X: Without Judgement - Brian Phillips


photo by Ian Kasnoff

photo by Ian Kasnoff

After growing up in a small Ohio town, Brian Phillips found healing in his artistry and a home in Texas. In this episode, we hear how Brian came to use one man’s trash to create another man’s treasure. He talks about the roots of his career in design and screen printing. We hear what inspires his work and how grateful he is that the way he makes his living amounts to a de facto meditation practice. We touch on a range of topics, including depression, classic country music, and the unlikely place where Brian got his first break as a visual artist. To Learn more about Brian, click here. 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; Why Baby Why – George Jones, Stay a Little Longer – Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Also Sprach Zarathustra – unknown, 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. 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).