Friday, February 4, 2005



Name: Wayfarer

Birthday: July 30

Location: Greenfield, MA
New England, USA

Education: B.A. Foreign Languages; M.Ed. Alternative Education.

Profession: Teacher--World Languages (French, Spanish); Mathematics; Physical Education.

Languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German (although it's fading).

Family in Residence: Wifeness; 2 birth children (SiSi and NiNi); 1 chosen child (Karla).

Founding member of Wayfarer House.


I globetrek every chance I get. I play Dungeons and Dragons®. I volunteer with DSS. I swim, cycle and run (and sometimes I put them all together in triathlons). I practice Shaolin kung fu. I kayak.

My wife and I are moving slowly and steadily forward in starting a community school.


I identify strongly with being an educator. Teaching and learning are the truest expression of "right livelihood" for me, and I am grateful every day being paid to do them.

I have a long list of interests, too, that I value because they center around the two things I enjoy most—discovery and sharing, not necessarily because I’m good at them.

I’m not intimidating on purpose. I just have a strong and clear sense of who I am and why I’m here. It’s the most wonderful feeling to have, and I feel like everyone deserves it.

I’m not complex. I’m easy to read and I don’t have the time or the patience for personality games.

I like to dig deep into the serious things, but I’m not afraid to do so with a spoon stuck on my nose.

My life is both mundane and spectacular, and no, that’s not a paradox.

I have rules. I like rules. Rules are good. Rules are also made to be broken, when appropriate.

I swear, mostly for effect. I say “F***!!” sometimes just because it feels good, but I don’t use the word “stupid”.

I appreciate the mystery of the universe, and I do not need to know how it all works. Frankly, it’s nice to be surprised.