Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lawrence Ferlinghetti


 You may have already heard that Lawrence Ferlinghetti left the earthly plane yesterday. He was a man who lived his life with passion and purpose, a man who made people think about things other than ourselves, a man who brought life to a bookstore that brought paperbacks to the people. When I lived in North Beach, I used to peruse the aisles of City Lights Books on occasion, unaware of the history, just because it felt like home. 

I am on my way to my current day gig, so I will be brief. 

Let's figure out a fun and fitting way to celebrate what would have been his 102nd birthday on March 24th, 2021. Maybe every March 24th after that, too. 

Which, as it turns out, would have been New Year's Eve in ancient Roman times. Look it up. 

Ox, 

Mari


Friday, February 19, 2021

Creativity Helps

 Sharing a note and a few pics to demonstrate how attitude and creativity help make the best of  times, no matter the challenge.

Hang in there! 


Ox, 

Mari 








P.s. Thanks to my sister Toni, fb friend Marcy, friend Javier and Pinterest, for the pics. 

Friday, December 4, 2020

Gratitude and Going Forward

Sending love out to you and yours. Expressing gratitude for my family, friends, and for everyone doing what we need to do to remain safe and healthy in these uncertain times. 

In case you missed the newsletter, today is the final "Bandcamp Friday" of the year, which means musicians on the platform get to keep ALL the money: no fees.  So, if you are iin the mood and able to do so, head on over to Bandcamp and
encourage some musicians in their efforts to make more music. Sone 

In the meantime, we will continue to live each day, doing what we need to do, until we can do what we love.

Ox, 
Mari 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Friday, November 6, 2020

Awareness and Awakening

I feel as if we are awakening from a long nightmare and, if we are open to it, an awakening. 

As the votes get counted, and the United States of America moves on from this election, there will be questions that need answers and work that needs doing. For many of us, those questions are the same as they have been for years. 

Basic human needs must be satisfied before we can even consider secondary needs. That is, we want to get from surviving to thriving, but we must be patient or we will not survive. When I feel impatient, I remember, "Water on a rock."

As I have said before, the solutions are already here. They are all around for the sharing. Look inside for the answers. 

I'll spare you any long winded diatribes, and wish you peace of mind and love in your heart. 

Ox, 
Mari 



Sunday, November 1, 2020

Local Considerations

Hello Again, 

May this note find you in good health and good spirits. If you have not yet voted, please do so. If  you are local to Marin County, please consider the following candidates: 

Greg Knell for San Rafael City Council. He is a good guy and a musician, so he understands our point of view and will do what he can to support the arts in our community. 

Joe McGarry for Fairfax Town Council. Joe is an ally and an active anti racist. 

Vicki Nichols for Sausalito. Ignore the silly SNL skit from last week. Vicki values local history and has been active in civic matters for a long time. She is kind. 

Thanks for caring enough to engage. 

Keep wearing those masks. Spread love and kindness, not germs. 

And please don't worry. It doesn't help, and the stress lowers your immune system. 

Stay safe!

Love, 

Mari 



Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Loss, Life and Love

 https://marimack.bandcamp.com/track/my-brothers-smile-2

I send this out to anyone who needs it. 

Ox, 

Mari 

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your heart, the more joy it can contain." 

Kahlil Gibran




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