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  • 334 references 314 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Engineer, yoga teacher & student
  • Looking inside and looking outside
  • From Rapid City, SD, USA
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About Me

Realized redneck, grateful daddy, too-late hippie, backwoods hillbilly, confused engineer, hopeless tinkerer, happy vagabond, self-conscious socialite, gutter punk, alley cat, rain dog... unequal parts but each substantial. I no longer smoke cigarette butts from ashtrays while drinking too much alcohol, instead I'm focusing on a wonderful love and a healthy yoga practice. I've put sweat and blood and a good share of my life into promoting growth and function of our local organic food co-op, and still eat McDonalds and bad pizza. I'm a peace-loving humanist with a best friend who gets into fistfights way too often. Music saved my life.

Eliza is here as well. She's a funny, chill, positive, garden-dwelling yogi-nurse-massage therapist. She's a lover, social activist, eater and chef, master of "name that band", kitchen dancer, lover of flowers, and vegetables too, and the bees that make it all happen. She's a tarot reader and moon watcher. She might learn to play the viola someday. She doesn't like "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles. But she does, in general, like the Beatles. You'll find her in the sun, or perhaps gazing at the moon, or perhaps over near the honey pot.

Mooney might be here as well. She's a hoot and a holler, a 9-year old who can't be bothered, a budding artist and general all-around advice giver. She likes making up lyrics to songs that you wish you would have written. She names things.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Traveling vicariously through you.


Music, climbing, cooking (especially Indian, Thai, Italian, Mexican), dancing, maps, road trips, hitchhiking, music, yoga, telling and listening to stories, spicy food, religion, evolution, R, homemade musical instruments, beer, chocolate, cheese, coffee (I'm a snob when it comes to these last four), physics, math, statistics, traffic-jam dynamics, computer code, CR1000, hiking and exploring new places in wilderness and cities, alleys, freaks, geeks, nerds, music, music, vacuum cleaner maintenance, pissing on the compost pile, alternative energy, living, and building, gardening, spices, homebrewing beer and wine, foraging, sunshine, buckets of rain. Chokecherries.

  • architecture
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • wine
  • cheese
  • beer
  • coffee
  • organic food
  • yoga
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • coding
  • music
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • engineering
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • religion
  • statistics
  • hitchhiking
  • road trips
  • ashtanga

Music, Movies, and Books

Cormac McCarthy, Tom Waits, Harold & Maude

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I once hitchhiked with a vampire in Indiana, and watched a spider build a complete web in a dewy cornfield in rural sunrise Michigan. I made donuts over a fire up a tree in Wisconsin and fed the masses homemade campfire donuts in the dark, a hundred people in a tree. In the early 1990s, my pard Elliot and I were frequently the deepest people in the western hemisphere at 8250 feet below ground. We didn't know that then. But the real kicker was seeing my child being born, and watching her grow/change/evolve/realize.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: water, yoga, spices, jitterbug dancing, hitchhiking, climbing, music theory, cooking, spreadsheets, math, R. Chokecherry jelly/syrup, if you're here at the right time.

Learn: Dancing (especially salsa, or anything Latin), cooking ethnic, foraging, spices, chocolate mousse or silk pie, most anything else. Pattern language architecture.

Share: We have a wonderful inclusive yoga studio, come join us! Sol Yoga Collective in Rapid City, SD.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories, smiles, wine, food, yoga, ashtanga

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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