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Rick Benson

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References2 Negative
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 58, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Professional Healer: Acupuncturist a...
  • BA Humanities; MS Kinesiology
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

Great one-liner puns. Excellent vegie cook. Skilled bodyworker. Gentle acupuncturist. Good photographer. Buddhist.

PHILOSOPHY

Support the good. Help others. Enjoy life including good food, good people, good learning, connection with nature and friendly 4 footers. Avoid the intolerant, all encompassing philosophies - religious and otherwise: I'm from California and have seen them all.
"You are
You were
and you will be
what you do."
Buddha

“Let the beauty you love be what you do…”
Rumi

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Please note: An extensive letter concerning Mr. Thomson's erratic behavior, emotional instability and slander has been sent to the CouchSurfing organization. From keeping me up into the middle of the night with music to suggesting that I go to the library at 1:45 AM, to changing committments repeatedly, acusing me of being a vagabond, an illegal worker, etc. I highly recommend that couch surfers and couch surf hosts avoid this man. Mr. Thomson will "go postal" one day. It's ridiculous how vindictive he is. I hope he gets a life and finds some peace. It's a bit like Le Miserable dealing with him.

Regarding Mr. Thomson's most spurious claim, I'll take science over an unethical attorney any day. See references below and make your own decisions:

Khurana,V.,Teo,C., Bittar,R. (2009). Health risks of cell phone technology. Surgical Neurology, 72, 436–438.

Fragopoulou, A., Grigoriev, Y., Johansson, O., Margaritis, L.H. Morgan, L. , Richter, E., Sage, C. (2010). Scientific Panel on Electromagnetic Field Health Risks: Consensus Points, Recommendations, and Rationales. Reviews on Environmental Health, 25(4), 1–11.

www.emfacts.com

http://wifiinschools.org.uk/resources/wifi+brain+July+2011.pdf

http://www.times.co.sz/News/78164.html#.UCJQ0u7dQ8k.email
Aug 01,2012 00:00 by KWANELE DHLADHLA Taiwan had mobile masts removed
MBABANE - Taiwanese legislators ordered the removal of 1 500 mobile phone masts
stating that homes and schools must not be exposed to the risk of radiation

Switzerland replaced wifi in its public schools with fiberoptic ethernet in 2011.

"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."

Interests

Hiking, reading, playing piano, hearing people's adventures and philosophies. Meditation.

Music, Movies & Books

Zorba the Greek; Blazing Saddles.

Folk music from all over the world and Indian classical music.
Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet. Report to Greco; Tao Teh Ching, Lao Tzu. What the Buddha Taught.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hiking Volgelsang Peak in Yosemite on my birthday and seeing gold lightning. Seeing a mother cat and 6 kittens sit around me in a circle after I piloted them through a difficult period. Helping a girl with cerebral palsy to walk normally and speak easily.

Teach, Learn, Share

Cooking. Bodywork for better alignment and pain relief. Meditation. Photoshop tutoring, computer trouble shooting and tune-ups occasionally.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, France, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, United States

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