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  • 5 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Ancient Greek, English, Latin; learning German
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Graduate Student / Latin Teacher
  • finishing my Master's degree soonish
  • From Born and raised in the Midwest, USA
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


To become a master of time and space.


I spent most of my adult life in Chicago, and just moved to Philadelphia to finish my Master's in Greek and Latin Literature. Just began teaching Latin. Trying to decide whether to stay in teaching now or to go get a PhD and then get into the classroom teaching, but at some point there is going to be a classroom with my name on it. I spend most of my time in books, which leaves barely enough time for playing music and riding motorcycles. But I try.


Life is learning, and vice versa. That includes anything from learning a new language (something I'm always working on) to learning that I really don't like the taste of Limburger cheese, now matter how much I try.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm just getting started in couch surfing, and hope to both host and surf. Probably in that order.


Indie music, Russian literature, food, US government policy, motorcycling, running, world history, city life, baked goods, languages, bicycling. And I'd like to begin hiking again.

  • fish
  • books
  • literature
  • dining
  • cheese
  • running
  • motorcycles
  • music
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

The Royal Tenenbaums, Amelie, Pulp Fiction, most Woody Allen, all Miyazaki

Bruce Springsteen, The New Pornographers, The Beach Boys, The Decemberists, any live jazz after 2 am

Hemingway, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Proust, Dumas

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Most amazing moment in nature - scuba diving in the Gulf of Mexico and being surrounded by a school of tiny bright orange fish while four feet above a bed of coral.

Teach, Learn, Share

Well, as a Latinist I can tell you the origin of words like parachronism. Neat, huh?

Countries I’ve Visited

United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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