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  • 9 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Writing and Being Sensual, mostly
  • BA in English, Creative Writing emphasis
  • From Palo Alto, CA
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About Me


to evolve into something else


Been living in Brooklyn, NY, for a smidge over a year now, watching people eat for a living, and completing the later revisions of a book. Don't ask me what the book's about, or I'll deflect with, "If you took my soul and put it in a saucepot for six hours on low heat, it's what you'd find in the bottom."

My fascinations are kaleidoscopic, which means they revolve and ramify and after not so long, they're utterly distant from what I was reading about months before, but it's all connected. I do a lot of reading on the train. Novels, ideological theory, drawing instruction, spirituality, sexual theory, economics, psychology, conspiracy, my appetite is all-consuming.

I believe that you ought to express what you are, uncompromisingly, unflinchingly, and learning to do so is one of the primary movements of life.


Find all the things that gross you out and then fill your mouth with them and chew, even as the mucus runs down your neck.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


For years I've surfed and been hosted by billions of amazing people. As of this spring, my wife and I are opening our living room up to host, a first for me. I'm pumped!


I've CS'ed in Portland, Seattle, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, Savannah, in roadtrips that went up both coasts of America and along the bottom, and most recently, Iceland!


Writing is my main jam (on the third draft of a book), but my minor jams include drawing, enterprising, bartending, traveling, cooking, cigarettes, clothing making, rooftops, reading, dancing, and the intricacy and purity of carnal relations.

  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • literature
  • dancing
  • ethics
  • cooking
  • shopping
  • clothing
  • movies
  • video games
  • chess
  • reading
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • backpacking
  • economics
  • physics
  • psychology

Music, Movies, and Books

On my shelf currently: Labyrinths (Borges), The Sublime Object of Ideology (Zizek), Discipline and Punish (Foucault), I Am a Strange Loop (Hofstadter), Sixty Stories (Barthelme), McSweeneys Quarterly Concern, End of the Game (Julio Cortazar), Inglourious Basterds (Tarantino), and every pop song on the radio.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Burning Man 2011, I hate to admit it, changed my life.

Backpacking for 4 days through the wilderness of Iceland's Hornstrandir fjords, I love to admit it, changed my life.

Was swindled in Tangier, Morocco.
Slurped expensive noodles at my uncle's shop in Japan.
Botellon'ed with a host brother in Cordoba, Spain.

Teach, Learn, Share

The English language, naturally. And if you've invested yourself profoundly in any discipline or thought, I'm all for it and wish to know more. Things that have been on my mind recently (though I'm an expert in none; often the opposite): Literature and Fiction, Chess, Cinema, Ideological theory, Quantum Physics, Surrealism, Video Games, Perception, Popular Culture, Human Interaction, Ethics, yadda yadda.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, United States

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