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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • play with kids in the woods. Biology teacher, camp counse...
  • b.s. in bio and ed, decade at maine primitive skills school
  • From unity, me, usa
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to become an Elder. it's a long-term goal.

ABOUT ME

I play in the woods a lot, and enjoy listening to birds. I've been spending a lot of time learning to track and read the landscape for the last 5 years or so, and plan to continue this course the rest of my life.

I neither have nor want running water, and my cabin is heated with wood. I really enjoy sitting for long periods of time in silence, especially by the ocean.

Eventually I'd like to be free of my car, my cell phone, and my computer entirely.

Music is very important to me, and I'd really love to find other musicians in the area. I play trumpet, piano, bass and harmonica.

I've been employed as many things, from carpenter to campaign co-ordinator, farm hand to rolls-royce mechanic; but I earned my degree in biology education. I taught jr. high bio, but found the public school model way to constrictive; much as I did as a student. A long term goal is to start an alternative education program that gives high school students credit for being out in the real world (by which I mean the unadulterated landscape) for a few months, learning to live as part of their ecosystem.

I tend to make a lot of my own stuff, like furniture and beer and paradigms and knives.

Sun in Virgo (conjunct with mercury), Moon in Leo, Libra ascending

Reality is a multi-faceted thing, and my perspective is limited. Energy/The Tao/ God/All move in a trillion trillion ways, and I bow the to the Flow.

PHILOSOPHY

again, bow to the flow.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

hrm. i just started this thing recently and have not participated in any way other than making this profile so far.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

none-ish, though I did live on a co-housing farm that hosted many, many WWOOFERs in rural maine. so i'm somewhat familiar with the routine of introducing strangers to one's dishwashing routine.

Interests

skipping stones and whistling.

  • birds
  • education
  • beer
  • running
  • modeling
  • music
  • piano
  • trumpet
  • track and field
  • biology
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

books:
the Tao Te Ching
the book on the tabboo againt knowing what you are.
the tracker
the elegant universe
gnomes
watch for me on the mountain
the fifth sacred thing

authors:
lao tzu
tolkien
e. e. cummings
robin hobb
alan watts
madeline l'engle
orson scott card
tom brown jr.
rumi

movies:
micmacs
pans labyrinth
amelie
princess mononoke

don't own a tv, but have been known to watch Dr. Who or Stargate SG-1 from time to time. judge me as you will.

reading rainbow

music:
krishna das
bedouin soundclash
raphael beau
the books
sufjan stevens
ani difranco
plant & page
doc watson
shpongle
streetlight manifesto
regina spektor
dispatch
cake
utah phillips
dylan

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i've seen storm fronts called, immortal ravens, wind spirits, and wise whales. i've seen the arc of the world, and watched a fern lift a dead leaf in it's growth towards the sun. i've watched love move and the moon wink, i've seen more than i could have dared dream in my meager 25 years, and my eyes are every day more open.

Teach, Learn, Share

hmm. i teach lots of things. primitive skills, (including but not limited to; wild edibles and medicinals, tracking, birdsong, shelters, friction fire, mindset) biology, etc...

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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