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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Student/Writer
  • Formally through DePaul University in Creative Writing
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To find my place and purpose, and to have a lot of fun doing it

PHILOSOPHY

There is beauty and goodness in everyone. Tout comprendre c'est tout pardonner.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm new and still figuring out how I can contribute to the experience. [As of February 2010. I made the account a long time ago, but then didn't touch it until I got a message saying my account was suspended for not logging in...]

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I stayed a few days with a newly made friend in Germany before I found a cheap place to live there. Not really CouchSurfing, but it was fun.

Interests

gypsies, vagabonds, proles, rubber tramps, eclectics, good films, good writing, ideas, guitars, sexy voices, accordions, wine, beer, books, marksmanship, the road, adventure, photography, art, other countries, really large forests, very spicy foods, spit and sawdust bars, "coffee and cigarettes" diners, dimly lit anything, lonely nights, worker self-management, anarchosyndicalism, collectives

  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • photography
  • beauty
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • indian food
  • beer
  • coffee
  • vegan
  • movies

Music, Movies, and Books

Film: Wendy and Lucy, 2001, Das Leben der Anderen, Le Scaphandre et le Papillon, Ran, The Royal Tenenbaums, Onibaba.

Literature: Gilead, House of the Dead, Dreams of a Ridiculous Man, the Double, Bullet in the Brain, Problems I Dealt With in Therapy, Shooting an Elephant, The Road.

Music: Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Philip Glass, Avishai Cohen, Yann Tiersen, Tortoise, Andrew Bird, Bob Dylan, Klezmer, Belle And Sebastian, Amadou et Mariam

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I wrote a novel

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to cook really good vegan Indian food, unless you're better than me at it. Then I can teach you how to teach me how to cook good vegan Indian food.

Despite the rushed sentiments above, I'm a pretty good writer and wouldn't mind giving my insights into the craft.

I have little else to offer that I can think of, besides perhaps my love, my insights, my experiences, my words. Perhaps I can play a song for you?

Countries I’ve Visited

Mexico

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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