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Live in the gift and entirely off-grid (food, water, waste, energy) in the middle of Seattle.
I aim to be as unscrupulously positive as Lesley Gore or The Ohio Express. I want to do everything that doesn't deal with heights at least once. I want to have the resourcefulness of my grandfather.
Selflessness. Less waste.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I like to host whenever possible and very occasionally surf. My first official surfer was Joe Rollin Porter, a pluckin bluegrass and folk singer. He became the Michelangelo of my couch empire.
The first time I surfed was in an eccentric apartment in Chicago. I lifted up the toilet lid to go to the bathroom and a raw black angus T-bone steak was secured to the underside of the lid. This is when I knew I wanted to wear the crown at the head of the Couch of Medici!
I like recorded music, live music, cooking, gardening, skiing, camping, board games, sailing, rugby, soccer, old or awkward paintings, unexpected gifting, internet lore, family, and marco polo (the game).
- board games
- live music
Music, Movies, and Books
I don't read fiction novels and I'm not proud of it. I love music, pretty much all of it.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I built solar panels and mounted them on my fire escape in Brooklyn in an attempt to achieve energy independence in a rented apartment in the biggest city in the US...that place has a way of crushing your dreams, but it was still fun!
Teach, Learn, Share
I love to play music and listen to music, but I currently have no instruments. I would like to learn to stay off my soapbox. I don't want to learn about poetry or fiction novels, and, again, I'm not proud of it. I view these as opportunities. I want to climb Mt. Kinabalu, but I'm afraid of heights. By day, I'm a pharmaceutical scientist and a medical device engineer. By night, I'm trying to learn as much as I can about how to be abundantly self-sufficient. I want to be so self-sufficient that I always have piles of food, water, and electrons to just give away to my neighbors.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can share my enthusiasm for the green arts. I am always trying to increase my understanding of seasonal, native, ethical food. I have an interest in eating the foods that give us problems like those that come from aggressively invasive plants or animals. My wife and I are always doing some kind of project or initiative to step up our green game. It's a journey that will take us our entire lives.