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  • 80 References 50 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Danish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 53, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Occupation?! That's a tough one...
  • UC-Santa Barbara
  • From born in San Francisco, grew up in Silicon Valley, California
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


To find out what happened to that "other logins" map


I travel too much. Everything about me is on my website:
Please check it out and tell me what you think!!


Life is too short to be shy

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have been around the world a few times and have met and traveled with a few CS'ers here and there.


Uh, let's see...working on my website, trying to play guitar, writing, basketball, tennis, burning CDs for friends with my music that they hate...

  • writing
  • books
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • basketball
  • tennis
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

My all-time favorite book is Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
Some books I have read recently:
Azir Nafisi-Reading Lolita in Tehran
Paul Theroux-Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
Simon Winchester-The Professor and the Madman
Tony Horwitz-Blue Latitudes
George Bernard Shaw-Pygmalion
Mark Bowden-Killing Pablo
Granta Reader 70
Fredric Dannen-Hit Men
Peter Bernstein-Against the Gods
Tofu Cookbook

top 10 movies;
All the President's Men,
Chicken Rice War,
Decline of Western Civilization,
Do the Right Thing,
Gimme Shelter,
Hands on a Hard Body,
Sherman's March.
Best movie I have seen recently is from Germany: The Lives of Others.
These days I listen to Tegan and Sara, Japanese and Thai pop, Elliott Smith, college alt-rock radio, and my latest fave is Cansei de Ser Sexy.
A list of my faves is on my links page:

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I once witnessed a street cleaner in Budapest, Hungary reading a book. Most of the amazing things I have seen/done involve hitchhiking.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Denmark, Hungary, Japan, Norway, United States

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