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Overview

  • 6 references 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • I'm a writer and a stand up comic
  • College
  • From Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I love meeting new people. Planning 3 months of surfing to write a new book.

ABOUT ME

My favorite compliment was "If Louis CK was Canadian and had the heart of the Buddha, he'd be you.

PHILOSOPHY

I respect everyone's race, creed, religion and sexual orientation. As a white, heterosexual, middle-aged man, I can see that I am part of the problem. Tolerance is a live long journey that clears the path for those behind me.
Anything worth doing is worth overdoing (also why I never drink or do drugs)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have hosted and will host again. Currently planning three months of surfing while I write a new book.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted some great young people from all over the world. Looking forward to my own travels.

Interests

Riding motorcycles in heavy rain. Writing a perfect line.

  • writing
  • books
  • poetry
  • coffee
  • drinking
  • motorcycles
  • surfing
  • religion

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A tidal wave in Dominican Republic. The Aurora Borialis in Northern Alberta. A riot in San Maartin on the same day as a visit to a butterfly farm. Holding the hand of my step-father as he died. My children being born.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I plan on writing a book entitled "Around the World in 80 Poems". The plan is to write a poem about every person I meet or what we choose to do together and publish it in early 2017. This will be my third book of poetry. My hosts will, of course, get a copy of the poem and a copy of the book when it is published. Additionally, I think I am going to do a podcast during my travels and would love to interview as many hosts and friends as possible. Also, I always buy the coffee!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Jamaica, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, United States

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