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  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • No occupation listed
  • MA and BA in Speech Communication
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About Me

American expat transitioning back to The United States after about a decade and a half abroad...
Looking to rediscover my own country, search for intelligent signs of life in the universe, have meaningful conversations, share meals, hear stories and a whole lot more...

PS: I'm very COVID mindful and follow all CDC recommend guidelines...
Have not received a COVID vaccine yet (as of March 24th) but plan on receiving it asap...


is creating a movie of my life I'd want to watch over and over again while 'unpacking' my 'backpack'.


Chill, down-to-earth, meditative, contemplative, camera-toting, globe-trotting soul inspired by random acts of kindness that I encounter on my journey . . .


Be cool...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Couch Surfing has been an amazing platform for me to connect with my 'tribe'...


Over the years I've stayed on many couches, futons and floors and now I'm doing so 'officially' as a "Couch Surfer".


I want to meet like-minded individuals, positive people with open minds and similar tastes...
Interested in travel, music, FOOD, cooking, social gatherings, musical improv, hiking, cycling, the outdoors, learning, checking out live shows. An evening spent with candles, incense, chilling and conversation...
Photography, the arts, creativity and new ideas...
Natural healing and well being...
Working out and staying healthy...

  • arts
  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • working out
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES: Up in the Air, Apocalypse Now, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Castaway, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Last Life in The Universe, City of Ghosts, Bass Ackwards, Wild at Heart, Scent of the Green Papaya and much more.
TV: SOUL TRAIN, Sanford and Son, Good Times, The Jeffersons, Breaking Bad, 1970's Game Shows!
BOOKS: Travels of Marco Polo, Moby Dick, Rum Punch.
MUSIC: It's impossible to list just how many genres of music I like, but, if it has soul, passion and that certain vibe, I'm in!
Miles, Hendrix, Abdullah Ibrahim, STEELY DAN, Michael Franks, Cinematic Orchestra, Carlos Jobiem, Bebel Gilberto, Eliane Elias, Bill Frisell, MM&W, The Dead, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Rickie Lee Jones, Curtis Mayfield, Shuggie Otis, all 1970's Soul, Mowtown and so much more

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiked to Mt. Everest base camp

Teach, Learn, Share

How to play (slap/funk) bass, acoustic guitar (to a lesser degree).
Photography basics.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My time and my cooking

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Japan, Kuwait, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, United States

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