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  • Fluent in English
  • 72, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Retired. Do some real estate development and build houses.
  • College, plus starting several businesses and studying cr...
  • From St. Louis, until age 40. Now 25 yrs in Seattle, 4 in Panama
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About Me


To see the world and meet interesting people.


We are a retired couple, age 65, who live half the year in Panama and spend the other half travelling and in Seattle. We find we can live in much smaller spaces than we used to. We are less attached to our stuff.

All about us, is a daunting request. You can see my blog at for the past few years.

We have been doing home exchanging for several years and have been to Austria, UK, France, Spain, Malta, Australia, several US cities,and have hosted people from NZ, Hawaii and have time coming in their homes. All of our experiences have been good.

We have 5 grandchildren, the oldest are 13 and sometimes travel with us. We have brought all of them to Panama, and they loved it.

Latest project was building a house and pool in the mountains. I discovered copper ionization as a substitute for chlorine. In tiling the pool I brought out my artistic self and am thinking about making art objects from piccadillo (broken) tile.


This is not a rehearsal.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I see us hosting visitors and going to various parts of the world and meeting fascinating people.


Creativity in all parts of life. Business. Real Estate. Art. Social Activities.

  • arts
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • blogging
  • business
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

I enjoy a wide range of books and movies. I like documentaries.

My music preferences go to folk, acoustic R&B.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've seen my children born.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to teach about creativity in everyday life. It is a learned skill, not something that you have to be in the mood to do.

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