I was born in 1974 in Eugene, Oregon — in Sacred Hearts Hospital to be exact. My two older sisters were both born in England, so I guess it was fitting that my parents' “All American Boy” was born on Babe Ruth’s birthday. Shortly thereafter, my mom brought me home in a bundle to the blackberry covered banks of the Willamette River in Harrisburg. As we drove, she held me in her arms, in the front passenger seat with no seat belt. (Ah, 1974) We arrived at our destination, my Grandparent’s old, two-story Victorian home that was and still is guarded by two lion statues at the end of the driveway where we were welcomed by my two enamored big sisters.
At that time, my dad was in the USAF and stationed in Thailand, but before he left, he made one request of his pregnant wife: “If our baby is a boy, don’t name him after me. It would just be too confusing.” She replied, blinking her beautiful eyes, “Okay, Scott. Now you go and be a good soldier.” Well, as evidenced by the fact that my dad received notice of my birth via Western Union telegram, there wasn’t much he could say or do from Thailand in 1974 when I was born and my sweet Mom looked at me and whispered, “You’re my little Scottie.”
And that’s how it all started for me.
And now I'm 49 years old and a father of 5 wonderful kids. I love to write and explore the deserts in southern Utah.
Photo Link: Me at Lower Calf Creek Falls
June 26th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 56 secs
austin butler, baz luhrmann, elvis presley
I’m joined by Jason Small again. This time to review the new Elvis movie by Baz Luhrmann.
June 25th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 3 mins
authenticity, poetry, self discovery
I’m joined by Jason Small in this episode as I read my poem “Besieged” and we discuss the difficulty of facing challenges to our way of thinking and being and how we’ve dealt with it.
June 18th, 2022 | Season 1 | 56 mins 53 secs
communication, fatherhood, hemingway, parenting
I’m joined by my friend, Ryan Thomas as I read my poem, “Your Father’s Son”, and we discuss fatherhood and parenting.
June 15th, 2022 | Season 1 | 47 mins 2 secs
authenticity, poetry, self discovery suffering
In this episode, I read Khalil Gibran’s passage on pain from his book, The Prophet and discuss pain, including discomfort and fear, and the impact it’s had in my life. I also, discuss ways that I’ve found to work through pain such as finding meaning in it.
June 14th, 2022 | Season 1 | 37 mins 52 secs
authenticity, beethoven, healing power of music, poetry, self discovery, the king sisters
In this episode, I read my poem, “Emperor Concerto, II” and I’m joined by Ric de Azevedo as we discuss the power of music.
June 8th, 2022 | Season 1 | 47 mins 16 secs
death of parent, mothers, sons, unconditional love
In this episode, I read my poem, “Unconditional” and then talk with my Aunt Kash about mothers and “unconditional love.”
June 2nd, 2022 | Season 1 | 54 mins 20 secs
change, failure, personal growth, sisyphus
I read my poem "Forgotten Walls" and discuss it with my guest, Josh Baron.
June 1st, 2022 | Season 1 | 28 mins
change, hero’s journey, poetry, rilke
Read and discuss Rilke’s [Ignorant before the heavens of my life]
May 24th, 2022 | Season 1 | 36 mins 52 secs
poetry, recovery, self discovery
Introduction to the Podcast.