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To complete a second undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the Univeristy of Tennessee Knoxville. When I'm not doing school work I'm either working at Apple, listening to podcasts or NPR, or tackling the huge list of books I've collected.
I'm a reserved kind of character. I'm more serious than I should be but do my best to break free and relax from time to time. I have a degree in Religion and Philosophy but have decided to return to college to pursue a degree in Chemistry. I hope to do something to improve the human effect on the environment. I try to live life minimally. I do my best to be happy with little, don't expect much, and this allows me to enjoy what comes my way. No surprise then that I enjoy a simple lifestyle. I can be found walking four miles to work or college even though I have motorized transportation to get me there. I'm also an identical twin.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
"So long as a we live at all we must trust in something, at least in the coherence and permanence of the visible world and in the values and objects of our own desires" - George Santayana
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I both have surfed and have hosted surfers. I look forward to hosting people who come to or through the Knoxville area. If I don't have too much on my plate between school and work I'm accepting of company for a night or two on my couch.
I've couchsurfed in Chattanooga and Washington D.C. I hope the near future allows for traveling to explore more of the couchsurfing community.
I'm interested in a variety of subjects: philosophy, religion, chemistry, juggling, joggling, documentaries, beards, independent media...
- sign language
Music, Movies, and Books
Authors - George Santayana, Irving Singer, Chet Raymo, Wendell Berry, Bill McKibben...
Music - Stars of the Lid, The Weepies, U2, Sufjan Stevens, Hearts of Space (NPR program), Philip Glass, Josh Ritter, John Denver, Daft Punk, Claude Debussy, The Magnetic Fields, Jónsi, Bon Iver, Yung Life, Nat King Cole, LCD Soundsystem, Neon Indian, Arvo Part, Thomas Newman, Tanya Davis, Bombadil...
Movies - Being Human, Stand By Me, Uncommon Valor, Deer Hunter, City Lights with Charles Chaplin, ...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've joggled (juggling while jogging) a five mile race. Put a helium balloon with a camera in the stratosphere. I worked at a homeless shelter for a couple years. I've biked a hundred mile bike race in FL with a couple friends. I was a camp counselor in New Mexico to deaf children, however, it was ten years ago and I no longer know sign language. I've seen Jupiter's moons through my binoculars and seen the International Space Station fly over my apartment.
Countries I’ve Visited
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, United States