|Posted by Mary Dolan on July 6, 2014 at 11:15 PM||comments (586)|
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.
|Posted by Mary Dolan on June 18, 2014 at 4:55 PM||comments (1)|
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.
|Posted by Mary Dolan on May 2, 2014 at 2:05 AM||comments (12)|
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|Posted by Mary Dolan on June 3, 2010 at 8:40 PM||comments (0)|
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.
4839 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107-3110
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.
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118-2296
|Posted by Mary Dolan on June 2, 2010 at 3:37 AM||comments (0)|
Friends are lights in a tunnel of darkness.
Musicians, ehtical politicians, mystics, lovers, well-wishers and teachers.
|Posted by Mary Dolan on November 10, 2009 at 3:53 AM||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!
|Posted by Mary Dolan on May 24, 2009 at 1:35 AM||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]
|Posted by Mary Dolan on March 31, 2009 at 1:44 AM||comments (0)|
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