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Learn as much as I can.
It's hard to say anything about myself. The best I can do is tell you what I like and what I do.
I love people. I like long conversations about anything and everything. I like the ocean, art, writing, music, science, philosophy and ideas generally. I frequent coffee shops often. I get really excited about something, do it for several months and then move on to something else. By doing this, I have exposed myself to a lot of things. I made cheese for a while, then made furniture, then organized meetups for 3d printing, then worked on algorithmic art, learned to juggle, play hacky sack, now I'm writing. Some things stick. I've played guitar since I was 15, I love jogging and going to see live music. I really want to read more but often end up listening to audiobooks. I spent a lot of time pursuing theoretical physics, even worked my ass off to earn a Ph.D. I still enjoy it. But I was so focused on it while writing my dissertation that I now crave art and expression.
Socrates had a notion of justice which I absolutely love. It is captured in the motto "to each their own." That to live happy lives, we must each be able to find it for ourselves and give each other the space to do so. To me this means not only respecting but cherishing differences between people.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I host and my roommates host couchsurfers.
There are couchsurfing experiences that I've had that I'll remember for the rest of my life. I've noticed that people in the couchsurfing community are usually really wonderful people.
Art, science, music, poetry, guitar, technology, riddles, puzzles, math, philosophy, physics, renewable energy, 3d printing, protest... viva la revolution!, biking, swimming, rock climbing and meditation.
- live music
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
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I Love Huckabees, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, Shawshank Redemption, Chicago, Cabaret, Hair, Rent, Broadway Musicals, Paprika, anything made by Hayao Miyazaki including Spirited Away and Howls Moving Castle, My Life as a Dog, Cider house rules, Manhattan, The Emperors New Groove, Anything Wes Anderson my favorite being Rushmore...
Yelle, Radiohead, Deadmau5, Talking Heads, Sublime, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Dzem, Elliot Smith, The New Pornographers, Elton John, Smashing Pumpkins, Daft Punk, Blue Scholars, Operation Ivy, Portishead, Doors, Band of Horses, MGMT, Blind Melon, Bright Eyes, Hot Hot Heat, Bob Marley, Carla Bruni, Simon & Garfunkel, The Violent Femmes, The Killers, Billy Joel, David Bowie (Official), Amy Winehouse, The Skatman(just kidding), Death Cab for Cutie, Arcade Fire
Bad Kitty, Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Pam Dirac, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Harry Potter books, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, The Hobbit and All the Tolkien Books, Philosophy in general, The Universe in a Single Atom by the Dalai Lama, What Do You Care What Other People Think?, Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character, Way of Zen by Alan Watts, The Story of Philosophy, Will Durant
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I biked from Frankfurt to Paris and saw the sun rise from a pyramid in the middle of the desert.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love writing stories and it would be a joy to write you a story. I asked my 8 year old nephew once if he wanted a story and what he wanted it to be about. He said that he wanted it to be about a boy who journals, says the words crap, piss and hell and is an adventure. I ended up writing a short story about a boy who gets a magical journal that makes things come true. Unfortunately, he writes some bad words and has to battle with the consequences. I basically send my nephew, the main character, to hell. I still feel conflicted at doing this but the story demanded it.
I play guitar and could do some beginning guitar lessons! Or maybe I can teach some quantum physics ;)
There is so much I want to learn that it's hard to pick a particular thing. Basically if it's interesting and new to me, I'll want to learn it.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden