Mary Campbell is the author or coauthor of six books and has ghosted or edited dozens more. She sells lots of neat stuff on her website—the joy is free. She loves to meditate (see meditation web pages) but wonders if it’s just an excuse to take a nap.
Favorite all-time movie: The Great Escape. Hmmm….
Favorite composers: Elmer Bernstein, George Gershwin, Johannes Brahms, Dieterich Buxtehude, Felix Mendelssohn, Arcangelo Corelli, Aaron Copland (whom she once sat beside at dinner), Ralph Vaughn Williams, Rick Kuethe, Hobart Smith, and Haydn, Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven, as well as Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. And Duke Ellington, Vince Guaraldi, Mike Post, and whoever wrote the music for Dances with Wolves and The Last of the Mohicans and Driving Miss Daisy.
Her heroes are her children: Marian, Jack, and Eli. And her sister, Pipi, and brother, John. And her nieces, Paige and Chris. And Pete, Paul, Adam, and Kurt. And especially Melba and Dan Campbell. Hi, Mom and Dad! Am I doing okay?
Here’s a secret: She wrote the song “For the Brave,” spontaneously, in about an hour, words and music, unpremeditated, on August 28, 2001—two weeks before Nine Eleven.