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I consider myself a sentient being first, a human second, and subsequently a US citizen. In the words of Thomas Paine "My country is the world and my religion is to do good". My intentions for travelling are far from frivolous in my estimation. I have a genuine desire to promote cultural understanding. It's a lot more difficult for corrupt governments and other organizations to trick us into thinking that we should fight, murder, and exploit each other when our close friends and family come from and reside in every corner of the globe. In short, I want to spread the most love and alleviate the most suffering possible. For this reason, it's wonderful that this site has been created, an inexpensive way to form ties between far off places. However such inclussiveness is also a risk. It bares repeating that we all deserve respect. My philosophy is that we should leave the places we visit better off than we find them. If you are involved in narcotics, or illegal/dangerous activity, warn me beforehand, as I will not host/stay with you. In addition, CS is not an appropriate platform for booty calls, dating, etc. Of course,the more we are involved in each other's trips, the better. I make every effort possible to provide my guests with a fun and rewarding experience.
"May all that have life be delivered from suffering" ( Gautama Buddha )Political/Economic views: Georgism, UbuntuLand Value Taxation, internalize externalities, decentralize, open source, instant run-off voting.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
surf, host, carpool
I've had a great experience with CS, and in the process gained a more generalized trust for others.
Abolishing suffering, economics (Georgism), philosophy, culture, environmental sustainability, dancing around the house in my socks gett'n my James Brown on.
Music, Movies, and Books
Progress and Poverty, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, The Hedonistic Imperative, The Corruption of Economics, Land Value Taxation Around the World, Guns Germs and Steel, Science channel, Zoolander, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, James Brown, other funk music, Jimi Hendix, Jack Johnson, Sublime, Led Zeppelin
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Have you ever seen a man eat his own head? ha! Then you haven't seen everything!- Team America
I have given birth! Just kidding ;P
Teach, Learn, Share
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Botswana, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
South Africa, Sweden, United States