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envisioning alternatives to compulsory public schooling
I'm a 20-something who loves to learn and to connect to people. I have some unusual hobbies and and skills - check out my groups - and I tend to make myself useful wherever I am.
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Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I host surfers at my home when I can.
I've hosted several surfers, spent a summer couchsurfing in Buenos Aires, and assorted other short stays.
Educational Systems, Music, Wilderness, Parkour, Evolutionary Psychology, Slackline, Lucid Dreaming, Science, Spiritual Experience, Physical Play, Improvisation, Hypnosis, Singing, Calculus, Kites
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: My favorite directors are Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Stan Brakhage, Andrei Tarkovsky, Terence Malick, David Lynch, and Hiroshi Teshigahara. I like "art films", ambitious films, and films that surprise and transport me. Some other favorites: For All Mankind, Primer, My Neighbor Totoro, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dark Days, and Wings of Desire.
Music: I listen to a lot of music, and I love to talk about music with people. I love experimental and unusual music of all kinds - gamelan folk music from Bali, ambient electronic, noise, some modern American folk, modern classical, classic Davis/Coltrane jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, and anything that makes you stop what you are doing and listen closely.
Books - I have a list of "books to read", and I always add far more than I cross off. I love the Tao te Ching, Walt Whitman, Borges, Joyce, the graphic novelist Chris Ware, classic science fiction, and everything my friends write. I also love the original "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Got to know my father. :-)
While sailing around a 60-mile water-filled meteor crater in northern central Canada.
Teach, Learn, Share
- I can teach you how to exercise without equipment in a small space so that you can be fit and healthy for the rest of your life.
- I can teach you the fundamentals of psychology and neuroscience.
- I can teach many academic subjects, and help you to learn and remember new things.