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I love a good story no matter how it's told whether it's through art, music, orally, indecently, theatrically. I love the ocean for many reasons. I also enjoy reading, writing, glassblowing, welding, carpentry, farming, playing guitar, traveling, festivals, fiestas, celebrations of all sorts, meeting new people, and seeing new places, cold beverages, good food, fine wine. i like those moments that connect thoughts in your head and remind you how beautifully sad the whole wide world is, laughter and sunshine in a room, summer thunderstorms, I like anything that has to do with real, true, unrestrained, raw expression.
Carpe diem, carpe noctem, carpe vitam, carpe temporis punctum...
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
lived in an amazing couchsurfing house in australia called 'the forest' with some of the most amazing people i've ever met. there still out there scattered around the world spreading something other than disease
I'm not interested in anything
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: White Cat Black Cat, Clockwork Orange, Almost Famous, American Beauty, La Haine, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Wristcutters,The Graduate, O Brother Where Art Thou, Sante Sangre, He Died With a Falafel in His Hand, Night of the Living Dead (black and white), Exit Through the Gift Shop, Dogtown and the Z-Boys (the original) Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmush Music: The Pixies, Pavement, The Smiths, Sissy and the Blisters, David Bowie, The Strokes, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Thievery Corporation, The Devil Makes Three, Black Keys, The Clash, Modest Mouse, John Hartford, James Brown, The Doors, Cat Empire, Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Radiohead, Parov Stelar, Cake, Nick Drake, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, The Wood Brothers, Medeski Martin & Wood, The Blackouts, Bloody Hollies, Sex Pistols, Mississippi John Hurt, Mason Jennings, The National, Leo Kottke, Howlin Wolf, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Skip James, Band of Gypsies, Tom Petty, Santana, Dylan, Cash, Fugazi, Sigur Ros, Scott Walker, Dirty Dozen, Black Sabbath, Beats Antique, Kasabian, Gogol Bordello, Man Man, Brazilian Girls, Primus, Bach Books: The Street of Crocodiles - Bruno Schulz, Journey to the End of the Night - Louis-Ferdinand Céline, The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner, The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov, The Idiot - Dostoevsky, Beauty and Sadness - Yasunari Kawabata, The Wind Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami, The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis, Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins, The Beach - Alex Garland, Dharma Bums - Jack Kearuac, One Flew Over the Cukoos Nest - Ken Kesey, Demian - Hermann Hesse, Gogol, Tolstoy, Guy De Maupassant, Dumas, Camus, Rimbaud, blahblahblah.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
on the border of antakya, turkey, i met a man who had his eye shot out, escaping the conflict in syria in the spring of 2012. he showed me a picture of his daughter.
Teach, Learn, Share
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; Fools talk because they have to say something." - Plato
"You can't horde fun, it has no shelf-life" - Hunter S. Thompson
"My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them." - Jack Kerouac
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only by night" - Edgar Allen Poe
"Imperfection is beauty, Madness is Genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring" - Norma Jeane
"It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." - Mark Twain
"In much wisdom there is much grief and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow." Ecclesiastes 1:18
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Morocco, United States