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  • Fluent in English
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2008
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  • masters in Iranian Studies
  • From Damariscotta, ME, USA
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About Me


five hundred words a day


Oh, I'm a little here, little there, a bit like napoleon, only taller.

I created a course on The Twilight Zone for my school and that is all that matters.

I guess I live in Iran now...


"Philosophy, except as it is expressed in bursts of song, poems, and stories, has never gripped me, although I wanted badly once to be an existentialist, but mainly for the beret."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


looking to be more active when possible


surfed to new orleans and back twice.

Trying to host now.


I write. I spend a fair amount of time reading.

people are interesting too.

  • culture
  • poetry
  • drinking
  • reading
  • muslim

Music, Movies, and Books

Donnie Darko, No Country for Old Men, There Will be Blood

Elvis Costello, Animal Collective, the pixies, The White Stripes, The Roots, dark dark dark, gorillaz, johnny cash, dylan, modest mouse, a.a. bondy, neutral milk hotel

Didion, Vonnegut, Murakami, Bolano, Steinbeck, McCarthy, Chekhov, Jeanette Winterson, Paul Auster, Lydia Davis, George Saunders, Tin House. I read savagely. It's what I do.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've kissed mermaids
rode the el nino

spent a summer living in Denmark
I'd recommend it

Volunteered in the lower ninth ward of new orleans for a year.If you're interested visit

Teach, Learn, Share

I been researching Somalia lately.

I gave talks on Islamic-American culture at libraries. People trust me to do that, for whatever reason.

share a drink.

I have nothing more to teach you, grasshopper.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Denmark, Iran, United States

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