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Overview

  • 4 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Community Organizer
  • Wise Elders, Loyal Friends, Dartmouth College and Yale Un...
  • From Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Deep listening and creative liberation

ABOUT ME

I'm married to an awesome woman named Frederica who is an environmental ethics professor at the local university. I am very extroverted, the last guy to leave. I like puns, haikus, and cheesy bread.

PHILOSOPHY

Mother Teresa said: If we do not have peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. The focus of my life is to heal the divides that make us forgot this essential interdependence.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am new to CS (at time of writing, April 2013) but have been an unoffical couchsurfer countless times and a host to countless couchsurfers over the last 12 years of adventuring.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My craziest "couchsurfing" experience was when I went hiking too late in the day on the undeveloped Isla del Sol in Bolivia and got caught in a storm and in the darkness without a flashlight or raincoat. Shivering with cold and lost in the darkness I bumped into a local who took me to his one-room home and shared with me his one extra set of dry clothes and let me crash there until the morning when I was able to find my way home. The couchsurfing experience saved my skin!

Interests

Hiking, mountaineering, camping, travel.
Politics, philosophy, phsyics, spirituality, meditation, economics, race theory, activism.
Reading, bluegrass music, movies.

  • writing
  • ethics
  • meditation
  • clothing
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • mountaineering
  • divinity
  • economics
  • teaching
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:
The Brothers K
Lord of the Rings
East of Eden
Beloved
Poisonwood Bible
One Hundred Years of Solitude

Music:
Wilco
Bob Dylan
The Waifs
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Mount Everest (aka Mount Qomolongma) from the Tibetan side. Jaw dropping and humbling. I hitched across the Tibetan plateau, from Lhasa to Kathmandu, which was a wild experience in itself.

Teach, Learn, Share

Meditation, Contemplation, history and theology
Community building and community organizing
Group dynamics (I start discussion and community groups wherever I go-- going on 10 years now)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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