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Driving back home, west to east, after many bicycling adventures, running adventures, living in new places adventures, seeing this vast and varied country adventures (this is an ongoing process, obviously).
This is never fun. What do I write about myself? Actually, take a look at my interests. That will tell you quite a bit.
Additionally, I'm a tidy, well-mannered, quiet guy who gets along well with most anybody. Enjoy the occasional drink at a bar, but prefer to spend my time with coffee, a book, a pad and pen, or a laptop, quietly. I also love just wandering around new places, or old places, with or without my camera. I like alone time and togetherness time. And I like vegetables a lot.
"I've lived out my melancholy youth. I don't give a fuck anymore what's behind me, or what's ahead of me. I'm healthy. Incurably healthy. No sorrows, no regrets. No past, no future. The present is enough for me. Day by day. Today!" -H. Miller
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Couchsurfing is lovely. Great way to meet new people. Great way to save some money if you're on a budget.
Myself, I'm here because… I dunno. It seems so obvious. As a host you get to help someone out, meet someone you wouldn't otherwise, share stories, what have you. As a surfer you're being helped out, which can often times be invaluable, and you get to save money for other bits of your travels, and again, meeting people.
coffee, nature, cities, observation, sitting quietly, simplicity, photography, art, wondering, wandering, the world, this human mess, being, peace, cycling, hiking, nostalgia, crosswords, Henry Miller, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alan Watts, Matsuo Basho, Hayao Miyazaki, Vincent Van Gogh, and more coffee
- trail running
- train travel
Music, Movies, and Books
Tropic of Cancer
Zen in the Art of Archery
Tao Te Ching
loads of stuff…
Lost in Translation
Big Trouble in Little China
Mahler, Chopin, Gold Panda, Smoking Popes, Darkest Hour, Red House Painters, 90's alternative rock hits (because, really, there was a lot of filler)….
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
every day life
i've survived, and i've thrived
cycled across Utah, Colorado, and Nebraska
another journey (cycling) from Maryland down to Savannah, across to Santa Fe
roamed around Europe for nine weeks
I don't know that any of this is amazing....
Teach, Learn, Share
Oh my. I don't know. I don't know much of anything. I think most times I am a student, but maybe sometimes a teacher as well.
What I Can Share with Hosts
peace, quiet, goodwill, smiles, hugs, handshakes, myself….
Countries I’ve Visited
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In