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Overview

  • 3 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Learning Spanish
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2019
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  • B.A. from Amherst College, M.F.A. from Syracuse University
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About Me

At college, I got the opportunity to study abroad in The Czech Republic for 4 months. It was eye opening. Ever since I've been addicted to traveling when I can and meeting people from anywhere and everywhere.

I'm a fiction writer, avid music lover (I go to a lot of shows!). Super into cooking and food. I teach literature, composition, and creative writing at university.

Recent history: Most recently moved to Philly. Before I was in Syracuse NY for grad school. Before that I was in Massachusetts for undergrad (I went to school late!). Before that I was in Los Angeles for 12 years doing carpentry building music studios and playing music, lots of shows. Here is a link to the main band I played with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5nYhhbbB7g

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Meeting people is one of my favorite things in life. I find that every individual has such a unique spirit/energy, and being able to get to know each other, even if briefly, is a great gift. I cherish the time I spend with people as learning from them and experiencing them (selfishly) gives me energy and life. I could only hope I do the same for others by being myself and sharing what I have.

I find traveling incredibly enriching and always enlightening. To do that while incorporating different people around the world, I find, is a privilege and one I'd really like to experience.

Interests

I used to be a musician in Los Angeles for 12 years. I really love playing music, as I find it kind of cathartic. Playing shows, or going to the show, and having fun with everybody there, dancing, playing and listening to good music.

I love to write
I love to read
I love to share philosophical tangents with different people
I love to ask questions, to learn about things and people
Cooking
Swimming
Walking
Biking

  • pets
  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • theater
  • performing arts
  • photography
  • music festivals
  • cooking
  • reading
  • eating out
  • live music
  • punk music
  • jazz
  • rock music
  • hip-hop music
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • adventure travel
  • lakes
  • art
  • laughing
  • people
  • biking
  • talking
  • sarcasm
  • museums and exhibitions
  • philosphy
  • fiction
  • the mountains
  • vinyl records

Music, Movies, and Books

TV Shows: Andor, Dr. Who, FLEABAG, The Wire, Luther, The IT Crowd, Battlestar Galactica

Movies: Trading Places (there are more but this is my favorite).

Books: Counternarratives, The Vermont Plays, Friday Black, Civilwarland In Bad Decline, Neverwhere. The Emigrants.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I'm really happy about the M.F.A. in Creative writing I recently completed.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share a lot about literature! My music knowledge is extensive. I like learning in all forms.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I always bring good chill energy. I can bring humor (I see irony everywhere!). I love to cook and love to cook for or with people. I love making playlists and if you do request one it will be made in accordance to your energy (along with you sharing some of your favorite songs/artists for my aggregation). I am curious and open and its important for me to respect your space that I occupy.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Czech Republic, United States

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