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What About Dreams?

Posted by Mary Dolan on July 6, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Every once in a while, we ask ourselves, or God, or a therapist, or a piece of paper, "What about MY dreams?" I had the dream a long time ago that I would one day make a "record" (LP's, back in the day).  I did achieve that dream, and I was absolutely amazed and grateful to those who had helped, and especially proud of myself for having kept my nose to the grindstone long enough to achieve some success musically.

I never did have the dream that I would become mentally ill, but that happened.  There were people to help me back up from the stinking dungeon of depression.

I never had the dream that I would spend my life with someone (in fact, I was sure that I never wanted to) until love happened and that person was there and I wanted to share my life.  Of course, when people do share their lives, they share the good stuff - the light, the sun, the moon, the kisses and eventually they must share the crappy, deep, dark, hurts and pains.

I never thought that I would have children,(in fact, I was sure that I never wanted to) but there was my love, the love of my life, my very best friend, who did have the dream of children.  I prayed and prayed and we had our first child and my God, I will never be the same.  I might have gone my whole life without experiencing the most awesome love which is that of a mother for her child.


Pain and Hope

Posted by Mary Dolan on June 18, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the heaviest mental hurdles I have ever had to face has to do with physical pain.  I've been trying to recover from neck, back and shoulder injuries from work, and have had small lengths of stability, followed by more and more intense pain.  

Physical pain becomes a major contributor to depression and hopelessness.  Add in the feelings of not belonging anywhere after divorce and one can feel combustible, on the brink of implosion and the sense that the slightest amount of friction will be the ignited fuse.

This is not merely analogy.  This is what life has been for a couple of weeks (the brink of implosion part).  For roughly two years I have been swinging from uselessness to self-loathing, to mild contentment, to all of the various phases of grief and now, most recently, agitation and irritability (which I believe I have peri-menopause to thank).

It is the great love that I have for my children that has kept me going and I thank God for such beauty.

testing, blah, blah

Posted by Mary Dolan on June 13, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

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MOBILE Mary

Posted by Mary Dolan on May 2, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Paste this URL in your mobile device browser

http://www.marydolan.com/


Mary and Music in June!

Posted by Mary Dolan on June 3, 2010 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

THE GIGS:

 

 THIS SATURDAY, June 5, 6:30pm

ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE - YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!

We hope you will join in the fun as we celebrate Family, Friends and Great Music.

Come enjoy 6 acoustic artists in a quiet park setting. We have so manytalented musicians in our city, let us introduce you to a few!

 

JOSH DAMIGO - SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARD WINNER www.myspace.com/joshdamigo

LISA CAMPBELL - ME www.lisacampbellmusic.com

KIRK CUMMING - LOVE JANIS NATIONAL TOUR.

MARY DOLAN- OPENED FOR ANI DiFRANCO- www.marydolan.com

JEFF BERKLEY - SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARD WINNER -www.berkleyhart.com

AARON BOWEN - SINGER/SONGWRITER PRODUCER www.myspace.com/aaron bowen

 

Casual attire ( a jacket in case it's a bit chilly). Chairs will already be set up in the park amphitheater.

$20 per person. All kids 20 and under free.

I can't provide/sell alcohol but you are welcome to bring whateveryou'd like to the park; (be careful with glass,it's not allowed inparks). If you get hungry, The local pizza guy will be selling slicesof pizza, water, and soft drinks.

It'll be good to see everyone together! Please forward to Family and Friends. We are hoping for a huge turnout. - Lisa Campbell

Carmel Valley Park and Rec

3777 Townsgate Dr

San Diego, CA 92130 US

 

 

 

SATURDAY, June 26, 7-9pm

I'll be playing once again at one of my favorite spots in OB and inviting some special guests to sing/play along.

PORTUGALIA

4839 Newport Avenue

San Diego, CA 92107-3110

(619) 222-7678

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2pm

Songwriting for Teens @ the Coronado Library

Please call the branch to get on the list as there are only 15 slots.

