I Believe I Can Fly   Leave a comment

The Rising

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly….


If you haven’t been to the current round of Enchantment, be sure to get there before the end.  The layout is incredible, and I picked up the gown I wear in this photo, named Cynosure, from Figment, one of the vendors in the event.  Pegasoi region in particular has lots of nice photo opportunities available.

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Posted November 30, 2015 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Fashion, Photographs

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Sometimes   5 comments

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If you have not visited the region that hosts Canary Beck’s Basilique Playhouse, do so! It is so beautiful, you must witness it yourself.

Plenty of photos in this article. These, and a poem by Felice Mancini, on the next page.

Eight Years Down the Road   Leave a comment

2015 blog portrait

So much has changed on this blog in the eight years I’ve been writing Around the Grid.  Second Life most of all, of course; the constant changes, the occasional battles with Linden Lab over that time, the way we look and dress and live in the digital world.  I don’t know if I’ve always been a reliable reporter, but I’ve certainly tried to be over all these days living in two lives.

More on my 8th Anniversary on the next page.

Early 2016 Launch Date for “Second Life 2”; Lab Reaffirms Commitment to Original SL   1 comment

Linden Lab has announced that they plan to launch “Second Life 2” (currently code-named “Project Sansar”) in early 2016, according to the Second Life Press —

Source: Linden Labs set to Open Second Life 2 in early 2016 – Second Life Press

Read the article for details; but it does state in there that the Lab promises SL2 won’t be a replacement for the original platform, that their commitment to the vintage Grid remains.

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For France….   Leave a comment

I do not know what more to say than has already been said.  I continue to hold to the belief that terrorism more attracts the wrath of the people you are attacking than accomplishes anything, and I shall continue to hold to that belief.

This blog’s masthead shall display the French flag for one week as a tribute and a reminder….

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Posted November 14, 2015 by Harper Ganesvoort in News, Real Life

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Journey to Alurel   Leave a comment

Travel to the Kingdom, if these photos interest you.

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More following the break.

S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald, 1975-2015   Leave a comment

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy….

Gordon Lightfoot, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”

Harper on the Pier

Do you remember I showed you a few weeks ago what Lake Superior could look like on a peaceful pre-fall day?

This is the other face of Lake Superior — Duluth Harbor in Minnesota, when the Gitche Manitou, the Great Spirit of the Lake-region tribes, is restless and angry.  This, however, is nothing compared to Superior forty years ago, on November 10, 1975.    On that day, the wind was whipping so hard across Superior that the tops of the waves were getting sheared off and blown into cold, cold mist before they could curl and foam and make what old Great Lakes hands call “Christmas trees.”  When that happens, it’s better that a ship stays in port, and that any ships carrying on their work find someplace to drop anchor and shelter until it blows over.

Read about the Edmund Fitzgerald on the next page.


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