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Overview

  • 18 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • In massage school currently
  • BA Communication Theory, CSU, which has helped at least o...
  • From Lakewood, CO, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I'm in Massage school and building a house.

ABOUT ME

I spent just over half of the last year traveling. It was quite nice. I am back in the states Learning massage and building a house. I am also setting up a theme camp for the Colorado burn (burning man) Apogaea in June. I am working on fine tuning my green chili, and starting into the world of Mole.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe thoughts have gravity and to a degree chemistry. Values are the bonds of a belief system and create its integrity; whose mettle is tested by the weight it can support. That and we all are mostly running around doing mostly aimless things.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I haven't for awhile. I live in a tiny house, and it would be awkward to share the space.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have met cool people from couch surfing, some friends now for more than 8 years!

Interests

I am interested in: Making spaces for people. Ultimate Frisbee, bicycling, motorcycling, various art, board games, Dancing (Lindy-hop, blues, swing) cooking, philosophy, building things, reading, hiking, slack lining, volleyball, Foosball, racquetball, night walks, jumping in the river, communication theory, climbing trees, macro photography, stained glass, wine, chess/backgammon, skipping stones, Goaltimate, DJing, balancing rocks, building spaces, cloud watching, daydreaming, pressing apples, Art.

  • arts
  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • vegetarian
  • running
  • partying
  • board games
  • chess
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • drawing
  • music
  • blues
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • volleyball
  • business
  • chemistry
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: I read a fair amount (30+ a year) From various areas: classics, business, comedy, philosophy, novels, short fiction, poetry, and history. Recently: Thinking Fast & slow - Daniel Kahneman, In Cold Blood - Truman Capote, A wild sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami, Short stories of JG Ballard, Cris Cleve - Incendiary, People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks, Snakes and Earings - Hitomi Kanehara, Women - Charles Bukowski, The Hundred Year Lie: How Food and Medicine are destroying your health - Randall Fitzgerald, The Stupidest Angel - Christopher Moore, Cod - Kurlanski, Tipping Point - Gladwell, If on a winter's night a traveler - Italo Calvino, Marcovaldo-Italo Calvino, A medicine for Melancholy-Bradbury, The Baron in the Trees-Italo Calvino, Last Chance to see-Douglas Adams, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove-Christopher Moore, The Purity of Blood by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Invisible Cities-Italo Calvino, The Practice of Everyday Life by Michel De Certeau. Dear Hunting With Jesus - Joe Bageant, What Einstein Told his Cook-Wolke. Blink-Gladwell, Villa Incognito-Robbins, Lamb-Christopher Moore, Misquoting Jesus-Bart Ehrman, Salt-Mark Kurlansky: Music: I have wide tastes minus the overly vexatious and angry. Some bands on my most recent mix: PurityRing, Matthew Dear, Nicolas Jaar, Lykke Li, Frivolous, James Brown, Pretty Lights, Lonely Island, Beck, Beats Antique, Moondog, Bonobo, Gotan Project, Discovery, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Karl Hector and the Malcoons, Saltillo, Hot Chip, Cat Power, Beta Band, Modest Mouse, William Orbit, Flight of the Conchords, Devendra Banhart, Calexico, Ry Cooder, St Germain, Queens of the Stone Age, Architecture in Helsinki, The Fire Theft, Amon Tobin, Built to Spill, The Andrews sisters, Kings of Leon, Mogwai, Ben Harper... Movies: Tampopo, The Life of Brian, Best in Show, Tron, The Gods must be crazy, Shaolin Soccer (tiwanese version) (ha ha)But for the rigmarole I usually prefer indy foreign or documentaries.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Trekked across SE Africa in a land rover for about 5 months.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have knowledge of: Figuring out how to & Starting a nd running a business or two; playing ultimate, building most all of a house from scratch including tool use (lots of them); artistic stuff (drawing painting sculpting, wheel throwing, stained glass, stone sculpting, paper mache; cooking (mostly vegetarian); sports (ultmate, volleyball, slack lining) communication theory things, philosophy. et cetera

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Rwanda, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Czech Republic, United States

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