I'm a self-employed graphic artist, writer, photographer and massage therapist. I love to travel, cycle, shop at the farmer's market and cook amazing meals for friends. I just got back from a month long photo trek through Burma. In 2010 I spent the summer in Germany, France, Spain and the Czech Republic. In 2012 I spent the summer in San Francisco, Ukiah and Big Sur doing photography and blogging.
I sing bass with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and play piano for fun.
Professionally, I have written a book (Homosteading at the 19th Parallel - avail on Amazon) about my year in Hawaii building my own home in the middle of a lava field. I am a NEA and CPB grantee for a public radio show I used to host on Public Radio International. In 2004 I won the Edward R. Murrow award for my radio show.
You can read more about me and my adventures on my blog Face to the Wind at Word (website hidden).
I enjoy hosting people from all over the world. I enjoy showing people the best that Tucson has to offer in art, music and dining. The house is full of original art works (many of my own) and Trish my housemate and I love to have people play the (in tune) grand piano, sing, pull out that guitar or whatever you might have. We enjoy meeting people who are open and friendly.