Marty (Martin C.) Campbell

Profile Updated: May 26, 2018
Residing In Summertown, TN USA
Spouse/Partner as Mike says, Available.
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Occupation performance poet
Children accept everyone as my child and as my parent equally
Military Service Conscientious Objector, 2 yrs Non-milit. Alt. Srvc  

in geographic transit. looking for an intentional community (like an ecovillage) in the midwest i mite resonate with enuf to live in longterm, in driving distance (<10hrs) of my brother in Naperville IL. any ideas? now through April, 2014, i'm staying in Ogden Dunes IN, < 2 hrs from Evanston.

as of August 14, 2014: residing at the Ecovillage Training Center, The Farm, Summertown TN. as my new home base long term.

School Story

i wish i had and could now thank a couple teachers, particularly Mr. Kolb in bio and Mr. Ted Kauss (sp?) in Alg/Trig. very saddened to know some of my basketball teammates, and cheerers on, have passed away. hope others will sign in here. Dose? Romey?

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Posted on: Jan 02, 2020 at 1:10 PM

thank you Susan. your comments herein to everybody, even me a coupla times, are all ways special to me. you're a deeply, melodically thoughtful lady. bless this one more year for all of us blessed to begin it.

Sep 10, 2019 at 12:50 AM
Aug 28, 2019 at 5:45 PM

dear sibling communitarian.
in all the levels and definitions of community which we may share,
as members of our species.
i come anew.   

i come to you as a being who believes in, and lives in, both writing and community,

   as a conjugal sacred spiritual practice. as best as i am able.

i am writing you to pledge anew, and for life, my devotion to: Writing in Community
      (and am hereby writing in community!)
   and to ask you to continue joining in on it: let us put our ink to glue …

       as a conscious, regular spiritual practice. those who may wish to.

in community

• • •

This month, i’m hoping to initiate a 1-2 hour Writing in Community session here in the multi-layered, multi-millennial Mimbres River Valley community in SW NM (San Lorenzo NM, please e-me if nearby & interested) Thursday, August 22.

a week later i’ll attend, and hope to co-offer such as a break-out session at, the 2nd Annual SW Inter-Community Summit at Lama Foundation community north of Taos NM ( Labor Day weekend, Aug 30 - Sept 2. might you join me—as co-facilitator-and-participant?

We could then pick the date of FIC’s first North American Day of Sustainable Communities, ; Sept 21, Saturday, 2019. — On that date, i hope to co-author and re-begin Writing in Community as a nother one of their many, newly blossoming regular conscious spiritual practices, where I’ll be, in The Farm community outside of Summertown TN.

Koinonia Farm community has already presciently, preempted her submission to my challenge! — with her initiation of & commitment to this regular spiritual practice! ;

Please consider joining—and/or initiating another, wherever you are, whenever you can.

Help plant the seeds for continuance of this conscious spiritual practice. A practice nearly all of us obediently observe—unconsciously, since the beginning—when written word kindly followed our species’ invention of language. in community.

• • •

   at this moment, i’m suggesting 1-2 hour writing/sharing-of-writing sessions on a regular basis in all of our communities of any definition, each person present participating in facilitation and procedures, but all in all, as much as possible: no holds barred.

   do we want a prompt or cue? let’s decide together among our selves each time. there are books of them. the variety is infinite. and we can always make more up ( … a nother form of writing!).
   the least binding might be the ole “free write”, even untimed? i offer an example of perhaps a most rigid type of prompt, attached (page 3).

• • •

   and please start without me. i believe this is Goddess stuff.

   i believe no other form of communication involves such deep composition—such multilevel visceral, cerebral, and spiritual participation on the parts of each composer and each audience. and when we do it in Community, … there is a nother level we achieve. individually and together. i mite call it glue. it could be Oneness. the one in many, that we may be.

   and by Writing i am meaning: shopping lists to txting, showing your work in math, spirituality writing, to revolutionary tracts, highfalutin story—single words to books.
   i’m saying it is sacred, caressed by our fingers, eyes, & brains simultaneously, in delivery and reception.

