Women Adventurers

Last week I rented a store in the town center on Marblehead in Second Life New England. I knew what I wanted to call the store, Yordie’s Excellent Adventures and the concept is something I’ve been thinking about for awhile. I even created a Facebook page for it last year. And there’s …

Hosoi Ichiba Gone

I’ve used all my favorite adjectives when describing the beautiful Japanese Edo period regions of Hosoi Ichiba. Earlier this year I selected Hosoi as the first of my Gimme Six picks. Shortly after I published that article, Hosoi found itself in financial crisis and was forced to trim down from four regions to only two. …

Virtual Halloween!

If virtual world Second Life was a country, and some of us think it is, then Halloween would certainly be its national holiday. I know there will be some who’ll disagree, but you don’t have to be around SL for long to discover the inner pagan lurking inside as All Hallow’s Evening draws …

BURN2 Official Opening

Saturday, October 20th, was the official opening for BURN2 2012. Yesterday I wrote about the history of “Burning Man” and Second Life’s “Burning Life” a bit. But my quest to understand the Second Life Burner movement has just begun. I was ready to learn, so within minutes of BURN2’s opening, I poured in with …

BURN2 "Welcome Home"

Virtual world Second Life will be home to “BURN2 2012” this week. It begins today, Saturday, October 20th and continues to October 27th. BURN2 is based on the real life “Burning Man” events in the Nevada desert. BURN2 also replaces Second Life’s former “Burning Life” events, originally sponsored by Linden Lab, but now independently organized …

Becoming Someone Else – Part 1

This salon has professional authors with qualifications in education, psychology and other professions who explore identity and virtual identify. I read their posts with great interest.  There’s little question in my mind that most people who enter virtual worlds end up making choices that lead them into their identities. Ravanel started a series called, …