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  • 32 references 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Hindi, Kannada, Spanish, Telugu
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • student of life
  • Bachelors of Science in Environmental Sciences; life (fri...
  • From San Jose, CA, USA
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About Me


To learn more about soc/env problems+struggles everywhere.. and meet amazing people!


I'm a self-styled "environmentalist" and am very interested all under the social justice umbrella and whatever constitutes a life consistent with that (to the betterment of all.)
i like.. lots of things, love chatting with folks.. going for a bike/hike..


still working on that..
I strive to be open to everything/one, and not be so stung by the criticisms that everyone (and their mother?) have to dish out, especially to the sensitive!

Working on "live and let die," and "Life is too short so love the one you got..."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed a few times, but haven't had anyone surf my pad yet!


Wish I tried harder when I was traveling in India after hearing others' amazing tales, but finally successfully tried in Brooklyn and had a great host!
Then while at the Sustainability Conference at UCSB, very cool!
and on and on, and hosted Daniel!


Ecology and Technology are my dual and dueling passions..
but i'm pretty much interested in everything!

  • psychology
  • permaculture
  • social justice
  • environmentalism
  • linux
  • unconditional love
  • ontology
  • composting toilets

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Green Day, Madonna, "alternative", Jazz/Swing, Queen, ...
Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Constant Gardener, Green Mile, Once were Warriors, LA Confidential,
Books: Invisible Man, by Ralph Waldo Ellison; The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail; Flight Maps, Hillary B. Price; Vagabonding, by Rolf Potts;
Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer; Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger; Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
TV Shows: That 70s Show; X-Files; The Daily Show; My So-called Life

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

bungee jumping in NZ was scary!
I recommend not watching the video tho, you might laugh at me.. :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm pretty much a rockstar with computers+tech..
i have an insatiable curiosity!
I'm curious out how people do/don't enjoy the world, and what my role in the grand wheel is.. (often, of how i can make it a better place for all in my life.)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good conversation and any and all knowledge and skills i have, can help with cooking and cleaning,

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, India, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Mexico, United States

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