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Overview

  • 47 references 38 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 57, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Analyst
  • College
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Living happily; I enjoy my life

ABOUT ME

I enjoy conversation with fascinating, challenging people of diverse backgrounds.

PHILOSOPHY

Regularly practice meditation rather than subscribe to any one belief; there are many paths

The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz

1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don't Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I enjoy visitors in my home and to our fine city. We have so much to offer. I will try to show you what, where, when, etc.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Breaking down the walls that divide us begins with understanding each other's culture. I invite people from everywhere to stay here so that I keep tearing down that wall. ;)

I have hosted people from the following places:
Austria, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czechia, Columbia, Cuba, El Salvador, France, Ghana, Germany, Illinois, India, Iowa, Kansas, Kenya, Michigan, New York, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Spain, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam

I have surfed Couches in the following places:
Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Spain, Switzerland, Washington, DC.

Interests

Traveling as much as possible. Depends on time off from work and money, of course.

Movie Night is underrated. We have HBO Now and Netflix; there is a Redbox just down the street from our condo. Let's make dinner, have some drinks, enjoy conversation and a movie.

Tampa's downtown is flourishing. The Bayshore and Riverwalk are wonderful. There are bike rentals, scooter rentals, boat rentals, SUP rentals, etc.

  • reading
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • biking

Music, Movies, and Books

action, funny, something that will keep my attention.
After seeing Les Miserable on stage, I procured a copy. It's a very long, tedious read.....
I generally enjoy reading the classics, historical fiction.....I usually fall asleep reading.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiked up an active volcano caldera, Vulcan Pacaya, in Guatemala, with flowing lava!!! WOW!!

Teach, Learn, Share

Bicycling, Papier Tole, Excel & PowerPoint, planning and organizing.
Hiking in the Smoky Mountains; I go there often.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Sites in Tampa, suggestions for travel, e.g. parks, walks, hikes,drives. recreation, etc.

Surfers constantly ask me for things to see and do...

Welcome to Tampa. Here are some suggestions: Ybor City, Yuengling Brewery Tour, Riverwalk, Armature Works at The Heights, Waterworks Park, The Florida Aquarium, Bush Gardens, Zoo Tampa, etc. I like parks and outdoor activities. The Riverwalk has bike rentals and scooter rentals. Bayshore Blvd, Picnic Island Park, Gadsden Park, Ballast Point Park, Cypress Point Park are in South Tampa area. Duke's Retired Surfers Club at Hula Bay in South Tampa is on the Bay. I often take CSrs there. This is a poorly organized list; I am just typing as I think of things. Ah, The Manatee viewing center at TECO. Kayaking on the Hillsborough River or in Wheeden Island. There is also some boating on the Riverwalk too.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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