Ice skating in Second Life

November 26, 2010

If you haven’t tried skating in Second Life, you really must this year. It can be very relaxing when the music is right and the scene is lovely.

A very enjoyable place to try out skating surrounds the home of Timeless Photography in Kalamata. The folks there have turned their sim into a most delightful and relaxing winter wonderland with huge ponds for public ice skating.
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So what is Second Life?

March 14, 2010

Second Life is a popular, three-dimensional virtual-reality world — a computer-simulated environment which users inhabit.

Users move about the on-screen environment and interact with each other via their digital representatives known as avatars, which are persons in Second Life. Communication is by text and voice chat.

As a virtual representation of a user’s real-life self, the look and feel of an avatar is limited only by the individual’s creativity.

Portraits of Some Second Life Residents
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Stoneflower Photography Studio in Second Life

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The Japanese fishing village Hosoi Yu Ch’un

November 8, 2008

Wandering the byways of the virtual world Second Life one day, I came across an extraordinary vision of reality in the Japanese fishing village Hosoi Yu Ch’un and the farming village Hosoi Lung Ch’un built by Amiryu Hosoi at Hosoi Ichiba on Virgin Island.

Fishing boats beached in village cove

Fishing boats beached in village cove

Here’s why this could be the most peaceful place in all of Second Life…

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Kickin’ back on the high frontier

June 2, 2008

What could be better than relaxing in front of the big-screen TV watching the astronauts fly by overhead?

What is this place anyway?

Anywhere’s a better place to be

February 16, 2008

Most of the 12.5 million or so residents of Second Life get in free. Each has the right to do whatever they can imagine and is possible in a virtual world.

Anywhere’s a better place to be - Harry Chapin Memorial

Townscape memorial to singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (1942-1981).

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The princess of green in her green castle

February 3, 2008

Millions of colors. The phrase rolls easily off the lips, but what does it really mean? What colors are we talking about? How many millions?

Haley Woodstock

HALEY Salomon at Woodstock last August for a performance by one of Second Life’s best singer/songwriters, Rich Desoto.

Suppose someone hankered for just one of the millions?

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Another date that lives in infamy

September 11, 2007

The infamous attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941.

When President Roosevelt spoke to a joint session of Congress the next day, he called December 7 “a date which will live in infamy”.

September 11 Memorial wall
September 11th Memorial wall in Second Life is etched with nearly 3,000 names of victims of the 2001 terrorist attack against the United States

Fast-forward 60 years

On September 11, 2001, a total of 19 men affiliated with an Islamic extremist group calling itself al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger airliners en route to California from Logan International Airport at Boston, Dulles International at Washington, and Newark airport at New York City.

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