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Overview

  • 28 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Turkish; learning French, Polish, Russian
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • volunteer activist
  • self-educated / autoeducado
  • From Marlborough CT USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

breathe deeply....

ABOUT ME

Most of my time I work on my latest project, a platform for crowdacting. You can find out more at: crowdacting.org
I've always sought freedom and adventure. at 15 i went to Australia for a year as an AFS exchange student. that began a 15 year love affair with travel and languages. I worked teaching ESL in Mexico, Cuba, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Oman, Czech Republic. Tired of working, I ended my travels as an activist and ex-worker in Barcelona, where i enjoyed over a decade squatting buildings and land and putting down roots in an activist community - www.canmasdeu.net

En mi tiempo libre me dedico como voluntario a mi proyecto, una plataforma para el crowdacting: collaction.org
Siempre he buscado libertad y aventura. A los 15 años fui a Australia por un año de estudiante de intercambio cultural. Alli me enamoré de viajar y aprender idiomas. Trabajé enseñando Inglés en México, Cuba, Rusia, Polanda, Turkiye, Oman, Republica Checa. Cansado de trabajar, dejé mis viajes en 2000 y me hice activista en Barcelona, donde pasé mas de una decada maravillosa expropiando edificios y huertos y echando raizes en una colectivo ecologista - www.canmasdeu.net

PHILOSOPHY

embrace contradictions and live according to my beliefs - independent communalism, organized anarchism, group autonomy, interdependent self-sufficiency, responsible free love, militant pacifism, post-primitivism, and unflinching kindness to humans, animals, and the earth.

acceptar la contradicciones y vivir segun mis creencias - comunalismo independiente, anarquísmo organizado, autonomía y autosuficiencia interdependiente, amor libre y responsable, pacisfismo militante, post-primitivismo e amabilidad impávida hacia seres humanos, animales e la tierra.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I spent years traveling via "Pasporta Servo" (http://www.pasportaservo.org) - couchsurfing for esperantists! I was also an AFS exchange student (1990, Melbourne, Australia) - http://www.afs.org/

Interests

organic gardening, cycling, massage, copyleft, free software, zen philosophy, lucid dreaming, gender equality, men's groups, polyamory, vegetarian cooking (though i'm rather impure), documentary films, making soy milk and soy yogurt, community living, cooperative relationships, and living in the moment.

haciendo rollitos de sushi, masaje, huertos ecologicos, ciclismo, cultura y software libre, filosofia zen, sueños lucidos, igualdad de género, grupos de hombres, poliamor, anarquismo, la cocina vegetariana (aun que mantengo mis impuridades), cine documental, hacer leche y yogures de soja, vivir en comunidad, relaciones cooperativas, y vivir en el momento.

  • animals
  • documentaries
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • gardening
  • movies
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • languages
  • psychology
  • software
  • language exchange

Music, Movies, and Books

books: Michael Ende MOMO, derrick jensen A LANGUAGE OLDER THAN WORDS; CULTURE OF MAKE-BELIEVE, jeannette winterson WRITTEN ON THE BODY; aldous huxley ISLAND; BRAVE NEW WORLD, ursula leguin THE DISPOSSESSED, octavia butler DAWN; RITES; IMAGO, _Anything_ by Noam Chomsky, Janet Hardy and Dossie Eaton's THE ETHICAL SLUT, Orhan Pamuk MY NAME IS RED,

Casilda Rodrigañez

libros: Eduardo Mendoza SIN NOTICIAS DE GURB, EL MISTERIO DE LA CRIPTA EMBRUJADA, y cualquier cosa de Quino.

films: Venus in Furs, Lavorare Con Lentezza, Short Bus, Darwin's Nightmare, Slam!, La Haine, Tillsammans, The Corporation (canadian documentary), Century Of The Self & Power of Nightmares (BBC documentaries) The Edge of Heaven,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

1000 miles peace-walk on foot from Diyarbakir to Istanbul, Sailing around Iberia from Barcelona to Bilbao, and taking the TransSiberian to China.

1400 km a pie desde Diyarbakir a Estambul en contra de la guerra civil, Velando de Barcelona hasta Bilbao, y cruzando Siberia en el tren.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am currently learning Turkish and am willing to do language exchange for English.

De momento estoy aprendiendo turco y estoy dispuesto a hacer intercambio por clases de Español.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Nepal

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey

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