IX: The Stranger & the Road - Spencer Reese


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The Stranger & the Road - The day before Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to a quarter-million onlookers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the poet Spencer Reece was born. Spencer is the author of “The Clerk’s Tale” and “The Road to Emmaus.” The documentary “Voices Beyond the Wall” chronicles his experience teaching young girls to write poetry at their orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras – the murder capital of the world. His story tells not only what persistence can yield. His is a clear example that life is anything but over when one breaks free from the shackles of alcoholism. In fact, it’s met with unlimited and, sometimes, dreamlike possibilities. Hear Spencer’s story in this episode of The Path to Authenticity with host, Tom Gentry. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Infinite Content – Arcade Fire, Rolling Sea – Vetiver, Hot Burrito #1 – The Flying Burrito Brothers, To a Band that I Loved – Jason Isbell, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



III: The Closest We Get to God - Jen Conway


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The Closest We Get to God: As an aspiring English teacher, Jen Conway’s love for reading led her to a book on unassisted childbirth. What began as curiosity evolved into passion. Now, in addition to being a mother of four, she is an accomplished doula and birth documentarian. This award-winning photographer captures images every bit as powerful as the moments they represent. In this episode she talks about her career path and offers insight as someone who has immersed herself in pregnancy and childbirth. Click here to learn more about Jen. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Infinite Content – Arcade Fire, If it Don't Come Easy –  Patti Griffin, Something to Love – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, rights obtained from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)



XVIII: A Son Facing East - Anthony Guilbert


A Son Facing East: Anthony Guilbert published his first book when he was 19 years old. His most recent book, Notes from the Drift, he published about a year ago. In episode 18 of The Path to Authenticity, you’ll hear the story of a writer whose life experience shows up on the page. Among his greatest influences is Kalhil Gibran. He’s read not only John Ciardi’s translation of the Divine Comedy, but six others. And, he began identifying as a Buddhist when he was 12. You can read all of this between the dense and beautiful lines of his work. Hear the host, Tom Gentry discuss all of this and more with writer, teacher, and mind/body advocate, Anthony Guilbert. Visit anthonyguilbert.net. or Amazon to purchase Notes from the Drift. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Windfall – Son Volt, Such a Night – The Drifters, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)



IX: The Stranger & the Road - Spencer Reece


The day before Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to a quarter-million onlookers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the poet Spencer Reece was born. Spencer is the author of “The Clerk’s Tale” and “The Road to Emmaus.” The documentary “Voices Beyond the Wall” chronicles his experience teaching young girls to write poetry at their orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras – the murder capital of the world.  His story tells not only what persistence can yield. His is a clear example that life is anything but over when one breaks free from the shackles of alcoholism. In fact, it’s met with unlimited and, sometimes, dreamlike possibilities. Hear Spencer’s story in this episode of The Path to Authenticity with host, Tom Gentry. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Rolling Sea – Vetiver, To a Band that I Loved – Jason Isbell, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).