"Explore the World, Enjoy the Moment, Ride the Flow!"
I get around, you know? I'm a professional visitor, a homeless (is that a typo?) romantic, a voyageur of sorts, a guy who wonders what‘s around the next bend. I spend most of my time outside. I've yodeled under a glacier. I've walked around in a blizzard in Antarctica. This makes me sound cold, but I am not. I once took a spelling test which received two gold stars on it. But, so what? We’ve all done great things. I like creativity in action. I love pointless challenges. What makes you happy? Why aren’t you doing that? It’s all in the details. I'll probably skip the small talk. Keep in mind that i am not a serious person, though I can be sincere. I'll probably make you dinner at some point. My sense of humor is irrepressible. I've been known to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. I am a work in progress. I'm not sure I belong here...
Given the opportunity, I’d rather whisper secrets to the trees than go through the motions. I like giving honey to injured bees. I like picking up trash and I never use bug spray. I’ve become a social creature. Who knew? The path of life takes interesting twists, doesn’t it? I’m not the same man I was three years ago. Can I tell you the truth? I’m enjoying writing this.
If you were to ask me how old I am, I won’t give you a straight answer. I tend to get a deeper look into humanity than most people. I think it’s the questions I ask. But people tell me things I would never ask about. I give strange advice.
If I stay awake for over 20 hours I develop amazing powers of concentration. If I drink during this time, I become chatty. I like to jump into really cold water, yet I am obsessed with hot springs.
One of the best conversations I’ve ever had was with a mountain man from Oregon. We talked about ghosts, living in the woods, heaven, beer, hamburgers, jobs and wandering.
My brother taught me at an early age to keep my mouth shut. Since then, I’ve been a safe harbor for gossip. I can’t remember everyday that I have lived, but sometimes I try. I think it might be possible. People tell me I look like a Viking. I tell them they look like themselves.
Balance is important to me. I’m not sure if its an obsession, or simply a way of life. My head empties with the sound of a gong. I like to tie knots. I have many talents. I’ve read many books. Ask me anything, I don’t mind. I eat out a lot, though I prefer to cook. I love the ritual of coffee, especially in the morning.
I have an accent but its hard to place. Do I interest you? Think about that. Where does that feeling come from? “It’s better to live a short life doing something you love than a long one doing things you hate.” Alan Watts said that. I say it too.
Did I tell you I feed birds from my hand? My niece is dying to know my secrets. Speaking of secrets, I’m only ticklish on the bottoms of my feet. Oops. Say that backwards. That might be my next tattoo.
My hearing isn’t so good. My eyesight is worse. I’ve never met anyone who is famous. I love graham crackers in milk. I write long emails. I like hard work. Give me your shittiest job, I’ll do it. What do I care? I’m here to help.
Life doesn’t follow my Illusions. I need to be right here, right now. “Where do you see yourself in five years?” I see myself sitting on a park bench in Strassburg sharing an ice cream cone with you on a beautiful spring day. You can’t tell employers that though, can you? I think I might start…
I enjoy hiking, backpacking, skiing (nordic and alpine), bouldering. I love to cook. I'm an inspired photographer who finds creative ways to capture the world for others to see. I play the banjo and the ukulele. I have a million interests, and I try to be good at all of them. I like keeping my mind challenged. In traveling I find myself at my best, and in my element.
I can find good things to say about every place i travel to, but here are a few places that I love.
Los Glaciares National Park (North), El Chalten, Argentina. South Georgia Island. The Islands of Southeast Alaska. Eagle River, Michigan. The North Shore of Lake Superior. El Bolson, Argentina. Baja California Sur, Mexico. West Virginia. Idaho. The West Coast of North America. The Antarctic Peninsula. Vancouver, British Columbia.
01 Apr 2010 - 04 Apr 2010
26 Dec 2009 - 28 Feb 2010
I can make recommendations on which parks to visit, and to camp at for good portions of the western united states, and the upper midwest. This doesn't include Colorado or Wyoming (sorry, don't know enough myself). If you give me your hobbies, I can direct you to places to partake in them. Again for the west and midwestern states. I have knowledge of other areas of the US, but not as much as I do for the west. I can also recommend good places to eat. Generally, I like small cafe's mom and pop restaurants, so those are what I can best describe.