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to not wait until i’m in my 60’s to retire, or, someone’s god forbid, my 70’s...
i'm really at quite a loss with regard to what to include under this heading; please refer to my answers in the other categories and the references i've left and received from others -- that'll probably paint you a fairly accurate picture of me...or not.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
i've surfed many more times than i've been able to host, and aside from the guilt of owning such a lopsided ratio of surfing-to-hosting experience, things couldn't be going better -- i've met some spectacular humans that i surely wouldn't've been able to luck upon otherwise.
music, film, other arts, learning, ‘seeing how the other half lives’, love, laughter, dreaming, writing, not working for 'the Man', spending my time wisely, not spending my time wisely, snobby alcohol, travel, reading, ruminating, living, etc.
Music, Movies, and Books
music -- nearly anything by bob dylan, radiohead, nellie mckay, the beatles, hank williams (sr., of course), elliott smith, the flaming lips, david bowie, jimi hendrix, regina spektor, woody guthrie, m. ward, the velvet underground, fiona apple, taj mahal, arcade fire, the rolling stones, nick drake, blonde redhead, pj harvey, leonard cohen, the blow, john lennon, pearl jam, the walkmen, cat power, just about any kind of blues and jazz, et al.
film -- just about anything by p.t.anderson, m.scorsese, j.p.jeunet, c.kaufman, w.herzog, j.&e.coen, v.gallo, w.anderson, a.g.inarritu, m.july, f.f.coppola, j.jarmusch, a.cuaron, q.tarantino, g.ritchie, w.allen, et al.
reading -- signs & signage, biographies, receipts, j.swift, ingredients on packaged food, c.palahniuk, 'missed connections' on 'craigslist', f.dostoevsky, between the lines, maps, h.miller, minds, k.vonnegut, well-thought-out bathroom graffiti, f.kafka, news, et al.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
a few, fairly amazing things:
i've jumped out of a plane exactly 15 times.....
i've seen the aurora borealis dance in the sky in perfect tempo/harmony with the beethoven symphony (#7 in A major, allegretto) that was loudly pouring out from inside my place -- such an amazing, beautiful experience that it almost made me believe that there is indeed a director/god out there after all, despite all of the horrible scenes and circumstances that sometimes occur down here in the realm of mortals.....
i drove over 6,000 miles (9,600 kilometers) with a dog, a cat and three potted plants, from the near-tundra of fairbanks, alaska, down to the desert of el paso, texas, and then back up to the rainy forests, river valleys and bike-lanes of portland, oregon, and then back up to alaska. and then i did it again a few years later. and then again a couple of years after that.....
Teach, Learn, Share
What I Can Share with Hosts
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Belize, United States