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John Murray

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic, Spanish
  • 63, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Currently working as a welder/metal ...
  • 2 and 4 year degrees in technical fi...
  • From Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


To be an authentic human being to the best of my ability, including while I am sleeping.


Friend of Bill W. Father of 2 sons--29 and 27, both working in other states. ( 5/7/2001: I AM HAVING SOME TROUBLE LOGGING INTO THE CS HOMEPAGE AT THIS TIME...IF YOU NEED A QUICK REPLY, PLEASE LEAVE AN E_MAIL ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER.


Being of service is the most important thing I can do in life.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


During my time as taxi driver, I once had a call to a Wal-Mart just before Christmas. At first I thought that the young Latino couple were a gang member and his girlfriend...first impressions are not always valid. They were a couple of Peruvian students who were working in New Mexico during their summer vacation. They couldn't make the bus connection, so they stayed at my house. Two days later, I took a van load of about 7 Peruvian students to the Angel Fire Ski Resort in northern New Mexico. Now,every year,a few old and few new students spend a night or two on their way up to the north, or on their way to the airport.


Travel, languages, other cultures, cooking, history,

Music, Movies & Books

As a start, "El Norte" (movie), "City of Love" (book and movie, "A Fine Balance" (book)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I lived in the Middle East (Bahrain) during 1974-1976 as an American Peace Corps volunteer. Leaving my own country and family showed me that I was not the center of the universe, nor was my home the center of the world. My thinking has not been the same ever since.

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, Egypt, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

Bahrain, United States

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