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Unlag the Vote 2014   Leave a comment

A week from now (October 28), it’ll be time for Americans to do it again, as we get the chance to do every two years:  vote for our choices of who we think is the best — or at least the least repugnant (grin) — for the U. S. Congress, a third of the Senate, and a myriad of state seats and governorships, as well as state and local initiatives and lawmaking races.

It’s always been the position of Around the Grid that it doesn’t matter what party you’re for on that day; that you need to be registered and to get out and vote.  Too many people across the years have given everything to keep for us the right — the duty, rather — to make that choice whenever an election comes around.  As I’ve said, “It doesn’t matter if you’re red, blue, or purple with aubergine polka dots on a paisley background — VOTE!!!”  For my part, I’ve almost never missed an election since 1978, and I’ll be choosing again next Tuesday.

To help you, WordPress and Around the Grid offers the above voter tools.  Please use — and please remember to do your duty next week.

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Posted October 28, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Real Life

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Around the Grid on Hiatus….   3 comments

I’ll be taking a brief break for maybe a week or so, unless I can squeeze in a late-night photo session or two, due to RL commitments at my church.  I’m doing some audio and video editing for the church’s 20th anniversary celebration, and that will be…intense…so I need to focus on it as much as possible.  Thanks for your understanding, and check back periodically if you don’t subscribe to the blog (the best way to get me when I do something like this).

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Posted October 22, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Meta

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“Come In!!!”   Leave a comment

Around the Campfire

Nothing like sitting around a campfire as the days begin to get cooler, trending down into fall.  And what’s a fall campfire without ghost stories, or tales of derring-do and adventure?

If you’re interested, I’ll let you experience that on my dime, so to speak.  I keep several channels available to me for streaming on my homestead, via a sim radio.  One of them is MPIR Old-Time Radio, a streaming service focused on classic radio, offered by Clyde Kell for contributions (hey, someone’s gotta pay for his bandwidth).  Clyde actually offers several channels, but this one focuses on mystery, adventure, suspense and horror.  You’ll hear everything from The Voyage of the Scarlet Queen (playing right now as I’m sitting here), to The Shadow, to Suspense (with various players doing the Man in Black) to episodes of Inner Sanctum Mysteries and its classic revival show from the Seventies, the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  He even plays lesser-known pieces like The Clock and the CBC’s Theatre 10:30.  And if you want real creeps, enough to make you start chewing your fingernails like a typewriter, there’s Lights Out, renowned for the intensity of its plays and the realism of its sound effects.  (Ever wondered what it sounds like to walk across a cavern floor covered with nice, fat, juicy spiders, hmmm…?  Makes you want to reach for a bottle of Ironized Yeast — or maybe Sal Hepatica, for the Smile of Health.)

But how can you do it without a link to Clyde’s site, or his app on your phone?  Simple; drop by my homestead.  Through at least Hallowe’en, I’m opening the doors to my land to visitors.  The SLurl will drop you by my campfire and gazebo, and then all you need to do is turn on your sound and sit down, and maybe discuss it with anyone else that’s there.  All I ask is that you clean up behind yourself when you leave, throw your trash into the campfire.  I can’t say when any particular show will be on, and there may be occasional repeats, but over the course of things it works.

If you like it, drop me a line; I’ll be glad to know about it!

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Essential Second Life Books   Leave a comment

Found at the Vintage and Cool Fair:

book titles 1 book titles 2 book titles 3

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Posted October 12, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Events, Humor

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Seven Years Old Today   4 comments

Just a fast note, as I’m crunched for time, but today is my seventh rezz day.  Couldn’t let the day go by without at least making a note!  Peace to all, and I may have more to say on the blog’s 7th Anniversary in November.

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Posted October 11, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal

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2014 Mystic Realms Faire   Leave a comment

Mystic Realms

Check out the new Mystic Realms Faire, running between October 10 and 26.  There’s lots of goodies to tempt you, including a fantastic new sari from Zaara and a beautiful futuristic gown from [sYs].  I’ve done my shopping already, dashing through yesterday during the bloggers’ preview; I may have a chance Monday to start going through the bags and see how things look.

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Posted October 11, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Events, Fantasy, Fashion

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Discovered on the Mainland   2 comments


Found in a random skybox somewhere on the Mainland.

This may explain many things….

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Posted October 8, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Humor

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