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Darren Patrick

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Graduate Student, Critical Scholar, ...
  • PhD
  • From Cleveland, Ohio
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

The Present is always my mission.

ABOUT ME

I'm a PhD student at York University in Toronto studying queer urban ecologies. I'm happy to share more if you want to know. I'm many other things too: a lover of dance and innovative music, a writer, a voracious reader, an open mind, a grounded body, a lover of conversation, cooking, and spontaneity.

I grew up in a working class family in the post-industrial paradise that is Cleveland, Ohio, USA. I am just now starting to travel the world while continuing to immerse myself in the types of exchange, interconnection, and experiential learning that I have been fortunately exposed to through my education, activism, and dear friendships over the years.

I'm excited to meet you.

PHILOSOPHY

Just for today don't get angry; Just for today don't worry; Just for today be grateful; Just for today work hard; Just for today be kind to others.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am new to the community, but hope to participate as a surfer in a few of the countries which I plan to visit over the next several months. I see this as an opportunity to engage people in the context of their daily life - which I think is the finest way to learn about the rhythms and flows which make a place.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

As I am a beginner, I don't have so much to share. I will happily update as soon as I do!

Interests

Electronic music (broadly), German minimal electronic music (more specifically), good food, good coffee, dark chocolate, critical theory, critical practice, contemporary/modern dance and performance, writing, and, on occasion, great television

Music, Movies & Books

Most recent book I love: Rhythmanalysis (a classic for me)

Most recent music I am obsessed with: Sandro Perri

Mos recent film I've watched: Lilies (Canadian queer film!)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The empty streets of a crowded city.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share: Reiki Cooking

I'd like to learn: Anything you love to teach What makes people change

Countries I've Visited

Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Hungary, United Kingdom, United States

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