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Location
Austin, TX

Biography

March 19: Emerged screaming into a godless world full of bones at 10:13 pm on March 19th. 
April 23: First Smile
November 19: First Crawl

History

John Glenn
Marylyn Monroe
Cuban Missile Crisis


February 20: "Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) was the third human spaceflight for the U.S. and part of Project Mercury. Conducted by NASA on February 20, 1962, the mission was piloted by astronaut John Glenn, who performed three orbits of the Earth, making him the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth." source

Mar 21: "A female black bear was taken aboard a B-58 bomber out of Edwards Air Force Base in California, flown up to 35,000 feet at a supersonic speed of 850 miles per hour, and ejected from the bomber in a specially made capsule. She landed safely, and became the first living creature to survive a parachute jump from a plane flying faster than sound." source

May 19: "Marilyn Monroe sang "Happy Birthday" to Pres. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden while wearing a dress described as "skin and beads." In 1999 the dress sold for $1.15 million at Christie's auction house. In 2016 the dress sold for nearly $5 million at a Los Angeles auction to Ripley’s Believe It or Not." source

August 5: "Actress Marilyn Monroe (36) was found dead in her Los Angeles home. Her death was ruled a "probable suicide" from an overdose of sleeping pills. Movie actress, model, singer, Judaism convert, RN: Norma Jean Mortenson Baker; Joe DiMaggio's, then Arthur Miller's ex-wife." source

October 22: "President John F. Kennedy announced that missile bases had been discovered in Cuba and they had the potential to attack the United States with nuclear warheads. Kennedy ordered a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. The Russians had previously agreed not to bring new offensive weapons into Cuba, but after hearing Kennedy's announcement, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev refused to cooperate with the quarantine. Following a confrontation that threatened nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reported that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled." source

Literature
Nobel:John Steinbeck

Ficciones, Borges
A Clockwork Orange, Burgess
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Kesey

Film
Best Picture:West Side Story

Lawrence of Arabia
Lolita
To Kill a Mockingbird

Music
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
All Aboard the Blue Train – Johnny Cash
Twist with Chubby Checker, Chubby Checker



Location
Baton Rouge, LA
Barret Street, Shreveport, LA

Personal

January 19: First wave good-bye
February 5: First walk from Mother to Father
March 19: Could say a few words
June: Plays well by himself

History

Sylvia Plath
Quang Duc
MLK I have a Dream Speech
Kennedy Assassinated

Thích Quảng Đức 釋廣德 (1897-1963)


February 11: "Sylvia Plath (30), American writer, committed suicide by gas in London after Ted Hughes left her for another woman, Assia Wevill. Her autobiographical novel "The Bell Jar" was published this year. She had been married to English poet Ted Hughes (d.1998), who in 1998 published a 198 page book of verse "Birthday Letters" based on their relationship. Assia Wevill committed suicide 5 years later." source

March 5: "A private plane crash near Camden, Tenn., claimed the lives of  country music performers Patsy Cline (30), "Cowboy" Copas and "Hawkshaw" Hawkins, as well as pilot Randy Hughes, Cline's manager." source

May: "Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (32), psychology professors, were fired from Harvard for experimenting with psychedelic drugs. Alpert later traveled to India and returned as Ram Dass." source

June 11: "Buddhist monk Quang Duc immolated himself on a Saigon street to protest the government of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem." source

June 12: "Medgar Evers (37), leader (field director) of the NAACP in Mississippi, was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson by the KKK." source

August 8: "Britain's "Great Train Robbery" took place as thieves made off with 120 mailbags with 2.62 million pounds in banknotes." source

August 28: ""I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights." source

October 15: :Stanley Milgram of Yale Univ. published his groundbreaking article “Behavioral Study of Obedience." in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. His experiments, begun in 1960, created a paradigm for considering how cruel people can be when they are obeying orders." source

November 22: "John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, had been in office two years, 10 months and two days, when an assassin's bullet ended his life in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy, on a pre-campaign trip to supposedly hostile Texas, had been greeted warmly by enthusiastic crowds at every stop." source




Literature
Nobel: Giorgos Seferis

Water of the Hills, Pagnol
Grifters, Thompson
Planet of the Apes, Boulle

Film
Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia

The Birds
Dr. No
8 1/2

Music
Please Please Me, Beatles
Surfer Girl, Beach Boys
Night Train, Oscar Peterson





Location
Shreveport, LA

Personal

February 19:  "I won't"
March: First dog: Muff
November: "Scot talks all the time now and like to express his feelings. He has quite and imagination and plays by himself well."