• • •

at this juncture, at 73, i am devoting … the rest of my life to live in community. year round 24/7, as a Peripatetic Communitarian—attending 2 or more of the same communities every year for 2 to 10 months each. so long as i am able.
   i pledge to every community i touch to bring the seed and burning coal of Writing in Community as an offering of both our harvest and our sowing. to nurture as glue, within each community—and among us all, community-to-community.

as i compose to completion my full letter & sample topic to send to each of you, to all my communities i NOW this year face and own as mine—my HOME—at long last. not this house here alone, no not at ALL. All these HOME—S!!! PLURAL in one. HOME. in community

      sharing the flame of love of community. grateful ole marty
addendum: no topic wrong—no topic necessary—>

one of infinite possible topics for us Writing in Community: Communities We Belong To, … or Do We?

all creation, matter, and spirit, A
all living beings on Earth, L     (animal kingdom & plant kingdom & others, all life on Earth)
our species homo sapiens, S (if indeed we as individuals may recognize this as our species)
our family, F
our circle of close friends, CF
an activity or organization we align with, O
our culture and/or race, R
residential intentional community listed in and/or member of FIC Foundation for Intentional Community, ICF
residential intentional community not listed in and/or member of FIC Foundation for Intentional Community, ICI
residential community that as a community decision does not consider itself a community, NIC
residential/neighborhood/regional community forming around any such a residential community, CC
nonresidential community, NRC (could be combined with O or others)

1. name the community i am speaking of, and which initials above, if any, apply to it (or make my own initials).
   + add my name & date to the paper or e-file.

2. say whether it is a community i feel i am a part of.

3. say whether i feel this community feels i am a part of it, and in what way (could be in what status of membership they’ve officially given me, but please let me define this in my own way: “whether i feel this community feels i am a part of it”).

4. what is it about this community that makes me feel it is a true community?

5. what is it about this community that makes me feel it is not quite really a true community?

6. is spirituality involved within any of this, and if so, how so?

7. notice the perhaps brief community i am just now being part of, perhaps all writing silently together except for scratches & key clicks. maybe a community within community. even under an umbrella? like FIC & GEN?

Suggestion: we answer these questions from our own heart, no one else’s. and answer each question in its face, as if it is completely legitimate, and don’t leave any of them out. i.e., answer both 2 & 3 straight up. then answer both 4 & 5 straight up. let our heart and time alone (or consensus) determine where we start & how far we get at one sitting (with time for sharing & feedback). and let this be wildly creative writing, free of any formal constraint (including if we’re still writing, we don’t listen to the bell).

Suggested intention: for each of us to have, keep, reflect upon, revise, and look at inside of our selves and our hearts. to know as well as we are able at any given time, where we are in relationship to each community we are or are not part of. and to be able to share this self-community heart knowledge with others.

Overall suggestion: if we start writing without any topic at all, keep writing and complete that as well as we are able, as the priceless gift that it is. for our selves alone (from our Self to our self). and/or to share. gift to gift
pur haps in community

Jun 24, 2019 at 3:34 AM
Jun 07, 2019 at 10:47 AM
May 06, 2019 at 7:55 PM

Judy, can you follow this link
to the thread of Susan and my comment-versation just now? and/or see my second comment under Lawrence (Dick) Lawson, In Memory
i.e. i wonder if you could ask Lawson's wife if there were any pieces of his writing or links to such, or sources where we could buy copies—info we might put on his in memory page, or somewhere on this site so classmates (like me) could read some of his written work, and thus his work live on in us?—in all due tenderness. long sentence huh? hope you can get the gist. grateful ole marty my/our heartfelt sorrow to his wife.

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May 06, 2019 at 7:45 PM

Posted on: May 05, 2019 at 9:39 PM

as i also said on Dick's page, "Susan, I wonder if we could get a piece or two of Dick's writing to share here among us classmates, or references or links as to how to get copies for ourselves. Us writers (and inventors) live on in our work. I would sure love to read some writing by Dick on any subject, in any genre, even technical—i'll bet he snuck himself into it even when he mightn't be spose to. Robert's writing has me very curious as to what his friend might write as a writer." And thank you for YOUR wonderful sharing from your heart (and mind!).

May 03, 2019 at 3:33 PM

to Robert (Sheridan) & Dicky & borrowing from Susan: this is the most dear simple human loving obit i have ever read.  is that the work of a lawyer?  or a writer about a fellow writer & inventor?  bless your friendship.  how sad that it was taken away in our dependent years.  what an homage to us all.  thank you dearly for taking the time and heart to compose this morsel for all us morsels in the world to hope to find in this haystack life.  marty to Robert, unknown eths soldier to unknown eths soldier in solemn memory of all us known n unknown soldiers in life here on earth

May 03, 2019 at 12:03 PM

this is the most dear human loving obit i have ever read. is that the work of a lawyer? or a writer about a fellow writer & inventor? bless your friendship. how sad that it was taken away in our dependent years. what an homage to us all. thank you dearly for taking the time and heart to compose this morsel for all us morsels in the world to hope to find in this haystack life. marty to Robert, unknown eths soldier to unknown eths soldier in solemn memory of all us known n unknown soldiers in life here on earth

Jul 20, 2018 at 2:59 PM

dear John. it is wonderful to hear you speak about your life and your passions. it fills with wonderful form a relatively silent, mysterious classmate in elementary school whom i don't recall encountering in junior high or high school—likely because yes each hall was larger than most other high schools, as much as your perhaps continued kindly meek silence.

