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  • 60 references 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic, Chinese, French, Turkish
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2004
  • Master of Micro Victories
  • Ongoing Hard Knocks and Soft Landings
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About Me


No mission. Just acceptance. What it is, what it was, and what it shall be.


I'm a OG geek. My first video game was Pong, my first game system was a Commodore 64. I learned to program in Basic. I started playing D and D when I was 10 back in 1981 (I am the elf with all the magic flasks!). I'm the founder of a startup and when my startup is a full blown success, I will again be the founder of a startup. I have a 7-year old daughter who I am helping to embrace geek passions. I love travel, open borders, and open arms. I love the ocean, cooking, laughter, and singing when no one is listening.

You can read my latest adventures and find my books at my blog at


Do whatever you want, as long as it causes no harm to others. Individual freedom extends as far as the next individual.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've been hosting couch surfers and being hosted for most of my life. Before, it was with friends of friends. Since joining couch surfing, I've loved hosting, surfing, and meeting new couch surfing friends everywhere I go.


Surfing couches is one of the best ways to make new friends and solidify existing friendships. It's a beautiful thing to share space, share food, share laughter,and share joy.


water, bicycles, books, writing, buddhism, politics, art, architecture, folk medicine, music, language, and nearly everything else under the sun...or beyond it.

  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • politics
  • music
  • medicine
  • eating
  • startups
  • tech
  • automation

Music, Movies, and Books

Survive Style 5+, the Blind Swordsman, Razors Edge, Jack London, Henri Bergsen, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, and much much more.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My wife, Hanane, and I met through couchsurfing. Neither of us expected it. We were married in a traditional Sahara Berber wedding. We trekked by camel to a desert oasis and danced with friends among the dunes.

Funny fact: I will never change my couchsurfing profile because when I met my wife (through CS) this was my profile picture. She came to meet me and was sorry that I wasn't a very muscled boxer with bizarre waxy skin (I'm the guy the statue of Rocky is punching, not the statue)

Teach, Learn, Share

If you show up to a strangers campfire with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers, you are always welcomed (at least in my experience.)

What I Can Share with Hosts


Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Guam, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia, Morocco, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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