In the war against cancer, Caledon’s troops will need warm socks and mufflers, so I will be hosting a fundraising knitting circle on Friday, April 13, 6-9 pm SLT/PDT in Caledon Tamrannoch. Ida Keen has very graciously created knitting needles that will, upon sustained use, produce wearable, transferable clothing. Put it on your calendars or come by later and pick up a set of needles for yourself.
Here are photos from my cousin Hermione’s visit to Caledon Victoria City. She had fun buying clothes.
Yes, it is a large image of the Queen, isn’t it?
My friend Karen, more or less on a dare, drew an art card of a dragon taking over the world:
It’s lovely as it is, and I also thought that for a banner in the Hatchie home-building competition it might pop with some color. So here’s the violence I’ve done to my dear friend’s artwork (using The Gimp, which I’m slowly learning):
There are now two banners hanging below the doorway of my sky fortress.
Fourteen of us gathered this morning for Quaker worship in Second Life (well, it was morning for most of us–two people from the UK for whom it was evening joined us later). Everyone present already had some familiarity with Friends. We had a short order of service, which included hymns and a period of open worship. Here is the notecard I handed out to everyone as they arrived:
Welcome to the First Friends Church of Second Life! February 10, 2007
Whether this is your first Quaker meeting for worship or you’re a long-time Friend, please approach today’s meeting as an experiment. I have prepared a simple order of service to help us center and to draw near God and one another.
Worship will conclude after approximately 30 minutes. Please stay as you are able for fellowship and discussion following. If you must leave early, please do so quietly to preserve the spirit of our worship.
9:00 AM — Friends, meet together and know one another in that which is eternal, which was before the world was.
George Fox: “Epistle 149” (1657)
MUSIC: “Holy Manna” by Anonymous 4 on “American Angels”
(Please turn on your music control and hit ‘play’)
Brethren, we have met to worship,
And adore the Lord our God;
Will you pray with all your power,
While we try to preach the Word.
All is vain, unless the Spirit
Of the Holy One comes down;
Brethren, pray, and holy manna
Will be shower’d all around.
Sisters, will you join and help us?
Moses’ sisters aided him;
Will you help the trembling mourners,
Who are struggling hard with sin?
Tell them all about the Saviour,
Tell them that he will be found;
Sisters, pray, and holy manna
Will be shower’d all around.
from Quaker Faith and Practice of Britain Yearly Meeting:
Take heed, dear Friends, to the promptings of love and truth in your hearts. Trust them as the leadings of God whose Light shows us our darkness and brings us to new life.
Known variously as open worship, silent worship, and communion after the manner of Friends, this is a time to for inward quiet and listening for the voice of the Spirit. You may receive a message that you believe should be shared with the group. (Sometimes messages are just for you.) If you are moved to share with the worshiping group, there is no need to stand. Simply type your message into chat. Please leave sufficient time between messages for them to be received by your listeners.
Be sure to move your mouse occasionally so you don’t get logged out.
MUSIC: “Parting Hand” by Anonymous 4 on “American Angels”
My Christian friends, in bonds of love,
Whose hearts in sweetest union join,
Your friendship’s like a drawing band,
Yet we must take the parting hand.
Your company’s sweet, your union dear;
Your words delightful to my ear,
Yet when I see that we must part,
You draw like cords around my heart.
How sweet the hours have passed away,
Since we have met to sing and pray;
How loath we are to leave the place
Where Jesus shows his smiling face.
O could I stay with friends so kind,
How would it cheer my drooping mind!
But duty makes me understand,
That we must take the parting hand.
Please stay for fellowship and conversation.
There were several messages during the open worship, and an hour later there were still half a dozen people talking when I left. There are plans afoot for more worship as well as discussions of the Testimonies. Here are a few photos:
Update: Worship has been scheduled for next Saturday at 10AM SL/PST, 1PM EST, 6PM GM, led by Bromo Ivory, followed by a discussion on the Testimonies in SL.
There’s a hatchling home-building contest happening on the Isle of Wyrms now through Saturday, when members of the Council of Wyrms, Council of Wrymlings, Council of Hatchlings, etc., will get to vote on best home and most likely to take over the world. I decided to go for taking over the world:
Whoops! I see I made the images too wide. Oh well, so it’s not tidy.
The First Look viewer, when water ripples are enabled, also creates reflections. Here’s an underwater shot of me, up towards the surface, where you can see my reflection distorted by the ripples in the water. Pretty cool.
Je regrette que je parle seulement un peu français!
Much like SL itself, visitors to this blog (mostly coming from links at the SL website list of resident sites and del.icio.us) are about 49% from the US, followed by 9% from the UK, 8.5% from France, 4.6% from Germany, and 4.4% from Canada. There have been visits from every continent except Antarctica, including a visit from Tunisia and one from Mauritius! Pretty amazing for a brand-new blog about what is, for me, mostly entertainment.
Yesterday I went and got copies of Max Case’s Babbler and De-Babbler at Green/189/166.
After the cut is the whole list, from Google Analytics.
I’m curious as to how many Bostonians are in Second Life, and if I know any of them. So this is just a tiny fishhook cast into the enormous ocean of the internet.
I’ve already made a large multilingual peace sign to hang above my land, but I’m also going to check this out: RootsCamp events for peace in Second Life
In support of the national march for peace in Washington, DC on January 27th, 2007, members of the SL Netroots are organizing the following events. All of the events take place at RootsCamp on Progressive Island
(Tip of the hat to Rik)
I decided to take a walk on the road that runs through my property. My first excursion set out to the northeast and then took every left turn in order to come back around. On my way I found this lovely little roadside church, St. Guilhelm-la-Deuxieme-Vie.