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  • 51 references 45 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Enviornmental do-gooder, and public sector natural resour...
  • Master's Degree in Cultural Geography
  • From Los Angeles, CA, USA
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About Me

Taking a break, good luck.


Responsible stewardship of my home, bike touring, absurdifying the situation.

I like people who put effort into their relationships, community, and world.


Leave the world in better shape than when I found it, without making a lot of fuss about it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Formerly nomadic, now sedentary, have always been welcoming and welcomed. I work by day at a public water agency. If I'm not out in the evening I'm puttering about making improvements and muttering.

I'm not specifically looking to hang out with you when I host you, but if we both want to go to the same underground punk show, kismet!

Also, 12-15 mile hikes are about my speed.


I was couchsurfing from long before the internet existed. You used to have to show up in a town, go to a tavern or cafe, and talk to people to find a place to stay. Or stay up all night, or sleep at the bus station or in a park/cemetery.


creeks, coffee, whiskey, photography, bike tours, finding out what is really going on.

Music, Movies, and Books

I will ask you about local bands from where you are from.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know a fair bit about preserving food, so depending on time of year there may be canning, krauting, or curing going on. Or brewing. House has first permitted residential greywater system in Oakland, and a garden.

Depending on timing, there might be a volunteer tree planting for you to go to with a group I work with.

I have a bear cannister you can borrow.

Countries I’ve Visited

Guatemala, Malaysia, Mexico, Palestine

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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