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writing a novel
I'm open-minded with a wry sense of humor. Good listener. INTP/J. Generally enthusiastic and eager to accumulate life experience.
"The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day."
--David Foster Wallace, This is Water
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'e hosted, surfed/rideshared, and attended meet-ups.
Japan Couchsurfing is best Couchsurfing.
Reading, writing, hiking, illustration, Eastern & continental philosophy, Buddhism, Japanese culture, basketball
Music, Movies, and Books
BOOKS: Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Haruki Murakami, JD Salinger, Kafka, Kurt Vonnegut, DFW, Bret Easton Ellis, Milan Kundera
MUSIC: Built to Spill, Two Gallants, Soltero, Modest Mouse, Bright Eyes & Conor Oberst, Immortal Technique, Tallest Man on Earth
MOVIES: David Lynch, Jean luc Godard, Robert Bresson, Fransisco Fellini, Lars von Trier, Akira Kurosawa.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
5 day hike at Olympic
White Water rafting on the Nile
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm tragically impractical so don't count on survival skills
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, China, Japan, Uganda, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In