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PALINURUS

Southampton, Hampshire, England

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Overview

  • 47 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 61, Male
  • Member since 2009
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Sorry - I've eaten the piece of paper it was written on.

ABOUT ME

Always interested in meeting people and like the idea of offering something to travellers and to pay back the generosity I have encountered during my own travels over the years.

I am a born again cyclist and always have at least one spare bike and will be happy to take a trip into the New Forest or along some of the coastal paths near here if time permits.

I love conversation - even when it becomes discussion which could even verge on argument. Fortunately, I have the ability to passionately disagree with people and still like them so I welcome people with any views.

PHILOSOPHY

Everything is a dangerous drug except reality, which is unendurable. Happiness is in the imagination. What we perform is always inferior to what we imagine; yet day-dreaming brings guilt; there is no happiness except through freedom from Angst, and only creative work, communion with nature and helping others are Angst-free

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

So far only as a host. Enjoy the experience of meeting travellers from all over the place.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None as a traveller yet but great experience hosting so far.

Interests

Film, Video, Music, Photography, Cycling, Nature, Reading, Philosophy.

Music, Movies & Books

Interested in practically anything except trash and I define what is trash entirely whimsically.
Like most people I have an affection for the music that formed the soundtrack for my early adult life. In my case that was The Blues, Dylan and English Folk.
I also continue to find new music I like all the time and love being introduced to something I haven't heard before.

I am attempting to become "debauched by reason" so read quite a lot of non-fiction. My particular interest at the moment is evolutionary psychology. Novels are a constant too and I like too many authors to name.

Movies is a tricky one. It is my business to some extent so I have thought about it quite a lot. I think it needs to be defined more precisely. I suppose I have a preference for human stories. With some exceptions, I am not a big fan of violent films, horror or romantic comedies.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Impossible to answer - many of them still continue,

Teach, Learn, Share

Always happy to swap film making, photography or guitar playing tricks. I can even be tempted to share ideas about life and how it should be lived as long as everyone agrees not to take me too seriously.

Countries I've Visited

United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United Kingdom

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