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Finding a post-PhD vocation and avocation....
Adrift in an ocean of possibilities...
The most central rule by which I live my life is to keep my intellect and heart alive. Take responsibility for and care of the people in my life and of my environment. Beauty can be found in things of all scale, microscopic to macroscopic.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
So far, most of my experience has been by proxy...meeting former surfers of a very close friend, and travelling with them in Provence. I've met one or two people for coffee in Tel Aviv. For the past 4-5 years my couch was quite submerged under my PhD project, and my study and living space was overcrowed with paper. As of October 2009 I am a much freer person, most of the paper has been purged from my study to reveal a quite decent futon that I hope to be able to offer to couchsurfers in the near future.
Anything and everything belonging to the natural or human world as (re)presented through words rather than numbers. Have studied a variety of topics within academic frameworks: biblical and ancient near eastern studies (Assyriology), Anthropology, documentary film, media studies. Just completed a PhD in Anthropology. I work as a translator - a profession that allows quite a bit of flexibility, especially in this wireless age, and also helps keep my voracious curiosity appeased. Despite my bookwormish qualities, I actually enjoy working with people, and have developed a sideline of tutoring university students with learning disabilities. I also volunteer at a center for at-risk youth in Tel Aviv.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Saw an iguana eat an entire cactus fruit in one gulp on the Galapagos Islands.