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  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • designer, fabricator, rigger, heavy ...
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About Me


I want to be a part of creating Art Farm


I am an explorer. I explore places, ideas, opportunities. I am fortunate and I recognize this, so I am thankful. I value my friends and realize that without them I wouldn't be who I am. I am a musician, seeking others to make music with. I like to build things and fix things. I like solving problems. I love to cook, and to eat delicious food. I like trying new things. I aspire to be the best human I can be. I like to Dance. I sail and in doing so have learned to be open to change, to prepare for the unexpected, to sleep soundly and wake up alert. I am continuing my lifelong journey of exploration and am working towards co-creating a center for sustainable living.


Your daily life is Your Temple and your religion

Whenever You enter it take with You your All Take the plow and the forge the mallet and the lute

For in every revery you cannot rise above your achievements nor fall lower than Your failures

~Kahlil Gibran

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I travel with respect. I try to give as much as I receive. I love to cook. I am great at doing the dishes. I love to make music with others, and am always good for a song.


I climb volcanoes at dawn and play the ukelele the rim. I meet strangers who become fast friends. I explore night markets and will try most any food.


Making art. Sharing Stories. Finding meaningful work. Planting trees. Playing music. Sailing about. Learning. BarBQueing with Heavy machinery, sticking pieces of metal together, stiltdancing, slackropeing, sailing, treeclimbing. rigging. juggling, playing guitar, traveling, fixing things, finding paths, getting lost, growing food. eating food, making most anything out of most everything. following directions, , doing magic tricks in foreign countries, pleasing, forgetting, remembering, celestial navigation, rebuilding carburetors, guessing, knowing, massage, healing, watching movies. scuba diving, teaching, building treehouses. Yoga.

Music, Movies & Books

I love to make music..guitar, uke, sax, voice, i've got a dulcimer but need to practice more.... The Bodice Rippers, Mojo Monkeys, American Nomad Neal Stephenson- Ananthem,The Baroque Cycle, Tao te Ching, The World Atlas, A Timeless Way of Building, Two Years Before the Mast. The Prize, "Godel, Escher and Bach", "The American Practical Navigator" Ecotopia, Baron in the Trees, Permaculture, Oh the Places You'll Go

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have seen molten rock run rivers of orange and grey, The ground rolling beneath my feet ripples on a pond

Underwater worlds of such beauty and complexity lit at night from the glow of Nocta Luca, a fierce dynoflagelate~

Lightning Bolts from the sky, spit from Tesla's coils the arc of an electrode strike melding two pieces into one

The spray of the spectral arches down the falls of a Yosemite afternoon Granitic scrapings and towers the wake of retreating Ice Giants

The spin of the universe at morning's first light

I have seen glimpses of Wonder

Teach, Learn, Share

I travel with a ukeleli and would be glad to teach or just make music. I can also teach juggling and a couple of magic/bar tricks.

I would love instruction in Yoga, Tai Chi, or any other pathway to healthy living.

Having taught environmental science for so long, I have gotten into the practice of collecting ecosystems. Major trees, native animals and wild edible and useful plants are what I am most interested in. If You could teach me this as I travel I would be very appreciative.

Countries I've Visited

American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Montserrat, Myanmar, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

Japan, Thailand, United States

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