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Why I Love Second Life

(This is a reworking of a private article I wrote a while ago for my Second Life colleagues. If you’re looking for the promised follow-up to my weekend “grouchy” post, I expect to post it tomorrow or Thursday, along with … Continue reading

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Two Dangerous Lessons from Second Life

(I’m still working on Part Two of my response to critics — specifically a defence of polyamorism as an essential component of effective Model Intentional Communities. Coming soon, I promise — Dave) I want to confess two things I’ve learned about … Continue reading

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Second Life as a Platform for Virtual Meetings and Distance Learning Programs

Next month I’m participating in a ‘fireside chat’ on the future of education with a group of leading thinkers on the subject from around the world — in Second Life. We’ll all be there, represented by our avatars, sitting on … Continue reading

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Why I Love Second Life

BLOG Why I Love Second Life With all I have on my plate in real life, and given that I am happier than I have ever been in this life, I am often asked why I am willing to spend … Continue reading

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The Circles We Move In

Seb Paquet put me on to a free (limited, demo) app called TouchGraph that analyzes all your ‘friends’ on Facebook, and colour-codes them depending on the number of connections they have to your other friends. Mine is shown above, with … Continue reading

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Letting Go

paragliding photo from wallpapers.org I have started working on a project with Cheryl to create a place on our island in Second Life that will allow our members and visitors to go through a “letting go” exercise. The idea is … Continue reading

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First, Self-Accepting

forest in France — photo by Luca Montanari ~~~~~ Go for long walks. Indulge in hot baths. Question your assumptions, Be kind to yourself, Live for the moment, Loosen up, scream, Curse the world, Count your blessings, Just let go. … Continue reading

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Moth to a Flame

The green areas on this map (from the Forest Frontiers Initiative) are all that is left of the world’s wild forests, the only remaining areas that are large enough and sufficiently intact to support a natural and largely undiminished ecosystem. … Continue reading

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Too Smart For Our Own Good

Last month I linked to an excellent CBC video summarizing the life, work and philosophy of uber-celebrity Eckhart Tolle. Tolle doesn’t really say anything new in his books — I think Richard Moss’ Mandala of Being delivers the same “learn … Continue reading

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So What Next?

drawing by hugh mcleod at gaping void In my recent post The Freedom to Do Nothing, I quoted Ran Prieur: When you begin to get free, you will get depressed. It works like this: When you were three years old, … Continue reading

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