Lots of Great Swag At New Uber!   Leave a comment

The others have clued me into the promotion blogs, telling the goodies that are coming out for sale at the various creator events around Second Life. I just stumbled into this one today, and the pictures say this new round of Uber is going to be fantastic! There’s lots of goodies to drool over, including quite a few separates that you can try mixing/matching.

I don’t know if Harper wants to try all of us doing our choices from the selection available. But I’m already saving up the cash to buy some of this, and you’ll want to as well.

Article at Seraphim, including photos and teleport links

Posted February 25, 2019 by Morgan Vanderzwaan in Announcements, Fashion

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Fantasy Faire 2019: Builders of Hope   Leave a comment

Fantasy Faire 2019

Can you hear it? The sound of sunrise, the colour of calling, the touch of melodies brushing over your skin. Faint rhythm of molten gold, beating like a heart somewhere in the distance, sparking purple with every hit. 

The Fairelands are waking. Waking and calling us home.

This year the Fairelands will stay in our realm from April 18th to May 5th. Yes, you read it right, eighteen days instead of eleven! The busy event program will last only the traditional eleven days, but the usual unofficial extra days are now official: you can shop, quest and explore the Fairelands to your heart’s content without wondering when they might fade.

We’re building hope in the Fairelands –  come join us.

More information in the Press Release.

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Posted February 24, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Uncategorized

Fast Plane Flying   Leave a comment

With a sigh of relief, Lisavet Darchiev turned away from the gateside ticket counter and stepped away toward a nearby coffee shop on the airport concourse. She had already pocketed her ticket and other travel documents in her jacket, had moved everything metallic in her pockets into her carry-on bag, and had passed through the minor hell of the TSA checkpoint with a minimal loss of dignity. Now, with maybe two hours until her flight for Los Angeles boarded, she could get a cup of tea and put herself back together.

And, barring disasters, hijackings and breakdowns, I should make it home in time for the Oscar ceremony. Thanks be to Saints Cyril and Methodius, Saint Basil, and maybe I’ll throw in Francis de Sales, the patron of authors, for good measure. Maks might forgive me for missing the night, but Piper never would … she looks forward to our annual karaoke date every year. The thought made her giggle as she pushed through the doors to the cafe, causing a few heads to turn and glance at her in curiosity.

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How To Properly Clear Out Your Inventory   Leave a comment

With thanks to Nylon Pinkney and Hamlet Au — click through for the remaining three frames!

Copyright 2019 by Nylon Pinkney (a pseudonym) — all rights reserved to the original artist

Posted February 18, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Humor, Reblog

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Pausing to Refresh   Leave a comment

You have to take some time to enjoy the day when you get the opportunity, and so Diana and I are pausing in our shopping to get some iced tea. (I guess it’s iced; that’s the only reason for the glasses. Perhaps they’re just using the teapot to carry the tea.)

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Suffer the Children   3 comments


Can you help me remember how to smile
Make it somehow all seem worthwhile ….

Just one possible result of a runaway’s world

Yesterday, while listening to Sirius XM on my computer, I stumbled across an old 1993 ballad — Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train.” It had been years since I’d listened to it, and I’d forgotten how powerful and painful this song was; even more so when I pulled up on YouTube one of the several versions of the video. (You can see below for the embedded video, or follow the link.) The closing of an Amber Alert here in Canada today, with the sad death of the missing girl and the arrest of her father, just spurs me more to write this.

Runaways and missing children have always been with us, but they really came to the front of people’s knowledge with cases like Etan Patz and Adam Walsh. (See Harper’s article from 2012. In researching today’s article, I’ve learned that Etan was declared legally dead in 2001, and that a man who confessed was convicted of second-degree murder in 2017.) Those boys are just two of thousands of boys and girls who disappear every year, either by running off for some reason, or being kidnapped. It’s not confined to one country, either — Canada has its own burden of missing, as does probably every region on Earth.

If, somehow, you know information that can lead to finding one of the missing, any age, any condition, please give the authorities that info. You can contact your local police or constabulary. Additionally, you can contact the Missing Children Society of Canada, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the United States.

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Posted February 15, 2019 by Conan Bankersbox in Real Life

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Breakfast Time   Leave a comment

“… Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast ….”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland (The Queen to Alice)
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