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Overview

  • 79 References 60 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Greek (modern), Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 63, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • community development worker
  • Lots of on-the-job training in the School of Life
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To work to foster peace, as it feels like my home country spends a lot of time and energy making war.

ABOUT ME

I've worked in cooperatives and community development most of my adult life.

PHILOSOPHY

Treat others as you'd like to be treated.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I participate by hosting couchsurfers, staying with CS people when I travel, and promoting couchsurfing.org to friends and people I meet.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My partner and I had a great first couchsurfing experience staying in Cardiff, Wales (UK) with Sumeet, and hosted a guy at our house in the US the week afterward. Since then I've enjoyed couchsurfing stays in Amsterdam and Prinsenbeek, Netherlands, Stuttgart, Germany, Brussels, Belgium, Cleveland, Ohio, and Long Beach, California, as well.

Interests

meeting people from other cultures; enjoying nature and animals, and the company of different people; Greece: the country, the Greek language, the culture; hiking, archeology, swimming in the ocean (or a nice lake, pond or river), canoeing.

  • animals
  • culture
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • hiking
  • canoeing
  • swimming
  • archeology
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Generally I like foreign and independent films (-and love seeing them in Greek open-air cinemas!). In music, my tastes are varied: Some classical; modern orchestral (John Adams, for example); Beatles, Bunnymen, Scissor Sisters, Yes; Panos Katsimihas from Greece; lots of other genres and styles....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sitting beside the Parthenon on the Akropolis in Athens by moonlight.... hiking the Napali Coast and visiting the rainforest of Kauai, Hawaii.... photographing John and Yoko when I was a teenager....

Teach, Learn, Share

I am an amateur beekeeper.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

Old School Badges

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    16 Vouches
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