• On Entering Presence and Flow:

    It all started on July 28, 2007, the day I read an article in The Atlantic Monthly about a place called Second Life. Later that evening, I searched the Internet. Somehow, I found the names of two bodies of land in Second Life--One named Azure Islands and the other, Aloha. The scenes in the advertisements were tropical and serene. The message to me was Beautiful!--peaceful, escape, solitude--All of which I had not experienced for any length of time for quite a while. So, I went there. I signed up and I landed in the soothing, tropical blue-green seascape of Azure Islands. I sat on a park bench on a stone veranda for hours. I watched the palm trees sway, listened to the sounds of the sea waves, and watched people come and go, the sun set and rise again. During that time I discovered what I had been missing--not friends nor sensual or intellectual pleasures. I found blissful beauty, peace and solitude--all the Right Stuff for the writer soul in me! Yes! So, I started my Second Life...every night after a day of work, school, family, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.... :)

    Soon after that day, again somehow, I learned of and started reading scholarly papers from Stanford University published by Bailensen and Yee. Very interesting stuff I said to myselves. Hmmm...The Proteus Effect ... And, my journey of spiritual, psychological, and social transformation began through my Second Life.

    And now, today, I'm Here!. . . .Hello World! It is good to begin to see and know you through new eyes. I'm ready to write! Welcome to My World!

My Facebook Year-In-Review

My Facebook Year-In-Review Film  Produced by Facebook (*_*)/

Read All About It ♥

Today, one of my FaceBook friends shared this link with us.  It is so amazing…so awesome… I had to share it here too.  This is a Must Watch.  This is about Beauty and the Soul… Enjoy and be Inspired. // <!–[CDATA[–> (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = … Continue reading

Port Elysium Spa and Club House

After establishing this website in August 2012, my creative energies focused on virtual landscaping, interior decoration, and engaging and connecting with fashionable and adventurous people all over Planet Earth and the Second Life Grid, and other social media platforms.  This energy formed The Club and Spa at Port Elysium.  The official opening will be a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party on … Continue reading

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Happiness is Home with Privacy and a View…

Theories about happiness and flourishing abound today, but for me one eternal idea of happiness is a home with privacy and a view. Living in such a home in physical life is possible, of course, but it can also be an absolutely marvelous experience in the virtual world of Second Life.

SL Meditation

Exploring ancient ways of seeking the truth


Happiness & Flourishing

Mariko Nightfire: A Virtual Life

Happiness & Flourishing

My Maniera

Happiness & Flourishing