I spend a lot of time in the virtual world of Second Life (SL). Not only does it provide me with most of my social contacts. In the fourteen years I live in that world I made some good friends from around the world.
Willow Combined 2019
I’m actually a hereditary witch.  My RL family can trace itself back to mid thirteenth century Scotland.
A problem I’ve had was how to do a pagan ritual without being able to speak because of my injury. Chatting long streams of text just was not satisfactory. As of September 2019 I’ve  found a way to do the audio of most long audio parts of rituals into Second Life (SL)! You can find details in posts to this blog. So far because of SL’s limits I’ve only been able to get the sound to play on my own computer but I’m working on making it so others can also hear these audio files.

Willow Early Morning ReadingToday most of my photographic work takes place in Second Life. If you look at my Flickr site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/tarotgrove you can see some of my work. If you look far enough back in the site you’ll find some of my real-life images also.

I’ve also branched out into making videos or machinima of Second Life (SL) in 2015. While a few of those videos are on Flickr here are of two of my efforts. The is a SL themed music video. https://adobe.ly/2oJvxqv

 

Willow and Taylor Aura 2019I still enjoy making still images. In 2014 something happened I didn’t expect. I fell in love and got married in Second Life. Today we still enjoy Second Life together.

Willow is also in the virtual worlds of Kitely and Inworldz. I was in Inworldz until they shut it down.

KitelyHouse#1_001

Kitely Home

While Kitely is technically interesting and may be the future of virtual worlds it is a little too “geeky” for me. I spent a couple of decades working professionally with computer systems and I don’t want to spend my time trying to figure out how something technically works. I’m also not fond of the its every sim is its own world data setup that is only loaded when someone accesses it.

Inworldz was almost a clone of Second Life and I enjoyed playing around for a a few months.

InHouse#1_001

Inworldz Home

InHouse#1_002

Inworldz Home Interior

In my opinion both Kitely and Inworldz are hindered by not having enough population. Since I’m in virtual worlds for social reasons that is a problem.

Since Sansar may eventually supplant Second Life; I know LL says it won’t but with the haphazard way they do thing who really knows. So, it may be a good idea to keep your options open if it doesn’t cost too much.

Square Phillida with Tripod LargeI’m also what some people call a “super-wheeler”. Since I earned a university degree and had a successful career as a professional staff member of an investigative organization. Then after I took early retirement and designed my own house and became an accomplished photographer.  All while being in a wheelchair.
Pizza Just out of the oven

I started seriously cooking in February of 2017.  All those years watching the food channel haven’t been wasted. On the left is my Asparagus and Arugula Pesto Pizza with Pink Lemon Ricotta. I also designed an accommodating kitchen for myself. You can find details about my adapted kitchen in the pages of this blog. I still spend three days a week cooking.

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IN MEMORY EVERYTHING SEEMS TO HAPPEN TO MUSIC -Tennessee Williams

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Bringing the beauty of our natural world into Second Life.

Daniel Voyager

Second Life, OpenSim & Sansar News

Around the Grid

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A fearless journalist and content provider specializing in addiction/recovery, caregiving/elder advocacy, mental health, food, travel and family fun.

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