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My current mission is to engage my fear of the unknown and experience the miraculous beauty of things first hand.
I'm a highly-intuitive, extremely eloquent, witty, funny, sometimes charming, incredibly honest, mystic sort of guy with an ivy league education that I've never used and, a strong desire to know the truth about things and a tendency to challenge people to look and laugh at the assumptions they make about the world they live in. I don't smoke or drink or eat animals, but I neither encourage nor discourage others from any of those things.
Current: Stop looking for greatness and give someone a hug.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
A few years ago, I surfed for three months straight on the West Coast of the US before settling down in California. Now I'm embarking on a road trip and excited to be couchsurfing again.
I'm a writer (primarily of literary novels and short fiction, some of which has been published in literary journals), a standup comedian (note: if you get some well-behaved friends together, I'd be happy to put on a show), and an intuitive dream interpreter (I'll interpret any dreams you have while I'm staying with you or even ones you have had in the past). Most of what I do is aimed at fostering love and wonder and reducing suffering and the illusions that cause suffering.
Music, Movies, and Books
This is a list of some of the books I've read over the past few years:
White Noise - Don Delillo
Ratner's Star - Don Delillo
The Boy Detective Failed - Joe Meno
The Great Perhaps - Joe Meno
The City & The City - China Mieville
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting - Milan Kundera
The Cave - Jose Saramago
All the Names - Jose Saramago
The Instructions - Adam Levin
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami
Fight Club - Chuck Pahlaniuk
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
All My Friends are Superheroes - Andrew Kaufman
Penguin Island - Anatole France
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
The Flame Alphabet - Ben Marcus
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolano
Lolita - Vladamir Nabakov (currently reading)
I am That - Nissargadatta Maharaj (this is a perpetual read)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
When I was younger, I decided to become a house music composer. I had zero experience making electronic music, but I went out and bought the equipment I needed and started to teach myself. Six months later, one of my favorite DJs in the world played some of the music I made on his radio show in London, starting a short-lived but successful career as a house music producer.
Teach, Learn, Share
Reiki Sessions (Reiki Master).
What I Can Share with Hosts
Laughter. Dream Interpretations. Hugs.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Mexico, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In