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To leave a positive mark on this earth.
Things that I am:
A dreamer, an artist, a sometimes writer; a thinker, a planner, a sometimes doer; a humanist, a realist, a disappointed idealist; a scholar, a drifter, a blueberry-picker.
The choices we make in life are who we are, because a person's will is his/her existence. Make good decent humanly choices, and you are a good decent humanly person. Shine in good will, and your life will be the sun.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Only positive couchsurfing experiences thus far. Since I plan on living abroad for the foreseeable future, I hope to make use of couchsurfing to see this world we share.
Equilibrium, philosophy, obsession, irrational thoughts, people of extraordinary genius, people of ordinary genius, stupid people, wordplay, travel Scrabble, aspirations, inspirations, keen observations, handlebar mustaches, listing my interests.
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSIC: Bob Dylan. Bright Eyes. Too many to list.
BOOKS: Anything by Dostoevsky. Crime & Punishment. The Idiot. Anton Chekhov's plays, particularly The Seagull. A Clockwork Orange. On the Road. The Awakening. The Picture of Dorian Grey. Lord Jim. As I Lay Dying. The Dharma Bums. East of Eden. I am America and so can You.
FILMS: On the Waterfront. A Streetcar Named Desire. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. East of Eden. The Philadelphia Story. Anything with Daniel Day-Lewis, Kate Winslet or Cate Blanchett.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, teaching English, which had been a long-time dream of mine...probably the most amazing thing I've done in my lifetime to date.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you anything and everything, but mainly, nothing.
However, I'd love to learn from you.
Countries I’ve Visited
Algeria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Algeria, China, Ukraine, United States