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Let’s Plan a Family

An estimated 222 million women in developing countries would like to delay or stop childbearing but are not using any method of contraception.¹ 222 million women don’t have a say over their bodies. Doesn’t that just amaze you? I know a lot of Pro-Choice / Pro Family Planning advocates always begin by talking about a […]

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December 2014
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Never rub another man’s rhubarb!

Top 10 Life Tips! So I have been working quietly on putting together a TOP 10 list of helpful life hints. Some of these are stuff around the house, others are for your body, and others are for the Zombie Apocalypse time. You know, stuff you should know just in case the shit goes down and you’re […]

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Women of Afghanistan

In my last post I stumbled onto a great mesh bag by BoHo HoBo, which led me to the shop. I was very happy to check out some great Mesh tops by the designer Trill Zapatero. She has several venues dedicated to Afghanistan and helping those impoverished by the war. In fact, she told me her proceeds all go […]

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True Blood Tourist

Sylvia Olivier and I did some exploring of the sim Venexia. It is a RP zone premised on gothic vampires ruling Venice, Italy. They have built the perfect stage for their performance, as you can see in the background. It is worth exploring and would be perfect for an editorial fashion spread. You can’t take […]

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The Arts in Education

When I was little, pretty much everything that I liked had 4 legs or was in the back woods of my house. I didn’t particularly “blend” into the normal crowd in my schools. I was introverted, shy, and socially awkward. I had no idea how to communicate with other human beings, so animals worked a […]

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I guess it’s that time of year to make fucking resolutions on how you will become a better person in the year to come. I don’t have anything against this particular ritual, only that it sorta gets fucked over by the second week of January. People start eating shitty food again, stop exercising, and then […]

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Peppermint Death

I was looking after this elderly couple this week and to be frank, they have a mice problem. A serious problem. The very kind woman was told that if you buy peppermint extract, the mice will leave your pantry alone. THIS IS A LIE. The mice were like, “OH! it smells nice in here. Lets […]

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Winter Light

In the winter, the light changes so much. I remember my old college photography teacher used to tell us that you start learning all the personalities of light. It begins to speak to you. I thought at the time he was being a pretentious asshole. But as I’ve gotten older, I am beginning to think he was […]

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Mindful Compassion of Yourself

On 7th December 2012 · By Marls Vaughan · With Leave a comment
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Nearly 1,000,000 people make a suicide attempt every year. Being alone in body, mind and spirit sucks. It’s a hard rock to come out from.. trust me, I understand. There is nothing easy about the overwhelming feeling of being alone in your thoughts. Isolated from humanity and detached from these aliens that run around this […]

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Goldenrod Hobo

“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” Edith Wharton, author of Ethan Frome credits train. ililo. hobo hut 02 (new Arcade Item) chair. Zigana. lazy sunday chair – buttercup (new Arcade Item) feline. SHOP SEU. 1prim cat – black skin. the Skinnery. Iris […]

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Line Art Group Therapy

I got the blogger release of Somina‘s With Love Hunt prize: Velvet Shimmer mesh dress. It is a perfect grid hunt treasure. The With Love Hunt is being put on by Chic Management and starts Today at 4pm SLT. There are some great stores involved, including Somina. Ms. Snowpaw might NOT be releasing this in […]

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Suicide Awareness Hunt Delivers

Today I did the Suicide Awareness Hunt which is sponsored by the Mental Health Awareness Retreat in Second Life. This hunt is short, only 25 locations, and very sweet! I had a good deal of fun exploring shops that I had never before heard of and working with other hunters to find the locations. It […]

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The Pawn vs. The Player

So it’s time to do a nice fashion post. I wanted to express how much I LOVE these pants I picked up from BOOM. They are part of her Miami Linen collection and could only be done with mesh. They fit perfectly and offer up the most flattering cut I’ve seen on the grid. I […]

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Why is SL Marketplace so WHITE?

I’ve just seen the new batch of SL Marketplace images to feed the mass consumerism on the former Xstreet website. I can’t help but wonder why they are always depicting white avatars? Can we have a little color to our rainbow of perpetual purchasing? I have always, and will always be a big fan of […]

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The Battle versus The War

I have a competition going with the blogger Chiana Oh. We try and out do each other with gifts of the funnest stuff in Second Life. Her last gift was this hair and she totally beat my ass. How can you NOT love this hair? It even has the frig magnets that you turn into […]

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Blood is Life

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. This month Concerned Bloggers Association is talking about Donating Blood. According to the American Red Cross more than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day. Every day. It would be great if you could be a part of it. Here’s what you need to be in […]

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Cast of Characters

Tonight I whipped up a couple of looks from vendors at the Cinema event. I love putting ideas together that create elaborate back stories. I guess it’s the nerd in me that loves the story most of all. I recommend all of these products highly. They are well-made and come with proper inspiration — film. […]

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Comics Need Love Too

I’ve been reading comics since I was 15 years old. They are the lifeblood of my love of reading. I can be super busy in my real life and forget all about the joys of reading – and with the stroke of one good comic – that can all change. Suddenly, I am neglected my […]

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Zen and Autumn

I love this look. I would totally wear this in real life and be blissfully sipping a nice cup of hot mint tea on my back deck while watching the dogs play in the yard. I went on a long hike today with my Ken and our two dogs, Lily and Agent Mulder. This look […]

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Desolation Jones

Today Chiana Oh introduced me to a sim called Abduction Alley. It’s a desert landscape with black crows, protroling cars, and a well captured desolation. I enjoyed every minute of it. A perfect landscape for photos and exploration, the sim offers up grim reminders of a short life on earth. I matched up my macabre […]

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