Wednesday, July 4, 2012

july here. there too?

dear fellow beings on earth.
   blessings this day.
   i am feeling like i'm treading water at the moment, but i am traveling a lot this year.  wanderlust, lookin for a home not in a city, for long term.  starting to learn spanish.  presiding at a wedding.  lots of new things.
   i'm kinda losing the clarity and energy i got in Texas and kept for over a month.  hopin i can coax it back by sleeping better earlier.  guess this quest will be with me all along the way.
   blessing the journeys of each.  holding the preciousness of each day.  love from marty

Friday, June 15, 2012

Graduation, par excellance

i'm not going to let June slip by.  for several reasons.  here's one:

the youngest fellow Merkeler i personally know of, a never-give-up survivor of us all, MENTOR to us all, Scott Hammond, way at thuh other end of thuh continent ... graduates from high school today:

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/scotthammond

(if you've never been on a caringBridge site, you likely will be often when yer my age, might as well start now.  you sign in and register once for life, never have to again, and it's innocuous and never comes back to you, they don't sell yer stuff.  it's quite a community.  and a caring force toward real, in each moment, living.  the idea is to set up for everybody, easy to use, a blog for just the same purpose that my cousin Mac set this one up yer readin now, for me.  i visit easily ten, often, each month.)

join me.  go visit Scott, and leave a note in his Guestbook.  i believe we'll be able to do this for the rest of our life.  he's a true leader, for us to follow.  why not start now?  (even if yer readin this in July)

with love.  marty

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

what i skipped april? can't say i skipped may quite anyway whiew. how long can these titles be? can't believe i never asked. it's time to say i'm feeling wonderful again. i was in Texas (a ceceded portion) visitin a fellow Merkeler and family and managery and home. i should leave some for the body, the text, huh?

oh my oh me.  i need to say how good i feel.  clear and more enduring in energy and thought and feeling.  long as i keep getting 10.5 hours of sleep a nite.  no kidding.

i just wrote in muh odd sort a scattered journal:


this is better than having cancer and the stock market crash at the same time.

let's say i had a cottage in the city to go to on retreats from the country, say ... a cottage retreat?  where i could go write my poetry in the raw cold desolate wildly natural mountain of human existence?  retreating from the heart of god.

senya said if you look at them in the eye too long, you'll burn them
and you can't write it all down, god talks too fast

so let's just say i'm feeling kinda weird and it's great.  i miss that.  win says i'm laughin again.  n she missed that!

whatever it is, let's see how this looks as a post.  [i really really want to see thuh title!]

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

each day blessing

could i say i'm doing well but reading people who are not? making each day precious, for you and for me. whichever you you be. ever grateful here. marty c, seattle

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March 18 & April 15, 2-4pm. mcc Support Group Seattle

2012 mcc support group in Seattle.

for any one touched by mcc, survivor or caregiver or family, any stage.

3rd Sundays: March 18 & April 15, 2-4pm.

At the meeting room in the Penthouse atop my building of residence, Council House, at 1501 17th Ave, Seattle WA 98122, on the corner with Pike Street, on Capitol Hill (a block south of Madison at that point), a half-block south of the 3 radio towers.

( mcc = Merkel cell carcinoma )


if you are interested in any way, please let me knowby a comment here or by an e-mail to mar[underscore]tree[at]yahoo[dot]com

grateful for your company on this journey. marty c

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sun, Feb 26 in Bay Area, CA! March & April in Seattle.

2012 mcc support group in Seattle.

for any one touched by mcc, survivor or caregiver or family, any stage.

3rd Sundays: (skipping February,)

March 18 & April 15, 2-4pm.

At the meeting room in the Penthouse atop my building of residence, Council House, at 1501 17th Ave, Seattle WA 98122, on the corner with Pike Street, on Capitol Hill (a block south of Madison at that point), a half-block south of the 3 radio towers.

( mcc = Merkel cell carcinoma )


if you are interested in any way, please let me knowby a comment here or by an e-mail to mar[underscore]tree[at]yahoo[dot]com

Also, oddly, for FEBRUARY: NEW, 2nd Bay Area mcc Gathering! California:

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) gathering, for all persons touched by MCC: MCC survivors at any stage, caregivers, loved ones, and those who've lost a loved one with MCC. Informal, may come late and/or leave early: please just come and feel welcome. 2 hours. starting
2pm Sunday Feb 26
Berkeley CA:

at my cousin Betsy's house in Berkeley:
1729 9th Street, Berkeley CA 94710.

between Virgina and Deleware Streets. 2.5 blocks north of University Avenue (though 9th does not go through) & 2 blocks west of San Pablo Avenue.

feel free to contact leader participant: Marty Campbell, by comment on this blog, phone: five oh five, three four nine, four five six three; or by e-mail: mar[underscore]tree[at]yahoo[dot]com; with any questions.

and blessings this day. marty

Thursday, January 19, 2012

RESCHEDULED! -- Merkel cell Support Group Sunday Jan 22, 11am

Rescheduled! mcc support group in the Seattle area.

for any one touched by mcc, survivor or caregiver or family, any stage.

the first official Seattle Area mcc Support Group meeting. (so far as i know)

Sunday, January 22, 11am.

At the meeting room in the Penthouse atop my building of residence, Council House, at 1501 17th Ave, Seattle WA 98122, on the corner with Pike Street, on Capitol Hill (a block south of Madison at that point), a half-block south of the 3 radio towers.

( mcc = Merkel cell carcinoma )


if you are interested in any way, please let me knowby a comment here or by an e-mail to mar[underscore]tree[at]yahoo[dot]com

and blessings today, too. marty

P.S. this resheduling is due to snow last Sunday (and yesterday), and hoping the three days of rain forecast will melt it all. m

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

internet shut-down for this day

i did shut my site down for yesterday Wednesday in solidarity with AccessNow and Wikipedia. i couldn't believe i figured out how. and now i don't know if i can figure out how to open my site back up. here goes tryin. wish me luck.
ah, it worked! i'm back.
here's a good site to find info about the blackout and why SOPA and PIPA are so harmful (with best intentions), and what we may do about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more

tuff love for world or country, from marty to all (this post revised today Thursday Jan 19 2012)