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  • 121 references 96 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 60, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Diplomas in Liberal Arts, Health and Fitness,Massage Ther...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Keep my Telomeres from shrinking and fraying

ABOUT ME

Hello, I was born in the Swedish Hospital in Seattle. I am not glued to the internet. I will respond as soon as I see your message. I have three sister. I am easygoing, reliable, considerate, minimalist, tidy, non-smoker, light drinker and free-thinker. I like blueberries, salad, stone ground organic blue corn chips with amaranth, quinoa, and chia seeds, eggs, coconut, grapes, trail mix, Maui avocado's, antioxidants, polyphenols, phytonutrients, carotenoids, green tea catechins and flavanoids, resolvins, protectins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, probiotics, prebiotics, zinc, magnesium, resveritol, omega 3, curcumin. Co Q10 with Acetyl L- carnitine. Niacinamide . Restricted caloric intake and beans {Blue Zone diet} increases longevity. Bacteria in the gut interests me.

PHILOSOPHY

Existential Phenomenological: My existence is reciprocal, interconnected (or interdependent} and continuous with humanity. The "Golden Rule". Building bridges of mutual trust, cooperation and understanding between countries. Clarity, Simplicity, God is in the details, less is more and Paying Forward. Utilitarianism: All action should bring the greatest happiness for the greatest number. The truth will set you free. Try not to worry, because if it's not one thing it will be another. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. keep a low carbon foot print. Pace yourself. The slow movement. " Pursue your sacred endeavors in this world. Because like glimmers of light in the dark, we emerge for a moment from the nothingness of dark unconsciousness to material existence. We must make good the demands of reason and create a life worthy of ourselves and the goals we only dimly perceive". I believe in the individuals unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Y.O.L.O.! Concepts associated with Lebensreform. "Not all who wander are lost" J.R.R. Tolkien.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I can demonstrate Massage Therapy, Reflexology, go Jogging, Hiking, and sight seeing with host or Couch Surfer. .

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I would like to give a special thank you to my C.S. hosts and friends Martin from Sweden, Maria from Denmark, Ase from Norway and Asgeir from Iceland. They were all great hosts! New Zealand, Australia, Bali, Philippines, Maui and in Fiji with Veronica Tonga a native girl. While trying to find my cousin Erin, who was Studying abroad in Sienna, Italy, a woman named Valeria invited me to live and work on her Villa in the Chianti wine vineyards. She introduced me to the Baroness. In 1997 I Couch Surfed with twelve Italian families and ran three marathons in Italy as a member of SERVAS a world peace organization. Being a Host makes me a better CouchSurfer and being a CouchSurfer makes me a better Host. Masha is the best couchsurfer.

Interests

I like listening to soft music and N.P.R. for the commercials. massage therapy, football, ice hockey, mixed martial arts, yoga, hiking, jogging, cultures of the world and the Vikings! horticulture, permaculture, earthships, weight lifting, sustainability, ecology, anthropology, nutrition, history and love. Tiny Homes. When I die. I would like to be buried in a mushroom suit and decompose. { Luke Perry did it}.

  • arts
  • wine
  • yoga
  • running
  • massage therapy
  • clubbing
  • music
  • hiking
  • canoeing
  • martial arts
  • american football
  • soccer
  • hockey
  • anthropology
  • ecology
  • history
  • hitchhiking
  • au-pair
  • sightseeing
  • beaches
  • weight lifting

Music, Movies, and Books

"The Worlds Fastest Indian" Movie with Anthony Hopkins. Being John Malkovich. Adaptation. Cable Guy. I like Ingrid Bergman, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence and James Franco. Elvis, Elton John, Beach Boys, The Eagles, Hall and Oats, Rodriguez, Kid Rock, Tony Joe White, SuperTramp, Moody Blues, ABBA, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Katy Perry,Sheena Easton, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Magnetic Zeros, Heather Masse, Men at Work, Mumford and Sons, Florence the Machine, Folk and Folk Rock Classics, Led Zepplin, Blues, Classical, Jazz and Outlaw Country, Southern Rock. Books: "Captain Corellis Mandolin", "No Shortcuts To The Top", "Panama Fever". Favorite author is James Michner. Steve Prefontaine and Chariots of Fire theme song. Chris Hedges. Lawrence In Arabia. Who Stoled the American Dream. Music of Chic Gamine while girl does hulu hoop. "SEAL TEAM SIX". Nina Simone, Larry David and Mavis Staples. Gordon Lightfoot. The Wrecking Crew Band. Wolf of Wall
street. Everly Brothers. Hall and Oats. "The Boys in the Boat". Music from Motown, Muscle Shoals and the Wrecking Crew. Elvin Bishop. Big Dirt Band. Actor Tom Hardy. Book" 13 hours in Benghazi". Book "Lone Survivor". Sam Cook. Red Army. "The Men Who Killed Kennedy" . Oswald, Carlos Marcello, C.I.A., Hoover, Mack Wallace and L.B.J. was the ring leader. Motive, Means, Opportunity and Cover up. The Theory of Everything" , "Whiplash". Should be a cult classic. "Straight out of Compton". "Sideways", "Zero Dark Thirty," "The Band". The Arab Fall, The Road to Ruin. The Field of Fight. Ben Franklin's autobiography, Following Sean, All the Shahs Men, Stalingrad. Inside LLewyn Davis. The Punisher. Sound Garden "Rooster".
Rob Lowe's books. Sound Garden. "No True Glory" Awesome book! Ken Burns Vietnam. Tom Petty Biography. Five most important books to read by professor Bart Erhman are Jesus Interrupted, Misquoting Jesus, Gods Problem, Forged, and How Jesus became God. Walt Disney's PollyAnna and Parent Trap. I like the work by artist Leroy Neiman. Pawn Sacrifice. Miracle On Ice. Van Morrison. Light Betweeen Two Oceans. Sea of Trees. Naked Witch. Manfred Mann "Blinded by the light revved up like a deuce another runner in the night". Matchstick Men. " Adrift" the book. Longmire the T.V. series. "Master of Thin Air". "KItchen Confidential". Van Morrison. Bob Dylan "The Band". American Betrayal the book. Muscle Shoals Swampers and Fame Gang. American Pie song and movies. The Inner Sky. Elton John. Pink Floyd. Bad Company, Vinyl, Guns and Roses, U2, Head East, SuperTramp. Ted Nugent "Strangle Hold". The Band with Robbie Robertson. Captain Phillips, Aloha. Kenny Wayne Shepard "Blue on Black". "Janis"about Janis Joplin.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Paddling 42 miles in an outrigger canoe from Molokai to Waikiki Beach. Running up Mt. Haleakala in 9 hours. Pulling a young woman from a river who was floating passed me after falling during a river crossing on a N.O.L.S. course. Running home in a rain storm with thunder and lightning feels amazing. Burning Man 2004. Catching a 28 pound King Salmon.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach and share Massage Therapy.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Grand tour of Seattle or Dining in or out.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United States

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