September 2008

Roughly eight months ago, I tiptoed around a hedge and peaked at my first poetry reading in Second Life.  I was still a newbie who knew nothing about HUDs that let avatars know who else is around, so I thought I was hiding pretty good.  That is, until I heard a woman’s voice say, “Welcome, [...]

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What writer’s toolbox does NOT include that basic implement we call the writing prompt?  For many of us, a writing prompt is equivalent to the common hammer or screwdriver.  It’s ubiquitous, useful for just about any construction or repair job, and often works better than a bucket-load of more sophisticated tools. Entrance to the headquarters of [...]

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How Second Life Cured One Writer’s Allergy to Networking

September 5, 2008

We all have “those words”—you know, the ones we belittle as “manufactured” or “PC” or too trendy to do more than sneer at.  For some, words like maximize and impact, used as verbs, top their list.  For others, it’s terms like collateral damage to mean killing innocent people.  For me, a word that’s long topped […]

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