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Spend more time at swimming holes
Learn the banjo
Apprend le francais
Usar el subjunctivo
fix my bike
I'm a global citizen. I want to do good things in this world and enjoy myself while I'm at it. I love talking with people, riding bikes, learning, and letting unpredictable things happen.
We've had a choice. We chose rejoice.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Scientists have figured out the meaning of life. It has something to do with protein.
I have had my dream--like others--
and it has come to nothing, so that
I remain now carelessly
with feet planted on the ground
and look up at the sky--
feeling my clothes about me,
the weight of my body in my shoes,
the rim of my hat, air passing in and out
at my nose--and decide to dream no more.
---William Carlos Williams
The meaning of life is life and meaning.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Couch surfing has been a great way to find instant community wherever I find myself. I've met a lot of my favorite people through CS.
I have a special spot in my heart for cyclists and returned Peace Corps volunteers, so make sure to mention that in a request.
people, intense conversations, contra dancing, languages, feminism, skiing, swimming in rivers, frisbee, red falling-down barns, listening to music/making music, books, sporadically changing life goals, international political economy, waking up with the sun on my face, community, good lighting, being open minded, the food movement, beatnicks, climbing trees, coffee shops
- womens rights
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
David Foster Wallace- Infinite Jest, Kurt Vonnegut, Phillip K Dick - Valis, Joseph Heller- Catch 22, JD Salinger - Frannie and Zooey, JACK KEROUAC, Pablo Neruda, Paul Farmer, Salvador Plascencia - People of Paper, Foucault, John Kennedy Toole- Confederacy of Dunces, Madeline L'Engle, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Music-sing-alongs with friends, involving hand clapping and guitar playing, that eventually devolves into a neverending Wagon Wheel/Leaving on a Jetplane mashup-upbeat contra music played by crusty old men with beards and red bandanas and beautiful ageless women with fiddles and long silver hair-creaky, rhythmless Chinese folk music-crazy techno that gets in your head and makes you think you're on a space shipthese people are awesome too--Diane Cluck, Le Loup, Guided by Voices, Stereolab, Elephant 6, Devendra Banhart, Lost in the Trees, Neko Case, Animal Collective, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Janis Joplin, Talking Heads, Belle and Sebastian, Caribou, the Dodos, Sufjan Stevens, the Books, Laura Marling
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
el gatonejo- a half cat, half rabbit that hangs out at the bars in playa el tunco in el salvador
Teach, Learn, Share
I great at fixing flat tires. I can teach you how to contra dance, how to make some damn good soup, or offer you some skiing pointers. I'd love to talk to you about linguistics and language learning. I'm starting a hammock and tarp tent project, so any help with that is appreciated. I want to learn whatever people want to teach me.
Countries I’ve Visited
Cambodia, El Salvador, Germany, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Thailand
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, United States