This is not a blog dedicated to alcohol fueled hallucinations, as the name might suggest. It is rather an attempt for me to reconnect with my creative side, an aspect of my self that has been dwindling away over the last few years. So here I hope to share some of my creative endeavors, my writing, podcasting, and activities in Second Life, where I will be running a virtual pub called Shillelagh Hearth.
Now anyone that knows me, knows that I have another blog, Chaosengine. It is most likely not going away, but I wanted to start this one for a couple of reasons. Chaosengine has been a general site with no real focus. Lots of whining and griping, lots of pointless posts just to have something to put up. In part it has been a personal journal, and in part a way for distant friends to keep in touch. Overall though, it isn’t a project I’ve been really proud of. So here I hope to be more focused, and more positive.
One of the inspirations for this has been the wonderful, creative group of people I have connected with in Second Life over the last year. They make me remember some of the things I really liked about myself, things that have largely fallen by the wayside. They are artists, writers, and podcasters and just a genuinely exceptional community that I have never really found before. I have never been a group person, but this is a group I want to be part of it. So I am starting on the path of building a presence in Second Life and trying to get some momentum going with my writing again.
I will put one disclaimer here. I am nearing the completion of my Master’s of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology. The demands of school are very high right now, and all the wonderful creative stuff I am talking about doing will take a back seat to finishing this degree. This means there likely will not be a huge amount of activity on this site, or in my Second Life Homestead, until mid to late December. I did however want to at least get this started and try to get back into the habit of posting regularly.
So I’ll raise a glass to new friends and new adventures, may it put a smile on your face and a fire in your belly.