The now of April 2020

I missed a couple of months of "what I'm doing now" posts. I bet you can guess why. By the end of February, the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic in my small corner of the world was limited to news articles and speculation. By the end of March, I had already been working from home... Continue Reading →

The seasons are changing in Second Life! Here is a glimpse of my wee home all ready for the winter months. When I get irritated by the news -- which is often, these days -- I spend some downtime wandering through a virtual world. Not that virtual worlds are free of racism, sexism, homophobia, and... Continue Reading →

This slow-cooker Thai curry recipe turned out great. Now I have lunches for half the week, too. It's gluten-free but not vegetarian; I think it could be made vegetarian with a bit more eggplant and sweet potato instead of the chicken, plus a proper substitute for fish sauce. It's disappointing not to be able to... Continue Reading →

I love autumn in all realities, but until virtual reality can deliver the faintly sweet smell of fallen leaves or their satisfying crunch underfoot, there's no comparison. Still, it's picturesque there, and I like to visit. Credits (vaguely left-to-right): Studio Skye - Enchanted Woods v2 - 4 (clearing) [resized] Trompe Loeil - Garden Bard Abode (no gardens)... Continue Reading →

Sometimes you sit at home in a world that only exists in a collective imagination. (Credits below.) Sometimes you go out into the real world and inhabit what a joyful fever-dream of a Kevin Costner-obsessed, seven-foot-tall clown who will never speak, only sing and grunt and command people to eat cupcakes while he sings "Under... Continue Reading →

Perpetual twilight in the Beast’s castle.

NaNoWriMo took much more out of me, creatively, than I expected. Every day this week I have attempted to compose a complete Holidailies entry and failed. But it isn't all NaNoWriMo's fault. I've been battling the dreaded lurgy since the last week of November, and now this part of the world has been plunged into... Continue Reading →

Outside, the end-of-festival fireworks are sounding. Inside, and then again inside a home inside a virtual world, the end of summer draws near as well. That is, if you adhere to the symbolism of seasons in a place where they do not have to exist at all, and I do. I was going to create... Continue Reading →

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