Neighbors   Leave a comment

This statue honoring Fred Rogers is more formally titled “Tribute to Children.”  Rogers would have preferred it that way ….  It stands on the North Shore area of Pittsburgh, near where the Allegheny River joins the Monongahela to form the Ohio River.

Google has a new Doodle today, one that I take personal pleasure in for one or two reasons.  I used to live in Pennsylvania, several counties north of Pittsburgh; and, when I lived in Florida, I attended Rollins College.  How connected, you ask?

They’re connected via Fred McFeely Rogers, of course.  Google’s Doodle celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first taping of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (back then it was actually “Misterogers”).

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I’m Dangerous Tonight   Leave a comment

“Beside her, her husband could only splutter, and he stopped even that when she half turned to flash him a smile – the instinctive, brilliant smile of a woman who knows what feeble creatures men can be. You couldn’t learn to smile like that. It was something a woman either knew the minute she was born, or never knew at all.”

Cornell Woolrich, The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich, “I’m Dangerous Tonight”

Contact Sheet 62 — JF Daysleeper   Leave a comment

Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws and/or allowances under the Creative Commons. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog or Flickr page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here).

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.

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JF Daysleeper submitted this photo to the Second Life Smoking group, and it caught my attention.  JF hasn’t done much that she’s published on Flickr yet, but she appears from what I’ve seen to have an excellent grasp of the uses of light and soft focus.

Lunch
Click through for full size.  Copyright 2018 by JF Daysleeper.

The light flare in the back pulls attention to the model’s side of the frame from its possible first attention point, the Styrofoam lunch box in the left foreground; the hazy overall appearance alters the focus quite nicely, while the light gives a warm, golden shimmer to the composition.  The balance overall is wonderfully done, as well.  A purist might carp over the model glancing to “the wrong side,” but that doesn’t really apply in this photo; JF has done extraordinarily well here.

Posted September 18, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs

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Top 10 Interesting Updates From The Recent Town Hall Event   Leave a comment

Daniel Voyager, long-time correspondent since his days on the old Teen Grid, gives a quick summation of the recent Town Hall, with some news in brief here. Be sure to read his article, and reply to him there.

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Ebbe Altberg Town Hall Meeting Ebbe Altberg At Town Hall Meeting

Here are some of the updates that I found most interesting in simple terms during the recent town hall event with Ebbe Altberg the CEO of Linden Lab on Thursday 13th September 2018.

To see the whole video of the Town Hall session, see my previous blog post. It’s definitely worth watching. I hope there will be many more Town Hall sessions in the future with more announcements.


1. Return of Last Names

Linden Lab set a goal to return last names in Second Life in 2018. It’s now probably going to be returning either at the end of 2018 or sometime in 2019. There is no date when it will be deployed but the team are on it.

2. Animesh

It’s apparently very close to release and the Environment Enhancement Project is close to public testing very soon.

  • Bakes on Mesh is still…

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Posted September 16, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Uncategorized

Thank Heaven for Paris   Leave a comment

I had to meet the photographer in Paris — but the only taxis were these vintage hacks.  But it was a fun ride!

Each time I see a little girl
Of five or six or seven
I can’t resist a joyous urge
To smile and say

Thank heaven for little girls
For little girls get
Bigger every day

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Rock Your Rack is Coming Soon!   Leave a comment

The odds are excellent that most of us in Second Life, male and female and who knows (grin), have been touched in our families … or personally … by breast cancer. I remember my mother having a small biopsy in the Seventies when they suspected a lump in her breast; fortunately, they didn’t need to go for a radical mastectomy.

Check this event out!

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Rock Your Rack 2018 Musicians & Hosts Needed!

Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women. 1 in 8 women, and an every increasing percentage of men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival.

Models Giving Back is pleased to present Rock Your Rack, an annual fundraising event combining the best of SL Music, Art and Fashion to support the work of breast cancer charities and raise awareness for early detection which is critical to a positive outcome for this devastating disease.

This year’s event will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation which provides free mammograms, education, support and early detection services to anyone in need.

The 2018 event involves 72 designers including Sponsors: {ADC} Anam Cara Designs, Digital Farm Services, Evolve, Heartsdale Jewelry, Kultivate Magazine, MOZ Designs, and The Johnathan Hiess Project. In addition, this…

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Posted September 12, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Uncategorized

Just Do It in SL

While performing some badly needed, time-consuming housekeeping in Flickr (pruning my group load to remove mostly “opted-in” groups), I came across a new group called Just Do It.  in SL.  If you know anything about the Colin Kaepernick affair and Nike’s support of him, you can guess what this group is about.

If you feel moved to support Colin and Nike, click on the link above and check out the rules for submission.  Please do not use the word “Nike” or any of the logos in your submissions, as that is a most definite copyright infringement. The group is just starting, and it will be interesting to see how it develops.

Posted September 8, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, News, Real Life

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