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Overview

  • 47 References 39 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Russian
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Computer Programmer
  • Rocky Mountain College, Billings MT
  • From Falls Village, Connecticut, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Develop immaculate loitering skills

ABOUT ME

I'm an average nice guy. Enjoy meeting new people and talking. I am especially fond of long breakfasts, lunch, good conversations, naps, hikes, paragliding, traveling, and generally having fun.

PHILOSOPHY

If you come to a fork in the road of life, you better take it. You never know when you will need a fork.
-Yogi Berra

I guess not really my personal philosophy, but certainly an aspect of it. I have been blessed by taking advantage of the opportunities that have come my way.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

My couch is available. I'm sure there will come a time in the future where I will need someone else's couch.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

When I was 16 I hiked the Long Trail, a 270 mile trail that runs from the length of Vermont. I picked up a food package in Jonesville. It was late in the evening and I didn't really want to hike the next several miles to the nearest campsite, so I asked a stranger if he knew of any barn where I might be able to crash for the night. He invited me into his house to spend the night with his family. I very much enjoyed his hospitality and the company of him and his family.

Interests

Paragliding, hiking, climbing, computer programming, learning languages, building things

  • dining
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • paragliding
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:
The Brothers Karamazov, Shake Hands With The Devil, Ghost Wars, Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, 1984.

Movies:
Walk The Line, The Blues Brothers

Music:
Johnny Cash, Niel Young, Led Zepplin, Smashing Pumpkins, Anyone who I am listening to at the moment.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Many of my favorite memories are the flights I have taken on my paraglider, particularly those in Kyrgyzstan.

Teach, Learn, Share

I always enjoy playing music with other people. I play the mandolin. I'd love to learn new songs and teach you some of mine.

Old School Badges

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