Ages 13-17

640 Orange Avenue

Coronado, CA 92118-2296

(619) 522-7390

 

 

 

 

www.marydolan.com

 


Friends Are Heroes

Posted by Mary Dolan on June 2, 2010 at 3:37 AM Comments comments (0)

Friends are lights in a tunnel of darkness.

Musicians, ehtical politicians, mystics, lovers, well-wishers and teachers.


Girls Gone Wild at Java Joes!!! Friday the 13th, 8pm.

Posted by Mary Dolan on November 10, 2009 at 3:53 AM Comments comments (0)

GIRLS GONE WILD this Friday at Java Joe's!

Lisa, Mary, Annie, Brown Sugar!By Mary DolanLisa Sanders with Brown Sugar, Mary Dolan and Annie Dru.

FRIDAY THE 13TH!! 8pm

Java Joe's @ Cafe Libertalia

3834 5th Ave in Hillcrest

PS> Lisa and Mary just might have a limited edition of something, so be there!


Lisa Sanders and Mary Dolan Share the Stage!

Posted by Mary Dolan on May 24, 2009 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Lisa Sanders and Mary Dolan Together Again?

Category: Dreams and the Supernatural

SAVE THIS DATE!!!!  SATURDAY, JUNE 13th.

Mary and Lisa will be sharing the stage after too many years apart.

You'd better get to this gig because you never know where each of their paths may lead

after this wonderful evening of music.

June 13th, Lestat's Coffee, 8pm, $10.00 and worth every dime and MORE!


 

[Photo by Gail Donnely (circa 199?, a long time ago) from left to right - Lisa Sanders, Mary Dolan, Joy Eden Harrison, Elizabeth Hummel, Peggy Watson]

 

 


MARY IN APRIL

Posted by Mary Dolan on March 31, 2009 at 1:44 AM Comments comments (0)
Happy Springtime Showtime:

April 10, 8pm
8Teen Center
-this is a multi-performer show, featuring myself AND my new favorite local, Jake Allen. Pre-sale tickets for $7.00 at marydolan.com or $10 at the door.
3925 Ohio St
San Diego, CA
858.342.7496

April 17, 9pm
Portugalia
-another multi-talent line-up with Jefferson Jay, Greens of Mind and Will Edwards.
$5.00 at the door.
4839 Newport Ave. San Diego, CA.
Ocean Beach(San Diego)
21 + or with adult

April 25, 8pm
SAN DIEGO EARTH BASH
http://sandiegoearthweek.com/earth-bash/
Awesome cruise and music!!!!!

www.marydolan.com
www.myspace.com/marydolans
andiego

A GEEK'S DILEMMA

Posted by Mary Dolan on March 11, 2009 at 3:39 PM Comments comments (0)
A Geek's Dilemma
Category: Life
I came to library to work in a quiet, cerebral environment. I truly
believe in the free exchange of thought, idea, and philosophy so the
library was a natural choice for me. I have enjoyed witnessing the
seekers of knowledge come through our doors and find answers to their
many and varied questions.


But tonight, we have BINGO. BINGO?! Yep, and with prizes too! In
between games we'll be showing folks how to play Wii games as well. You
see, the library has become more a community center, movie & music
loan, entertainment zone, arcade and Internet cafe (without the coffee,
though I expect that will be coming eventually).


There are still the seekers, and I am greatly pleased that we are able
to point people in the direction of job searches and resume creation in
these hard economic times. But these things have taken a back seat to
the trend toward an atmosphere of common consumerism. Our goal today is
to increase our stats - get more people in the door, participating in
programs, checking out materials.

I understand that an increase in these numbers helps to justify the
library's presence to the powers that fund it, and that it will help us
all in the library system to keep our jobs.


But what happens to the poor schlubs like me who came to the library
because they believed in the importance of a space to think, learn and
grow? What do we do when it hurts too much to see what's happening, yet
have nowhere else to work where we really belong?


I am hoping and praying that for me the answer will be in a transfer to
cataloging, where I can quietly process incoming materials, stumble
upon goodness and pass the info on to seekers like myself.

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