a booth by the window, and the action was taking place in a bush located about 15 feet away. What precipitated the encounter will always remain a mystery, but it must have been something really, really important. (Was it dishes-related?) The animals fought pretty hard for about a minute, rolling around on the ground and clawing at each other. The robin seemed to be holding her own against the squirrel as they rolled underneath a shrubby yew. For about thirty seconds we saw nothing. Then the robin limped out, alone. She stood there, in front of us, seeming a bit dazed. . Then--with the quickness of a squirrel--the squirrel pounced out from under the yew onto the robin's back and dragged her into the bushes.

Then it was quiet.

We went out to get a closer look, and saw the robin dead on the ground.

A note on the above story: I really like animals, and I include this because it is so very rare to see two such friendly creatures so angry at each other.

Teach, Learn, Share

In person this is easier, no?

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love to cook and would be happy, if the conditions are right, to cook some food with/for you. I've been a bunch

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Taiwan, United States

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