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To encourage compassion through action and put a smile on your face.
I live my life trying to have a deep committed love for learning, music, community, and my family and friends. I believe traveling is an amazing tool to broaden one's comfort zones to allow one to become more open. I'm determined to live a happy life and see those around me happy, while still living as responsibly as I can. Sometimes I fail at this, sometimes I succeed. All this aside, if I have the pleasure of meeting you I hope to give you something to take away with you, be it knowledge, a song, a smile, or yummy food in your tummy. And I can only start to imagine what you will give to me.
I try to have a positive impact wheresoever I venture and create a balance within my person and in my society.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've surfed, I've hosted, I've been to events and even planned a few, and have been a constant advocate. I've surfed all over Europe, Israel, and North, South, & Central America and have hosted at my homes in Berlin and Canada. I give and take from the community and extremely appreciate both aspects along the way. I can only hope to contribute even more in the future.
I have only met positive, happy people through CS so far. Everyone has been eager to help and have been interested in instilling a sense of community through their cities.
In no particular order: community, music, knowledge, good food, technology, politics, people, literature, Tibet, philosophy, first snow, psychology, scuba diving, art, family, friends, travel, language, feminism, cheese, water, poetry, zombies, nature, films, dancing, history, empathy, compassion, festivals, amateur photography, comics, swimming, theater, books, ice cream, people watching, teaching, singing, hitchhiking, cycling, story telling, creation (of various things), being silly, being passionate, peace, love, and all the other positive things that grace this world.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music - Radiohead, Zero 7, James Brown, Rage Against The Machine, Chopin, Tune-Yards, Barenaked Ladies, K-Os, Damien Rice, Ray LaMontagne, Wilco, The Swell Season, Dispatch, Nina Simone, Blackalicious, The Dead Weather, Jeff Buckley, MF Doom, Black Star, Billy Bragg, The Roots, Brett Dennen, Wu-Tang Clan, Kings of Convenience, Nick Everett
Movies - Most anything by: Stanely Kubrick, Spike Jonze, Quentin Tarantino, Michel Gondry, Paul Greengrass, Martin Scorsese, the Coen Brothers, Luc Besson, Steven Spielburg, Michael Mann, Ridely Scott, Christopher Nolan, Alfred Hitchcock, Terrence Malick, Charlie Chaplin
Books - James Joyce, Max Brooks, Robert Munsch, John Donne, William Shakespeare, Roald Dahl, Plato, St. Augustine, James Michener, Martin Heidegger, Kurt Vonnegut, Jan Zwicky, Sue Sinclair
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I like to think that most of my life has been quite extraordinary, which I feel very fortunate about.
Teach, Learn, Share
Can teach basic guitar, songs, hitch-hiking tips, how to make a damn good omelet, very basic continental philosophy, various pieces of history, music and movie trivia, and other nerdy knowledge.
Countries I’ve Visited
Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British
Countries I’ve Lived In