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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 63, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • patent attorney
  • lots of formal school and good mentors
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About Me


Simplify, simplify.


By the numbers: 60 year old male. Father to three, friend to many. Have visited 45 US states, 6 Canadian provinces, 5 countries. I've been to live shows for 35 different artists in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, five in the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, four in the Country Music Hall of Fame, nine in the Blues Hall of Fame, and 17 in the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. I also saw Chance the Rapper at last summer's Eaux Claires Festival and Atmosphere at the reopening of the Palace Theater in St. Paul.


Practice healing and peace.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I really like hosting, and I hope to surf much more in the future. I also like attending and hosting local CS events.


I've slept on a lot of couches in a lot of places over the years, but I am relatively new to the CS organization.

My experience with CouchSurfers is that the ones I've met are almost all way smarter than the average bear.


Community. Community radio. Music. Guitars. Technology. Higher awareness. Education. Communication. Equality. Liberty. Justice. Social justice.

  • education
  • technology
  • music
  • country music
  • blues
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

I like sappy old-fashioned movies with happy endings.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I worked on a scientific team that made the first complete human chromosome-specific cosmid libraries from flow-sorted DNA. This was back in 1988, in the early days of the Human Genome Project.

Teach, Learn, Share

Studying and practicing the I Ching. Can do readings, and willing to learn from those more advanced than me.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, United States

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