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W00DY

Austin, TX, United States

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Overview

  • 45 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Scamp
  • Always learning
  • From Small town, TX
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Satisfaction of obsession

ABOUT ME

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
- Robert Heinlein

PHILOSOPHY

."To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen, who play with their boats at sea - "cruising," it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.

"I've always wanted to sail to the South Seas, but I can't afford it." What these men can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.

What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense. And we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade.

The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it the tomb is sealed.

Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life? "

-Sterling Hayden, actor, sailor, wild man

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

The small man
Builds cages for everyone
He
Knows.
While the sage,
Who has to duck his head
When the moon is low,
Keeps dropping keys all night long
For the
Beautiful
Rowdy
Prisoners.

-Hafiz

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've done plenty of "couch surfing", though not through this networking website. My traveling experiences have reinforced my faith in humanity because of the random generosity of strangers.

Interests

Blue-water Sailing/Cruising
Simple, sustainable lifestyles
Wooden boats and boatbuilding
Hunting/Fishing
Climbing things
Long distance hiking and hitchiking
Kayaking/Canoeing
Windsurfing/Kiteboarding
Dancing around bonfires, preferably naked
learning more musical instruments, juggling tricks, bad jokes, etc.

Music, Movies & Books

Last zany film I enjoyed:
Last book I enjoyed: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Last album I stomped to: The Steeldrivers

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I once walked 1300 miles in 4 months.

Teach, Learn, Share

"Instead of going to Paris to attend lectures, go to the public library, and you won't come out for twenty years, if you really wish to learn."

-Leo Tolstoy

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