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Curious, enthusiastic and playful. Many miles, books, bedtime stories and schemes behind me.
People are writing such inspiring, interesting things... what to say beyond nods to the Golden Rule and embracing difference? I'd say... hmmmm... how about... either Asada's or Kojin's "stepping sideways towards knowledge"? Or Uncle Karl's "we make history, but not necessarily under the conditions of our choosing"? Or Dylan's "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now" and "there's no success like failure, and failure's no success at all"?
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Sharing information and inspiration.
Grateful for everyone who put me up and more in many countries... and the friends who came through my life and home here, way before this darn internetz... we had stamps, envelopes, dreams...
Portaging. Food, justice, naps. I spend my time forever... elsewhere. Mostly. It's been a long time since I could pretend there was a difference between a "tourist" and a "traveller." One fine grey day in Shanghai it hit me that both have what them there photogenic locals don't have. Time. Airfare. Locals make no distinction. So, I'm still drawn to the road... but it's more complicated. Maybe more important. How to ethically travel without doing the post-colonial voyeur thing?
Music, Movies, and Books
Etgar Keret, Aleksander Hemon, Sufjan Stevens, gamelan... I'm too old to identify with any particular music or wear it as a badge. Like small festivals, eclectic stuff from the heart. DIY always trumps consuming music.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The birth of my kids. Cosmic crack. Nothing like it.
Teach, Learn, Share
Skiing? Pedagogy? Formal writing? Communication strategies for activists?
Geeesh. I dunno! What did the cheeseball book from my teen years say, you teach best what you most need to learn? :-)
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Japan, Singapore