Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Pats!

Top o' the morning to you! Being of the Irish persuasion I couldn't let Saint Patrick's go by unnoticed. And what better way to celebrate the Irish holiday than with a bit of music. Enjoy.

Okay, this next one isn't exactly traditional Irish music but it does feature The Chieftains and where do you think Bluegrass came from? I dare you to be in a bad mood after listening and watching. Hey if nothing else we Irish are a fun lot.

And you didn't think you were getting out of here without a bit of The Dropkick Murphys. I thought The Fighting 69 th seem to fit.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Connolly Aerodrome and the Current Financial Crisis - Royal Caledon Air Force

A link and a few questions?

First the link to Zoe Connolly's Post about how real life can affect our virtual world.

And a few comments and a question or two.

Do you have any special thoughts of Connolly Aerodrome?
As for myself Connolly Aerodrome is one of my favorite places in Caledon. In all of Second Life actually. It was one of the first places I visited when I came to Caledon and I made the observation deck my makeshift home for many months.

More importantly it was a place where I found a sense of community and lets face it that's what we are all looking for here. Zoe did this by building a place where like minded people could feel at home and connect.

This past summer and fall I would pop into SL each weekday for my "nooner" and head straight to Connolly. On most days there was usually at least 3 or four regulars there and we would spend a few hours pirate hunting (things in Caledon were not always this calm) watching our little Sumie build something, target practicing or just sitting about acting silly. My point I suppose is that it was something I very much looked forward to each day, and having a home base was very reassuring.

My other memory that stands out was the memorial service we had at Connolly when Sumie Kawashima passed away in RL. Again the sense of connection was and I know this word gets tossed about a lot but amazing. It helped me get through what was a pretty rough time.


How many pairs of steampunk goggles do you need?

Who or what are you willing to sacrifice for?

What do you belive in, whats importat to you?

These are just questions, and I'm not suggesting anything but would love to know what you think. Leave a comment. No, really its free and I promise not to send you a fruitcake at Christmas.

One last question? What exactly is the definition of a rant? Just wondering.