Wordplay Whatnot

Wordplay Whatnot

Poetry & prose. Self made mind of borrowed ideas. Word after word makes words, maybe sentences and even some sense. Wrote my first poem in 1982. Began to take my craft more seriously in 1992, but not too seriously. Been published a few times; Vim Magazine, Neon Geyser Porcelain Sky (Zeitgeist Press), 3 chapbooks. Editor of Spirit Caller Magazine. I've been invited to read my poems on KUNV, the Watt From Pedro Show, and Lollapalooza (Las Vegas, 1994). Featured in Las Vegas Weekly. Open mic host.


Save Your Culture: Collect Hard Copy Media

3 Jul 2022 5 minute read 0 comments MarvinScottMarvin

Elon Musk recently tweeted about how, in his opinion, "it is better to own physical things" than cash during times of high inflation such as we are experiencing currently in the USA. Now, Elon went on to specifically mention real estate and stocks, a...

No More Dudley!

29 May 2022 7 minute read 0 comments MarvinScottMarvin

Triggered by a thrift store discovery strange suppressed memories of traumatic childhood events come bubbling up; attempts to destroy extraordinary creativity failed but frustrated for far too long.  I remember now.  So many things were given to me o...

The 40 Year Love Letter [for my mother's mother]

8 May 2022 5 minute read 0 comments MarvinScottMarvin

Her name was Sylvetta. The boys all called her “Legs.” She was born and raised in the middle of North America, practically nowhere. Nowhere that you've ever heard of, anyway. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the boys all went off to war. Ther...

When God Spoke Tibetan to an American Boy

1 May 2022 6 minute read 2 comments MarvinScottMarvin

It's strange and fascinating how certain forms of information reverberate and return to our awareness again many years after our initial encounter with them. It's also interesting how we are able to discover new things in re-reading books from long a...

Memories From The Parkway of Broken Dreams

4 Oct 2021 5 minute read 0 comments MarvinScottMarvin

Parkway of Broken Dreams is a new documentary film from director/producer PJ Perez. This is a documentary on the alternative scene in Las Vegas during the 1990s, which was amazing. Several of my friends and acquaintances, and one of my bands, are see...

Demon Eater

25 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments MarvinScottMarvin

One day while the demons were busy Gnawing away at my backside, I had an epiphany and realized, Though the demons did bite, They could not actually eat me. Except for my attention, I could not be consumed. And I began to wonder If perhaps I could Eat...

Shared Past

23 Sep 2021 1 minute read 1 comment MarvinScottMarvin

I hear their complaints and criticisms, a verbal argument spilling down the hallway.  They are adult siblings. There has been a death in the family.  Their voices are harsh, laden with profanity. No one is happy to be here,  until one of them opens u...

Fast Times at Church

10 Sep 2021 6 minute read 4 comments MarvinScottMarvin

People are talking about intermittent fasting again. It's something that I always have done without thinking about it. Since childhood, I would go without eating for a day or two. Sometimes I didn't feel like eating. Sometimes I just forgot. Seriousl...