History

Hiroshima Peace Flame
Civil Rights Act
Sam Cooke

March 13: "The New York Times misreports that 38 neighbors of Kitty Genovese, 28, fail to respond to her cries, as she is being stabbed to death in Queens, New York City, prompting investigation into the bystander effect." source

"Swedish journalist exhibited paintings done by a chimpanzee under the name Pierre Brassau. The journalist was testing whether critics could tell the difference between true avant-garde modern artwork and a chimp's work. They could not, and in fact, praised the works." source

"Japan's Hiroshima Peace Flame has been burned continuously since it was lit in 1964, and will remain lit until all nuclear bombs on the planet are destroyed and the planet is free from the threat of nuclear annihilation." source

"Jean Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964 but declined it, saying "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution"." source

July: "The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (enacted July 2, 1964) is a landmark civil rights and US labor law in the United States that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It prohibited unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations." source

December 11: "Sam Cooke died at the age of 33 on December 11, 1964, at the Hacienda Motel, at 9137 South Figueroa Street, in Los Angeles, California. Answering separate reports of a shooting and of a kidnapping at the motel, police found Cooke's body, clad only in a sports jacket and shoes but no shirt, pants or underwear. He had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, which was later determined to have pierced his heart. The motel's manager, Bertha Franklin, said she had shot Cooke in self-defense after he broke into her office residence and attacked her. Her account was immediately disputed by Cooke's acquaintances." source

"Singer Etta James viewed Cooke's body before his funeral and questioned the accuracy of the official version of events. She wrote that the injuries she observed were well beyond the official account of Cooke having fought Franklin alone. James wrote that Cooke was so badly beaten that his head was nearly separated from his shoulders, his hands were broken and crushed, and his nose mangled. Some people speculated that Cooke's manager, Allen Klein, might have had a role in his death. Klein owned Tracey, Ltd, which ultimately owned all rights to Cooke's recordings." source

"Prometheus (recorded as WPN-114) was the oldest known non-clonal organism, a Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) tree growing near the tree line on Wheeler Peak in eastern Nevada, United States. The tree, which was at least 4862 years old and possibly more than 5000, was cut down in 1964 by Donald Rusk Curre and United States Forest Service personnel for research purposes. The people involved did not know of its world-record age before the cutting, but the circumstances and decision-making process remain controversial; not all the facts are agreed upon by all involved." source




Tech
BASIC
Computer mouse

Literature
Nobel: Sartre

Thomas Berger – Little Big Man
Ian Fleming – You Only Live Twice
Ken Kesey – Sometimes a Great Notion
Marshall McLuhan – Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man

Film
Best Picture: My Fair Lady

A Fistful of Dollars
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Mary Poppins
The Night of the Iguana

Music
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones
Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes

Song
Song for My Father - Horace Silver
Gloria - Them

War is Hell, June 18, 1965 - Horst Faas - source


1965

Location
Shreveport, LA
Wayne Drive, Shreveport

Personal

April 29 - Sister, Shannon Lee Casey born
September - Started kindergarten at Mrs. Agnew's Town and Country Day School. Three days a week from 9-12.
December - Red Bike for Xmas



History
Malcolm X shot
Watts Riots
Voting Rights Act


February 21:  "In New York, Malcolm X is assassinated in front of 400 people. His assassins will be described as members of Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam." source

April 19: "Electronics magazine publishes an article by Gordon Moore, head of research and development for Fairchild Semiconductor, on the future of semiconductor components. Moore predicts that transistor density on integrated circuits would double every 12 months for the next ten years. (This prediction is revised in 1975 to doubling every 18 months, and becomes known as Moore's Law.)" source

July 25: Bob Dylan elicits controversy among folk purists by "going electric" at the Newport Folk Festival.

