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A pot of candor, a few sprinkles of tact
Enthusiastic as hell about the outdoors. I love traveling and finding new adventures. I like to create and build. I'm an avid learner. I'm pretty outgoing but I also like being alone. I have a big heart and I'm a pretty easygoing person. I like kindness and I appreciate simplicity, but I can sometimes forget that when I'm practicing directness.
No couch at the moment!
I try to stay as humble as I can
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Surfing around the U.S. in 2012-2013. Will definitely be hosting in the future!
Eating healthy; meeting people from different cultures; traveling; writing; running; biking; people watching; hiking; camping; the outdoors; trees; sharing stories; maps; homemade food; frolicking; chopping wood; cooking; humor; reading; animals; working with my hands; writing letters; hard work; being uncomfortable; meditation; wind, rainstorms; family functions; simpleness.
Music, Movies, and Books
Haruki Murakami, Anthony De Mello, Lao-Tzu, Tom Robbins, Edwin H. Friedman, Rumi, Alan Watts, Mark Twain, Pema Chodron, Hafiz, Aldous Huxley, Wendell Berry, Neil Postman, friedrich Nietzsche, Jonah Lehrer, Ayn Rand, Henry Thoreau, Noam Chomsky, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Campbell, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson.
Acoustic guitar, solo piano, jazz/blues; early 90s hip-hop; acid jazz; some combination of cello and violin with piano; certain techno.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Canoe camping down the Drysdale River in the Kimberley Wilderness.
Walking through downtown Dhaka
Playing soccer in the mud with local kids in Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
Surviving a bus ride with a sleeping driver through the Andes Mountains in Peru.
The stars on really dark, clear nights in the Australian Outback.
Losing a battle with a Mamma black bear protecting her three cubs in the Adirondack High Peaks
Teach, Learn, Share
Baking crisps and cobblers
Asking good questions
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Bangladesh, France, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, Thailand
Countries I’ve Lived In