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To engage with the world as a practical mystic, a performer, and a nomad.
A traveller, a teaching artist, a conversationalist. I travel light and simple, love to learn, and stay true to my roots as a farm boy and the son of an innkeeper.
Keep Calm and Carry On.
"Love all, trust few, do wrong to none." ~Shakespeare
"It is not enough for me to ask questions; I want to know how to answer the one question that seems to encompass everything I face: What am I here for?" ~Rabbi Abraham Heschel
"The power of storytelling is exactly this: to build a bridge where everything else has crumbled." ~Paulo Coelho
"The only ones for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live." ~ Kerouac
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
When travelling, I prefer to couchsurf over anything else. I am based in Phoenix, AZ, and so am more than happy to meet up for coffee or otherwise be engaged with the community.
Couchsurfed now off-and-on since 2011. I've traveled a lot, and stayed in hostels, inns, and sometimes with a host family. It's also worth noting a grew up in an inn, so hospitality is in my blood!
oral storytelling, poetry, mime, literature, philosophy
Music, Movies, and Books
I and Thou by Martin Buber
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The Razor's Edge, WS Maugham
Of Human Bondage, WS Maugham
The Potent Self by Moshe Feldenkrais
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I'm a storyteller, so I guess you'll have to ask me in person. :-)
Teach, Learn, Share
Life is not nearly as complicated as people sometimes want to make it. But it is complex, wonderful, and awe-inspiring. Seek out moments where you can have beautiful experiences, encounter amazing people, and all throughout find the place where you can express yourself.
What I Can Share with Hosts
As a guest, I am clean and respectful, and what I love most is a good conversation. Frankly, the main reason to couch-surf is to meet cool and interesting people. So I tried to offer the best of myself for my hosts.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, France, Gibraltar, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, United States