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  • 130 references 110 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Bike Messenger / Journalist / Covid tester
  • I never let schoolin get in the way of a good education
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About Me

Currently have Covid 🤦‍♂️- test came back positive August 15th - not accepting guests till recovered 🤙

Cyclist, gardener, hiker, knitter, polyglot, writer, and voracious reader.

If at least one of the items in your wallet is a currently valid library card, then we're going to get along fine.


Whether you stay in my home, or I stay in yours, the best advice I can give is this: if you're invited somewhere and don't know what to bring, get a pineapple. I have never, ever had anyone for any reason - dietary, religious, or moral - point to one and say "I can't eat that."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


That's not sarcasm. I AM SERIOUS. Couchsurfing is free. Not just cash free, but it also means you are free from any obligation to entertain me. Nor do I want to be responsible for your entertainment. I'm just helping you out with a free place to sleep, a shower, and if I have time, a meal. If we get along, great. And if we don't, so what?


PLEASE DON'T MESSAGE ME: about how we can spend whole days together playing guitar, exploring San Francisco, practicing Latin. Nope. 👎 I've got sh*t to do. I'm offering you my home, not my life.

PLEASE KEEP IT SHORT: just 4-5 sentences. Who you are, how long you're in town, what you need from me. That's it.

PLEASE GIVE AT LEAST 2 DAYS' HEADS UP: I have roommates and want to respect them by giving everyone enough time to consider.

PREFERENCE: given to cyclists, traveling academics, emergencies, and interesting folk just passing thru. If you're in the Bay just to snap a selfie with the Golden Gate Bridge...well...I'm much less excited to host you.

REQUIRED: Be vaxxed. This is not negotiable. Please be honest. Health is never something to lie about.

A FINAL FAVOR: If you can find an hour or two to help in the garden, it would be much appreciated. This is not a requirement, so no worries if you can't or simply don't want to.


writing, reading, photography, walking the sorts of distances most people would take an airplane for, scrabble, newspapers, rust belt cities, bicycles, stubbornly resisting the 21st century, backpacking, philosophy, Thai life insurance commercials, Northern New England, tea, classical music, napping in public places, California, crafting elaborate scenarios, doing things in places where they were never intended to be done, Tom Petty music videos, Iowa, found poems

  • writing
  • poetry
  • photography
  • walking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • music
  • live music
  • classical music
  • backpacking

Music, Movies, and Books

Let's keep this simple. I like:- colorful or bold movies where each shot could stand alone as a composition- music where the artist has done something genuinely musical and original- books with pages that I have to physically turn

maybe this will help:

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Went 8 months without riding in a motor vehicle.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm quite eclectic. Not sure what I can offer to teach, beyond having an open mind and a can-do attitude. I mean, I once skinned and ate a porcupine out of sheer curiosity for what would happen. I taught myself how to knit so I wouldn't get bored on long flights. I have a great interest in languages, and a knack for blending in when I can, and living it up as a game (if bumbling) foreigner for those times when I can't.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I don't want to promise anything that you might not want. So I'll just say that I will respect your hospitality by honoring the rules of your home.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United States

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