A Year for Meaning

Last year, around April, I decided to take my photography in SL a little more seriously.  I certainly have a lot more to learn, but there is a distinct and palpable difference between the photos I took prior to March of 2017, and the ones I’ve managed to capture since then. I’m a creative writer […]

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First Impressions of a Sensual Life

In an article entitled “Does Sexual Content Enforce a Negative Stereotype of Second Life?,” blogster Wagner James Au lamented that Second Life “… has been hurt by virtual porn, i.e. explicit graphic sex, especially of the extreme fetishistic kind.” His blog, New World Notes, has a MMO/VR industry reporting bent to it, with an emphasis […]

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Unconditional Love

Several weeks ago, a friend of mine and I were having a polite disagreement over the phrase “unconditional love” and whether or not it should be offered to anyone.  The argument was: no one is perfect, and conditional love creates a carrot/stick approach to any kind of relationship.   Will you always forgive a cheating spouse, […]

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In His Eyes

I saw your browns today In his eyes. I saw you laugh today In his smile. I heard the sweetest words you used to say Trickle from his lips that way. I felt your strength today In his embrace. I saw your love today Right from his face. I closed my eyes and felt your kiss […]

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Beneath the Shade

It seemed like such an innocent “Hello.” Your lips flush against my bark, O so still. Smooth dimples quickly felled a hollowed soul; Your hands, mouth moved against my trunk until One cautious cunning cupid flexed his bow As if compelled by Eros’ fertile psalm. That arrow jarred me, shook my branches low! You fell into my leaves, but […]

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There is No Shame in Advertising

For those of us who went down Melancholy Lane with Joan and Bette the last several weeks, we all remember that famous advertisement Bette Davis took out to show up her worthless representation. I can almost feel her pain. No, I’m not an aging actress past her prime (though a few of my friends my […]

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