I love: life, learning, teaching, music, concerts, dancing,
singing, playing guitar & piano, making friends, traveling the
world, yoga/meditation, smiling/laughing, and great food.
I'm a very laid back guy. Most who know me usually say I am funny -
including the kids I teach. I am always happy to hear this, as I
see a lot of people worldwide who forgot how to smile. It seems
like a trend. ;-)
Though I am a goofy ball, I know how/when to be serious for all
those seriously-serious occasions.
What I’m doing with my life
By trade, I'm a kindergarten teacher. I feel really fortunate to be around young learners who shine human values (enthusiasm, joy, friendliness, compassion, creativity...). Singing all the time helps me stay young, too.
I've studied, taught and made music in fifteen countries so far. I just moved home from Doha where I taught kindergarten.
I'm also an avid musician, soon-to-be published author and a professional smiler. This is a good deal of my life so far.
I’m really good at
Taking life lightly, smiling, and being friendly. And eating - I'm
good at eating, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors. I also have been
enjoying many autobiographies over the past three years - some are
better than others. Dr. Seuss is another one of my favs. I never
get tired of reading his books. I've read a lot of Steve Martin and
I always get a kick out of his work.
Great/classic movies, of course. Comedies always work for me,
though I also enjoy action and cheesy love stories. Shawshank,
Citizen Kane, Star Wars, One Flew Over..., E.T., Silver Lining's
Playbook, Say Anything, Gump, Good Will Hunting, old school Jim
"Music, sweet music, there'll be music everywhere... " Grew up with
some of the best music ever recorded; classic rock, 80's, blues
& jazz (America's music) and eastern/western classical. Enjoy
the Grateful Dead, Phish and Panic for their live shows and
homegrown audiences. I also create my own weird style of music and
enjoy sharing it with the world. Wanna start a band?
Food: I love to eat/cook Thai, Mexican, Indian, Sushi, Italian,
Vietnamese, Lebanese/Turkish and also just good old fashion raw
food -- pick the mango off the tree in Thailand or India and eat
The six things I could never do without
Music, Mom, Meditation, my guitars & piano, and sunshine
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why the world is mostly backwards.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sleeping by 7:00 PM. Just kidding. Probably going out to eat with
friends, or playing music somewhere - possibly a new/old movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love the song, "Faithfully" by Journey. And 100 other love songs
from the 80's. When no one's around, I crank them up on the home
You should message me if
... you'd like to meet a down to earth guy who enjoys great company
and knows how to have a good time.