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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 71, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Travel and Food Blogger. Love to explore new countries, e...
  • 40 years as a retail exec is all the education I need for...
  • From Arlington, TX, USA
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About Me


Visit the world and learn new cultures on a tight budget!


Avid reader, world traveler with a passion for writing and cooking. I write the NomadicTexan.com blog. Lover of baseball and all the intricacies associated with the sport. Family man who loves his wife of 41 years and three sons more than anything else in the world.


Family first, travel as much as possible, try eating and cooking almost every food at least once.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing




Sevilla Spain, Yokohama Japan, Cuenca Ecuador


Traveling, Photography, Cooking, Writing, Reading, Movies.

  • writing
  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • sports
  • baseball

Music, Movies, and Books

Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Emmy Lou Harris, Beatles.

Biographies of successful people in all aspects of life. Philosophy, "Hemingway", "Steinbeck", "Mark Twain", "F. Scott Fitzgerald", "J.D. Salinger", "Jack Kerouac", "Harper Lee", "Norman Mailer", "Jack London ", "Robert Frost", "Tennessee Williams", "Richard Brautigan".

"Catch 22", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "On the Road", "Catcher in the Rye", "The Old Man and the Sea", "A Farewell to Arms", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Islands in the Stream", "The Call of the Wild", "The Great Gatsby", "The Grapes of Wrath", "A Streetcar Named Desire", "Trout Fishing in America", "In Watermelon Sugar", "A Confederate General from Big Sur", "Revenge of the Lawn", "The Pill Versus the Springhill Mining Disaster".

Casablanca, The Godfather Trilogy, The Shawshank Redemption, Goldfinger, The Magnificent Seven, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Full Metal Jacket, The Matrix, Animal House, Annie Hall, The Graduate, E.T., The Silence of the Lambs, The Excorcist, The Notebook, Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Apocalypse Now, The Bridge Over the River Kwai, The Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Dances With Wolves, Waterworld, The Postman, Tin Cup.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Creating my first web site. Cooking my first loaf of bread from scratch. Reading and completing "Atlas Shrugged".

Teach, Learn, Share

Calm, friendly, educated and experienced. I am somewhat of an Introvert and clash with Ugly American types!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Opinions after 70 years on this planet.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ecuador, Japan, United States

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