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Roger Rose

San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • 137 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French
  • 113, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Retired editor of film magazine I be...
  • B.A.
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I live like crazy, so I can live happily with this beautiful crazy world. I'm always in motion, except when I sit to meditate.

I love hiking in places here like Point Reyes and Muir Woods. Am a Film lover personally & professionally. Big Time Foodie. Lover of Earth's beauty. Stone sculpture/carver, life drawing, live music, rock music, chamber music, rhythm & blues, rap, hip hop, Vipassana meditation, forest wanderer. Music clubs, museums, art installations, coffee houses. Major Foodie: love to eat organic tasty, healthy food, and I cook.

Long-time writer about film and film production.

Very interested in world politics.


My personal philosophy is e a s y : I like to know people... passionate people, smart, with opinions (whatever they are), open-minded, curious, spontaneous, creative. Especially people who are passionate and are doing/have done something to create change in the world.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I'm an active member, host often, meet-ups, and other CS events.


I joined CS as a host, and am overwhelmed by the dozens of outstanding good people who come to my door. I host often and maybe 300+ couchsurfers have been to my home, and only one was psycho and the rest are good to fantastic. I'm lucky to meet so many excellent friends. Several returned here within a few years 2 or 3 times. Multi-generational host: CS guests had their college age kids staying here a few years later.

Where else in life can you find that?


(where to begin) Meeting people, sharing culture. Exploring nature's wonder. Hiking. Meditation. Arts. Language. Music. International Relations. Fitness, Books. Technology, oh yes,
and, T R A V E L.

Music, Movies & Books

My tastes are so wide, I don't want to exclude some to favor others. In music, I love classical-opera-rock-rhythm & blues-Brazilian-West African. The only genre I avoid is country, really avoid.
I've worked in the film industry, so it's too hard to pick favorite directors. Many.
Books, my library is full.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Too many. So many.

Teach, Learn, Share

I share a love for hiking through forests, redwoods, mountains in the country. In the city of SF, I can lead anyone to unforgettable walks. Former art museum curator. I enjoy discussion of international events, film, art, and music. Let me be a guide through the food and street music jungle that SF offers. I want to learn whatever you have to teach me. I'm a foodie if you want to cook in my kitchen, I'll clean up.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I hope to meet people who enjoy hiking, and seeing nature. I'd love to help someone get started on a stone sculpture, or to build a clay model for a casting. My interests begin there, but I will stop for now.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bermuda, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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