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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Journalism, Reading, Writing, Traveling
  • BA, BJ, MA at the University of Missouri
  • From Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Figuring out where to live...?

ABOUT ME

Couchsurfing appealed to me from the moment I first heard its description. These days, I'm in transit, moving from job to job and place to place, so it seems like the perfect time to join.

Most recently, I returned from a month in South Korea, where I taught English to elementary students in the Jeollanam-do province. In the past four years, I also interned for four months in London and spent a summer in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Within the US, volunteer work has taken me from New Orleans to Key West to Santa Fe, but there's a lot more to see.

PHILOSOPHY

Inertia can be a truly devastating force

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Eventually I would love to host once I have a more secure residence. In transit at the moment

Interests

reading and writing, döner kebabs, the great alcoholic writers of the past, memories, politics, London, Chipotle burritos, Europe, finding new places, choice quotations, downtown coffee shops, driving with the windows down, other languages, narrative journalism, expanding horizons

  • writing
  • coffee
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • volunteer work
  • journalism
  • languages
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

The Velvet Underground, The New Pornographers, Radiohead, Girl Talk, Fleet Foxes, The National, She & Him, Spoon, Cat Power, Arcade Fire, Wilco, Beirut, the Decemberists, the Magnetic Fields, David Bowie, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Bloody Valentine

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Good Will Hunting, 8½, Adaptation, Rope, Shawshank Redemption, The Passenger, Last Tango in Paris, A Clockwork Orange, Sideways, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Donnie Darko, Manhattan, Casablanca, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, City of God, The Hours, The Squid and the Whale, Dr. Strangelove, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Science of Sleep, High Fidelity, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Darjeeling Limited, After the Wedding, American Beauty, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Requiem for a Dream, La Dolce Vita, Breathless

Notes from Underground, Invisible Man, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Anna Karenina, A Moveable Feast, Crime and Punishment, The Great Gatsby, Mother Night, Zuckerman Unbound, Beloved, Harlan Ellison's work, 1984, Slaughterhouse Five, The Sound and the Fury, Hamlet, Catch-22, The Brothers Karamazov, A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man, As I Lay Dying, Ulysses, Naked Lunch, Heart of Darkness, Candide, Lolita, Demian, Herzog, This Side of Paradise, Middlesex, To The Lighthouse, What is the What, Demons, The Sun Also Rises, Swann's Way

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Most recently, I underwent two weeks of mass quarantine with 70 Americans on the Korean island of Wando, thanks to swine flu

Teach, Learn, Share

Russian radicals of the 1840s-1870s, the New Journalism movement of the 1960s-1970s, teen movies of the 1980s-90s

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