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  • 15 References 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • International & Intercontinental Human Rights observer, l...
  • Current student of life at the School of Hard Knocks, hol...
  • From Kansas City metro area
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About Me


At 3:00 AM whether you're in the Savoy or a No-tell Motel, all sleeping accomodations look the same to the inner linings of your eyeballs.


I am not overt about it, but be "open minded." I have always been "straight friendly." Need I say more? I am not particularly interested in more than being friends.


The Golden Rule...Treat others as I desire to be treated.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I would like to participate both as a purveyor of lodging and a user of lodging on many of my travells.


The very greatest was in Austria when myself and two friends met some blokes a few years younger than us after a school term in UK. After drinking copious litres of Austrian bier and having an M-80 explode on my back between a second-hand Danish Army Great coat and an older, framed backpack; we slept in the basement hideout of a highrise apartment building in Innsbruk, Austria on New Year's eve,
1986. It was truly a raucus experience!

Thus, I was couchsurfing before couchsurfing was cool!


I have interests so varied I doubt this screen would hold them. If humanity has or has not done it; but just thought of it I will give it a try.

  • drinking
  • traveling
  • backpacking
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. Beyond the Green Zone by Dahr Jamail.Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein.All the Shaw's Men by Stephen Kinzer.The Chavez Code by Eva Golinger.Bush vs. Chavez, by Eva Golinger.Guantanamo's Child, by Michelle Shephard.The Dark Side, by Jane Mayer.The Profits of Extermination, by Francisco Ramirez Cuellar.Havana Nocturne, by T.J. English (in UK title is "The Havana Mob," (I believe). Beyond Bogota, by Garry Leech.Imperial Life in the Emerald City, by Rajiv Chandrasekaran.Shooting the Truth, by James McEnteer.Hoodwinked, by John PerkinsAn Unbroken Agony: Haiti from the Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President, by Randall Robinson.The Shock Doctrine, by Naomi Klein.The Death of the Liberal Class, by Chris Hedges.What's the Matter with Kansas? by Thomas Frank.The Wrecking Crew, by Thomas Frank.The Ugly American, by William Lederer.My Colombian Death, by Matthew Thompson.The Yage Letters REDUX, by William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.The People's History of the United States 1492 to Present, Howard Zinn.Witness to Palestine, by Anna Baltzer.The Blindfold's Eyes, by Sister Dianna Ortiz.Movies:The Battle of Chile, Parts 1 & 2.The Revolution will not be Televised.Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports.Bad Education.The Trials of Henry Kissinger.Brokeback Mountain.Rabbit-proof Fence.Billy Elliot.The Panama Deception.The Red Violin.Five Senses.Butterfly.The War on Democracy and any movie by John Pilger.Station Agent.Monsoon Wedding.Milk.Slumdog Millionaire.Boy in the Striped Pajamas.Salvador Allende.Burn!The Battle of Algiers.Chocolat.The Take.Apartment Zero.El Mar.Grey Gardens.Into the Wild.Fight Club.The Tailor of Panama.The Bridge.Songcatcher.La Sierra.Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program.Salvador.South of the Border.Fair Game.The Two Escobars.Apology of an Economic Hitman.The Wind that Shakes the Barley.Vera Drake.Kinky Boots.The Agronomist.Swing Kids.The Quiet American.Soylent Green.Clockwork Orange.The Wild, Wild West.The Manchurian Candidate (1962)The Year of Living Dangerously.Soy Cuba. (I am Cuba)Pancho VillaZapata Y Tu Mama TambienFerris Bueller's Day OffA Map for SaturdayHOWLThe First GraderThe Elephant ManThe GraduateDancing with WolvesWildeDorian GrayCaddyshackTrains, Planes, and AutomobilesUncle BuckVacationPsychoOperation Small Axe: The BART Police murder of Oscar GrantWhistleblowerEven the RainThe DebtWalkerThe Wizard of Oz (for Frank Balm's subliminal message)The Green MileForest GumpAmerican History XLesson PlanHotel RawandaCity of GodMoneyballBreaking the MayaA Place Called ChiapasReturn of the Secaaucus 7Salt of the EarthMatewanLone StarSpanish, Canuck, Aussie, Latin American, Franco, Anglo, Indian, Independent and most any non-Hollywood productions. Sorry my list is so partial. There are so, so many and not enough time to list. (There are some, older exceptions to my anti-Hollywood genres, though rare)Democracy Now with Amy Goodman, Lara Flanders with GRIT-TV, RHC-English Shortwave Radio, al-Jazeera English Livestream on the Internet, The Fightin' Cock Flyer of Radio Free Kansas.... I Love arts or independent and foreign movies.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

This will depend on your gut-check. I have both done and seen a horific number of "things." Many were travelling, or at local events. Our conversation will guide me in what I expose!

Teach, Learn, Share

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor." ~~Truman Capote~~

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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