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Overview

  • 41 references 39 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 65, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • extreme ironer
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  • No hometown listed
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About Me

[ Currently traveling, so cannot host until the fall]
[ Fully vaccinated as of June 29, and will wear a mask if required]

CURRENT MISSION

put a smile on our planet - especially at the Fairy Creek old-growth blockade HQ, where I love greeting all the amazing people.

ABOUT ME

wilderness buddhist monk with peanut butter MnMs in my alms bowl. (yes, a veggie who isn't allergic to candy :)

PHILOSOPHY

a touch of zen, tao te ching, and MnMs.
there is no PLANet B. (or is there? ;)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love hosting :) And my last surfer inspired me so much, I wrote a book on the Art of Couchsurfing.

I love the sharing lifestyle. Whether we share stories, food, ideas, homes, or cars - this is how humanity can authentically live.

Remember centuries ago when a tired traveler wandered into a hamlet - a local would open their door, invite them in, give them a hunk of bread and a place by the hearth for the night. Stories might be exchanged, or perhaps hardly a word spoken - no problemo. CS is but an extension of this age-old custom (bread might be optional).

Interests

philosophy, music, yoga, ethnic foods, the wild, the soul, wholewheat pancakes, telemark skiing, hiking, paddling, protecting old-growth forests, writing, did I mention MnMs?

  • writing
  • world music
  • hiking
  • paddling
  • tiramisu

Music, Movies, and Books

1 Giant Leap, Bach, old Moody Blues, Snatum Kaur, Vivaldi, Sigur Ros, Mists of Avalon, Loreena McKennitt, Mozart, Sarah McLachlan, Illusions, all Pixar creations

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lake O'Hara. Milford Sound. Yosemite. (whose counting?)
Everything is amazing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8LaT5Iiwo4

Teach, Learn, Share

Offer me a couch, and I'll give your computer a tuneup. Offer me a story, and I will tell you about extreme ironing.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I have a Black Belt in dish washing.

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, China, Costa Rica, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Montserrat, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Iran, New Zealand, Peru, United States, Venezuela

Old School Badges

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