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Overview

  • 7 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 64, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Program Manager for Smallholder farmer income-earning pro...
  • We have earned Masters Degrees in Education and Administr...
  • From Justice/ Elm Creek in Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To bring the world together

ABOUT ME

We both grew up on farms on the Canadian prairies, and after deciding that there was a world out there that we wanted to experience, left for larger vistas. We have lived,worked or traveled in over 50 countries.

Our home base is Winnipeg, and from there we work to make the world a better place.

PHILOSOPHY

We believe that fundamentally everyone was born good, and our task is to recover that goodness both in ourselves and in others.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

In the seventies I hitchhiked and picked up hitchhikers, often staying at people's homes or inviting them to mine.

Since I joined couchsurfing, we have hosted a half dozen people - wonderful experiences, some leading to lasting friendships. I have surfed myself a few times and have been so warmed by people's hospitality.

All experiences have been positive.

Interests

Active lifestyles
We enjoy our work in mediation(my wife), and poverty reduction (myself)

  • bungee jumping

Music, Movies, and Books

Celtic music.

I love books, though don't read as much as I used to. I love adventure/fantasy novels and am currently reading the last book of Donaldson's 'Chronicles of Thomas Covenant'.

My wife likes to read the Economist.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bungee jumping - was on adrenaline for two weeks.
Climbed to the bottom of an extinct volcano.
Ate deep-fried tarantula.
Stayed on a remote subsistence farm in Ghana.
Spent six months in Iraq in 2003.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love learning and sharing about interactions between people of different backgrounds.

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Greece

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Iraq, United States, Zambia

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