August 6: "The 1965 Voting Rights Act is signed into law which prohibited most of the unfair practices used to prevent blacks from registering to vote, and provided for federal registrars to go to Alabama and other states with a history of voting-related discrimination to ensure that the law was implemented." source

Aug 11-17: "In the community of Watts in Los Angeles a riot begins following a policeman pulling over a driver, Marquette Frye, he suspects is intoxicated. Police send in squads to protect their fellow police, who act with ferocity. On the third day of the riots in Watts, 1,500 National Guardsmen arrive. The number is insufficient, so 13,000 more arrive. During the seven days of rioting, 34 people are killed, 1,100 people injured, 4,000 people arrested, and there is an estimated $100 million worth of damage." source

December 9: A Charlie Brown Christmas, the first Peanuts television special, debuts on CBS, quickly becoming an annual tradition.



Tech
Space Walk Russia Aleksei Leonov - first person outside space vehicle 
Optical Disk USA by James Russell - now Compact Disk 
Hypertext USA by Ted Nelson - concept for linking, later developed for use in webpages on the Internet


Literature
Nobel: Mikhail Sholokhov

Dune - Frank Herbert
The Comedians - Graham Greene
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - Philip Dick

Film
Best Picture: My Fair Lady

Dr. Zhivago
Goldfinger
For A Few Dollars More



Music
Sound of Music
The Grateful Dead with Lead guitarist Jerry Garcia play their first concert, in San Francisco
Bob Dylan releases Highway 61 Revisited, featuring "Like a Rolling Stone."

Song
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds



Vietnam - Larry Burrows. source


1966

Location
Shreveport, LA
Wayne Drive, Shreveport

Personal
Fall - Photographs at Gunstream. My sister and I with Kelly in one of the blue chairs. Another of us in foot PJs on the couch. The big rainbow trout is on the wall above the TV.

Caught a turtle

Halloween photograph of me in a bizarre spaceman suit with western holster and guns buckled around the outside.

"Scot was very excited about Xmas this year. He had his picture taken with Santa Claus and told him what I wanted. Santa came to our house and left many things. He left Scot a big race car, Mr. Sound, electric train, Screeming Memee gun, Captain Action with Superman suit, talking Woody Woodpecker, Tonka truck, a blackboard, building circles. In his stocking he left a walking wind-up soldier, small soldiers, yo-yo, bat watch, sticky-icky, candy and a snow house. Me and Kelly and gave him a pigtable and a motel-a-phone. Grandmother and Daddy Callaway gave him a Motorifle racecar set, fishing rod and reel, play knife, books, ID bracelet, and billfold and snow house. Grandmother and Daddy Casey gave me a Tonka road grater truck and robe and houseshoes. Uncle Terry and Aunt Nelmarie gave me Fighting Men Marker ket. Uncle Bud gave me a cowboy suit. Aunt Ernestine gave me Fruity Friends Mr. Potato Head. Shannon gave me finger puppets. So as you can see, Scot really had a wonderful Xmas."



History

Acid Test
Miranda
Index Librorum Prohibitorum
Charles Whitman

January 3 – The first Acid Test is conducted at The Fillmore, San Francisco. source
March 4 – The Beatles: In an interview published in The London Evening Standard, John Lennon comments, "We're more popular than Jesus now," eventually sparking a controversy in the United States. source
June 13 – Miranda v. Arizona: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them. source
Jun 14 - The Vatican abolishes the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (index of banned books). source
August 1 – Sniper Charles Whitman kills 13 people and wounds 31 from atop the University of Texas at Austin Main Building tower, after earlier killing his wife and mother.


