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When I was a boy, my uncle told me about his solo bicycle trek across Central America. I grew up wanting to do that too, so I studied Spanish and computer engineering. On my first trip, I climbed the tallest mountain in the Andes (Aconcagua), then I explored Peru. My second trip was a solo bicycle trek across Central America, then I got a job in in Tokyo. Now I've spent more than 10 years travelling the world, mostly with my wife Lili. We got married in Brazil, then we toured Africa by public bus, then we moved to New Zealand (nobody saw that coming), and now we are New Zealand citizens! Meanwhile our adventures continue... We don't have children and we love to travel, so why not? Check out our travel blog (with photos): David and Lili's World Tour, observations from the road.
I published a novel, and the 5-star reviews keep coming in! Globalocity is the story of Raymond, a young American who travels the world. Check it out: Globalocity - the Adventures of Raymond is on sale now. Go on a mind-expanding odyssey. Global velocity! Go with Raymond. Explore everything.
To make money and for intellectual challenge, I have worked as a technology consultant, enterprise IT solution designer / manager, computer programmer, and I used to teach "Object-Oriented Design with Java" (Software Engineering in the wild) at the University of Colorado. Here are the Lecture Notes (PDF files). Here's my Curriculum Vitae. And here's a fun example, an applet with which you can make Fractal Art (requires Java).
I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese fluently, and my bad French is getting better. I still practice footbag and yoga, but my knees are no longer up for ultimate (frisbee) or soccer. I ride my bicycle to work whenever possible. Sometimes I burst into spontaneous juggling.
I agree with Secular Humanism. I believe that Evolution is not just a theory, but a fact. After having visited gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and humans in the wild, I can testify that we humans talk better than our furrier cousins, but we don't climb trees as well. We are all trained apes, and some apes are trained better than others. The good news is that empathy is in our nature. Thanks for surfing my page. Peace.