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  • 97, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • self-employed
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About Me


deepen respect for wasiscanbe!


Sporadic, peripatetic, world traveler. Long term TD/THE member, founded HHI (hitch-hike international) and first (and only) youth hostel in Sharon Springs (upstate NY) in the 80's. Language, diversity, memory: one world bounded by concern for others.


unseen, unheard, untouched calling forth the in-between

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


proceeding in reverse. available floor, couch, mattress, tent (u bring); spring/summer/fall. lots of room, cold running water, shared toilet.


bumpiest couches: (1) top-tier wood slats on 24 hr bus from Guangdong to Hainan; (2) gravel under bench near Hilo


swing dance addict, blues and all that is jazz, water cress in brimstone creek, xwar in one world

  • dancing
  • cooking
  • running
  • jazz
  • blues
  • hiking

Music, Movies, and Books

pianist james booker; samuel butler's "way of all flesh"; tcm forever

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

moon-bow bloom and disappear over caribbean

Teach, Learn, Share

staying warm and cooking with wood

What I Can Share with Hosts

bug country reciprocity (i like it, i love it, i want some more of it)

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canada, China, Egypt, England, France, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Italy, Macao, Martinique, Montserrat, Myanmar, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin (French part), Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Virgin Islands, U.S.

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