UT Tower. source


Tech
Fibre Optics England by Charles Keo and George Hockham
Fiberoptic
Kevlar USA by Stephanie Kwolek 


Literature
Nobel: Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Nelly Sachs

Truman Capote – In Cold Blood
Larry McMurtry – Last Picture Show
Thomas Pynchon – The Crying of Lot 49
Jacqueline Susann – Valley of the Dolls
Tom Stoppard – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Hunter S. Thompson – Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
Frances Yates – The Art of Memory



Film
Best Picture: Sound of Music

A Man for All Seasons
Fantastic Voyage
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Music

Sounds of Silence,  Simon & Garfunkel
Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan
Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys

Song
"California Dreamin'" The Mamas & the Papas
"I'm a Believer" The Monkees
"Paint It, Black" The Rolling Stones
"Good Vibrations" The Beach Boys

Location
Shreveport, LA

Personal
Learn to ride a bike on Wayne Drive 
Learn to whistle


History
Six Day War
First Super Bowl

January 14The Human Be-In takes place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the event sets the stage for the Summer of Love. source
June - The Six-Day War was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt (known at the time as the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and Syria.
October 8 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia; they are executed the following day. source
November - The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is released.
December - The first successful human to human heart transplant takes place during December. Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the operation. source


Tech
Apollo 1 destroyed in a fire on the launch pad.
First Heart Transplant
Pulsars


Literature
Nobel: Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales (October 19, 1899 – June 9, 1974) was a Nobel Prize-winning Guatemalan poet-diplomat, novelist, playwright and journalist. One of Asturias' most famous novels, El Señor Presidente, describes life under a ruthless dictator.

Richard Brautigan – Trout Fishing in America
Gabriel García Márquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude
S. E. Hinton – The Outsiders
Colin Wilson – The Mind Parasites


Film
Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons

The Graduate
Bonnie and Clyde
Cool Hand Luke

Music
The Doors - The Doors
The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground, Nico
Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
Axis: Bold as Love - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Songs of Leonard Cohen - Leonard Cohen

Songs
"Light My Fire" - The Doors
"A Whiter Shade of Pale"- Procol Harum
"White Rabbit" Jefferson Airplane
"Pleasant Valley Sunday" The Monkees
"Brown Eyed Girl" Van Morrison


Location
Move from Shreveport, LA to Dallas, TX

Start first grade

1969

 Walnut Hill

1970

 Disneyland

1971

Princess House


Night fishing on Wyatt's pier


Mother remarries, JLT, Gunstream

Mini-bike, Virgin Islands, Tracy Young


 Win a Yamaha, move to Mexico, lose virginity, kill deer 


 Mexico, Acting, Avispones, Ute Trail 


 Monterey, Award, Salmon Fishing, Greenhill


Greenhill, SPI, Broken Arm, Football 


Greenhill, Football


Graduated from Greenhill School with no clue, Hepatitis 
 

SMU, Coaching 

SMU, Coaching 

SMU, Coaching 

Dropped out of SMU? 

Coaching at Greenhill School: UT

1986

Life Times,  Work: Coaching at Greenhill School: ACC, UT Location: Austin

Break with LB, find KMC, SPI, live in the back of the truck, Monastery Physical
Work: Working at Bookstop in Lincoln Village until June, coaching at Greenhill
School
Location: 4408 Ave. D
Travel: SPI, Travels with Andrew Foote Across the Southwest.
Emotional: Break up with Lisa Bruner. Austin, TX.

1988

Travels in Europe, meet Pilar
Location: move to Austin w/Pilar in Nov. 102 B East 52nd
Travel: Europe

1989

LSD all the time 
Work: Bookstop Lincoln Village
School: UT again

Wedding in Santa Barbara 
School: UT
Travel: Liz and David's wedding in Santa Barbara w/VPB
 
1991

Split with Pilar, begin "homeless experiment", Old Bone Dance, Europa Physical
Work: Bookstop, Europa in Dobie (oct)
Intellectual: Sept '91 Old Bone Dance

1992

Grandfather dies, Monastery, Bone Carver Physical
Work: Europa Books until March, Landscape Inwood until August, Europa in October, Apollinaire's
Locations: Austin, Dallas, Santa Fe, Monastery, Move in with Sam on 41st in November
Travel: Dallas, Santa Fe, Monastery
Relationship: Pilar, YYL, Gaelle, Sabrina
Intellectual: First gleanings of the Bone Carver

