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Cultivation. Confrontation. Context.
I've lived in the Ann Arbor area all my life. Went to school in Ypsilanti to study History and Anthropology. Dabbled in drawing, photography, and music too. Most of my free time these days is devoted to the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes.
I'm always attempting to help people and leave the world a little better than I found it.
Try everything every so often. Palates change.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm very busy these days and am unable to host. But I do love the region and would like to help you how I might. Even if it's just to tell you where to connect with your interests. I'm a springboard!
I've gone to some local meet-ups and have made some friends. Other than that I've just sought out the same sort of information I've offered to provide. It's been very useful, thanks CSers!
Rock Climbing, Volunteering, Crafty Folk, Foodie, Swing Dancing, UrbEx, Exploration, Adventure, Curiosity, Discourse, Photography, Learning, Perspective, Community, Nature, Night, Wit, History, Social Sciences, Sincerity, Surprises, MICHIGAN!
- swing dancing
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
- social science
Music, Movies, and Books
For books - Alexandra Fuller, Henry David Thoreau, Kafka, etc.
For Music -
Thrill Train, The Ben Miller Band, Gorillaz, Folk Implosion, RJD2, Thievery Corporation, Black Jake & the Carnies, Gogol Bordello, Patsy Cline, Talking Heads, Nouvelle Vague, Third Coast Kings, Brazilian Girls, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Old school hip hop, Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Joe Summers Gypsy Jazz Trio, MUDSTOMP, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, R.E.M., Trophy Boys, Ella Fitzgerald, A Working Model, Funktion, Sam Phillips, Rufus Wainwright, Eels, Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam (up through Riot Act), Beck, The Ramones, The Clash, Blind Melon, Janis Joplin, Portishead, Iggy Pop. Depends on my mood. But I'll always have a soft spot for Motown, eighties hair bands, harmonicas and horns.
For Movies - Wes Anderson and period films are my favorites....Exit Through the Gift Shop, I Heart Huckabees, Dr. Strangelove, Bonnie and Clyde, Motorcycle Diaries, Adaptation, Singles, The Cotton Club, Good Night, and Good Luck, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Out of Africa, Into the Wild, Mongol, The Life Aquatic, Frida, Elizabeth, Food Inc.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The Kunsthause in Berlin was pretty neat. It was nice to see a group of people coming together for something they all care about.
Teach, Learn, Share
People seem to come to me when they have a thing they want to do, but they don't know how to do it. I have a good eye for critique and can be decent with constructive criticism. I'm alright at trouble shooting and problem solving.
I'd like to spend more time outdoors, learning about camping, climbing, spelunking, survival skills, navigation and the like.