Have Mando, Will Travel

It’s back to North Market for this interview with Scott Brooks, Tuesday morning, December 12.

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Retired for a few years from his self-employed marketing career, Scott is a working musician, picking mandolin and singing, mostly at senior centers in central Ohio. Scott played 174 engagements the last calendar year. In fact, it was our mutual love for Appalachian string band music that first brought us together, circa 1999, jamming on his Ray Sparks mandolin in the basement of the Bluegrass Musicians Supply on South High.
Scott confidently describes his VALUES with a fundamental belief that all things work for the greater good, in the long run. In the end, things will be good, and if they’re not good now, it simply isn’t the end yet.  He justifies this attitude with evidence of the progress humanity has made. And he credits his discovery of Urantia in 1971, when he admits he was in his “hot mess” phase of personal development.
CONNECTIVITY:  Music brings folks together, and through his frequent gigs, Scott feels a direct connection to our humanity. On the SCARCITY/ABUNDANCE spectrum, he has gratitude for the abundance he and his wife Pat are blessed with.
I ask my subjects to define the “BOX” that we are often encouraged to think outside of. In Scott’s case, he recognizes he’s an introvert, and he doesn’t necessarily believe he needs outside his box, as his life is good.
On UNCERTAINTY, he emphasizes that he lives in the present, and he doesn’t have concerns about what might happen. Again, he’s confident that all things work toward eventual good. This leads to the question of how will life look 5-years forward, and again, he remains in the “NOW,” the present tense.

“I’m not at the point when I don’t buy green bananas!”

A pleasure, Scott. Thanks for joining me for this verbal jam.


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About orangeacorn

We are, I believe, and everything is, in perpetual unfolding/enfolding/evolving. By surface appearances, we're in turmoil and fearfullness, but in fact our existence is on the edge of a new way, beyond the US versus THEM we have grown with. I encourage you to join me over coffee or tea in face-to-face encounters. I call this exercise, "CAFFEINE COMMUNION: Encounters with Paradigm Pioneers." I'm a Columbus, Ohio husband, father and citizen. I practice string band sounds from the ridges of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, the vortex of the ancient drone.
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