1993

Work: Europa Books
Location: Sam on 41st in November, move into Ridgehaven room w/Pilar
Travel; Re-Engage with VPB Intellectual: Finish Bone Carver

1994

Yogurt Shop Murder Suspect
Work: Europa Books
Location: Move into Sam's on East 53rd. in September

1995

Work: Europa on the Drag closes in April, start Bookstop Central Park in June,

1996

FringeWare, Bell's Palsy in December
Work: Quit Bookstop in March, start FringeWare in June, TX Book Festival #1

1997

Travel with Pilar, enter Jennifer Physical: Diagnosed with Gout in August
Work: FringeWare, TX Book Festival #2
Travel: England, Portugal, Spain and Morocco with Pilar
Relationship: New Year's Eve with Jennifer at the Austin Motel

1998

Punched in the face on the Drag, FringeWare #14 Punched in the face by a Black guy on the Drag. Broken nose. Two black eyes.
Work: FringeWare, Desert Books, TX Book Festival #3
Relationships: Jennifer Milbauer
Intellectual: FringeWare Review #14: Media Controllers publishes. Was the Issue Editor.

1999

Travel to Italy and Greece with Jennifer, FringeWare closes 
Work: FringeWare, TX Book Festival #4
Location: West 34th, Austin, TX
Travel: Italy and Greece with Jennifer in April, New Mexico and Colorado with Jenifer in July, Aquismon, Mexico in September, Longview to see Pilar w/JGM in December, drive to South Padre Island. Stay at Sea Grape. Drink at the Irish Pub. Spend New Year's on the beach with the ocean and fireworks, a sixpack of tecate. Sparklers.
Relationship: Ask Jennifer to marry in December,

2000

East Coast of Mexico w/JGM, Marriage in May, Puerto Vallarta
Work: Showdown, working with Mike White, unemployment, Half-Price books in June
Location: Tim and Valeries from June 8 to Aug 15
Travel: SPI, Mexico w/JGM, Puerto Vallarta

2001

Texas Showdown, 9-11
Work: Start at Showdown in June,  
Travel: Aquisman, San Luis, Monterey w/JGM in July
World Events: Terrorist attacks on NYC and DC. Work at the Showdown from 2-6. Surreal.

2002

Back to Sam's, Hole closes Physical
Work: Showdown, Hole in the Wall,
Location: Move back into Sam's, 929 East 53rd, Austin
Travel: New York w/JGM for birthday
Intellectual: steady work on Booklist.com, Mojo's, Shelton

2003 Location: 929 East 53rd, Austin

2004 
Location: 929 East 53rd, Austin

October: Stay at Monastery of Christ in the Desert

2005 

Location: 929 East 53rd, Austin

October - Biked to Monastery of Christ in the Desert
 
2006 

Andrew's Wedding Physical: 225, Portal Hypertension
Work: Texas Showdown, UT
School: Aborted UT attempt
Location: 929 East 53rd, Austin
Travel: San Fransisco in May, Anacortes in May
Separated from JGM

2007 

Location: 929 East 53rd, Austin

2008

2009

2010

December - Move to Bellingham

2011

April - Start Black Drop


June 8 - The Last Meal of Calouste Gulbenkian
Nov. Mother ALZ


April - Move NLT & JLT to Bellingham



January - Quit Black Drop

August 19 - Mother dies.


April to October - Travels

174 days
From San Francisco to New York, Montreal to Mexico
From Death Valley at -282 ft below sea level to Trail Ridge Road in Colorado at 12,183 ft above it. 
23,000 miles driven (not quite the circumference of the earth)
26 States and one Federal District
3 Countries
20 National Parks
22 National Monuments
Dozens of State Parks
Over 40 Graveyards
Over 21,000 photographs
More beautiful friends than I can count
The overwhelming love of my family
One incredibly thankful and fortunate man


Start at Honey Moon, 
Jan 17 - Father dies
Alabama