I have fond memories of your presence at Orrington School, even or especially with the minimum of interaction i observed. a kind of gentle mystery that's stood with me until this many years to this speaking out. i am grateful for the whole journey, and again most especially grateful for the new-or-fulfilled view this website gives all of us of each other. to me it is way more than any other form or media of reunion or even classroom could afford. kind of fantastical magical.

i have whistled misty all my life, along with o-o-o baby baby, ebb tide, a white sport coat, probly since i first heard them, as i walk or bike a path or road or sidewalk alone, going anywhere of peace in some common, blessed quality of joy, a habit born, perfected, and first-borne on my walks from home at 2024, the eight or so blocks up & down Orrington to & from school. i actually have nearly always blended the two, misty and ebb tide, back and forth into each other and out, balancing and pivoting on the three notes-and-meter they both appear-to-me to begin with.

i do love your rendition of misty. and also have enjoyed watching it with the sound off as a graceful soft dance fully as beautiful and soothing to my eye as the audio is to my ear; an odd-view pure visual aspect, i offer you, of musictosoothe.

i remember coming clearly conscious of my love of the solely-visual motion/installation/performance art of a musician dancing with their instrument(s) in absence (or oblivion) of sound at a renown child violinist's solo performance at a vast ETHS auditorium where i was with my mother way way up at the back, and i was stunned at how beautiful this dance was visually, even (or especially) when i didn't pay attention to (or struggle to hear) the sound. that was probly before i was in h.s..

i enjoy greatly your hands' rendering of misty, with and without sound.

Jul 16, 2018 at 7:06 PM

hope you do, John. ole orrington classmate! grateful to see you on here.

Jul 12, 2018 at 11:38 AM

dear Richard. bless your family in your mourning. i and a number of others of our classmates are cancer survivors, and others too gone. ¶ a college classmate of Roy Guttman (ETHS 1964) and myself, Wink Pearson, has said to me and others this year, "Roy and Alan were my good friends too - a universal perception I believe. A reflection on their character/generosity more than a measure of our magnetism. … A truly humble, compassionate teacher and guide in a chaotic world. That we still miss them reminds us again that length of life never correlates with the mark we leave." ¶ sendin you love.

Jun 24, 2018 at 3:33 AM
Jun 15, 2018 at 3:33 PM

i like the idea of a plaque there right nearby!  Rick please let me & us know how to enact that.  bless us each.

Jun 08, 2018 at 3:33 PM


interesting that their office address is

5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois 60615

i believe 3 blocks W. of where Roy died, April 22, 1968.

thank you Rick for your research & dedication!  i think this is excellent, short of running our own.  it worries me that they liaison between the police & the victim, where the CPD have a long tradition from our day to now of producing the victim, and racistly so.  but maybe they can effect change in even that.  bless their best intentions and ours.

  i suggest posting this on our Message Forum and on our Home Page at some point.

     bless us each with peace & community, however brief.  grateful ole marty

Jun 07, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Rick, when you choose, i am ready.  grateful ole marty

May 29, 2018 at 7:33 PM

i just magically google-found Roy's younger brother Myron.  he is happy if i post his reply to me on this page:

Dear Marty, Leo and Stanley,



What a wonderful surprise to hear from you! And yes, you found the right person. Fifty years is a long time, but there’s hardly a day that I don’t think about Roy and my parents. Your email brings back wonderful memories of our lives in Skokie, and my times with Roy and his friends in Hyde Park.


Thank you for all the wonderful things you wrote, as well as for the links to the class of 1964 web site. I wouldn’t have known where to look for it.


As you figured out, my wife Barbara and I have been living in Boulder for the past five years.  It’s a wonderful place to be, with lots of opportunities to be outside and a beautiful mix of small college town and city life. Barbara and I met in the summer of 1968, and we’ve been married for almost 48 years. We have a son, Robert, who lives in New York City with his wife and two children. We spend a lot of time with them, in an otherwise quiet existence. You found me, so you’ve figured out that my professional life is well known and not worth saying much about. Mostly, I’ll say that I’ve had a lot of fun, and continue to do so.


If you make it to the reunion, please enjoy yourselves and give our love to everyone who thinks of Roy and the rest of the Gutmann family.


With best regards,




Myron Gutmann

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