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Veterans Day 2019: The 442nd   Leave a comment

We of Around the Grid always try to remember the men and women who have served in the military on Veterans (or Remembrance) Day. This year, I want to touch briefly on one group of veterans from World War II. It’ll be brief, only a few paragraphs, because I’m far from a professional historian, and all that the unit did in the European Theater would compose a book of its own.

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REBLOG: Travel in dreams 164   Leave a comment

joys not only photographs the dress she wears, but she shoots video as well. Check out this article, with a recent dress by Azul, and see what you think.

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Travel in dreams…. 164

Travel in dreams…. 164

Photo and video by  joys Cuttita:

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Posted November 5, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion, Reblog

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Writing About Thad   1 comment

This isn’t a pleasant piece, but I want to write about it here, to get some of the sadness out of my system. I’ve just received news about a man I’ve respected since the mid-Eighties, when I entered college.

Thad was president of the school when I entered, but he’d had a long and distinguished career before then at other schools, beginning as a professor of English at a northeastern university. I recall this large man, addressing us all at the front of the room during our orientation meeting, wonderfully personable and knowledgeable. I ran into Thad a few times after that during the remaining years of his presidency, always a friendly face and caring for his students.

This morning, the word worked its way to me that Thad is in a hospice, going through his last illness. He hasn’t died yet, but it’s only a matter of time, probably no more than a month or so. I’m praying for him, for a gentle death, and I’m praying for his family.

Posted October 26, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal, Real Life

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“This … is Lore”   Leave a comment

Writing from Nashville, Tennessee —

I’m giving myself a sort of real-life rezz-day present today … more like tonight, actually. I’ve traveled to Nashville with my daughter for a show.

(sounds of plunking banjos in the background, followed by a scratching record)

No, not that show, ya nimrods! (Although we should take a look at the Grand Ole Opry one day, I suppose ….) This will be a live “concert” performance of a show that took the podcast world by storm a few years ago, and has since spawned two related programs, a streaming-television series, and three books. All of this created by one man.

He’s Aaron Mahnke … and this is Lore.

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Even Dozen   Leave a comment

I’m writing this in advance (and hope to get everything together from myself, Jemmy, Diana and Morgan to do an article in between Monday and today). But, when you see this, I’ll be 12 years old.

Gee, I look awful mature for only 12, don’t I …?

Once the initial excitement calms down, new rezz days are like new birthdays … basically just another goal on the scoreboard. Once you hit 10, you only start really looking at a rezz day every five years after. But it’s still a bit of an accomplishment to have gotten this far. I’m only a few years younger than Second Life itself, after all; and many people thought, following the years of the Great Hype exploding, that we wouldn’t still be here. Then the Imminent Death of the Grid was again predicted with the rise of Samsar.

But SL is still going, and so am I; and next month, we’ll be marking another anniversary on this blog. So thank you for your good wishes, and keep on stopping in!

Posted October 11, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal

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Bakes on Mesh – a basic primer – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World   Leave a comment

Monday, August 26th, 2019 saw the formal release of Bakes on Mesh (BoM) for Second Life, and with it, an attempt to make system wearables (skins, tattoo and clothing layers) usable on modern mesh a…

Source: Bakes on Mesh – a basic primer – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

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Inara has an excellent read for everyone who, as we are, will be experimenting with Bakes on Mesh.  I’m believing, from what we’ve tried so far, that it will be very similar to what we had before the rise of mesh heads and bodies, but with new channels added for some items.  This definitely brings back the ability to layer makeup … and makes me wish I’d hung on to some of my old tattoo packages, as well as old system clothes.

I can say that the old vendors of tattoo-level makeup will be getting fresh infusions of lindens into their accounts, as people start digging into the older depths of Avatar Components on the Marketplace.  Classic skin sellers, such as my old, reliable PXL, will get a fresh lease on their older products as well.

Check with your body and head providers, and see if they support BoM yet, either native or as a relay.  There’s much to learn here about glitches (such as “sparkle toes”), but I think it will pay in the end.

Posted October 5, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Reblog, Tips and tricks

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