“I’m going to give you some tough love here, Missy”

Every Wednesday I choose a topic for the Basilique Chat Salon. About a dozen people gather to discuss it over 2 hours. This week’s subject was Creativity – where does it come from, and where does it go, when it seems unavailable? This is the fourth part of that conversation. In case you’re hopelessly lost, here […]

Getting your ducks in a row

Every Wednesday I choose a topic for the Basilique Chat Salon. About a dozen people gather to discuss it over 2 hours. This week’s subject was Creativity – where does it come from, and where does it go, when it seems unavailable? This is the third part of that conversation. In case you’re hopelessly lost, here […]

Maligned ducks, nasty reviews, and the pressure to create

Every Wednesday I choose a topic for the Basilique Chat Salon. About a dozen people gather to discuss it over 2 hours. This week’s subject was Creativity – where does it come from, and where does it go, when it seems unavailable? This is the second part of that conversation. In case you’re hopelessly lost, […]

Creative blocks, untamed monsters, and other obsessions

Every Wednesday I choose a topic for the Basilique Chat Salon. About a dozen people gather to discuss it over 2 hours. This week’s subject was Creativity – where does it come from, and where does it go, when it seems unavailable? I wasn’t sure how this topic would go because I handled it differently […]

Balancing between reflections of ourselves

We began the conversation by watching Gary Turk’s video: Look Up. The question was, “Should we look up from Second Life?” A Question of Balance? “Maybe it is a question of balance,” started Connie: “I think (SL) is a useful tool to be in contact with people, but it should not replace face to face […]

The Cages of our Guilt – Our relationship with money in Second Life – Part 2

This post follows the first post sharing the highlights of Wednesday’s Basilique chat salon about our relationship with money in Second Life. Every Wednesday I choose a topic, about a dozen people gather to discuss it over 2 hours. These are highlights of the end of that conversation. Exerting control What’s all this judgement about? […]

Snarly swamps or happy hunting grounds? Our relationship with money in Second Life – Part 1

As is the case with many conversations about common things, I soon found we weren’t talking about money at all. But rather, deeper feelings that we hold that influence what money means, how we feel about spending it, and the differences in what money means to women and men. The entanglements of inner conflicts “I […]