Okay, I have an announcement, along with a shameless solicitation for volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help out at next week's Project Homeless Connect in Oakland. It's at the North Oakland Senior Center from 9:30 to 3:30. Project Homeless Connect, which I think was one of Gavin's brainchildren in SF, is sort of an intensive one-day workshop for homeless folks with everything from food and medical treatment to job training referrals, housing assistance, etc. They had the first one in Oakland last year and I said, but what about the DOGS?
The city of Oakland folks immediately agreed that it would be swell to have a veterinary component to this, as a number of homeless folks showed up for the first one and then couldn't get services because there wasn't a safe place to leave their critters. One of the city folks happened to be on the board of the East Bay SPCA, which does free shot fairs in poor neighborhoods, and they agreed to come and do a free shot fair there, and a vet's going to be there too.
My designated gig is being one of the animal sitters who hangs with the dogs (which is what I expect most of the animals to be) while their owners are inside getting what they need. So I'm here to bang the drum for anyone who's in the Oakland area that day to come on down and help out. Send me a PM if you're interested and I'll send you the details.
But Mare, you're asking. What does this have to do with the Grateful Dead?
I'm so glad you asked. The North Oakland Senior Center is in the now much restored building once known as Grove Street College (among many incarnations), probably best known to us Deadheads as the locale for the video of "Throwin' Stones." So you can do good and visit the site at the same time!
At 11:00am EST today(1 hour from now) and again at 7:00pm EST today Sirius Satalite Radio will be replaying a run of songs from the 11/20/73 Denver show that is a MUST to hear if u haven't allready...Truckin>drums w/Phill Solo>The Other One>Stella Blue
The Phil base solo with the drums is great and gets bigger when he shakes our brothers and sisters in Denver with his intro into The Other One and then it all settles down with a perfectly played (slow dance with ur lover) Stella Blue...Go Listen!
stay safe and feel good!
Wonderful news may you all be blessed with lot's of love and health and great memories a family brings!! peace,heathaafeathaa
It's great to live in a free world, thanks to all those who provided that for me.
good morning all my sisters & brothers,
i hope u all get a few minutes this memorial weekend to remember those other sisters & brothers of ours who have perished or were maimed while in harms way. although we may disagree with the reasons of war these souls have paid the ultimate sacrifice and deserve>no demand our respect..."may the music rock their souls"
stay safe and feel good!
Have you ever written a singles ad that includes the words, "Must love Jerry"?
We are organizing events to bring together the Grateful Dead community in Central Texas and are currently planning singles events - open to attendance by coupled Heads, just must bring your single friends for admission!
Please help us generate these events so that they are meaningful and fulfilling for you as members of this precious community.
****** PLEASE email responses to the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Would you attend a Grateful Dead singles event?
2. Would you prefer:
b. an open party with dancing
c. pot luck
d. other ideas (fill in the blank!)
3. Would you like to participate in the design and implementation of these
4. What role/roles will you play?
See you soon for our first event: The Wind in the Willow Played Tea for Two!
Congratulations!! Steve-o and new Mommy!! :)
Thanks everyone, getting ready to go back to the hospital hoping to bring my son and his mommy home today!!!
What GRTUD said, Steve-O. Now if you'll excuse me.
Come back here, you quazi wabbit!!!
"All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
Hopefully he'll look like his mamma ;-)
HA - HA, Just kidding, Steve-O, we all love ya and wish you and yours all the best life has to offer, now and always.
Ah, I've got "run" now....
The Dude Abides!