I live and work in Houston as a freelance writer - arts, grants, marketing, PR, etc.
I don't really have a life motto, but I try to live in such a way that does as little harm to the lives of others as possible.
When I travel, I prefer to take it easy instead of beelining for every tourist spot, trying to see as much as possible. Though, I do try to see a few key things that I know I'd regret missing.
Having me as a guest, I'd imagine, is rather pleasant. That's hard to say, though, since I've never hosted myself. I can be cluttered at times, but only in my own home. I'm a really quiet dude as well, and people have told me that I'm a nice guy with a rather impressive beard.