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  • 11 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta), Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Private School Teacher & Counseling Grad Student
  • Master's of Eastern Classics, St. John's College; Bachelo...
  • From Washington, DC, USA
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About Me


Enlightenment, or at least Laughter


Leading the contemplative life, without too much navel-gazing. Ecstatic dancing up a storm. Teaching High Schoolers about meditation and writing. Studying to be a therapist and group facilitator... :)


Thoreau said it better than I could. As did the Buddha.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Spreading the Love around, into nooks and crannies, like cookbooks from grannies'


New to CS. Mostly surfed friends couches.. Nothin' fancy.


Backpacking, running, biking, yoga, meditation, swimming, ultimate frisbee, traveling w/o having to constantly photograph everything that catches my eyes, baking gluten-free goodness, eating gluten-free goodies, caffeine-fueled coffeeshop conversations, and making friends!

  • writing
  • dancing
  • baking
  • yoga
  • running
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

most Terence Malick, some Jim Jarmusch, some Gus Van Sant, early Tarantino, anything Kubrick or Scorcese, Bergman & Fellini.... Musics I can dance to: Soulwax, 2 Many DJs, Daft Punk... Books with famous people on the cover... wait those are magazines! The New Yorker is quite enthralling

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spent 3 days hiking atop the Great Wall of China: from strolling along refurbished sections teeming with tourists to slogging through lonely, ruined stretches gone completely green from overgrowth

Teach, Learn, Share

Bring or offer earplugs-- I owe many a nights rest to earplugs... thanks earplugs!

What I Can Share with Hosts

My warmth, my stories, my faith in humanity, and my gratitude

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Costa Rica, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Nicaragua, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United States

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