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To live like a hearth-fire, sharing warmth and love with those who draw near.
Let's just be humans together.
I am coddiwompling! Which means that I'm traveling purposefully towards an as yet unknown destination!
I've spent my last few years working for myself and making independent films and screenplays. I believe stories have the power to heal invisible wounds, and my writing tends to be fantastical with some element of magic.
I drink an almost unreasonable amount of tea most days. Herbal, green, black-- throw it at me, I'll chug it.
I believe that climbing trees is good for your health, especially if you don't fall off, and children, puppies and kittens are the best teachers because they always do what makes them happy.
I'd rather drink tea and play a board game or go on a walk than go to a club. I appreciate good wine, beer, and mead, but rarely have more than two glasses. I don't need drugs or alcohol to have a heck of a good time!
I do not tolerate intolerance, everyone's welcome in my life. It is a delight to be an ally to any identity, and love comes easy when you take the time to understand. Cooking and sharing food means a lot to me because when you think about it, you're giving someone the energy and nutrients to sustain life. So, the happier and healthier the food, the happier and healthier my loved ones can be.
"The purpose of life is to find your gift, the meaning of life is to give your gift away."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I got into Couchsurfing when I was filming a documentary in Alaska, and I've had a hard time traveling any other way since then. Getting to explore a new place with someone who knows the area and shares a passion for making connections replenishes my faith in humanity.
I've only been able to host a few people over the years, and I look forward to being able to host many more!
Filmmaking, acting, writing, creative consulting, hiking, camping, climbing rocks, swimming, stopping to smell the roses, cringing at online grammar errors, listening to and telling stories.
- film making
Music, Movies, and Books
The Pickford Film Center in Bellingham is my second home, and I usually see a movie a week there. Current favorites include Captain Fantastic, Swiss Army Man, What We Do in the Shadows, Son of Saul, Baraka and WONDER WOMAN (amen).
I will eternally love the Lord of The Rings trilogy, and I have been a fan of Game of Thrones since season 1. (And I've read the books, so of you're also a GOT fan we can nerd out as much as you can handle.) I recently discovered Xena Warrior Princess, and that's been a game changer.
I love love LOVE Celtic music. The only concerts that pull me through the doors are usually local folk and blues groups. Otherwise, I'd rather play boardgames than see a group I'm not that interested in.
Brandi Carlile is my soul singer. "There's a Beauty in the Struggle." Yes there is, Brandi, yes there is.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Bio-luminescent plankton is always the first thing that comes to my head when I think of the most spectacular thing I've seen. Skinny dipping in Teddy Bear Cove outside of Bellingham, your body glows in the water like you're wading through starlight.
I also got to see my first solar eclipse in 100% totality this past year, and that was incredible.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you to play Hobbit tunes on the Irish Tin Whistle, or to do fancy Olde English Calligraphy.
Teach me about your favorite plants! And why they are your favorite! And where we can go walking with said favorite plants!
Share what makes you smile and I'll promise to do the same.
What I Can Share with Hosts
A zest for life that's as tangy and fresh as lemon cake.
Countries I’ve Visited
Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway